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From snow-capped mountains in Alaska to the tropical beaches of Hawaii to the South Korean countryside and palatial modern architecture in Oman, a diverse collage of students from around the country and the world has descended on campus. Together, they make up Kent State University’s robust student body, comprising more than 38,000 students from all 50 states and 100 countries.

In a class by itself, Kent State University is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to be ranked in the top tier of the Best National Universities list released by U.S. News & World Report.

They arrived one by one to applause, cheers and a marching band.


Not the typical welcome to a student’s first day of high school, but these freshmen were not just showing up for classes. They were entering their first day in their school’s new College and Career Academies program.  


The National Collegiate Honors Council has named recent Kent State University graduate Megan Swoger a 2018 Portz Scholar.

Ms. Swoger is the ninth Kent State student to receive the honor since the inception of the Portz Scholars competition in 1990.

“We are very pleased for her and, of course, delighted that another Honors College student at Kent State has become a Portz Scholar,” said Alison Smith, Ph.D., dean of Kent State’s Honors College. “This is really great news.”

Students connect with resources and opportunities available to them.

KSU Kickoff, Kent State University’s four-day new student orientation, will take place from Aug. 19-22. Students can select from more than 50 different events from Sunday to Wednesday. KSU Kickoff helps students transition into the university community and learn about academic and social opportunities at Kent State.

NEOMED will offer online graduate degree programs, starting with leadership training for practicing pharmacists

On Monday, Aug. 6, Northeast Ohio Medical University and Kent State University signed a shared services agreement that will enable NEOMED to offer online degree programs in its College of Graduate Studies. 

Enables NEOMED to launch its first completely online graduate degree program

Northeast Ohio Medical University and Kent State University will sign a formal agreement Monday, Aug. 6, that will enable NEOMED to offer “online” degree programs in its College of Graduate Studies. 

A group of sophomores from Firestone Community Learning Center in Akron  spent a week at Kent State University exploring university programs and learning more about college and careers.

With a shared mission to help the youth in Akron earn a life-changing education, Kent State University has teamed up with the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) to provide LJFF’s I PROMISE students with increased resources to help prepare them for college and beyond. As part of this long-term partnership, Kent State has committed to providing specialized programming to help I PROMISE students remain on target to graduate from high school and fully eligible for the college scholarships that have been committed to them.

Matheus Priosti came a long way to find his purpose. Five thousand miles, in fact.

The São Paulo, Brazil, native made the long journey from South America across the equator to arrive at Kent State University in August 2016, and he has never looked back.