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Kent State University

Kent State University

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Uni facts

  • Kent, USA
  • University type: Public
  • Rank: 373
  • Program types Associate degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's
  • Programs total 338
  • Acceptance rates 85%
  • Nationalities 109
  • International Students 2913

Study abroad at Kent State University

Kent State University is a public research university based in Kent, Ohio, USA. It’s made up of eight regional campuses located throughout Northeast Ohio, offering more than 300 academic programs at associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels.

The Kent campus features 25 residence halls, 12 living-learning communities including the International Village Experience (IVE), a health center, a student wellness and fitness center, eight sports facilities, a fashion museum, and more than 20 plus restaurants, dining halls and coffee shops.

Kent State currently enrolls around 41,000 students, including over 2,000 international students from 104 different countries. Their 16 varsity athletics teams compete at NCAA Division I level, including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, and golf.

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Why study at Kent State?

  • Sports and athletics

    KSU’s sports teams compete in NCAA Division I

  • Safe campus

    Voted 25th safest campus in the country in 2018

  • Experienced faculty

    More than 70% of the faculty have the highest degree in their field

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Life as an international student

Almost 10% of students attending the Kent campus are international, nearly twice the US average. KSU encourages all international students and scholars to attend their many programs and events, which will give you an opportunity to meet other international and domestic students.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) are on hand to help you with any cultural adjustment issues and other issues you may face as a new student at Kent State University, and living in the United States.

Kent State University is committed to making sure you have a safe and secure learning environment. They have comprehensive resources and services to help mitigate, respond and recover from incidents affecting international students.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Fitness Centre
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Bike Rental
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 6
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 1
    • No. of Ice Rink 2
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Child Development Assessment & Immunization
    • Minor Surgery
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Kent State University programs

Fees and funding

Paying for college is an important aspect of realizing your academic goals. Kent State's affordable tuition helps you keep costs low as you pursue your education.

Kent State University is ranked as one of the top public research universities in the US and provides all students with a high-quality education at an affordable price.

Scholarships are free aid that can help you pay for your degree, especially if you have a strong academic background. As an international student, you’re qualified for many of the Kent State scholarships.

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Undergraduate Tuition - $19,288 / year Postgraduate Tuition - $17,622 per year

Global Scholarship - $4,000 per year (international students are automatically consider for it, need to maintain continuous full-time enrolment and good academic standing)

International Freshman Scholarship – $2,000 - $20,000 per year. Merit based scholarship only for Fall admission. GPA 3.6/4 scale, SAT 1280 / ACT 27

International Civic Engagement Scholarship - $2,000 - $31,856 (one time award scholarship). Excellent academics, past civic engagement and volunteering and public presentation skills. GPA 3.0/4

Global Diversity Scholarship - 2,000 - $31,856 (one time award scholarship). Excellent academics, come from underrepresented regions. GPA 3.0/4

UG Merit Based Scholarship (Non-Test Based) - $2,000 - $15,000 (one time award scholarship). GPA 3.0/4. Students are automatically considered for the scholarship if they apply by the deadline.


Kent State University

800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, USA

Situated on the Cuyahoga River, Kent is a small town with tree-lined streets, an abundance of open spaces and lots of fresh air. A historic downtown boasts numerous restaurants, shops, as well as entertainment venues.

  • To Cleveland

    1 hour

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Visa requirements for Kent State University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements