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    Kent State University(KSU) Kent Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fee & Scholarships

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    One of the eight Ohio campuses, Kent State University is a public institute in the USA. The university currently ranks among the nation's top 77 public research institutes by the Carnegie Foundation. With around 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 2,57,000 alumni worldwide, the organization is one of the renowned names in the US Education System.

    The university offers more than 200 education abroad programs in more than 60 countries overall. An average of over 70 faculties at the institute has the highest degree in whichever field they teach. The university also has 166 active patents for research and has many programs under special accreditation.

    The institute is home to approximately 2,500 international students seeking to study in the USA who come from nearly 100 countries. It is located in the Great Lakes region of the nation with a high density of Fortune 500 companies located within 48 kilometers of the campus that offer students internship opportunities to enhance their learning. Admissions at Kent State University are available in 2 intakes of Fall and Spring with an acceptance rate of 85% and thus is a coveted organization with a moderately selective approach towards admissions.

    Kent State University Rankings

    Universities are ranked as per their performance and calculated multiple indicators. Here are the rankings of Kent State University: As per the US News and World Report 2021:
    Category Rank
    National Universities #217
    Top Public Schools #109
    Top Performers in Social Mobility #174
    UG Business #157
    As per the Times Higher Education (THE) 2021 Rankings:
    Category Rank
    World Universities Ranking #801-1000
    Arts and Humanities #401-500
    Clinical, pre-clinical, and health #601
    Engineering and Technology #201-250
    Business and Economics #601
    As per the QS 2021:
    Category Rank
    World Ranking #801-1000
    Global MBA Program #201


    Type Public
    Campus setting Urban
    Total enrolment (full time) 38,000 approximately
    Registration fee (for international students) USD 70
    English proficiency test scores accepted IELTS/ TOEFL/ Cambridge English Test/ PTE/ Duo Lingo Test
    Financial aid Scholarships, Assistantships, Grants, Loans
    Accommodation Available

    Kent State University Programs, Campus and Accommodation


    • Kent State University has 8 campuses all across the USA and the entire world. The campus is spread across 950 acres of beautiful land.
    • The university serves more than 38,000 students across its 8 campuses. Kent State university is also famous for serving its students in the country’s first gluten-free dining hall.
    • The institute was ranked the safest big college campus in Ohio and the 25th safest in the country, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018.
    • A full-time, certified police force of more than 30 sworn officers protect the university campus and are on duty 24/7 in support of students, staff, faculty, and visitors.
    • With a total of around 131 buildings, the focal point of the university is the University Center with its spacious Risman Plaza, flanked by both the 12-story library and the Kent Student Center.

    Housing facilities/Residence

    • Kent State University offers 24 residence halls to its students along with 13 living-learning programs.
    • The university also has more than 15 cafes, restaurants, dining halls and coffee carts at the campuses.
    • The institute has 11 residential learning communities and more than 20 dining areas for students with proper staff, security and services.
    • Applicants can apply for the residence at the campus online.
    • Applicants need to submit an application fee of USD 40 and a pre-housing payment of USD 200 before occupying the rooms at the residence halls.

    The various residence halls at the university include:

    • Twin Towers are suites, with each suite consisting of two sleeping rooms, a living area and a bathroom that are shared with another suite. Beall Hall and McDowell Hall are a part of the Twin Towers housing around 500 sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students.
    • Tri-Towers houses over 13,000 students including incoming freshman students, first-year to upper-class students in single and double rooms. The Tri- Towers comprises Koonce Hall, Korb Hall, Leebrick Hall and the Wright Hall.
    • Eastway comprises the Allyn Hall, Clark Hall, Fletcher Hall and the Manchester Hall. These residence halls house only first-year students and comprise mostly double rooms.
    • Centennial Court comprises five different residences that house all kinds of students in single, double, triple or suite-style rooms.
    • The Quad houses first to upper-year students and the Honors College students in double and triple rooms. The Quad consists of the Johnson hall, lake Hall, Olson Hall, and the Stopher Hall.

    Kent State University Courses

    • There are more than 300 degree courses at udnergdaute and graduate level available at Kent State University to choose from.
    • The university also offers online degrees and certificates.
    • Other interdisciplinary programs are also offered like biomedical sciences and design innovation.
    • The university also offers graduate programs along with research and sponsored programs.
    • KSU's College of Business Administration ranked in the top tier "Best Undergraduate Business Programs' ' according to US News and World Report's.
    • It’s College of Public Health is the first public health institute in Ohio and one of the largest in the USA offering a bachelor’s degree
    • Kent State also offers Ohio's only accredited Master of Library and Information Science program which ranked among the top 20 graduate schools in the field by U.S. News and World Report
    • The College of Aeronautics and Engineering offers the largest flight-training program in Ohio and is recognized by major airlines and the U.S. military as one of the top flight schools and best university aviation programs in America.
    Course 1st Year Tuition Fee
    MS Computer Science INR 13.6 Lakh
    MBA INR 15.1 Lakh
    BBA INR 15.1 Lakh
    BS Architecture INR 15.1 Lakh
    MA Applied Mathematics INR 13.6 Lakh

    Kent State University Application Process

    The college welcomes students from all around the globe, students can get the application requirements for every program individually at the website itself, the process is quite simple and can be done easily. Some programs are considered to be competitive and may require additional requirements apart from the general ones, and can be checked online. These programs may require additional admission criteria which may include: resumes, references, interviews and others.

    How to apply?

    Application Portal: All students are required to fill the online application form through the official website of the university.

    Application Fee: USD 70 non-refundable

    Basic Admission Requirements:

    • Complete university transcript of record
    • Financial support evidence
    • International students are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge english test certificate/PTE or duolingo test
    • Program-specific requirements.
    • High school recommendations
    • SAT/ ACT scores optional
    Here are the application deadlines for International Freshmen Applicants:
    Undergraduate Programs Deadline to Apply
    Spring October 1st
    Fall June 1st

    Proof of English language proficiency

    Exam Minimum Required Scores
    TOEFL 71(iBT) 525(PBT)
    IELTS 6.0
    PTE 48
    MELAB 75

    Application Deadlines: The preferred application deadlines for undergraduate admissions to KSU are October 1 for Spring Semester and June 1 for the Fall Semester. The application for the graduate program differs therefore applicants must look for the details on the university website.

    Kent State University Costs of Attendance

    The distribution of expenses in the form of an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as mentioned below.

    Type of Fee International Undergraduate (12-18 credits) (Full time for immigration purposes) International Graduate (calculated at 9 credits) (Full time for immigration purposes) ESL
    Tuition and Fees (1 year, two semesters) - out of state tuition cost) * USD 21,400 USD 18,957 USD 14,295
    Living Expenses (estimated) USD 13,064 USD 13,064 USD 13,064
    Other Costs:"Medical Insurance and Books/Supplies"(estimated) USD 5,238 USD 5,238 USD 3,524
    Total USD 39,702 USD 37,259 USD 30,883

    Kent State University Scholarships/Financial Aid

    • Majority of the students at Kent State University receive some kind of financial aid like awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA.
    • Freshmen applicants can apply for the international freshmen scholarship, international civic engagement scholarship and others.
    • International graduate applicants can apply for the graduate assistance.
    • Students can also visit the Education USA to check more applicable scholarships.

    However, international students are not eligible for federal financial aid and grants but can apply for various international scholarships offered by the university. A few of the scholarships offered by KSU are:

    • #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship
      • Incoming undergraduate freshmen students for fall semester
      • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on the US 4.0 scale
      • Completion of a scholarship application and a 500-1000 word essay
      • Renewable award ranges from 8,000 USD- 9,000 USD per year
    • Graduate Assistantship
      • These include fellowships or one of three types of graduate assistantships: administrative, teaching or research
      • The student will receive a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend in return for up to 20 hours of work per week during the academic year
      • A scholarship that may require external funding or a competition
    Here are the scholarships available for international students:
    Scholarship Amount Type of Scholarship Deadline
    Global Scholarship- For Undergraduate Students USD 4,000 Available to all incoming undergraduates Rolling
    International Freshmen Scholarship USD 20,000 Merit-based December 15

    Students can look for external international scholarships to study in the USA that are awarded by various private agencies and organizations. Another financial aid option for international students can include education loans. Students can contact private banks or private lenders based on the terms and conditions involved.


    • International students are not eligible for to work off-campus without prior approval
    • They can apply for various assistantships and other campus jobs
    • Can work a maximum of 20 hours a week.

    Kent State University Alumni Network

    The institute provides a range of benefits to its alumni. Some of the notable alumni at Kent State University include Steve Harvey, Joshua Cribbs, Jeff Richmond, Julian Edelman, Michael Keaton and many more.

    Kent State University Placements

    It has been seen that around 92% of students at Kent State University are employed or continue their education within six months of their graduation. Students are employed with more than 1000 employers who offer placements to them. Students graduating from the Kent are even employed across 16 countries all over the world.
    Here is a list of salaries offered to alumni of Kent State University as per different courses: 

    Degree Salary
    Bachelor of Science USD 73,000
    Master of Science USD 110,000
    Bachelor of Arts USD 47,000


    Ques. What on-campus experience can I expect with my classes being remote?

    Ans. You will still have the opportunity to engage in a meaningful on-campus experience.

    Ques. What will the classes look like in Spring 2021?

    Ans. Classrooms have been rearranged to allow 6 feet in all directions between you and your classmates.

    Ques. What happened to my course after spring break?

    Ans. Spring break for spring 2021 has been moved from March 29-April 4, 2021, to April 12-18, 2021. After spring break, classes will continue remotely.

    Ques. How do I change my schedule?

    Ans. To change your schedule, log in to your FlashLine account and go to the Student > Resources > Courses and Registration. If you want courses offered only in a remote instruction, select “Remote” in the location drop-down menu.

    Ques. What should I consider before changing my schedule?

    Ans. It is important when making any change(s) to your schedule that you ensure that the course(s) you are taking will count toward your program and degree requirements.

    Ques. What is the plan for dining locations?

    Ans. Dining Services has implemented all coronavirus-safe practices and guidelines established by Kent State with the Flashes Safe Seven principles, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state of Ohio and the local department of health.

    Ques. Are there going to be gluten-free dining options?

    Ans. Not only is there a Gluten Solutions station at the new Design Innovation Building, but there is also a gluten-friendly station located in the other all-you-care-to-eat facility, East way Fresh Food Company.

    Ques. What about face coverings and identity verification checks for exam sessions?

    Ans. If your instructor requires that you do not wear a face covering during your proctored exam, please plan accordingly.

    Ques. What is a remote course?

    Ans. A remote course is one that was originally scheduled to be taught in an in-person format but is now being taught remotely using a web-based platform.

    Ques. Do you offer scholarships?

    Ans. Yes, scholarships are merit-based.

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    Kent State University Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $24,208 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    SAT Check Detailed Score11301040122020
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing575530620-
    ACT Check Detailed Score23212587

    Kent State University Acceptance Rate

    87.5 %

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    Undergraduate Programs
    Total Applicants
    Total Enrolled
    Graduate Programs
    Total Applicants
    Total Enrolled

    Kent State University enrollment

    Kent State University Enrollment
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    Graduate Enrollment
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $24,208 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $22,372 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,200 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $10,916 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $3,386 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $10,916 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $3,386 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $4,608 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $4,476 / Year

    Schools, Faculties & Campuses


    Kent State University Stark

    Address: 6000 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720


    College of Business Administration, Kent State University

    Address: 475 Terrace Dr, Kent, OH 44240

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    National Association of Schools of Art and Design
    Medicine Programs
    Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    Music Programs
    National Association of Schools of Music


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    800 E Summit St

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    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Shopping Mall
    • Super Market
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    Bus Station

    KSU Risman & Bowman WB0.11 km
    KSU Midway and Centennial a NB0.13 km
    KSU Midway and Student Center Rear0.17 km
    KSU Summit at Schwartz EB0.28 km
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    Shopping Mall

    College Town Kent1.16 km
    University Plaza1.62 km
    Hills Plaza1.83 km
    Meadowview Square3.49 km
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    Kent State University Airport (1G3)6.25 km
    Sackett Field7.98 km

    Book Store

    Kent State University Bookstore0.16 km
    Follett Higher Education Group0.16 km
    Campus Book & Supply Co0.82 km
    The Exchange0.94 km
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    Super Market

    Family Dollar1.45 km
    ALDI4.98 km
    Meijer5.20 km
    Giant Eagle Supermarket5.45 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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