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Kent State University at Kent Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,640 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 53 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Mid-American Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $184,609)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $92,079)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 80 68 - -
Baseball 24 - Yes -
Basketball 16 16 - Yes
Field Hockey - 21 - -
Football 105 - - -
Golf 11 11 - Yes
Gymnastics - 25 Yes -
Soccer - 28 Yes Yes
Softball - 29 - Yes
Volleyball - 19 Yes Yes
Wrestling 33 - - -
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Tennis - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.8%
Hispanic 1.9%
Non-resident alien 4.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.9%
Two or more races 0.1%
White/non-Hispanic 79.8%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 149
Liquor Law Violation 583
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 36

Notable Alumni

  • Alice Ripley, actress
  • Arsenio Hall, talk show host
  • Bonnie Turner, creator of "That '70s Show"
  • Carl Walz, astronaut
  • Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders
  • Devo, band
  • Don King, boxing promoter
  • Drew Carey, comedian
  • Joshua Cribbs, NFL player
  • Tom Batiuk, artist, creator of "Funky Winkerbean" and "Crankshaft"
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Nicole from Kent, OH
  • 4
  • I enjoyed dorm life for the first two years. They have great food facilities throughout campus, and always enjoyed meeting up with my friend there. I would warn…

  • Apr-27-2012 Read More
  • Marissa from Bexley, OH
  • 4
  • Each dorm does activities together, sometimes as floors, sometimes as a building. Only a couple halls have air conditioning, but a fan and opening the windows are just about as…

  • Mar-29-2012 Read More
  • Myles from Elyria, OH
  • 4
  • The dorm life is good for the all students. Students are very friendly and most dorms have a friendly environment. You get to know a lot of new people and…

  • Jul-24-2012 Read More
  • Chelsead from Harrison City, PA
  • 4
  • There are multiple places on-campus to live with a great abundance of places to relax and eat in each dormitory. You meet great friends and the staff and house keeping…

  • Jan-06-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Danielle from Kent, OH
  • Aug-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The Hub in the Kent Student Center has a ton of restaurants from Subway to Einstein Brothers Bagels. There is even a cafe and mini market right on main campus. Starbucks is right on campus and a Dunkin Donuts right across from the school's campus. On the lower floor of the Student Center is a Quaker Stake and Lube which is the spot to eat dinner.

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  • 5
  • Jasmine from Euclid, OH
  • May-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is good and it ranges from sushi to asain to also burgers and fries. There is something to eat for everyone.

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  • 4
  • Jacquelyn from Euclid, OH
  • May-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at Kent State isn't half bad. Eastway, hands down, has the best food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is best if it comes from Eastway.

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  • 3
  • Talor from Reynoldsburg, OH
  • Apr-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Kent State's campus serves a lot of students, so there are tons of places to eat. However, most students eat at the same couple of spots. The Hub is nice but serves mostly fast food, similar to a mall food court. Eastway and Prentice are traditional college cafeterias that serve a variety of foods each week. These two locations also have markets, where students can purchase groceries on their meal plan. Rosie's is diner-style with a market similar to Eastway and Prentice. Also in the student center are the Kent Markets which serve pretty good food. In the lower floor of the student center is a Quaker Steak and Lube which is a full service restaurant, that serves really good food but can be a little pricey.

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  • 2
  • Paige from Lakewood, OH
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The food and Dining services at Kent are okay, the students that work in the dinning halls have no professional manners.

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  • 4
  • Dana from Streetsboro, OH
  • Apr-04-2014 I am a current student here

    There's a lot of selection, but I prefer the food that is available off campus, not only are there more options, but they're not as pricey as campus food. However, the Market in the student center has real food (i.e. lasagna!)

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  • 5
  • Barry from North Ridgeville, OH
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is great at Kent State University. There are many dining options available across the large campus. Rosies is a restaurant that is open 24 hours that is great for late night snacking.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jacquelyn from Euclid, OH
  • May-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Although I haven't joined a sorority yet, I know that the Greek life on campus is fun. The frats and sororities are always doing something around campus. It could be a fun way to meet new people and could also provide opportunities later in life.

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  • 0
  • Toledo Girl
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Minorities do not feel welcomed to most of these.

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  • 0
  • Marissa from Poland, OH
  • Feb-17-2014 I am a current student here

    When I first came to college, I had decided that I was uninterested in Greek Life. However, i ended up rushing and joining Phi Mu and love it. My sisters are awesome and it really helps get yourself out there as well.

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  • 0
  • Victoria from Glen Carbon, IL
  • Jan-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life really is the best. It constantly is growing and we participate in the community and a lot of events on campus. Their are always events going on and we raise a lot of money to support great philanthropy's. There are always a million people by your side and ready to help you with anything. It is also great for connecting later in life. Lots of opportunities through sororities and fraternities. A big piece of advice is don't knock it before you try it. You'll be surprised what you find.

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  • 0
  • Shelby from Webster, NY
  • Jan-03-2014 I am a current student here

    the greek life takes over kent. more than half on kent state is involved in greek life. it's anti hazing so its a wonderful opportunity

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  • 0
  • Lauren from Brook Park, OH
  • Dec-21-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I only got a glimpse of the fraternities while walking downtown. The houses looked pretty decrepit, but other than that I have no idea.

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  • 0
  • Kaitlyn from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nov-20-2013 I am a current student here

    Kent is ALL about their Greek Life. I am a part of Kent's Greek life as a Chi Omega. Kent's Greek is strictly no hazing and it's an amazing life to get involved in. As a Greek community, we are extremely supportive of each other. Each organization is great at community service and giving back to the community through service and philanthropy. I definitely recommend becoming a part of Kent State Greek Life.

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  • 0
  • Mackenzie from Madison, OH
  • Nov-06-2013 I am a current student here

    There are many sororities and fraternities on campus. They are all so nice and give you a great sense of family.

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