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  • 07/20/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    29 out of 29 people found this review useful. 1 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a big campus but not too overwhelming. Their nursing, mass communications/journalism, fashion design and visual communications (graphic design) programs are great. Also, their Honors College is amazing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to talk to an academic advisor from Kent. They are so friendly and willing to answer any questions that you have. They answered all my questions and made it really clear that Kent was for me.

    Will enjoy being here

    Campus life and student organizations seem amazing! I don't think I will ever be bored here.

  • 04/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 2 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Looking for a Big School in a small town. Students wanting excellent Programs for various majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs and volunteer, they give you a chance to netork and gain references. When internship/ scholarship time comes around it'll give you an advantage among others. It also increases your chance of finding a student job on campus. Go to class some professors are sneaky & love the pop quizzes, and just have fun! College will be best time of your life.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition fees are reasonable. But room and board is EXPENSIVE, and fees are suppose to rise for Fall 2011 Semester. If you can, find an apartment or you could even rent out a room. But I do suggest that Freshman live in dorms, it gives you a chance to make friends and who knows they might even become your roommate.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE KSU! There's so much too do and so many other students with interests like yours. There's groups for everything from a Zoology Conservation Club to Aviation Clubs. And not to mention Halloween and St. Patrick's Day, its CRAZY! Theres tons of fun to release the stressful homework load off, but stay FOCUSED.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm currently majoring in Zoology, the professors are well educated with super communication skills. Many have great lectures but are seriously hard graders. If your nervous about getting a hard teacher check out the rate a teacher website. But dont stress, if you ever have problems with the coursework just ask your professor (most are willing to help) or check out the tutor center. Thats where I lived at. Also be aware of the T.A.'s they are still in school and just now coming into the teacher role, so most arent sure what they're doing...so just give them a break.

  • 07/14/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 3 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a good college for Nursing, Mass Communication & Teaching

    Tips for prospective students

    Feels like home. Seems to have a very good nursing program.

  • 11/01/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 4 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Active. If you come to Kent, you can sit in your room and do nothing. But I suggest Kent if you want to get out and socialize, get out and volunteer, and get the best education you can. At Kent, you can slip by and just sneak through college...but at Kent, you can challenge yourself and make the most of all of your potential.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Apply for scholarships! If you don't ask, you may not have it suggested. Unfortunately I wasn't told about everything that was available, nor did I ask, and I missed out. If you ask, you find everything that you can take advantage of. -Check out different classes. Feel free to explore Kent's diverse programming options, from anthropology to zoology, and everything in between. -Get active! Kent has hundreds of student organizations, and you can get involved in anything from fencing, to hookah clubs, to card games and volunteering.

    Bang for the buck

    Kent State is one of the best schools for the money. Tuition is SO low, that many people from Pennsylvania come here because of how good the education is, and the OUT OF STATE costs are cheaper than in state costs in their own state! Leading the way in many fields, having exceptional programming all around, and offering so many diverse fields, Kent State is one the best schools within the country, nationally ranking.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE Kent. I live on campus for my third year, and next year I will be in a house. Although the first year living experience isn't amazing, know there are 4,000+ freshmen each year, and they all need somewhere to live! Being on campus and near by, I always have something to do. The greek system contours to whatever you are looking for, socially, academically, or honors societies. Beyond that are plenty of community service groups, and your normal society organizations such as the nearby Masonic Temple and our three local Kiwanis clubs (involved in both). When you get here, make sure you check out our 200+ student organizations. I looked at Kent and Akron, and Kent gives me a home. A place to live, thrive, and be. From schooling to learning, I have everything within a fifteen minute walk.

    Am learning a lot

    At Kent I am able to challenge myself at whatever level I choose. Academically for my major, I learn a fair amount, and on top of that there are thousands of other courses I can take that are not mandatory, but just great learning experiences. With 25,000+ students, they offer mostly everything.

  • 01/15/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    10 out of 11 people found this review useful. 5 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Active, outgoing,

    Tips for prospective students

    Know who the student ombudsman is and how to get ahold of that person. They will be your biggest ally in the event of problems. Also, check out the secrectary for your program, these people are also wonderful resources.

    Bang for the buck

    I had some major troubles with the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. The problems have cost me a lot- financially, physically, emotionally. Otherwise, I think the college was relatively reasonable as far as cost to attend and housing.

    Did enjoy being here

    I loved the small town atmosphere of Kent. The campus is large, however, it's beautiful. Lots of green space. There are always lots of activities going on on campus all the time.

    Did learn a lot

    Kent was a good place to get my undergraduate degree.

  • 01/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 6 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are a straight A student, the Honors College at Kent State is a GREAT place to be. Their lecture halls normally contain a maximum of 20-30 people, and the professors are very cool. If you're interested in design (Fashion Design or Graphic Design), this is the perfect place for you -- right in the middle of one of the top colleges in the nation for those fields. People who want to be involved and make new friends: there are TONS of student organizations as well as student activities (including karaoke, yoga classes, movie showings, etc). People who like having open spaces - there are places for you! The campus is very spread out and open with lots of cool places to hang out outside playing football, frisbee, or just laying in the grass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on a tour! Check out the campus and see for yourself how you feel about the surroundings and layout. ALSO! Don't be afraid to make an advising appointment with the adviser for your prospective major (or majors). It's extremely helpful, and they can really give you a good idea of what you're signing up for.

    Bang for the buck

    College isn't cheap, as we all know. However Kent State offers a quality and very affordable education (in comparison to other schools). The colleges of Fashion Design & Merchandising and Visual Communication Design are exceptional schools especially, which Kent State is very well known for.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's incredible on campus! My first semester I lived on campus and it was an amazing experience. My RA planned events every week for the first few weeks I lived in my dorm, so I got to know and hang out a lot with the people in my dorm. Don't forget that they also have a 24-hour diner! It's a wonderful place to study, and the food is GREAT! This semester I am a commuter student, and Kent State still has much to offer! The main food court is reserved for commuter students from 11 to 2 every day, so you don't have to fight as much of a line to try to get lunch on campus. There are also many commuter events, including special movie showings of new releases. There's free access to the Recreation Center, plenty of places to eat, a beautiful campus, lots of cool places for you to study, great instructors and staff... I've loved absolutely everything about it!

    Am learning a lot

    The major that I am in (Visual Communication Design) started me out right away in classes towards my degree! I'm only in my second semester and am actively learning many essential tools and concepts of design through three classes dedicated solely to the program. Not only are the major's classes very informative and interesting, but I have also learned a lot through my diversity and core courses. My experience is that in most courses you are not bogged down with busy work (although there is some of that), but rather actively learn through each class.

  • 03/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 7 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for Fashion Students- we have one of the best programs in the world! (13th!)

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus, you won't regret it! Just judge your meal plan well before you purchase one with way too much money on it for the year, like I did. Remember, you can always add money to your plan if you run out, but once it is there, you have to use it up.

    Bang for the buck

    I live out of state, and wasn't too happy with the out of state price. Also, a lot of their older buildings are falling apart. There are squirrels living in the sculpture studio for Christ sake.

    Am enjoying being here

    I was slightly homesick my first semester, and that is why I recomend living in the dorms for new students. There is so much to do all the time in the dorms, you don't have time to miss Home.

    Am learning a lot

    I am just finishing up my freshman year here at Kent and did not think that I would learn so many new, useful, and practical things my first year. I am a Crafts major and I thought all of the foundation arts classes were very instructional, as well as the academic ones.

  • 04/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Foreign Language -Physics -Nursing -Journalism Note also that social activists will find student organizations that will suit their needs. There's a fairly strong Christian presence, but not one that's pushy. There are a lot of smokers at Kent State, so if walking past smokers makes you nauseous-- you probably wouldn't like it here.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that you join the Facebook mentorship program, so that you will be in touch with somebody who will gladly show you around the campus and town. Be prompt and professional, especially when you first meet your professors. In terms of social etiquette it's always better to be safe than sorry! Also, it's not a bad idea to carry pepper spray around campus. I'm not saying people die around here, but robberies to happen somewhat frequently.

    Bang for the buck

    Sometimes it's difficult to ensure that you get all of the financial aid you need, but the fin. aid office is full of friendly people, and sometimes there are department scholarships available. The quality of education is surprisingly good, although it goes up when you join the honors college.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you come to Kent State understanding that this is a small town, you will know to find ways to amuse yourself. We have a quaint and pleasant downtown area. There's a hookah bar, several bars, a rockin' hair salon called Skullz, and more! However if you want to go to big concerts and check out museums, Cleveland is the place to go. Luckily, it's only about 45 minutes away.

    Am learning a lot

    This is to my knowledge the only place in the country where one may obtain a Bachelor's in Translation. The program is fabulous, and languages available at this University are diverse: French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Swahili are all offered here. We're also known for our nursing program.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 9 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never had any incidents on campus dorming or otherwise. Kent even has the option of 24/7 safety service where you can call and be escorted/walked home if you feel uncomfortable doing so yourself at night or otherwise.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very dominant at Kent. I personally am not in one but I feel that they are a huge campus runner.

    Bang for the buck

    I cannot say enough good things about Kent State. Although I will be in my final semester, I will always look back and smile and the mistakes and memories made here. Kent State was a huge factor into shaping me into who I am today.

    What to do for fun

    There is something for everyone here at kent. Whether your idea of fun is playing swords on campus (yes there is a group for that), joining a frat/sorority, reading a book in the library. Anything is accessible, you just have to seek it out.

    Food and Dining

    Every food facility has great food and a lot of variety. Convenient stores are also located throughout campus, and some are open 24/7 for our late night cravings! My favorites are Prentice wraps, and Ambrosia's milkshakes!

    Dorm Life

    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 to no wait too long to sign up for dorming- they have had problems in the past with over booking. All in all it was a great experience, it is where you get your start and make your first few friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I have had very minor negative experiences academically. Classes are big, so if that is the only thing I would forewarn about. If you are not one to like a big group or environment this may not be for you. Generally speaking my professors throughout have always been helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are unsure of what you want to major in, Kent State really is a great school to start at. Many of our programs are well accredited and recognized. It is all on you in college, the people you meet, the relationships you build, and the impression you leave.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is an overall great school to attend. Between the academics, learning facilities, overall campus environment, camaraderie among students, and possibilities for student involvement you get the best of every world. It is just a matter of whether you take advantage of the opportunities in front of you because Kent State provides them!

  • 01/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to get involved with campus or community events. Find a organization and group of friends you can connect too. Be out and open with everyone, you never know who will become your closest friends.

    Bang for the buck

    It depends on the residence hall you choose to stay in and how many credits hours you take. I love my room even though it is a tad more costly.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love my classes and my friends. The campus is huge but you can always find someplace to claim your own.

    Am learning a lot

    My teachers are really involved with my classes, so I never feel that distance between my instructor and I.

  • 04/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kent State University is great for people going into fashion or journalism. These buildings are newly designed to fit the changing industries.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would encourage future Kent students to talk to the advisors here. All of them are so brilliant and they will help you choose a career path for you. Even if you feel overwhelmed, they will help you with the stress as a new student.

    Bang for the buck

    Kent State University is a highly awarded school for a lower tuition. The fashion school was listed third in the nation and 13th in the world. The school of journalism and mass communication has a $2 million studio and award-winning news publications. A student can get real job experience here without going into debt before his or her sophomore year.

    Am enjoying being here

    The community is really great. The campus is small enough that it is like a mini town. At the same time though, the campus is large enough so that you don't feel overwhelmed by buildings and people. It's a beautiful place year round and Kent has won the Tree Campus Award three years in a row.

    Am learning a lot

    If you are a student at Kent State University, how much effort you put into a class is reflected in your grade. There are no joke classes and every class will help you in the future. If a student studies for exams and reads the texts needed for each class, that student will learn from those classes.

  • 06/17/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student. There are even a lot of exchange students from all over the world. There is a big mix of different kinds of people, and for the most part we try to get along. Kent is a small place, with a big heart and if you are willing to learn as much as possible from Kent State faculty and staff you can go a long way. WE ARE KENT STATE!

    Tips for prospective students

    Send in your application early, try to get things done before time that way you don't have to rush for financial aid, and admissions, and all of that. Just be prepared, and if you are not don't be afraid to ask! Its all new for me as well. Also find the best way for yourself for study preparation before a test. It might help if you do not cram in your studying last minute, and if you study a little bit everyday you learn it more efficiently. Note cards or Flashcards really help, and depending on who you study with, a study buddy can be very beneficial. Also make a good impression amongst your professors because one day you might need them to help you.

    Bang for the buck

    DEFINITELY WORTH IT! The degree programs are amazing. Kent State is becoming a major university that is getting recognition from all over! I also here that it has one of the best Fashion and Nursing programs. I know that you will enjoy everything.

    Will enjoy being here

    I definitely have enjoyed it, and I believe I will enjoy meeting new people as usual. Kent has a lot of diversity, and activities for students to be involved in. I enjoyed being here, and I enjoyed the people I met while here. Just make sure that when you come here, to get involved in as much things as possible, it will open your mind and offer you knew perspectives to live. There is so many activities to do every week, from Thursday Karaoke to Saturday Football Games. When football season is over, enjoy basketball, or just hang out with the nice friends you meet while here.

    Will learn a lot

    I took courses at Kent State while I was in high school, under the Post Secondary Program. It was a great experience to be with amazing talented professors, who know their stuff. I learned a lot in those short 3 years, and I know I will learn a lot when I attend college in the Fall. Right now I have finished my first semester as an actual college student. I have definitely learned a lot, but to tell you the truth to learn as much as you can you have to also challenge yourself outside of classes.

  • 06/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kent has the third best fashion school in the country, and also is big in visual communications, architecture, and nursing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are so many options- clubs, student organizations, volunteer opportunities. There are loads of things going on all over campus all the time as well. And make sure you realize what Ohio weather is like! Lots of rain and snow, but on nice days, the campus is gorgeous.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition and room and board aren't too terrible, but being a Fashion Design major, there are definitely a ton of added costs. You'll constantly be buying fabric, markers, and various other supplies, and that gets to be a bit much. But the Fashion school is third in the country and thirteenth in the world, so it does pay off.

    Am enjoying being here

    Though Kent's campus is large, you can always find some place for yourself, and with friends, you don't feel as though the school is quite so huge. The campus has lots of open space to hang out, and there are always people out and about. Between activities going on and clubs and organizations, the options are endless!

    Am learning a lot

    The Fashion Design program starts you in your major classes right away. In my four semesters here, I've never had less than three fashion classes a semester. And the professors are great, they've all been in, or are still working in the industry and will give you tips of things they've learned over the years. The class sizes are generally small, so there is a lot of one-on-one time with the professors. Most of them are genuinely concerned with you getting the most out of your education and are very accommodating, as long as you ask! Even in many LER classes, the professors do their best to make the material fun and interesting and not so much busywork. While these classes can get a little big, many professors still make themselves readily available to help you get the most from their classes.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You see campus police often, they have call boxes for extra help if you need it, and the campus itself is set apart from the rest of the town. I felt very safe walking around, even at night. The police mean business, and the discipline system seems pretty fair.

    Greek Life

    They have a fairly limited amount of Fraternities and Sororities. My mom and grandmother were surprised at some of the more popular ones that weren't available at Kent.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a ton. I plan to check out Glyphx and The Tannery, the student graphic design firm/marketing firm on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a bit of anonymity, while still getting attention and help; students willing to work.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some things I thought were neat: -There's a bowling alley. -There are call boxes where you can call and ask someone to walk you somewhere. Ex: from the library to your dorm, etc. -They have a ton of stuff to do. -

    Bang for the buck

    For me, this is where I'll get a quality education for a reasonable price. It's got the programmes I'm looking for, with the amount of rigor and stuff to do. I'm majouring in Visual Communication Design (their graphic design majour). I'm also in the Honours College. I've had people in both industries tell me that Kent is where it's at. An art professor at The Ohio State University told me that Kent has a wonderful art programme, and my aunt, an administrator for Dublin City Schools has had several colleagues say that Kent was a good choice for an education majour.

    What to do for fun

    There's a ton of stuff. They have concerts, speakers, their orchestra and theatre groups also perform. In addition, Cleveland is only 45 minutes away - and there's a bus! There's also a lot of group stuff going on on the weekends. Sports are a big thing, too, and they have 280+ clubs/organisations. If you're bored, it's because you're trying to be.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious, the dining staff is pleasant, and they have many job opportunities with great reviews.

    Dorm Life

    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 good.

    Academic Rigor

    They seem to have any level of challenging to moderate classes. The Honors College really ups the ante, too, while maintaining interest.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Be yourself - Volunteer - Study (seriously!)

    In three sentences

    It's a taste of the city, middle of nowhere, and a small town all in one. I love the layout, and the student involvement is awesome. It's also close to some bigger cities, so there's loads to do.

  • 12/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you're the kind of person who likes going out and socializing just remember, work then play. Finish up your work and get good grades, then go out and have a good time.

    Am enjoying being here

    I feel like I have had more fun at Kent than I've had anywhere else in my life. The Dorm life is terrific, the town around the campus is awesome, I've made tons of new friends, I feel like I've learned more than a handful of new and itneresting things. All and all its a great time living on campus.

  • 03/23/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Just get active on campus. I've heard that from every person I've talked to.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and housing both went up, but not nearly as bad as in some places.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 17 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Nursing is pretty big.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club or an organization.

    Bang for the buck

    I got offered a lot of academic scholarships because of my GPA and test scores on the SAT/ACT.

  • 06/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Creative, open-minded, individuals, and motivated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you know what you are coming to Kent for... schooling. Have an idea of what program you are going to be entering in to and what the expectations are. There is no point in spending all the money in the world just to be undecided for 3 years.

    Bang for the buck

    The dorms are some of the nicest dorms I have been in compared to private schools, religious schools, and even other public schools. The dining services constantly is reviewing feedback from the students and meeting our needs when it comes to food options. The classrooms and lecture halls are all equipt for their specific needs from state-of-the-art nursing classrooms to video productions studios.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live in Pennsylvania, about a three hour drive from KSU, and even when I had the chance to go home, I stayed on campus. There are always so many different activities going on on campus that are almost always free such as sporting events, movies, and sometimes you could even find yourself at a party sponsored by Redbull!

    Am learning a lot

    The faculty and staff have so much to offer because majority of them all have some sort of background working in their specific field which helps you get a personal outlook on the materials you are learning.

  • 06/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This campus gives you the feeling of being in its own town. Unless you wander off campus, you don't see very many stores or houses. Even with this feeling, you still are reminded that Kent is bigger than it appears and there are always things right around the corner.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just remember to be yourself. Don't be afriad to talk to people or ask questions.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is gorgeous and the people are polite everywhere you go.

    Am learning a lot

    The typical freshman courses can be simple as long as you pay attention and study for the exams. Once you get into the classes for your major they begin to get harder.

  • 10/06/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Just like any other public college, it is farily affordable and has an extensive scholarship opportunities.

    Will enjoy being here

    I had heard that the campus was gorgeous, but I was not impressed with it at all. Everything to me seemed ordinary, nothing really sparked me curiosity. I don't think I would like to be there.

    Will learn a lot

    I'm not sure about this. The program that I was looking for, computer animation, is not that strong compared with other Ohio schools. I was also disappointed by their admissions counselor, she didn't even know that they offered that program . . .

  • 12/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    1. Students who want a suburban environment. 2. Students who enjoy humid summers and snowy winters. 3. Translation majors-- This is what I do. I'm telling you, there's no other school to go to in the U.S. for a Bachelor's in Translation. 4. Nursing student-- Our program is really well-known.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Buy good boots for the snowy weather. Sometimes they don't plow the school sidewalks too well. 2. DON'T party too much. This goes for ALL students, not just for those looking into KSU. Your GPA WILL go down. 3. Always apply for as many scholarships as possible. Even if it seems like a long shot, it's worth it.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though I came here as an out-of-state student, it was still cheaper than other schools I could have attended. Also, when you apply as a Freshman they automatically check to see what scholarships you are eligible for through the school.

    Am enjoying being here

    Even though Ohioans, and especially academics, are rather reserved, you can tell that the professors care about us students. The party scene is pretty big, and Halloween is insane, which personally annoys me. However, I know a lot of students enjoy that-- you'll find it here.

    Am learning a lot

    Finals are surprisingly easy at this school. Our professors are top-quality, which I was admittedly a little surprised by. We have C. Owen Lovejoy at our school!

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very good at Kent. They are always around, and their services are always open 24/7. They make sure the campus is not only safe but enjoyable to all students.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities to do on campus. We have athletics, which all students with their flashcards get in free. Also we have a recreational center which is fairly new and there are a lot of organizations to get into and be greatly influenced by.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining are awesome at Kent State. There are so many places to eat at. I think there are over ten places on campus and all the spots are great. My personal favorite is Damon's in the student center.

    Dorm Life

    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 make new friends. In all the dorm life is great because the people you meet makes the transition easier.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are very well in Kent. We are one of the top schools in the nation, that alone tells a lot about this university. The professors are great here, they can be very hands-on if you get to talk to them after classes. They are open to tutoring and the library is open 24/7 to all students.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips I would give a student who is considering Kent State is, to meet and get to know people because they can be very good people to network with. Also get to know your professors because they will guide you in your four years at Kent. Finally enjoy the atmosphere because it's a wonderful place to continue your education.

    In three sentences

    A great school for education. Also a great environment for new incoming students. Finally a high graduation rate, to make Kent State one of the top schools in the nation.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Ambitious, motivated, slightly insane (in a good way)

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs, and the rec center and ice rink are fun too.

    Food and Dining

    I never eat on campus, but five guys is right across the street and the food there is to die for!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, but I hear the dorms are okay.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics in the fashion school will keep you busy

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for the squirrel statues around campus! Some of them are decorated, and if you go looking you'll be surprised what you find. It's a fun way to get accustomed to campus too.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful, comfortable campus! The fashion program is amazing. The professors care deeply about the success of their students.

  • 05/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 231

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    Great for these types of students

    Fashion design, Nursing

    Bang for the buck

    This is the third best school for fashion in the nation and obviously a lot cheaper than schools in NYC.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm just here for the fashion program. The fashion school is great, but probably a better experience for design students.

    Am learning a lot

    Taking LERs are fun and expose you to different things that high school never offered.

  • 06/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 231

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    Great for these types of students

    Regional Campuses are great for working moms or fresh out of high school students living at home. It is a cheaper alternative that offers many degrees with the same educational level as a bigger campus. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Kent State is a great school and has a degree and schedule for every person. Regional campuses are a more affordable option if you are not sure you can pay for the big campus living or if you wish to stay at home. Make sure you are active in campus activities, there are lots of groups to join and be a part of.

    Bang for the buck

    It is much cheaper attending a regional campus of Kent. I was able to work other jobs while attending classes because of the flexible schedule.

    Am enjoying being here

    The regional campus kept me very focused on academics and not partying. I was able to work hard for my first two years, meet new people, and not have to drive very far.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are very knowledgeable and very willing to work with and help anyone who may be sturggling. I learned lots of valuable information in classes I did not expect to have an interest in!

  • 06/06/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Come here.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price and the education, it seems to be a very good deal.

    Will enjoy being here

    The college has many opportunities and activities that will certainly make my first year enjoyable

    Will learn a lot

    The computer science program seems to be set up to help the students learn to the best of their abilities.

  • 06/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to go to as many events as possible the first weekend of college. I made most of my college friends at an honors college cookout the first night.

  • 06/20/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    28 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Fashion students and students going into design and the performing arts field

    Tips for prospective students

    -Time management very important -good transportation so car isn't really needed -Get involved on campus! -Make friends! -Have fun!

    Bang for the buck

    - Its is one of the cheaper colleges

    Will enjoy being here

    -A lot of people if not everyone, both past students alumni and current students, have told me that they have really enjoyed attending this school and there is so much to do there.

    Will learn a lot

    Im going into the field of fashion design and it is rated the 3rd best fashion school in America.

  • 06/26/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    29 of 231

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    Bang for the buck

    I think you would get a lot out of the Kent State Experience, I got a taste of it at Destination Kent State.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is amazing, and it feels like home, just without the annoying little brother and nagging parents.

  • 06/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 231

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    Great for these types of students

    Great schools for journalism and communications, fashion and nursing. Excellent and very helpful professors

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply for every scholarship that you are eligible for.

    Bang for the buck

    Lots of dorms!

    Am enjoying being here

    Kent is a small city but it is really close to Akron.

    Am learning a lot

    A wide variety of classes to choose from. Take advantage of the different types of classes available

  • 08/05/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    31 of 231

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who love learning, eating, meeting new people, nature, and most of all, black squirrels!

    Bang for the buck

    I believe this college is very affordable, especially if you have grants and scholarships! Tuition for an Ohio resident is less than $10,000. If you want to live on campus, the basic plan is also $10,000! You can't beat that for the education and location!

    Will enjoy being here

    This campus is absolutely gorgeous, unless you dislike black squirrels and trees, of course. It's in a beautiful town with much to do in the surrounding area. It seems very fun as well. You'll never be bored here! Also, as silly as it sounds, the food at Kent State is amazing!

    Will learn a lot

    I am not entirely sure what you will learn because I do not attend this college yet. However, judging by the fact that it is one of the top 200 universities in the world, I am sure you will learn plenty!

  • 08/06/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    32 of 231

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    Bang for the buck

    I don't really know whether this is a good deal or not, to be honest.

    Will enjoy being here

    I enjoyed the campus and my overnight stay. Everyone seems happy.

    Will learn a lot

    I believe I will learn a lot at this school. They've got a really nice reputation throughout the country.

  • 09/04/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Kent State is great for all kinds of students! Any age, race, size, shape, background, religion, belief, etc. is more than welcome at Kent State University.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering Kent State, don't think twice about it! It is a great school for a great price, and the quality of education could not be beat.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other colleges, I thought that Kent State was a very reasonable price. The main campus is beautiful, the professors are very professional, and the classes and classroom equipment is modern and well kept. Kent State has everything you'd pay top dollar for.

    Did enjoy being here

    I spent time on campus even when I didn't have class! (and I lived OFF campus) There is so much to do at Kent State and so many people to hang out with, that you will rarely get bored. There are also numerous clubs and organizations to join that will keep you involved and thoroughly entertained.

    Did learn a lot

    Honestly, college is what you make it. I have noticed at Kent State, though, that the professors care about your education and want to help you if you need anything. Not only did I learn more than I expected to learn, but I had a great time as well.

  • 10/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Architecture -Nursing

    Tips for prospective students

    Kent has the best Architecture program in Ohio. If you plan on majoring in Architecture, make sure that you love it because it is a lot of work.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do-free movies are shown every weekend, there is a bowling alley in one hall, and there is always something going on. Downtown Kent is beautiful and is only a short walk from campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are always willing to help you. There are so many interesting classes to take.

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    kent cost a lot so make sure you come here to take school seriously

    Am enjoying being here

    i enjoying being here because i have cool people in my floor that get me to go do things like ice skate and other stuff. Coming form Miami to Ohio there a lot of differences between the two state like the weather and people. Kent is a good school they do a lot to help you become successful

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 231

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    Tips for prospective students

    Put forth your best effort, study hard, and make many friends and your college experience at Kent State wil be enjoyable and a breeze.

    Bang for the buck

    I get more than bang for my buck. Free tutoring, professors are willing to do whatever they can for you to succeed, and there is never a dull moment at Kent State.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it at Kent State. The atmosphere, the professors, the students i love it at. The perfect place to gain an education

    Am learning a lot

    I learn things at Kent State that I can apply to real life situations such as from my psychology class I have learned the names of many mental stages in a person's life, and even the kind of things that help people remember quicker and become more effective thinkers.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    37 of 231

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    Bang for the buck

    Compared to the schools I was looking at this is the cheapest and it is still a great school.

    Will learn a lot

    This was the only school I could find that offered American Sign Language. Which is one of the main things I want to study besides Psychology.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who want a bigger school, but not so many people. You'll never be bored. There's a lot to get involved in.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 231

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    What to do for fun

    On campus you are offered; Ice skating, the rec, swimming, relaxing in the hot tubs, bowling, watching free movies at the Kiva and tons of recerational clubs and hobbies to get into with other students. There are often basketball games (for fun) and flag football in the feilds. If you enjoy supporting your school there are basketball games and football games that get pretty rowdy!

    Food and Dining

    There are as well multiple places to eat on campus, from dorm building areas to the Hub. You are offered places such as Subway, Asian food, Einstein's, an ice cream and smoothie stand. Then there are multiple same cafe areas as well on campus.

    Dorm Life

    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 is wonderful and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    For being at Kent State for one semester so far, I enjoy the academic learning environment. There are a lot of helpful professors who are enjoyable to learn from. The education is difficult in some classes, but it's college you would not want it to be too easy!

    In three sentences

    Kent State University has an extremely friendly campus and an extraordinary amount of resources close by. Not only can you obtain an excellent degree, you are also able to make long lasting friends and network easily on- campus. For only being there for one short semester I could not imagined my college Carree going any better than this.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who wish to do online school or take online classes.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the recreational center, watch movies, and go bowling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make new friends. Attend SI sessions. Join clubs and activities.

    In three sentences

    Kent State's nursing program is very competitive. Kent State has a lot of different clubs, activities to offer. I've learned more in one semester than I have in my whole high school career.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security guards are constantly patrolling campus and dorm building, especially at night. Emergency phones are always nearby, glowing blue.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of Greek Life but have been welcomed to events by Greek organizations and have had a blast!

    Clubs and Activities

    My favorites memories from being at Kent so far have been from student organizations. I have made some of my best friends through clubs and learn so much and have so much fun through going to club-sponsored activities. I have been able to take leadership roles and have really grown as an individual and a student through this. The Center for Student Involvement offers leadership classes and is extremely supportive and helpful with Kent's clubs. There are so many ways to get involved and get leadership opportunities on campus!

    Great for these types of students

    Fashion, language enthusiasts, students with an interest in public health or nursing

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The brain fountain outside of the psychology building is a great place to relax and study.

    Bang for the buck

    You cannot find higher education in the US much cheaper than Kent unless you go to a community college. The high quality of Kent's academics does not match up at all with its low price, but I'm not complaining! I am just reaping all the benefits.

    What to do for fun

    Karaoke at Eastway Comedy or Live Shows in the Rathskeller Free Movies at the Kiva Programs put on by Student Organizations

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright, but not great. There are not many vegetarian options available.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Kent are incredibly nice! They are also cheap when compared to other universities around. The rooms are spacious, offer great amenities, and create supportive, friendly environments.

    Academic Rigor

    Those who give Kent a bad reputation have not truly experienced Kent. and have not submitted themselves fully to the university. Certain programs at the university are more rigorous than others; these are usually the more well known programs. As always, you get out what you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Seek out your department for advice as opposed to your college. Your department will have a better understanding of course rotation and other factors that you can take advantage of to further succeed at Kent.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is way too often grossly stereotyped and given the reputation of having low standards. I have found my programs and the staff that I have worked with to be highly qualified. The atmosphere and diversity of the campus truly create an exceptional college experience.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    kent state university often has problems with drinking on campus, but otherwise it is a university that has many fun options that are safe. there are many study abroad options for students who wish to gain knowledge about other cultures and countries, and there are also many cultural events on campus so that students may learn about the various international students that visit the campus and participate in campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining options at kent state university can be costly for students who are commuters, and those students who live on campus can expect to pay a moderate amount for the dining plans offered. however, the variety and access of the food options are worth the cost. dining facilities are within easy walking distance of both on and off campus dorms and apartments, and there is a variety of ethnic foods and dining times so that international students can enjoy a taste of home, while students can enjoy food at various times of the day.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life at kent state university can be either very quiet or very loud depending on what dorm the student is residing in. the dorms usually used by freshmen, prentice hall is one example, are less expensive but are also not as aesthetic or convenient as the more expensive dorms. stopher hall, for example, is used by honors students and includes more study room, kitchen facilities, better security and more access to laundry facilities. students should be careful to study any dorms they wish to apply for, depending on their interests and study habits.

    Academic Rigor

    kent state university is not for students who wish to go through college just for the degree but not for actual learning. the professors expect students to perform their work to their fullest potential. the faculty and staff want students to succeed and are very helpful to students who want help or who want to improve their academic performance.

    Tips for prospective students

    a prospective student should engage in extra-curricular activities while in high school and should apply for financial aid, scholarships and grants early. also, students should perform to their best abilities on the act and sat tests in order to expand their choices when it comes time to fill out college applications. students should visit the colleges they wish to attend in order to find out if the colleges have the right social atmosphere and academic options for the students.

    In three sentences

    kent state university is a college for the student who is ready to engage the diversity of the world. there are international students, cultural events and varieties of ethnic foods for the student to try. the university is exciting and engaging in its colorful assortment of worldviews and opinions.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the emergency telephones around campus is just one way of showing how much safety they place on campus. the escort service is always a plus for late at night. the campus police help you after a late night partying

    Clubs and Activities

    i have heard that they are amazing but i have not had the chance to actually join one my major takes over my life.

    Great for these types of students

    out going and ready to learn

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the diversity of culture on the campus is something you don't see every day. i love it! a blood drive every week is a great way to give back to the community it gives a self worth.

    Bang for the buck

    i definitely feel like the tuition is reasonable if you are an instate student.the professors are amazing and their teaching skills go above and beyond the expectations. the fact that they have opportunities almost every weekend to intern for your selected major.

    What to do for fun

    the rec center is very large and a large majority of students go. it is an impressive size and has a rock wall which is very fun. there are always sports and events going on in and around campus. you could never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    i am a huge health freak and i can honestly say that the food at eastway gives you the variety you need to stay healthy. though alot of it is processed and not a very large selection for my taste buds. however it is very convient to be able to walk a few minutes to go and eat instead of driving across town.

    Dorm Life

    i don't much care for the dorm life. this is my first year and i am a out of state transfer. being in the dorms is somewhat frustrating when trying to get school work done because of how noisy it is. though it is a great way to gain friends and find yourself the first year. i do recommend the first year on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics are not too bad as long as you keep up on your school work. the professors are very good at teaching and will answer your questions in class to make sure that you all do the best you can. they are top notch.

    Tips for prospective students

    try to get ohio residency as fast as possible, out of state tuition kills you. take at least one fun class a semester, making friends is a good thing. the nursing and fashion programs are out of this world if that is something you are interested in. keep up on the homework; the professors move fast but proficiently. it is your job to keep up with the material and you will do just fine.

    In three sentences

    i give kent state university an 8 on a scale of 10. the professors are amazing, they are more than willing to work one on one with a student. kent state tries and succeeds in being the best in academics.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    i think i am paying too much to go to school. plus, being an architecture major i pay weekly for architecture supplies when they should be included in tuition.

    What to do for fun

    there are intramurals and student life organizations always lets you know when they have stuff going on. there are concerts and sporting events to go to.

    Food and Dining

    the first couple of weeks in the dorm, the food is good to show you that dorms can have good food. afterwards, the food quality goes down hill. also, i'm pretty sure there are laxatives in the food.

    Dorm Life

    i think all dorms should have heat and air. however, dorm life is fun you make a family with the people around you. however, some of the staff in the dorm do not do what they are supposed to.

    Academic Rigor

    i think ksu puts too much effort into perfecting their handful of nationally ranked majors while leaving others by the wayside.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have honestly never felt unsafe on campus. i know there are some instances every now and then, but if you are smart about where you walk and when, you shouldn't have any problems.

    Greek Life

    i am not personally in greek life at kent state, but i used to report on greek life. if you are interested in becoming involved, i would say do it! there are plenty of events hosted and groups to join. there are also academic and honorary fraternities that you can join if you want to go a less traditional route.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are lots and lots of student organizations to get involved in. also, if you don't find something you like in the hundreds of student orgs. you can always create one yourself with just four other students who are interested in the same thing!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there does seem to be a special bond here around may 4th. after you leave the school you have a certain understanding for what happened at kent state that day. at least that is how i feel about it!

    Bang for the buck

    i have had some issues about having to pay money for unnecessary things on campus. for example, the buildings that need to be fixed and improved will not be fixed for a few years. it isn't fair to expect those students who are currently enrolled to pay for things that they will never have the change to use.

    What to do for fun

    there are, of course, always parties and fraternity houses to go to, but those get very old, very fast. many of the student groups organize events that happen all the time, all you have to do is find out about them. bulletin boards are honestly one of the best ways i have found to find out about things going on on campus.

    Food and Dining

    kent has really upped its game in the past few years with its dining services, however there is still some work to be done. if you want fast food everyday, then you are set. i think they need to offer more options and healthy choices considering the majority of students are living without a kitchen to make their own food.

    Dorm Life

    i know some people who have had a great experience in the dorms, i have not had a great one. i loved my roommate that i was randomly paired with, but the actual dorms that we stayed in were, for the most part, boring and no one else wanted to be social.

    Academic Rigor

    the acceptance rate for kent is not nearly as high as other schools, however i personally know a decent amount of people that have been kicked out because their grades are not good enough. it might be pretty easy to get into kent, but it is more challenging to stay in.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved, with anything and everything that you can. kent state is a fairly big school, but many people commute so it is important to get involved in a student organization, greek life, or student government etc. anything that will get you more out and about on campus.

    In three sentences

    kent state overall is a good school, and they offer good opportunities for students. the tuition might be going up, but for the most part the tuition is fairly low. i have had a good experience for the past three years at kent.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe. some places get very dark with no lighting at night though so just call security to walk you.

    Greek Life

    pretty much run the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    plenty of organizations, from christian to vegan.

    Bang for the buck

    not worth the money

    What to do for fun

    greek life always has something going on. many bars and clubs in surrounding areas. organizations/ university throw things in weekends and have a weekly movie showing.

    Food and Dining

    all fast food based. there is very few healthy options. the only healthy ones for the most part are occasionally fruit, salads, and sushi.

    Dorm Life

    a lot of different dorm options. only a few are within good distance of food and activities.

    Academic Rigor

    students are not given many options on the courses to take or when if you are majoring in something that kent is not known. they do have a great fashion program. professors seem to never enjoy/ be good at teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved in groups and get to know all you can about the campus and classes. there is a lot they do not tell in at orientation.

    In three sentences

    large campus but not many options on classes for students in majors other than what kent is known for. food sucks. police are strict and everywhere.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    getting involved in groups and activities are the best way to have some fun but my friends and i like to go to the rec center and go swimming and running. you can also go to downtown kent. other than that there is not too much more to do.

    Food and Dining

    i have been to my friends colleges and kent states were so much better than all of them. there is a lot of places to go and different varieties especially if you are a vegetarian or vegan. they also have a diner open 24/7.

    Dorm Life

    i am not a huge fan of dorm life but it can be really fun. i have made best friends from living in my dorm. dorm life is an easy way to make some friends.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are harder than others. it really depends on your major and what level you are on.

    Tips for prospective students

    tips that are helpful are to make sure that you like the campus and to make sure that kent state is the best school for you.

    In three sentences

    the one thing that i really love about kent state university is the beautiful campus. kent has a lot to offer, as well, if you look and work for it. it is an awesome university.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    not too bad. although the regional campuses are much cheaper which is wrong.

    Food and Dining

    seems like there isn't too much available.

    Dorm Life

    i don't live in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on the class and professor, will determine the amount of work you have to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard, go to class and do your homework! don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it!

    In three sentences

    is a great school to attend! i am learning things that i never thought i would. i am also meeting and networking for future jobs while still in school.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    the food is very delicious

    Dorm Life

    love the dorm life. the school makes sure that students get the real college life and opportunities to share culture with one another

    Academic Rigor

    very good with academic diversity and grades

    Tips for prospective students

    use your tutors at the school and also use all the resources that kent state offers for free

    In three sentences

    very diverse campus. the professors are always there to respond to your question. also, kent state is number one in graduation rates in northeast ohio.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    not over powering

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    brain statue on front campus

    What to do for fun

    bowling, movies, singing, concerts, sports

    Tips for prospective students

    go to class!

    In three sentences

    a great education

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    fun and lots of parties

    Great for these types of students

    artistic students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    on may 4th is a memorial every year for the students who were shot and killed on campus

    What to do for fun

    basketball and football games, there are also frat parties on the weekends.

    Dorm Life

    my dorm is clean and isnt to loud which is good for studying

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard and use time management

    In three sentences

    its a very good university. the program i am in which is fashion is one of the top in this country. it is also nationally known as a school and has great study abroad programs.

  • 03/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is great! There are so many different things to choose from. You have many choices at the Student Center as well as places to eat that are close by.

    Dorm Life

    I wish I would have had the chance to stay in a dorm. Commuting from home was a long drive and I think I would have had more opportunities and experiences socially as well to live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Do your work. Go to class. Study. Always follow along in class. Do these things and you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set a graduation plan when you begin so that you know exactly what your goals are each semester. This being said don't wait til the last minute to register for classes or you will end up taking something you hate. Go to class. Even if the professor doesn't take attendance. It is so much easier to study and focus on a class that you are going to than trying to catch up and study from the book and notes. There may be things the teacher says in class that isn't in the book. Meet lots of people. College is a great time to meet new and different people and create lifelong friendships!

    In three sentences

    I am a transfer to Kent State University. The faculty really cares about the students here. It is such an amazing school to go to and meet people!

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Kent State is a wonderful campus, a wonderful school, and a wonderful community! I can't wait to be part of it this coming fall!

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's many things to do for fun. There is an on-campus ice-skating rink, rock climbing wall in the rec, bikes to ride, sporting events, parties of course, and various campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of foods to choose from on campus and off. And if you get bored, there are grocery stores located nearby.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different dorms to choose from. They are nice, as long as you have nice, healthy, clean floor-mates and roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very insightful. They offer extra help during office hours if you need them. Free tutors are available, and so are class study sessions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to step out of your comfort zone. Study hard, play when you can. Don't stress yourself out and remember your goals.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University has a very friendly environment. The professors there know a lot about what they're teaching. There are also many opportunities to get involved one way or another.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus, only 5 muggings a year!

    Clubs and Activities

    Many many!

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking immigrant student; drunken frat boys.

    Bang for the buck

    Whereas Kent could be a little cheaper, I completely feel like I have gotten bang for my buck.

    What to do for fun

    Not a whole lot, Kent is a little dead, especially in the winter.

    Food and Dining

    It's college food haha.

    Dorm Life

    I did not dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The higher you go into the classes, the more rigor there is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't drink or do drugs. It's not worth it, I've been sober the whole time and it's so much better.

    In three sentences

    Kent is an excellent school, with excellent teachers. It has a beautiful campus, and many options for different degrees which to pursue.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is amazing. They have night security escorts if you dont want to walk alone. And security phones all around campus!

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations that you like. Walk around campus and join in some games. Join a broomball team they are so fun!

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of places to eat and everything is good. My top 3 places to eat would be 1) Prentice 2) Eastway 3) Damons

    Dorm Life

    You should always start out in a dorm. That where I met my best friend this year but make sure you are open to talking with your roommate. Communication is very important.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard some classes are easy it depends on what professor you get.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the college first, the website might catch your attention but once you see it for yourself you are going to fall in love with it.

    In three sentences

    Kent is a wonderful place to come to college. The campus is easy to figure out and only a max. of 15 minutes to get to a class. The teachers here are very friendly and easy going.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Kent state is a very exciting and hands-on College to attend. The school atmosphere is very social and safe, there's a lot of on campus activities for students to get involved in. Kent is a town, so education is the main objective at this University and also being able to have a fun, safe, and memorable college experience that you will keep in mind for a lifetime.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    So many things! Lots of clubs and job opportunities. They also have movies and things like bowling all the time!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to make your study habits in high school positive because it is a lot harder to change when you get to college.

    In three sentences

    Kent State has helped me grow as a person. The faculty here is somewhat helpful. It is the perfect sized campus where you can walk to everything.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a nighttime campus escort system. There is also Flash ALERTS, an emergency text-message notification system. There are blur lights available around campus with phones to call police in case of emergency.

    Greek Life

    There are 19 different fraternities and sororities on the Kent State main campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    KSU provides five concert bands, six choral ensembles, three jazz ensembles, athletic bands, two orchestras and multiple opportunities within dance and theatre. There are also two chapters within student government, Kent Inter-hall Council and Undergraduate Student Government. There is also a student run newspaper, radio station, TV station with news and entertainment shows, and multiple student run magazines.

    Great for these types of students

    Fashion (Design) Majors, Journalism Majors, Nursing Majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Black squirrels basically run the campus, ever since a few were brought here in 1961 and heavily populated the area. The Black Squirrel is now our unofficial mascot.

    What to do for fun

    Free movies that have been recently shown in theaters that year play every weekend. There is a bowling alley, an ice arena and a rec center one campus. Downtown Kent is just about a 10-15 minute walk from campus and provides shops and dining for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fairly good. The Hub, in the Student Center, carries popular food choices like Subway and Einstein Bros. Bagels. They also have markets, two cafe dining areas, and Rosie's, a 24 hr diner that also has a late night delivery system.

    Dorm Life

    Residence Halls differ depending on where you want to live. Some of the older buildings may have slightly smaller rooms, but really here is nothing to complain about the living condition. Most, but not all, halls contain air conditioning so be sure to see which ones do if that is a deal breaker for you. Also, some dorms have pods in bathrooms, which means the bathroom is made up of stalls which contain a toilet, shower, and sink. I prefer these other the regular communal bathrooms, so it's good to check for that when looking at dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    As a first year, my classes were not too difficult to get through. Definitely make sure the be prepared for lecture classes, as those can be tricky to want to attend every day and pass. With some effort, classes are manageable and some can even be fun.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a beautiful campus with a wide variety of majors and classes. As a journalism student, I can without a doubt say that their journalism program is top notch.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent has had some problems but that's common with any campus. Kent makes sure students are aware of tools like security and night escorts to help keep the students safe. Overall its a safe campus if you're smart with decisions.

    Greek Life

    Greek life isn't huge here nor is it a must. I, personally, am not involved with the Greek community but many of my friends are. It's a great opportunity if you are looking to get involved and you'll meet many different people. However, you have other, less expensive ways to meet people around campus than greek!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many ways to get involved here at Kent State. You could probably find a club for absolutely any hobby of yours. From knitting, to religion, to club sports, there is something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for artistic students. Kent is known worldwide for their Fashion Merchandise and Design college and highly ranked.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kent is located in a small town with a cute, rustic downtown. The nightlife consists of house parties and many local bars downtown. Kent is also known for crazy Fests and an awesome Halloween celebration.

    Bang for the buck

    Kent is an average school when it comes to cost and if you get involved, its a great bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    Obviously, parties are happening every weekend. However, if loud music, packed houses and alcohol isn't something you are interested in, the Kiva offers popular, newly released movies every Friday and Saturday for free. There is a cheap bowling alley on campus and a fully equipped recreation center.

    Food and Dining

    Kent has a few dining halls as well as a large food court in the student center. however the food is expensive and students sometimes run out of their meal plan before the semester is over.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is huge here at Kent State. The majority of students live on campus at least two years.

    Academic Rigor

    Every major has difficult as well as easy classes to get through. There are many tutoring tools students can take advantage to ensure good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go to a college just because they have the major you want, people change majors all the time, make sure you have some back up options!

    In three sentences

    It's the perfect size college for anyone looking for the ideal college experience. Classroom sizes vary but after freshman year they are rather small. Kent State allows you many opportunities to succeed after graduation.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I hang out with my friends and go to certain events

    Food and Dining

    The food is exquisite

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a great experience for me

    Academic Rigor

    -Not prepared for a test or an exam -Plagiarism

    Tips for prospective students

    Try not to procrastinate on homework. Make sure you do some of the work earlier before the due date.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is second of the top ten schools in Ohio. There are a lot of opprtunities in Kent. There are a lot of diverse people that would want to meet.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On the few occasions that something goes wrong (on campus robbery, etc.) the campus police are very prompt and candid about what has happened. I have received text messages about robberies on campus within minutes of happening. (Not that they happen often)

    Bang for the buck

    KSU is expensive, for a state school.

    What to do for fun

    Bars downtown, bowling alley, movie theater, parties, bars.... more bars. Typical college town. Akron and Cleveland are within 30-45 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    The food is reasonably good with a respectable variety. Off campus dining also available.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, but from my experience in visiting them they were very cramped and a lot of younger students don't know how to act.

    Academic Rigor

    Later classes, such as writing intensives, are fairly intense. I don't think this is necessarily exclusive to KSU, which is why I rated it a 3.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend utilizing your advisors as much as possible, as they will help you get done as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    Overall, Kent is a good school. Just like any other university, one should look in to the specific program they plan to attend because some are better than others. I would recommend KSU to others.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I like to party and have fun. I want to join a sorority.

    Food and Dining

    I am a foodie so I hope the food is good.

    Dorm Life

    I want to get involved and make friends with my dorm mates!

    Academic Rigor

    I am into my academics but also love to socialize.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join GREEK life!! That's what I'm going to do :)

    In three sentences

    Kent is a huge campus. If you're looking for a big school, this is the place. The campus is a city on its own!

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent campus is very safe because there are police cars patrolling the campus 24/7. And if you are out away from your dorm or the bus stop late at night, you can always call for a security escort.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't know much about clubs or activities, but I know there are a lot around campus. Such as the NAVS which is a Christian club and Bible Study also called Identity project. There are sororities, fraternities, knitting club, etc.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Kent is really close to campus, so you can walk and shop around there.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't really that bad, but the HUB has Subway, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Ambrosia (ice-cream), Jump! (chinese food), Arthur treachers/Nathan's hot dogs, and Shake Wrap & Roll (sushi/salad/wraps). There is Eastway, Boar's Head, Rosie's Diner, Jazzman's, Kent market I, and Kent market II. You can always switch it around if you get bored with the same food.

    Dorm Life

    I'm a commuter, so I really don't know anything about dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the Major colleges and the Honors college are very competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Recently, Kent State's tuition and dorm fees hiked up. So I would advise you to not take more than 17 credit hours.

    In three sentences

    Kent State was a really fun place and the campus isn't as big as everyone else claims. The students here are friendly and the student organizations will welcome you as a part of the new family. Most academic advisers will help you when you're in need.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police area available at convenient times and always willing to help. There is also a an alert service that sends text messages and other messages about any security events that happen on campus.

    Greek Life

    Many various fraternities and sororities who host many events and fundraisers.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many fraternities and sororities. Also many extracurricular activities as well as things such as a multicultural center.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who do not mind large and small classes. Great for students who are looking for an active campus life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It has a variety of memorials of the events that occurred at Kent in the 1970's.

    Bang for the buck

    Kent state is a little more expensive than other schools yet it has a variety of opportunities for the price.

    What to do for fun

    There are many extracurricular activities that should be taken advantage of. Kent state also has a lively downtown area.

    Food and Dining

    Has a wide variety of choices. Has choices from sit down to fast food. Has choices all over the campus in various places.

    Dorm Life

    Good dorm life. Dorms are not only for freshman but there are also opportunities for other students as well. There are also apartments and other housing through the school that should be considered.

    Academic Rigor

    Good instructors. Decent teaching materials and methods depending on class and instructor. Has resources for assistance in subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the programs, for example tutoring, scholarships, financial aid, extracurricular activities and clubs. Take a tour of the campus and get to know the school and area before.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a great school. Has plenty of opportunities for extracurricular activities. Has a nice rural setting and is in a good neighborhood. Teachers are decent and willing to help.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The greek life is very exciting.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities on campus especially during the spring semester.

    Great for these types of students

    For all students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love being at the student center where many events goes on, like food tasting contest, comedy shows or even a movie night.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for Kent's weather.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a great school that provides excellence in education. This school provides many opportunities in succeeding in your education, there is no reason to fail. Kent state has one of the best Nursing programs.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue lamp posts where you can contact security or the police if there's an emergency, and you can always call campus security if you need to walk somewhere at night and are feeling unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is pretty strong at Kent, but by no means do you have to be a part of the Greek community to have a social life. It is a great way to make friends and make the campus smaller, however.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200, from knitting to larping. My favorite on-campus club: The Evil Genuises. You'll have to enroll at Kent to find out who they are.

    Great for these types of students

    LGBTQ! Kent has a very active PRIDE organization that celebrates the LGBTQ community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can't graduate from Kent State without painting the rock on the front of campus!

    Bang for the buck

    One of the more affordable universities in Ohio, but after this year, students will be charged over $400 if they want to take over 17 credit hours, and next year the charge will be applied for students who want to take over 16 credit hours.

    What to do for fun

    If you go to Kent State, you won't find yourself asking this question. There's always something going on. USG sponsors comedians and concerts every semester and there's always a new, free movie playing at the KIVA every week.

    Food and Dining

    There are a ton of options on campus for food and dining. A favorite is Rosie's, the 24 hour diner located in Tri Towers. Make sure you also explore downtown for other dining, Ray's and Pufferbelly's are some favorites.

    Dorm Life

    Again, this will all depend on the residence hall that you choose to live in. Overall, if you live in a freshman dorm, most people are friendly and social. RA's and Hall Councils will also sponsor programs in your residence halls so that you can meet people, and most of the time, eat free food!

    Academic Rigor

    This will all depend on your course load, major, and professor. Ratemyprofessor.com is a great tool to use before you schedule classes to get an idea about how difficult your classes will be. If you're having trouble, don't hesitate to go to an SI session, or utilize the Academic Success Center or Writing Commons on the fourth floor of the library.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a student organization! It's the easiest way to get to know people, and find people who share the same interests as you. If you had a tight-knit group of friends in high school, and are looking for a similar group of friends in college, I strongly encourage you to go Greek! On the same token, make sure you take academics seriously. Many freshman have a hard time adjusting to the academic demands of college, but there are resources in place to help you succeed, so don't be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    You can make a big school small, but you can't make a small school big. At Kent State, the second largest university in Ohio, you have the choice of over 200 majors, but also the opportunity to join over 200 student organizations. No matter who you are, there's a place for you at Kent State, and if you get involved and engaged, it will start to feel like home.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on campus, so there is always something there when you have a taste for it.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived in Johnson Hall and Centennial Court D. Both of these dorms have private bathrooms and house keeping keeps them very well maintained. The housekeepers are very nice too.

    Academic Rigor

    I am very pleased with all of my classes and my professors. The student to teacher ratio varies depending on what type of class it is, but the professors have many times during which they are available for individual consultation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit many colleges until you find one that you like. If you pick a school that you think you like and are unsatisfied, transferring can always be an option. Kent has a Transfer Center that will help you with the process. Also, price is a huge factor to look into and Kent helps out a lot with all kinds of scholarships.

    In three sentences

    I love Kent State University. Every time I visit friends at a different university I am more and more pleased with my choice. I couldn't be more satisfied anywhere else!

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police have come into several of my organization meetings and classes to do demonstrations on self-defense, as well as educating students on what they do here. They are always quick to respond when an issue arises, and quick to let everyone on campus know when something important occurs.

    Greek Life

    While I am not personally involved in Greek Life, I know that the Greek community is heavily involved in the community. Delta Lambda Phi is present at this campus and provides a safe space for gay men who still wish to experience Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student organizations are greatly supported by the university, including LGBT, political, social, and academic groups for student involvement. The university provides ample funding for events to make sure that students are able to reach the greater Kent community.

    Great for these types of students

    Kent State is well known for its graphic design, fashion design, architecture, and English programs. Kent is fantastic for politically active, artistic, and motivated students, though I wouldn't say that it's only for them. Greek life is very developed, even offering a fraternity for gay men and straight allies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In previous years Kent State University tried to sweep the events of May 4th 1970 under wraps. The Kent State Shootings are a grim legacy, though in the past ten years or so Kent has been properly respecting the lives lost on that day.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is on the rise without much to show for it. Academics are as good as ever, but with additions to the university that faculty, staff, and students find to be superflous at best, the rising cost of tuition is disheartening and leaves one with little confidence in the administration.

    What to do for fun

    There is always an event going on, whether a concert with famous bands and other musicians, a motivational speaker, or any number of student organizations that hold their meetings each week. Student media is booming and is always a wonderful outlet for creative individuals who are seeking an outlet for their work.

    Food and Dining

    While Kent State University has many options for dining, it is more expensive than a student like me can afford. Options are generally unhealthy unless you take a trip to the salad bar.

    Dorm Life

    My biggest issue with residence hall life is that it is unable to serve students who identify as transgender or gender-neutral. These students are made to live with individuals of their opposite gender-identity because of the sex on their birth certificates. This puts transgender students in dangerous situations that could be avoided with gender-neutral housing. Other than that issue, dorm life is a generally positive experience if you can get past the fact that the cost of housing is significantly more expensive than renting an apartment with more room and fewer restrictions.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here can be difficult, but the professors I have encountered are always available to answer questions and make sure that you are understanding the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore! There is no reason to settle on a major before you are absolutely sure that the program you are in is what you want and intend to do for the rest of your life. I highly recommend living in on-campus housing for a year, then moving off-campus so that you have the experience of living with other students and meeting lots of new people. On-campus living, while rewarding, can be expensive, so further into your education I suggest finding an apartment and living with a few like-minded individuals. Past that, however, I feel as though college is a wonderful time to experience new things and get the most out of your education without forgetting to live.

    In three sentences

    Kent State has a wonderful English program with courses that I have found to be particularly thought-provoking and inspiring. While the campus climate regarding LGBTQ issues is decent, the university has a lot of room for growth in an effort to make students of gender and sexual minority feel more welcome. Academics are solid, but the community feels underdeveloped, especially given the historical events that have occurred here.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Kent is very safe. There are emergency call posts everywhere on campus and a subtle, but noticeable police presence. There is also a safety network so that whenever something such as a robbery happens (very rare), you are notified immediately via text message and email.

    Greek Life

    Kent is not particularly well known for their Greek Life. There are fraternities and sororities on campus, but if one wants a more active greek life, Kent is not the place.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kent is not well known for their clubs, but they are present. There is and array of national honor societies for many majors. There are always posters for clubs and activities in every room of every building.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are attracted to Turkish or Taiwanese people, there are many who come to study every semester. There are not too many hipsters at Kent. If you want to pursue a degree in Fashion or Language Translation, Kent is a very good choice.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Avoid the annual College Fest at all costs. It is supposed to be a celebration of the end of the semester but it always turns into a mass practice riot.

    Bang for the buck

    Nobody is ever happy with rising attendance prices, but that is the price one pays for an education nowadays. Study abroad is especially pricy, but there are many scholarships and in my opinion, you cannot put a price on that particular experience, no matter where you go.

    What to do for fun

    For new students there are always evening and weekend activities to get one oriented. Enrolling in Academic groups speeds up this process. The gym is very spacious and very close to the student center. For the older students, there are many bars and even a hookah bar downtown - not far from campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are places to get food. There is the Hub in the Student center with Einstein Brothers Bagels, a Stir Fry place, a Subway, a pizza place, among others. Just outside of campus, there is anything else one can imagine: Chipotle, Wendy's, Taco Bell, etc..

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm at Kent, but from what I've heard from many friends at Kent and other schools (OSU, Macalester, OU, etc.), dorms get very old after the first few months. It is not often that you enjoy your roommate, even (and often times, especially) if that person is/was your best friend.

    Academic Rigor

    If one wants to be challenged, it can happen. If one is doing a major with which they are truly interested, anything can be easy. A course taught only in fluent German through the time of Germanic tribes all the way up until the first World War is very strenuous, but it can be very easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go with an open mind and do not select a major without experimenting in that field - there are many basic courses for any major which will give you a feel of what one is getting into. College is the time that one does the most growing. Do not walk around the sidewalks and streets. There are always shortcuts through parking lots, parks, and other buildings. Look up the required course materials from private sellers on Amazon.com before ever going to any bookstore.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a very large and diverse campus in a rather small town. There are student groups for any interest. In many buildings one will hear no English and feel like they are studying abroad.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Kent takes pride in its campus safety!

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 200 clubs. There is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious or the Party type of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is this giant rock that everyone paints. You'll see it if you go!

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Kent is close by and there are buses that go to all the neighboring cities. There is a lot to do!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of food options on campus and off campus. There is a wide variety; even for vegans.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms can be small but others can be huge! It all depends on how much you want to pay. There are lounges everywhere so you can hang out or study.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are easy to begin with and slowly become harder as the years progress. Kent State is a great place for students who don't know what they want to do. The advisers are awesome for helping you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure not to overload too much during your first few semesters. The classes can be easy. Just got to class and good grades usually follow.

    In three sentences

    It's a nice school with a big atmosphere. It has a lot to offer for the very smart students and the party-hard students. Many different types of people go here so it's easy to make friends.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is really safe. Even going off campus, you won't run into a lot of trouble. And, if you ever need help, call campus security and get walked back!

    Clubs and Activities

    TWLOHA, Spanish club, conversation partners, anything you do will be fun and worth it.

    Great for these types of students

    Kent is great for anyone who wants to experience an open campus with the heart of a small school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go looking for the gardens. There's a few unknown ones on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Although there is a new cap for the university, the classes are still phenomenal.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Rec Center and try something new; dodgeball on Fridays, rock wall climbing, or racquetball.

    Food and Dining

    The lines are usually pretty long, but the food itself is always good!

    Dorm Life

    Depends on where you live. Honors dorms and Centennials are fantastic!

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are very friendly, but a lot push you to work harder. It's a fantastic feeling when you accomplish your goals thanks to the persistence of your professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry about all the construction, you stop noticing it. Never be afraid to try something new on campus, you'll have a new story to tell.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is fantastic. The students and faculty are great and the campus is beautiful.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Look for the people in the Yellow Shirts that say security they're everywhere especially at night.

    Greek Life

    I am not sure about this area on campus. We do have Greek Life though.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can find a club for anything on campus and even create your own club. I am apart of various clubs on campus and I find it pretty exciting.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like big campuses and students who like a semi diverse atmosphere. Also, being an African American student who did not want to attend an HBCU I find Kent the perfect place for me.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Halloween is a big tradition here!

    Bang for the buck

    It is a bit pricey being an out of state student but it all worth it because the Fashion program is amazing

    What to do for fun

    Bowling in Eastway Student Events Parties Concerts Ice Skating Rink

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. I would have to say the best food is in the student center and Prentice wraps are amazing! Boar's head is good too! Everything is expensive for food to me!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Tri-Towers my first year. I would not go back! I live in the Centennials this year which is a smarter move if you love your own bathroom!

    Academic Rigor

    A few of the core courses I have taken so far have been a challenge for me including Human Evolution and Modeling Algebra. I am not very well educated in those areas so I had to study harder to earn a better grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study! Study! Study! Enjoy your time here but remember work comes before play and always remember networking is key. You never know who you'll meet and the impact made upon building a friendship.

    In three sentences

    Kent has been a great experience for me. I did well my first year here and I am now a full Fashion Design Major. I'm glad I chose to come to Kent State.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have security that will walk you class at night if you need it and also there are machines that you push a button to call the police and someone will come right away if you need it.

    Greek Life

    they have pretty much any greek group that you want to be in and they are all helpful to the community and the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Spanish club, student government, harry potter club, salsa club, chinese club, and many more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a day that is dedicated to the black squirrel and i think its pretty funny. People go around and dress up like the squirrel and they have like a party and games and stuff.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is definitely worth the money, you will get all the help you need, the teachers are great, there is a lot of fun to be had there and the food and living space is great whats not to like.

    What to do for fun

    The school has over 280 clubs. You should never be bored because there is always a lot of things to do all day of every day. You just have to find something that is fun for you and trust me you will.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of food to choice from and they are all great. I loved the food that they had and the dessert is to die for. they have cupcakes and cookies which is so good. Also they have a lot of healthy food for the people who like to eat right.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing. The rooms are pretty big and you have your own closets. The bathrooms are community but the way they have it set is like you have your own bathroom. For example, the bathrooms have 6 rooms and in that room is a sink, toilet, and shower now you can close the door and it becomes your own bathroom for that moment. Also the beds are big enough so you can be comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are having terrible in any class they have tutors that you can get for free and they will work with you whenever you need it. The teachers will also work with you and they may give you little tips to make the class seem more easy to handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips that I can give students that want to come to this scool would be to apply early, because if you do you will have a better chance at getting in to this school. Make sure that you remember all that there is to know about algebra because you will take a math assessment to place you in a math class and if you dont do well you will be put in a class that will help but you wont be in the class you need to graduation. The last thing would be to get your FASFA in early, if you do that then you could get alot of scholarships from them.

    In three sentences

    Kent has an excellent atmosphere. They make you feel like you are a family and they really want you feel at home. The students are really friendly and the teachers/counselors really want you succeed and make it in life.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anybody who likes a diverse environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    May 4th memorial, great trees.

    Bang for the buck

    It depends on what your major is, but it is way less expensive than a private school.

    What to do for fun

    Join a student organization, and there are lots of activities to do with people in your dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead so you don't take too many classes that you won't need, the advisors are friendly and helpful

    In three sentences

    Great school for anybody willing to learn, environmentally conscious, and an overall great atmosphere. Kent State feels like home to me; I would not trade it for any other school in the whole world.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's always things to do on campus and around campus from movie nights to bowling to parties.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always put your studies first and enjoy the college experience .

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a great school to attend! The courses are amazing as well as the professors. The people you meet make your experience even more amazing.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    School has its own police department that works with the city's police. I have never had any trouble on campus.

    Greek Life

    A lot of fraternities and sororities. Professional, black, and traditional social.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many intercollegiate and intramural sports teams. A fully functioning recreational center. Many christian organizations. Plays and fashion shows.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a good school for just about everyone, decent academics, good support groups. ect

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On the second to last week of the school year theres a huge event called college fest; a bunch of drunk people all over campus. we also have these rocks all over campus that people graffiti on; organizations,events etcetera.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say its more expensive than it should be, for the price we pay there should be a built in amusement park.

    What to do for fun

    There is something for everyone; Free movies, frat parties, club parties, christian fellowships, bowling, ice skating, intramural teams, football games, basketball games. Cleveland and Akron are near.

    Food and Dining

    The food can get old in a week, the in place open 24/7 has terrible wait times. the best places are in the student center. Everywhere on campus is expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are better than others, but they all have their good aspects and their bad aspects. Some are close to the food, and some have more social interaction.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not tough but if you get side tracked you could end up failing classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay away from partying, especially in your first semester; I have sen it ruin people's lives.

    In three sentences

    The weather is bad. The people and professors are nice. The administration spends too much on useless aesthetic landscaping projects.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent has cleaned up a lot over the decades. There is emergency phone posts all over campus. Security is a phone call away and you always see police cars driving around campus and the town everywhere! I feel extremely safe walking at any hour of the night by myself.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not as a huge deal for the university as it is for other colleges. However there are a ton of people that I know who are apart of the lifestyle and going greek here at Kent State is not cliche how Hollywood portrays it to be.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are 200 clubs and organizations that Kent State has, so you can easily find something you like and join it! If not you can actually make your own club! Some of the clubs range from academic to sports to even an evil geniuses that plan to take over the world club!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is one location on campus that put Kent State on the map and a historical land mark. The May 4th memorial. In 1970, there was a protest at the now called May 4th park, where the U.S. shot at students. Four people ended up being killed. There are spots at the May 4th parking lot where they had died. Also every May 4th the parking lot is closed in remembrance of the tragedy.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is not bad at being almost 10 grand. However, Kent State is now lowering credit hours to 17 this up coming Fall and will lower it again the year after that to 16 credit hours. If you exceed over that number in-state students pay $440 per credit hour and out-of-state pay $880 per credit hour. Other than that, I would say the tuition price is reasonable and you get a great education out of it if you apply yourself.

    What to do for fun

    Every year Kent holds a free concert called Flash Fest. Bruno Mars to Third Eye Blind have performed for the event. You can go to sport events, join clubs, concerts, theater performances. There is also a Greek community that is not so stereotypical from how Hollywood portrays it to be. Joining the Greek life can really help you expand your friends, enrich your life, and have a lot of fun when you are bored.

    Food and Dining

    There is only 4 locations for food and can be sickening after eating it a regular basis. I got sick from eating the food so much. Rosies is located in the tri-towers and has for the greasy junk food and is open for 24/7. The student has the hub, the kent market 1 & 2. Downstairs use to be Damons but now they are replacing it with a Quaker Steak 'n Lube.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be a lot of fun or boring. I recommend for first year students to live at a dorm with a community bathroom. Having a community bathroom can be extremely gross at times but you actually get to meet people and make friends. People ,that I knew, that had a private bathroom in their dorm practically did not know anybody on their floor and nobody ever had their door opened. You felt like the hallway was dead and aways quiet. You have to live on campus for two years unless you have a legit excuse not to, because of this spend your first year at a hall with a community bathroom and second year get the private bathroom in your dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    If you do not go to class you will most likely barely pass or fail the class completely. All the little points and annoying tasks do add up in the end and can devastate your final grade.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University can be boring if you do not get involved with activities, clubs, events, and other organizations, like any other college. Kent State is a fairly large, windy, and spacious campus. Kent State is known for having one of the top best fashion schools in the country and world.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    KSU offers tons of on-site activities plus is close enough to bigger cities (Cleveland/Akron) to go off campus for cultural enrichment.

    Food and Dining

    Great dining options on & off campus!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms have a cozy feeling & encourage you to get to know your neighbors!

    Academic Rigor

    Great programs for great students!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit KSU and see what it means to fall in love with a college campus!

    In three sentences

    Awesome baseball team- way to go! Secure, home-feel campus. Where everyone can be your friend.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sporting events are a great way to meet need people & become involved. Theres inter-mural sports, all types of unique clubs & bulletin board located everywhere with new opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get the earliest orientation date possible, classes fill up fast. Study for the placement test so you don't become behind on your track to a degree. Finally, apply for every possible scholarship you are eligible for.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a wonderful place to earn your degree & awesome living area. Theres convenient shopping centers within a couple miles. All of the Staff members are extremely helpful & informative.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is constantly patrolling at all hours of the night making sure everyone is safe. You can sign up for Kent State alerts, and you will get text messages and emails telling you what's going on, and places to stay away from. Security will even walk you back to your dorm if you have a late class. Very helpful.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is big, so walking around and checking things out is always fun. There are also activities going on all the time in the student center and in eastway, and if there isn't, there's always the ice arena.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are very nice. Most places you can get healthy food as well as the last minute junk food that you want. You can usually find anything you have a taste for, and there are many places for food all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on what dorm you get, they are nice. The centennials are nice, but then it depends on the RA. But, dorming is not something I would recommend for the entire college career.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, depending on your major. But any class can be easy if you put the amount of time needed to get an A. The professors are very helpful and will tell you what needs to be done to succeed in the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not slack off. If you get behind in a college class, it is extremely hard to get back up. If you do fall behind, talk to the professor; any teacher is willing to help a student that wants to pick themselves back up, but do NOT wait until the end of the semester.

    In three sentences

    Kent is a beautiful school and the campus is big, which is nice because it offers a variety of classes at many different times. The professors are there to help you, and are almost always available for individual consultation. Any class is easy as long as you put in the effort to get an A.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Head to the student center and hang out, or have a nice work out at the rec.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to keep in contact with your advisor so you stay on track with your classes. Also, do not get lost in the crowd in big lecture halls, introduce yourself to your professor and keep a good report with him or her.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus filled with very friendly people. The classes are full of many students so you meet new people every day. There are many opportunities to succeed and interact with faculty and students.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are bars, concerts, student activities in the dorms, and sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good and diverse. Many options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome. Lots of activities to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes have a big attendance which means it's harder to focus which means you need to do more learning on your own. The classes are challenging and the teachers try to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into their scholarship list!

    In three sentences

    Kent State is creative and endearing. Kent State has an abundance of opportunities and helps students find new opportunities even after they graduate. Kent State has fun activities for all kinds of people.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I believe there are many clubs and there are new ones showing up all the time. I was one of the first students in the Kendo club when a fellow student created it a few years ago. There are also sports clubs, language clubs, fencing club and dancing clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    KSU is a great campus for anyone who wishes to learn a new language and have the opportunity to speak with someone of that language while still on campus. KSU is very diverse with students from all around the world.

    What to do for fun

    There are, of course, parties, but there is also many clubs including my Kendo Club as well as a bowling alley and ice skating ring on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are many types of dorms; all within walking distance of several cafeterias.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to the boards hung around campus. On them you'll find everything from clubs and new classes being offered to discount flyers. As far as buses go, the campus loop arrives about every 1/2 hour. They are supposed to arrive every 15 minutes or so.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University has a large beautiful main campus as well as many branch campuses for your convenience. They have many great facilities as well as a large gym for students. The students of KSU are very diverse; coming from places all around the world.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    All across campus are blue telephone lights, emergency phones in the case that something bad happens to either yourself or if you're witnessing something happen to another person. The KSU Security Team will be there within minutes to help out with any situation. It makes this campus feel safe, even with how large it is, you can still walk home at night with ease.

    Greek Life

    With just under thirty options for fraternity and sorority organizations, Kent boasts a large Greek Life. With so many chapters, there's bound to be one for any student looking to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    With such a wide variety of clubs and organizations, from Ultimate Frisbee Club to language clubs like French or German Club, to others like TWLOHA, Invisible Children, Community Service organizations, there is plenty to do here. Oh, don't forget about the cultural, honorary, military, student government or religious organizations! They're all here, at Kent State.

    Great for these types of students

    Because of how diverse Kent State is, any student that's looking to succeed in their field, any student looking to gain the full college experience that they hear everyone talking about, this is the school for you. A school where you can have fun and still get an excellent education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Perhaps most infamously known for the May Fourth shootings, KSU holds a memorial service every year on that day to remember that catastrophic event, with guest speakers, a candlelit ceremony, and a day of remembrance to honor those who were lost.

    Bang for the buck

    Kent State has a program which allows students to pay the same amount of money whether you're taking 12 classes or 17 classes. This is a credit block, which allows students to take advantage of the savings they're earning and allows them either lighten or heavy their credit load. This also lends to letting students take advantage of the system and get ahead in their degree programs.

    What to do for fun

    The city of Kent has a variety of clubs, bars, music venues, eateries and even a park with trails. On campus, you can find fun through the Student Involvement department, or perhaps take a yoga or Zumba class through the rec, which also has co-ed and club sports teams. There's always something fun happening at Kent State.

    Food and Dining

    From stir fry to hot dogs, smoothies and ice cream sundaes to hummus and pita, Kent State has a wide variety of food available to students and guests alike. All of them accept meal plans, and most of the time, cash or credit, in case you bring up your parents, friends or family to dine with you. There are a variety of locations across campus for your eating convenience.

    Dorm Life

    Whether you have someone you're already planning on rooming with or you're taking your chances with someone new, Kent State's dorm life can be adventurous and enjoyable. Your RA will integrate all sorts of events into your floor meetings, personally suited to your floor's interests. It usually entails free pizza and sweets and fun activities to follow. In addition, there are over ten different living environments on Kent's campus, which means plenty of rooms and spaces to choose from, which fit every budget's needs. Plus, they're all conveniently located near eating venues on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging, interesting, fun, or all of the above. Although some classes are more rudimentary or basic than others, take math for example, the professors' assistance makes all of the difference. You can take on as many classes or as few as you'd like, and with classes that range from Music as a World Phenomenon to Horror Films and Environmental Geography, the list is endless for all the intellectually stimulating classes available to students.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective college students seeking a wide range of sports, Greek life, diversity, food options, majors, and classes, this is the school for you. With over 25,000 students attending Kent State University, the options are endless for all that you can see, taste, and experience here at Kent State.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a diverse campus set in a prime location for ease of the student. It also has a wide number of majors and degrees accompanied by some of the best professors in their given field. The school demands excellence, and excellence it will receive.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe walking around campus, even at night, but if you don't like walking around alone at night you can call an escort to walk you back to your dorm.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite spot on campus is the May 4th memorial next to Taylor Hall, my friends and I spend a lot of time there at night sitting and talking.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus, my friends and I spend any time we aren't in class together either outside, or in the winter months, in the dorms. If hanging out with your friends isn't entertaining enough, they show movies at the Kiva every Friday and there is always some kind of event going on, you just have to get out of your dorm and walk around to find out what is going on that day.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for places to eat at Kent which is nice, but the service and the food isn't always the best. The place I eat the most is the hub because I think that that is where the best food is, but if you're looking for more of a home cooked feel I would suggest eating at Eastway or Prentice. Rosie's Diner has the worst service on campus, you order your food from a touch screen computer (which there are only 2 of) where you are given a number, waiting for your number to be called can take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour, and don't even think about ordering delivery, I've heard horror stories of people's food showing up 2 to 3 hours late. I really like the convenience of the markets on campus, they are nice because you can use your meal plan money to buy food to take to your room, it's mostly items like frozen and microwaveable meals, chips, drinks, cereal, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really nice but it can be a very different experience depending on which dorm you live in, for instance, I live in the Centennial dorms which are very new and nice dorms with private bathrooms, they are very quiet, not very many people socialize between the rooms. Dorms with community bathrooms tend to be much noisier, everyone seems to know each other on the floor. It just depends on which type of experience you are looking for to determine which kind of dorm would be better for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically I feel like I'm always being challenged but at the same time I'm not stressed about homework all the time. That might just be because I'm a fashion major but I really do feel like I'm getting something from attending these classes, I also never dread going to class, I like learning something new every day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply early if you are seriously interested in attending Kent, you will be more likely to get accepted.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is perfect for me, I love the campus and the friends I've made, but most importantly I love my major. I attend Kent State for Fashion Design and it is exactly what I want to be doing, without Kent State's fashion program I don't know where i'd be today. I feel like the fashion program is really teaching me what i'll be doing in my career, but most importantly i have a lot of fun with what I do!

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have escorts that will take you to your dorm if it's late at night and there are always a lot of security guards on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm apart of marching band and have noting bad to say about it.

    Great for these types of students

    Ones who don't mind walking! The campus is pretty big and has many hills so be prepared to get fit!

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely worth every penny!

    What to do for fun

    A lot! Downtown Kent is beautiful and there are always activities on campus!

    Food and Dining

    I've only eaten at Eastway so far but the food was delicious with so many options!

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms are very up to date with nice bathrooms as well.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm in the nursing program and you can tell that they have double checked through everything to make sure you are ready for your first job when you graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to talk to new people! Everyone is super nice!

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely stunning, very pretty! Also, all the students have been nice and friendly. All staff members that I have met so far are very nice and are always there to help you!

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always a security officer available to escort you if you feel uncomfortable.

    Bang for the buck

    You pay for the name, but you also get a good education.

    What to do for fun

    Walk around town. There is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    Average college campus food. The HUB and Kent Market 2 have the best food.

    Dorm Life

    Noisy, rude floormates who can't keep the bathroom clean.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on your major. Nursing, VCD, Architecture, and Fashion are the majors with the toughest courses at KSU. It is all relative though, so do something you think you'd be good at.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are quite a few scholarships available for incoming freshman so work hard in high school. Also talk to the financial aid office if you're confused; they have a lot of advice to give. Also, try to meet your roommate before moving in. It makes it less awkward.

    In three sentences

    KSU has a beautiful campus. I just wish the administration would spend the student's money a little better. Some of the buildings could use improvement.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    excellent

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    none

    Great for these types of students

    none

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    currently am working, so i can save for college. i want this degree, and am ready to work for it

    What to do for fun

    i write poem, and am a blogger

    Food and Dining

    none

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    none

    Tips for prospective students

    Education is one of the sure path to a success future. get it!

    In three sentences

    my name is Rachael, i am 25 years old. i will be a sophomore transfer student to kent state university this fall semester. i will be majoring in fashion merchandizing.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on campus has gotten so much better since my Freshman year. Many restaurants and great places to eat have opened and I now enjoy all the variety offered on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I was not particularly fond of the one year that I lived in the dorms. There is a variety of dorms to choose from and I a lot of them have either been improved or are currently in the process of improving.

    Academic Rigor

    In my particular major (Fashion Merchandising), the course is somewhat intense but enjoyable. I never feel overwhelmed or underwhelmed by the amount of work. There are many opportunities on campus to get help in any subjects and I have used the tutors available on Campus to my advantage.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe. They have emergency phone booths all around campus. And, they have their own on campus cops.

    Great for these types of students

    Kent is really good for art/fashion/music/dance/theater and journalist students. The atmosphere is very calm.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rathskeller is amazing. It's an on campus bar. They have karaoke, a Damons, drinks, and a lot of fun.

    What to do for fun

    There's a bowling alley located in the freshman dorms. Ice skating on campus. Basketball games football games and JOIN ORGANIZATIONS

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing, and there's a 24 hour diner on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is cool, especially freshman dorms. You meet a lot of your good friends on your floor. The only negative would be the bathrooms. In most dorms you share it with 29-60 girls and it can get nasty. Always keep cleaning products on hand.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay focused, most professors during your freshman year are there to help you and keep you motivated. Don't ever be afraid to ask questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be A part: Join organizations within your major. Easy way to meet new people Stay away from fried foods: for those looking to watch their weight. Stick with the natural foods and salads to keep off the freshman 15 and sophomore 30. the REC is the BEST: our state of the art rec is the best thing ever. make it your friend.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is the perfect place to go to school. The environment is friendly. And, even though it's a big school it feels like a small community; I love it.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You can get text alerts for emergency situations so I feel like Kent is one of the safest campuses in Ohio.

    Greek Life

    I have seen Greek life but and not apart of it. From what I have witnessed they seem to have a lot of fun and enjoy every second of college life.

    Clubs and Activities

    My first year I did not get to involved however there are several ways to get involved in activities. There is a lot of things you can join.

    Great for these types of students

    Kent State is a great school for people who are in aviation or fashion design. That seems to be the niche for Kent State.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is college fest that we have and May 4 is a big day at Kent State as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Kent State is like any college, very expensive, however if you take a lot of classes you will get all out of the price you pay.

    What to do for fun

    I liked to go to the recreational facility for fun. I have also seen some recreational sports be played which looked like a great time as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat if you have a dining plan. They have many places so you can get a lot of variety and never get bored eating the same food over. It is all really delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I greatly enjoyed my first year of dorm life. It was fun to meet new people and the rooms are nice and clean. Most of the dorms are right by the academic buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say in general college is tougher than high school. So you will be challenged with the work load. However it is very manageable and can be done.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students I would highly consider Kent because it is a great school and you will get the big school feel there. It is very easy to get around and people are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    It is a very clean campus. I believe it is very beautiful and has a lot of green space compared to many other colleges. It is a very easy campus to navigate.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun. Last year Damons bar and grill held a comedy every Thursday. They had comedians from all over the state come and entertain everyone. There are plenty of things to do off campus as well. There is a hooka bar, some clubs and places to get food. If you're into working out, we have a spectacular REC center. There are three floors, it consists of a rock wall, a huge pool and hot tub, weight room, basketball courts, racquetball courts, rooms for spinning or yoga classes, and a place to get protein shakes and snacks. Kent is never boring, there is always something there to do on any given night.

    Food and Dining

    There could be more to eat. The majority of the food is greasy and fast, but there are some good places too. There is a place called the Hub, which contains an Einstein bros, Subway, Jump Asian, a sushi bar, and something like a Long John Silvers. Then there is Eastway which is on the other side of campus. They have breakfast, lunch and dinner every day they make something different. They have a salad bar, and fresh fruit is always available. There are three markets at Kent, Rosies in the Tri-towers, Eastway, and there is a small one at the Hub.

    Dorm Life

    There are several places to live at Kent. They are building more dorms this summer due to the incline of applications and incoming students. I was housed in Write Hall witch is one of the three tri-towers. Write Hall is one of the better dorms, but there are nicer. Centennial courts are the nicest but more expensive. All the dorms are close to food and the library. Some dorms have food courts that are attached. For example, in the tri-towers there is a deli and diner open 22/7.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a science major, so really I can only talk about that specific field. My basic classes were chemistry, biology and math. None of them were easy to say the least. If you are a science major, Kent assumes you are a pre-med major. So the classes are not easy, it's necessary to go to every class, and studying is a major part of the day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, do extracurricular stuff whether it be sports, volunteering, or working. Fill out as many scholarships as possible, college is not as affordable as it used to be, so you'll need all the help you can get. The best kind of help is the kind you don't have to pay back, so grants and scholarships are the way to go.

    In three sentences

    The motto for Kent State is Can't read, can't write, Kent State. But I'm here to tell you, Kent is no easier than any other college out there. If you want to get a degree, Kent is just as worthy of your time, effort and money as any other college.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overall pretty safe. Campus security does a good job at monitoring safety on campus. However there are always a few incidents throughout the year.

    Greek Life

    Pretty big, both social and professional opportunities.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Definitely a party school, like most other public universities, but there is definitely a place for the scholars too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The rock!

    Bang for the buck

    I am constantly frustrated by the increasing costs and fees that seem to continue to increase. Sometimes it is the atmosphere and the relationships that I formed that keep me here.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many student organizations that are always doing something. I rarely have a moment where I am lost for something to do. If you want to be, you can be more involved than ever.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food is campus food. Its alright. Everything on campus is a la carte, so no going into the cafeteria and piling up on you're plate...because you will pay for it with your meal plan. Off campus options are great too (Chipotle!).

    Dorm Life

    This is generally pretty good. This is definitely, more so than not, a party school, so if you're not quite into that, you will either have to get lucky with a roommate or arrange it with someone that you already know and have similar tastes as.

    Academic Rigor

    This definitely depends on the major. There are obviously some easy classes that you can easily do well in, but it is still a respectable school where academic success is expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There is nothing you can do to make your experience better than to get involved in different activities on campus and meet some of the awesome people that this campus has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Campus life is awesome. There is a lot to do for everybody, from Greek life to student organizations to Christian organizations. The atmosphere among students is so much fun.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Kent State University is great for students seeking diversity and a homey atmosphere. If you love fashion and being involved this is great school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year classes are cancelled on the day the shooting took place on campus back in the 70's.

    What to do for fun

    Although Kent State University are known for their raging parties, they also offer many clubs and organizations as well as weekly events. What I like to do is yoga. They offer yoga classes for beginners to advance.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Kent State University is amazing. They have food for the beefy football players as well as the vegans. Some restaurants on campus are open 24hrs. In the cafeteria they make food for every holiday and special occasions. My favorite is Valentines Day because you can eat with that special someone.

    Dorm Life

    Kent State University offers a Home Away from Home program. Kent State University offers a variety of dorms you can choose from. They also offer learning communities, which allows you to stay in the same dorm as someone who is in your major.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at Kent State University is the number one priority. College life is fun but we all are there to purse our careers and further our education. Kent State University takes pride in educating the students and will help us every step of the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    To prospective students, stay in touch with Kent State University through your senior year. Apply to Kent State University as early as possible to be eligible for possible scholarships. And network with Kent State University alumni.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is one of the top schools in Ohio. Kent State University has loads of history including the event that took place in the 70's. Kent State University has the best Fashion Merchandising program.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Really dont have one

    What to do for fun

    There is no problem with finding things to do with a bunch of great kids

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a close look at the college.

    In three sentences

    It is a very nice college. The area is very safe. I really enjoy it.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many organizations to join. Personally I enjoy going to the Recreational Center and playing basketball. There is also many athletic events and intermural teams.

    Food and Dining

    There is many different types of food you can get at Kent from sushi to Subway.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life varies from building to building. It just matters what kind of person you are and what you like to do at school.

    Academic Rigor

    In anything you do in life you have to put in 100% effort. Kent State University makes you do that with every class you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in touch with your professors all the time. Always ask questions that you have. Also, don't be afraid to join in a group at Kent. Just be yourself and you'll find your niche.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a school that steers you toward whatever you want to do and leads you on your path towards success. The school is great at keeping you on track with school with providing you with great professors and leaders that are with Kent.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food at kent is pretty good! There are a lot of little diners inside the campus dorms and they each offer different food which is good to always have variety. Outside of campus, there are many restaurants within walking distance of the campus and close to bus stops, there are many to choose from but surely they are restaurants that hit close to home!

    Dorm Life

    most of the dorms at kent are old but they are still comfortable and affordable. There are many room options to choose from as well as locations around campus. They are all near the bus stops which is very convenient when you have a lot to carry or just trying to stay away from the cold!

    Academic Rigor

    The work load is not bad at all! Professors give you plenty of time to complete projects, papers, and of course to study! There are a lot of ways to get help in a certain class, whether it be by extra credit opportunities or studying at the library with help groups.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Big Rock is where organizations on campus express themselves. It's located at the front of campus by Main St. The rock gets re-painted every two weeks by another organization.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do on campus, everyday could be spent at an event. Kent has a lot of areas where students can hang out and play games with each other.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know who and where to go to for help if you need it. Kent is a big place and it's easy to get lost in the college life and forget about academics if your not careful.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is the best University if you are looking for a great place to network, teachers who care about your education and a beautiful campus. Kent offers a lot of opportunities to get involved on campus and across the country. So far Kent has made my college experience great and I know yours will be too.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    All over campus there are Emergency poles for anyone who may be in danger. There are even numbers that can be reached for a late night escort.

    Greek Life

    I love Greek Life! I am a member of a sorority and it's great knowing so many people who are going to always be there for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you can think of I'm sure we have it and if not, start a club or organization. Our largest club/organization on campus I believe is the Anime Club.

    Great for these types of students

    Well rounded, excited, and fun

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions...well I've only been on campus for one semester and I don not think I have seen anything out of the ordinary.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm going to a great college for a great program that's in my own state I can't complain. The professors are really nice!

    What to do for fun

    You have plenty of options when it comes to having fun. There are bullentin boards everywhere with postings, late night movie showings, ice arena, and a recreation center. For the people who like to take additional classes that are fun, pick up a game of any sort, or get a private session with a trainer the recreation and wellness center is for you.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! There are options for diabetics, vegans, and whatever you crave. If you love Starbucks you will definitely love this campus there are at least two main stores.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a hall that house other people within my major. I like that I have a community to go to whenever I need help. I also love it because there is a studio inside the hall that can help when I need late hours to work on a project.

    Academic Rigor

    Every class I have taken has challenged me differently, which is good because that's what college is all about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you are looking for when choosing the right college. Think of your personality, major, and hobbies also when making the right choice. I decided to go with KSU because it's nationally known for the Fashion Design program and not a very far drive from home.

    In three sentences

    I would give Kent State University an overall rating of 9 of 10! There are plenty of people to meet & a variety of activities always going on. There is no way you can ever get bored.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Kent has a wide variety of activities, for both on and off campus. In town, there is our famous downtown Kent, which is the place for a fun evening/night-life to meet new people, go dancing, see bands, and just have a good time off campus. We also have restaurants, shopping, movies, bowling, hike-and-bike trails, and Kent is just a very relaxed, but fun, town.

    Academic Rigor

    Speaking only for myself, and I am a 41-year-old single, working mother, some of the academics have been extremely difficult for me, such as learning a foreign language and the advanced math classes, as I did not learn these subjects when I was in high school, and I was shocked at how much more time I had to put into these classes and still received bad and mediocre grades. For every subject, I believe strongly in preparation and studying very hard, because, to me, receiving an A is like getting a raise at work. I've resigned myself to knowing that I am excellent at many things, but I am not as strong in other areas, such as math and foreign languages, though I still try my hardest at them. I do not, and have not, given up trying to perfect myself.

    Tips for prospective students

    For new students attending Kent State, I strongly recommend they come prepared to work very hard, and to be sure they take their time at college seriously. College students have more work to do than most people have to do at their regular jobs (and those people get to clock out and go home and relax each evening!). College students put in an enormous amount of hours towards their schoolwork, so my advice to them is: go to every class, plan a study schedule for yourself and stick to it, work hard at every subject you are learning, get plenty of rest and enough to eat, and if you are maintaining the above suggestions, there should be plenty of time for you to go out and have fun, as college should be the best time of a person's life. Also, remember how lucky you are that you are attending college.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a wonderful and diverse college to attend. As an adult, non-traditional student, KSU has provided so many unique opportunities for students from every background, whether they are international, a new freshman who has just graduated from high school and is beginning their life, or someone like myself who has decided to pursue their college degree as a second chance, or to start a new career. The curriculum and the teaching are outstanding.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent State has great campus police that are always around to help people. There are also security stations spread all across campus. You can see one no matter where you are on campus.

    Greek Life

    There are about ten fraternities on campus all with their own personalities that fit you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs for any possible interest you may have.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for ANY kind of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a yearly remembrance of the shooting that occurred years ago on campus where classes are canceled and we all gather.

    Bang for the buck

    Every teacher I've had has done everything in their power to help in every way. For the price I'm paying I don't think I could've chosen a better school.

    What to do for fun

    Kent State has various bands come and comedians. There is also a bowling alley, movie theater, and lounges with pool tables, etc. There are also tons of clubs and things like that to meet people.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of places to eat on campus including Subway and Quaker Steak and Lube.

    Dorm Life

    All the students are up to have fun and are very open. The dorms are very nice and comfortable for living.

    Academic Rigor

    The graduation rate is 50%. Kent state is a big school and they don't really have that high of standards so I'd say it's academic rigor is pretty good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to college with the mentality to hit the ground running. It's very important to start off with a high GPA because it's hard to bring up later in your career at college.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a great school with very committed teachers. The tuition isn't that bad and they are very willing to work with you. The student community is very open and accepting to everyone.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. Campus escorts will walk you to your dorm late at night just to be safe.

    What to do for fun

    There's always events on campus. There is also a lot of places and stores to go to near the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great. Many varieties and also food for Vegan, Vegetarians and people who only eat Kosher.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very nice, close to all classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take all prerequisite classes before electives. Study hard and enjoy the college life. The safe way. Also get involved om groups on campus.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a really nice campus and teachers are very nice. Its a great place for students with families of their own. A great place to be and live.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe.. It's not in a busy city and there our a lot of safety features on the buildings like the residence halls not including the police force on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of club and activity opportunites on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of student activites on campus that you can participate not including clubs and organizations you can join. Plus for just a few dollars you can go to Akron or Cleveland for the day.

    Food and Dining

    They have food access everywhere on campus so if your dorm is on one side you don't have to walk all the way across campus to get a bite to it which is really great.

    Dorm Life

    There dorms are really nice. I love the learning communities

    Academic Rigor

    It has a somewhat high standard of what they want incoming freshman. It's not hard to achieve the requirements and they don't just let anyone in.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a great campus with a lot of opportunities and good programs.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful campus. The school has a good diversity so you can get to know all kinds of different people. It's a big campus but not too overwhelming.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    So much I could put here! Kent offers kayaking and canoeing down the Cuyahoga river nearby for really cheap. There is a bowling alley in one of the dorms on campus. There are tons of tracks, tennis courts, basketball courts, and soccer fields to have fun on too. Kent is really good in offering tons of intramural sports! And for those over 21, the downtown scene at Kent is AWESOME.

    Food and Dining

    Kent offers so much variety on campus for food! They also have something called a Flashcard which allows you to travel off campus and eat downtown for a change!

    Dorm Life

    Not much to comment on here, never lived in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    I gave this three stars because their are easy classes and very difficult classes. A lot of these change between majors and professors, but all of them really do a good job of explaining the material. Every single one of my professors always offered to help me outside of class, which was very helpful for concepts I didnt undertand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go an speak with the academic advisers. They honestly have your best options in mind and will point you in the right direction if you need help. Kent may be a big school but it operates in a way that makes it feel like home away from home

    In three sentences

    Fun, Fast, and Ever-changing. Kent State is an awesome school for anyone. Their degree programs are all top notch including programs like Aeronautics, Fashion and Nursing that are all nationally ranked.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    just as many as any other universities maybe a bit less

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    campus rock: paint it

    Bang for the buck

    rosies cheesy bread!!!

    Dorm Life

    dorms are small and expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    I can say that the classes are informative and the classes that I've attended the professors was kind of helpful/

    Tips for prospective students

    have lots of money, tuition goes up every year!!!

    In three sentences

    Kent state is a very expensive school. The services aren't that well and trying to remain a student financially is harder then the school work

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue Light City which are the black poles everywhere on campus with blue lights and phones that you can use if you have an emergency, also If its late and you are scared to walk to your car use you can call for an escort

    Greek Life

    Greek Life Is everywhere, if you are looking for a party just go to one of the houses with all the funny letters, everyone is welcome

    Clubs and Activities

    KSU offers Many clubs and and a huge Variety of activities to engage in, it all goes down in the student center

    Great for these types of students

    Students Who love to shop but really cant afford it, there is this really cool store near campus Called Gabriels brothers OMG!!! Name brand Items for VEry low prices, Food, Clothes, Shoes, Electronics, you just have to go to believe it

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A Tradition on Campus I would say would be the Library, Everyone hangs out at the Library especially during Finals

    Bang for the buck

    Kent state University Is a really Good School, I really think they need to train there workers what exceptional customer service is becasue Financial Aid office and Bursars Have some Really Rude Mean Ladies, I mean you know this is a universtiy and Students will be calling with the Same Questions, Dont Get Mad just continue to tell them teh same thing over again.

    What to do for fun

    Shop, Travel, Make Jewlery

    Food and Dining

    Good Food but very expensive

    Dorm Life

    I really didnt like it I had some really bad Roomates

    Academic Rigor

    EXCELLENCE IN ACTION

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay close attention to your financial aid Avoid on campus living make sure you Stay on top of your courses

    In three sentences

    Small/ but Big university Costy Too much building and not enough scholarchips coming from within the university

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Kent State University has a newspaper that will list fun activities to do around campus. There are also clubs a student can join with any hesitation.

    Food and Dining

    There are food and dinning areas on every corner, there is always something for the pickiest of eaters.

    Dorm Life

    I currently do not have a dorm but majority of my family have dorms and all they do is brag about how nice it is.

    Academic Rigor

    A student will face multiple challenges, but if the student is determined and hard working they will get through it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself there are always activities to do for everyone with any type of personality. Try your best and the staff and free tutors are always there to help.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is diverse university with all types of hard working unique individuals. Around campus there is always something to do when your not studying to meet new friendly people. Kent State is loaded with school spirit everywhere you visit in Kent is decorated in Blue and Gold, so Kent State is full of pride.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Either you do it or you don't

    Great for these types of students

    Those who are social and like to party

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Black Squirrel is the secret mascot of Kent State

    What to do for fun

    Rock Climbing Clubs/organizations The Rec Social Events Party Sports/sports games

    Tips for prospective students

    Make Sure you apply for scholarships. At anytime if you question where your money is going, always ask. Try not to live on campus if it is not necessary (it cost a lot).

    In three sentences

    Kent is beautiful. The Kent campus is very easy to navigate. The Academic advisor's are really helpful.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    No matter what your interests are, you'll find it here. There are numerous clubs, activities, and groups to join. If none of these peak your interest, the campus always hosts events, including the annual 'Black Squirrel Fest'. Also, students get in free to all sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    Surprisingly, the dining halls offer amazing meals and meal selections. There is something here for everyone. If you are a vegetarian, you're covered; only like sushi? We've got that too. There are also countless restaurants in the area as well as on campus. These include Subway, Wendy's, Starbucks, and many more.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is great. There is always something going on and no matter what your lifestyle or interests, there are people here just like you.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses do pose a bit of a challenge, but the professors and other faculty are always right there to give you that extra boost or to help you if you are unsure.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are contemplating which university to attend, I would highly recommend this one. Everyone is friendly and the faculty, despite the student population size, will help any student regardless of time barriers. The faculty make you feel like you are a student and not just a number.

    In three sentences

    Great university with a lot of character. A place where you can build both an academic and social life for the rest of your life. Gives you an 'at home feel' the moment you walk on campus.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Intermural Sports, Sports Teams, Clubs, Late night free movies, attend sporting events

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices, easy to find, healthy choices, grab and go choices, coffee, cold drinks, wraps, sushi, homemade food, everything is yummy! There's a choice for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    Nice people, helpful staff, cleaning lady, decent amount of space, easy access to food and markets

    Academic Rigor

    School work is important but it isn't necessarily always a hard task. If you go to class and pay attention, the work is a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the different dorms before you decide where you want to live, they have quite a few differences between them. Join a club or a sports team to get more involved.

    In three sentences

    Kent State has an awesome staff who really knows their stuff. The campus is beautiful and short walks to class. A big campus makes for having a lot of nice people to become your friends.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe when I'm on campus other than if I'm walking outside at night time by myself which I rarely do.

    Greek Life

    My cousin was in a sorority and she really enjoyed it. She still is in the sorority but doesn't live in the sorority house any more.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't personally joined any clubs but I know that there are many to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    The Child Development Center is a great place to apply for a job if you are going into the early childhood education program. Also, this is where ECE students will observe and work in classrooms in the beginning of the program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an ice arena and Kent State has it's own daycare associated with the school which they call the Child Development Center.

    Bang for the buck

    Education is not cheap. Be prepared to take out a bunch of loans.

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs you can join and they are always having activities on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok. Nothing special. My favorite things are the salad bar and the deli where I get my sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small, you can only have a small fridge and microwave, which is not always provided for you. You pay way too much for the tiny dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    As I said before Kent State has a really good curriculum and they strive for diversity and you are required to take classes that make you more internationally aware.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips would be to get the cheapest dorms or you will be paying way too much. Also don't take too many credit hours because they will charge you for that too.

    In three sentences

    Kent State has a really good curriculum. The tuition and room and board is way too expensive. I do like the school other than the cost and the dorms.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many different things to do. i enjoy going to the rec center and working out. I also enjoy going to the sporting events they are really fun.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food is very good. They have many different places to choose from. The only thing i do not like is waiting for the food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice. Mine as air conditioning and is very spacious i like them a lot.

    Academic Rigor

    So far the academic have not been to difficult at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as possible, save your money and apply early.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a great college. It is a big campus with lots to do. It also has tons a different majors.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    What I found that was great for students is that the PARTA (Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority, or the bus system the runs around here) is free for all students; you just need to flash your student ID. The bus goes downtown, all over Kent, to the Walmart, and even to Akron. This is great for freshmen or anyone who does not have a car on campus. Also it's good to look into if any stores have discounts for students with their ID. There is a Goodwill on East Main that gives and extra 10% to students for whatever their purchases are on any day of the week.

    What to do for fun

    On Kent's website there is a calendar which never has a day barren of anything to do. There are art shows and festivals, as well as group work out sessions like yoga and spinning. If none of those interest you, there are hundreds of groups on campus including political, greek, religious, and even dungeons and dragons. If those still don't pique your interest, people are always putting up fliers in the Student Center and all over campus pinned to different walls. Plus downtown is less than a 3 minute bus ride (which is free for students) where there are bars, restaurants, and concert venues. There's always something to do here!

    Food and Dining

    For food and dining there are SO many options here at Kent State! There are cafes, places to get freshly made sandwiches and wraps, places with smoothies and shakes, salad and sushi bars, and so many more options. For foreign students or for those with a more eclectic appetite, there are also many diverse foods that are not indigenous to this area. But for those that are comfortable with their usuals, they also offer places like Subway and there are many well-known fast food places right across the street, off of campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great. There's free wifi for all students in all dorms and many of the dorms are a close distance to each other on campus so you can go from one dorm to the next relatively quickly. Use the loft beds for so much more space in your room. Wright towers are the best!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here at Kent state are very flexible to how you want to learn. There are classes that even offer honors as an option if you decide you want a more engaging experience in the classroom. But even if you opt out of honors courses, you get a very well rounded education here at Kent state. They make sure to cover as many aspects as possible in your courses related to your major, and they also keep track of what the students are learning in the classroom. Kent State really prioritizes what is best for the student for their careers ahead.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to know where your classes are before you finalize them; It is a huge campus and walking from one class to another might take longer than the 15 minutes you have between classes. Also, be sure to get your classes set up early so you can find cheap books online before you have to pay full price at the book store!

    In three sentences

    Kent state is a huge campus with many opportunities for many majors. It's located in a small city called Kent which is 20 minutes away from downtown Akron. They really focus a lot on what's best for their students here and it's a great school!

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The campus is very welcoming and visually stunning. The teachers are helpful and present on a regular basis. It is a safe and normally upbeat university.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Best campus safety

    Greek Life

    Great

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and organizations

    Great for these types of students

    Lots of Islam students

    Bang for the buck

    There are alot of oppurtunity to get money like just doing research

    What to do for fun

    Lots of partys

    Food and Dining

    Food is great but your meal plan can run out quick

    Dorm Life

    I live in a apartment near campus. Its great except for the stink bugs.

    Academic Rigor

    Class are ok. i only do not like one class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just stay focused and apply for many scholorships

    In three sentences

    I love that i picked this school. Im learning alot and feel that they are really trying to get me ready for my career.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never feel unsafe on campus. KSU has there own police department and they're very good at there jobs.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs Check out down town Kent If you like musicals, the School of music puts on some pretty spectacular shows (I've never seen a bad one)

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options as far a food is concerned. There are restaurants all over campus and all over the city itself and the dining services on campus are not half bad.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I commute, but I did have to stay in a dorm before I started my freshman year. The cheaper dorms, which is what I stayed in, have really small rooms and no AC, but they have awesome bathrooms and showers which is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Sometimes in high school, I would take a class for the entire year and not learn a single thing. I've never had that problem at Kent. I always learn something.

    Tips for prospective students

    Kent has a busing system so make sure you know which buses go where. Also make sure to time how long it takes you to get from each building before your first day so that you won't be late.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is nice because it's not too big, but not too small either. It has a lot of really great programs and most of the staff is good too. My only complaint is that they build a lot of useless things on campus to make it look prettier on brochures, but they boost tuition to pay for them, which makes it hard afford to minor or double major in something.

  • 10/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many lit up phones all around campus to use if you are in trouble. You can also use those phones to call security and someone will come and walk you to wherever you need to go.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have clubs/activities for just about everyone. But if you get a couple friends together, you can start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Fashion design/merchandising majors. Students who like diversity and big schools.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The black squirrels are everywhere!

    What to do for fun

    The rec. center is incredible if you like to stay active. They play newly released movies at the student center. There are also numerous organizations and activities such as sororities and fraternities.

    Food and Dining

    They have lots of variety in food. They have things for vegetarians or all organic/gluten-free diets.

    Dorm Life

    Always things to get involved in and the RA's are great.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say the coursework can be challenging. However, that also depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Living on campus: pick a residence hall that has air conditioning!

    In three sentences

    Big and diverse campus. Intelligent professors and instructors. Easy to get involved in student activities.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go downtown! Kent has a beautiful historic downtown area. Attend sports games, join intramural sports teams.

    Food and Dining

    A little pricey, but delicious! Eastway Dining Hall is always giving a variety of food choices throughout the week so you're not stuck eating fried foods all the time and keeping that freshman 15 down!

    Dorm Life

    Resident Assistants are amazing at getting the students occupied, especially during the rough periods of the semester!

    Academic Rigor

    Kent's academics challenge students to really earn their education. It is an education after all!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with at least one student organization. Don't be afraid to talk to and meet new people. Utilize the campus resources; library, computer labs, tech staff, etc. Have fun, but remember why you're here!

    In three sentences

    Kent State is always looking for ways to get students involved both on and off campus. Kent has undergone major construction during the past year to improve student life from campus to downtown. Kent State's school pride is amazing; you definitely know when you're in Flash territory!

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security people who patrol each dorm at night, although walking around campus alone at night is pretty sketchy so always travel in groups! Never walk alone at night! There is a campus escort system and there are emergency phones all around campus.

    Greek Life

    I just joined a sorority and I absolutely love it! It's a fantastic way to meet other people and it always keeps me busy. It's definitely worth the extra money and I can's wait for the rest of the years ahead :)

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is great compared to other schools, but room and board is what really kills you. The university does offer some good scholarship and loan options, but definitely apply for all the scholarships you can outside of the university!

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is within walking distance and has a lot of great places to hangout, shop, and eat. Also, every Friday and Saturday there are movies in the KIVA. Also, I can't forget to mention that there is always a party somewhere on College St or University.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of great food options on campus, as well as plenty of places to eat downtown. Plus, there are three markets on campus where you can use your meal plan to buy snacks for your dorm.

    Dorm Life

    The Honors dorms are really nice. They have their own bathroom and a cleaning lady comes once a week. Downside to Honors Dorms: hard to meet people who like to go out. Upside to Honors Dorms: It's always pretty quiet and a great place to get homework done. My other friends outside of the honors dorms love their dorms too and have so many friends in their building - something I'm a little jealous of!

    Academic Rigor

    I was an AP student in high school, and it prepared me well for my classes. Still, the classes are more difficult than high school and you will actually need to study for tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    The dorms are small, so don't over pack. Use your meal plan as often as possible. Invest in some good walking shoes!

    In three sentences

    I love it here! The weather is iffy, but we all deal with it. I'm learning a lot and am so excited for the years to come.

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent State takes great pride in the security of the students. Throughout parking lots there are lit up telephones that you can use at night. There are also escorts provided at the library if you want a walk back to your dorm late at night.

    What to do for fun

    Kent State does a great job with student involvement and campus activities. Whether it be football games or the black squirrel 5k run theres always something to do. The Rec center has intramural teams each semester and offers a wide variety of sports. There are also many concerts throughout the school year in the MAC center where many famous artists come to perform.

    Food and Dining

    Theres a great selection of foods on and off campus so that you don't get sick of the same food. There is a flashcard where you can put money on it and use it as a debit card on campus. There are grocery stores throughout campus and always food within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was one of the most best decisions I've made. I really got the college experience and grew up living in a dorm. It teaches you responsibility and living on your own. The resident assistants are always nice and very easy to talk to.

    Academic Rigor

    Programs differ in competitiveness and workload. As long as you study each night for a few hours with a class you will be fine. Ask the professors for help when you need it. The professors are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Kent State continues to grow every single year. Whether it be academically or the overall appearance on campus it makes big steps every year. If interested in a health field make sure to take anatomy and physiology type classes in high school.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a very great diverse college that offers a wide variety of majors. The professors are great and are very well educated. For General classes they also provide, supplemental instruction, help for any student free of cost!

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On campus, there is always something going on whether it's a sports event, craft night, activities/club meeting, or special event. Most dorms are daily activities also. Downtown is a five minute walk from campus and has many shops and places to go. Going out is also a popular event among students.

    Food and Dining

    Kent offers a great verity of food options on and off campus. The meal plan is worth the money and most places are a fairly, decent deal.

    Dorm Life

    Every dorm is different. They have cheaper, small rooms with communal bathrooms. Most of these types are louder, active, involved, and of a friendlier atmosphere. The more expensive, larger rooms with private bathrooms are quieter, more studious, and more spaced out. Overall, dorm life is excellent.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough and demanding, but they offer numerous study aids and are actually interesting enough that you want to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and take advantage of the numerous study help/tutoring options available. Definitely live on campus in a dorm for at least a year. Get involved and join activities to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is an unique, welcoming, college. The teachers are top notch and want you succeed with your goals in life and will help you every step of the way. Kent State is a wonderful place to really find yourself and how to live your life.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University has it's own police department and have 24 hour security that roams the campuses all the time. Also there are text messages that are sent from the campus that give you updates on things happening around the campus.

    Greek Life

    There are many Greek organizations that help you get through your college experiences.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to join for anyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student will have a good time here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kent State has black squirrels all over campus you really don't see that anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    Since Kent State is a big university there are always people to hang out with. Usually in my spare time I play basketball at the rec and hang out with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a freshman make time for sleep, studying and extra activities. Talk to your professors they are there to help you.

    In three sentences

    A university which is very large in its enrollment. All the programs are nationally ranked and very well taught. The tuition cost has risen in the past year.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is superb. Emergency phones are located throughout the campus and are clearly labeled on maps. The dorms are even monitored by students that are considered security and follow all campus rules and regulations.

    Greek Life

    Greek life seems to be getting better on campus. The houses are being updated and more Greek life promotion is happening. There seem to be fun events happening like a sing off and a talent show to raise money.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many fun and interactive clubs and activities that are happening. You can sign up at the recreational center and be involved in outdoor sports such as ski club, whitewater rafting and other club sports. There are also educational groups like American Marketing Association that will help you further your future in the career you choose.

    Great for these types of students

    Kent is a very liberal college where acceptance in all types of minor students such as gays, lesbians, transsexual, bi-sexual, cross-dressers and other people that have been out casted. There are tons of support groups that help you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus song is build you up buttercup, but it isn't an official campus song.

    What to do for fun

    There is a recreational center for rock climbing, club sports, weekend adventure trips to sign up for. On home games for football there is tail-gating and fun student activities.

    Food and Dining

    Food has gotten a lot better. There are healthy options like wraps, salad bars and subway as well as indulgent food items such as ice cream bars, Quaker Steak and Lube. There is even a more expensive restaurant to celebrate special occasions!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun, yet safe. It depends what dorm you stay at. Some are dry dorms where no alcohol is allowed, some allow outside visitors for the weekend while some offer only 24 hour visitation. Basically there is something for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the class you take. There are exercise classes that aren't too rigorous but there are accelerated classes like organic chemistry available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to become active in different clubs and activities that the school offers but make sure you don't spread yourself too thin so you still have time to study!

    In three sentences

    Fun school to attend!

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent has excellent security. Once quiet hours are going on in the dorm, there are security guards doing rounds on the floor. At night there are even security guards walking around the campus, where there are also Emergency Towers located throughout the campus. At the stadium for freshman to park their car there is 24/7 security. A police car is always sitting in there and at night a few may patrol around the bus stops to make sure everything is okay.

    What to do for fun

    On campus there are usually some sort of event or activity going on, if it's bands performing or some sort of new work out to do in the Student Center. There are plenty of places to go to in Downtown Kent, like Acorn Alley. There are different shops and a bunch of food places around there.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is good, Eastway Dining Hall usually serves a different hot meal everyday, and there are plenty of options. The Hub has about 5 or 6 different food places like Einstein's Bagels or Subway. And there are Kent Market's at a places on campus, the one is Eastway I know is up until midnight or so.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are exciting, people on the floor are usually up to something. People tend to leave their doors bolted or open for others to walk in and chat. Sharing bathrooms is sometimes a problem, but the other students will usually clean up after themselves.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are good, and most of my professors care about helping the students. Sometimes the work will stress you out, but time management is key.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the math placement test seriously. If you don't score high enough, you be put in the ALEKS learning program. Not many of the students here enjoy that math program.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a beautiful campus. The students here have great school spirit and are friendly. The atmosphere is nice and relaxing, since the campus feels like it's own town.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent and the surrounding communities both have a decent amount of crime. Although campus itself is relatively safe you'll want to be careful. I started school this semester and since then I've gotten a FlashAlert about an arson, a robbery, and heard news reports about all the damage done by drunk people on a regular basis.

    Great for these types of students

    There's a lot of drinking and such on campus, especially during Halloween. There are a lot of parties and a lot of people on campus smoke. Anyone who doesn't like that sort of thing should steer clear. There are some nice people on campus but it's not necessarily for those who are as serious about education or have trouble fitting in. Although there are some nice people and people who don't necessarily fit in around, it's hard to find them with such a large student body. If you look hard enough they're there though.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rathskeller is the best place to hang out on campus, other than the library. They both have computers and a coffee shop, and the Rathskeller has games and places to relax. Writing about events in chalk happens a lot and the Black Squirrel festival is nice. It's also close enough to Ravenna that going to the Ballon-a-Fair is an option.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do. On campus alone there are sports, pool tables and board games in the Rathskeller (basement of the student center), and different activities are always posted on bulletin boards and in chalk around campus. There are also plenty of places to go in downtown Kent. The city itself is beautiful and even when everything is closed it's nice to walk around and discover the city.

    Food and Dining

    They have amazing food. There's a Quaker Stake and Lube in the basement of the student center, a coffee shop in the library, and sushi, ice cream, chinese food, bagels, and Subway upstairs in the center. They have a number of markets and things with cheaper food for a fast snack, and it's close to Kent which has a lot of international food places.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, but from what I've seen of the dorms from friends on campus they aren't spectacularly nice, but also aren't horrible either. Tri-Towers is pretty nice and a few other residence halls have little markets in them. There's also lots of apartments around campus and it's very close to surrounding communities like Ravenna and Stow.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a high school student doing college courses and although the classes are slightly more challenging, they are as I said only slightly so. Where they are more challenging they're really enjoyable though. I'm taking online courses however, and the Blackboard Learn format is beautiful and easy to use.

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch out for cigarette smoke, although they've been thinking about going non-smoking on campus. Make sure you know about the basement of the student center, it's a great place to relax. Also, don't be afraid to get involved. There's always a lot of chalk on the sidewalks around campus to alert you to things going on.

    In three sentences

    A nice school with a nice campus. They have some great classes for science majors, but a lot of students. Kent also has great facilities on campus for students.

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is around all the time Alerts are sent to your cellphone Emergency procedures are explained The town is very peaceful

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and there is a club for each person. The only problem is that you have to do your own research to find them instead of attending a single presentation where all of them are.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want good education that is affordable

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The May 4th memorial that commemorates the Kent State shooting

    What to do for fun

    Concerts and Shows Clubs Fraternities and Sororities Downtown trips

    Food and Dining

    It has good food but it needs more variety and healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    The size is good and the price is average.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Request a tour Explore the website specially the Career Services section Don't wait for someone to talk to you, have initiative and call first! Study what makes you happy not what others want you to study If you are unsure about what you want to study think about what makes you happy and the demand in the current labor market.

    In three sentences

    Excellent facilities Good environment Variety of student organizations

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Campus activites are set up, bars and restaurants are downtown.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore all the majors that interest you.

    In three sentences

    Kent has a great art program. Kent is a relatively affordable college. Kent is very diverse.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency phones located everywhere on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    It all depends on what your interests are, of course.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price you pay to attend college here, you really get a lot out of it. There are so many opportunities here.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to downtown Kent, which is a lot of fun. Hanging out with friends is always an option as well. Get involved in clubs and sports, too.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, however it can get rather boring really fast if you don't have a variety.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. I love living on my own and meeting so many new people. It's a really wonderful experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are challenging, however depending on strengths and weaknesses, some classes are easier than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships as soon as you have the chance. Get your Kent Core out of the way as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a wonderful campus, with many majors and minors to choose from. It provides many opportunities, like studying abroad, internships, and Greek Life. The walking isn't even too bad, once you're used to it.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good around campus, but a little expensive and well worth it.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but I here the dorms are clean and nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is a chance to make yourself better and to find a career that will benefit you for the rest of your life. College can be tough but you have to work to achieve your most precious goals. Don't give up and believe in yourself.

    In three sentences

    Kent State university is a great school to get your education. Everyone here is very friendly and if you have any problems the advisors will always help you. The university is a great place to study since it has a huge library and it is a nice environment.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Well protected. Flash alerts. Security walks around campus. Can be walked to locations.

    Greek Life

    Never joined, but there are many to chose from

    Clubs and Activities

    many many ways to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    so many different celebrations

    Bang for the buck

    great degree that will help!

    What to do for fun

    movies, sports, bowling, pool, karaoke

    Food and Dining

    so many options including downtown.

    Dorm Life

    wonderful, make new friends, recommend Centennials

    Academic Rigor

    definitely challenged and well prepared for career.

    Tips for prospective students

    explore, visit campus, walk around downtown.

    In three sentences

    large, beautiful campus that becomes smaller with time.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Last year I was the safety beat reporter for the Daily Kent Stater, so I know the ins and outs of what safety stuff goes on on campus. There is the occasional theft, rarely there are robberies, and sometimes there are drunk people getting into trouble. For the most part, there are no serious crimes that happen. I am naturally a paranoid person, but I generally feel safe walking campus at night. I would still recommend having mace or walking with friends, but so far there hasn't been any reason for me to not feel safe. That's not to say things don't happen because there is always a possibility, but in general students can feel safe.

    Greek Life

    I joined a sorority last year and it was the best decision I have ever made. KSU has a fantastic Greek life, both fraternities and sororities. I could go on for days talking about the things we do as individual chapters and as a Greek community for each other, Kent State, and the surrounding community. I highly recommend that everyone should think about going Greek. It is great experience, a great way to meet people and make life-long friends, and it is a fantastic way to get involved with your school and community. Our Greek life helps individuals to grow as people and also as a community, and it also looks great on resumes and can sometimes even help you get a job easier.

    Bang for the buck

    There have been some recent fees implemented that many students don't agree with, and I have to say I'm unhappy with what some of the money is going towards. A lot of my tuition dollars are going towards things that I will never use, or things that won't even be built/available until after I graduate but I am still paying for them. The hybrid classes that are now becoming more available I also believe are ripping students off because they are having to teach themselves the material and do everything online, but are still paying the same amount of money as if they were going to class with a professor. However, for the most part, I believe I am getting the education I am paying for.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things you can do for fun (and for free!) on campus. One thing I suggest taking advantage of is the Real Late Reals, which is put on by CSI every weekend and they show new movies. There are also almost constantly speakers, concerts, or other events students can take advantage of if they have time. Of course, there are always football, basketball and other sports games that students can attend.

    Food and Dining

    KSU has a lot of options for places to eat and types of food. Mostly I buy groceries at the little grocery store/markets they have in a few different places. There is a place with home cooked meals three meals a day, which is nice if you are craving your mom's cooking. The wrap place in Prentice also has the best wraps I've ever had. Since I've been here three years, after awhile it gets boring and it's hard to decide what I want to eat because nothing sounds good. However, like I said there are a lot of options even if you are a picky eater or vegetarian.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived in a dorm for three years and it hasn't been the worst experience of my life, but it also hasn't been the best. My favorite part about the dorms are you also get the food plan, which is really nice to have and not have to worry about going off campus to buy food. Living in the dorms are a good way to meet people and make friends if you are social, and Kent State has living-learning communities so you can live with people in the same majors as you. Another thing I like is the privacy of the bathrooms. There are individual rooms with locks so you can shower and stuff alone. However, living on a floor of all girls, the bathrooms get disgusting. Also, I'm not much of a people person a lot of the time but your neighbors can sometimes be really loud and obnoxious and it's annoying. Overall though, living in the dorms isn't too bad.

    Academic Rigor

    LERs and intro classes are pretty easy as long as you attend lectures and do the work. The difficulty of other classes really depends on your major. My major requires a lot of out of class work but isn't difficult. Some majors are more rigorous or demanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    My number one tip is to get involved in everything you can. Internships, scholarships, and even prospective employers are looking at what you do in college and don't care as much about high school activities. The more you are involved with, the better, especially if it has something to do with your major. Even if it doesn't look like something you would normally be involved in, try it anyway. My next tip is to always attend class and do the required work. Some classes you won't be able to apply directly to your major, but in most classes you will learn a variety of information and skills that you can apply in life outside of that class. Also, remember you are at college to get your degree. Partying on weekends is fun and a great way to meet people, but make sure to keep it under control and put studies first.

    In three sentences

    When choosing my colleges during my senior year of high school, Kent State was last on my list. Now that I am in my third year here, I wouldn't change my decision for any reason. The professors, the people, the campus and downtown Kent and all of the on and off campus activities available are fantastic.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's very safe! I walk every morning in the dark by myself, and have never had a problem.

    Great for these types of students

    Kent State is a great place for the motivated student, while trying to keep calm about everything that is changing. Kent is a very laid back city, but there are plenty of things to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Holidays/ holiday weekends, and homecoming are the best traditions here! You can have fun anywhere you go, no matter who you're with!

    What to do for fun

    Explore! Kent state University-Kent Campus is surrounded by so many new and different things. It's very laid back, and has something for everyone. Restaurants, shops, parties, the river (to kayak/canoe/walk by), and so many other options are available at Kent State University.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many local businesses around the campus that you can try a new restaurant every day. I haven't had a bad meal yet!

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live in a dorm, but I have not heard anything bad about them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dress warm! Drink lots of water (the less sugar the better), and explore the abundance of available places and people. People are nice, so talk to them! The professors are very nice and understanding, don't be afraid to ask questions or ask for help.

    In three sentences

    In three sentences, going to Kent State University has been the best decision of my life. I have learned so many new things, met many different people, and I have been offered many different opportunities that I would not have been offered if I had not gone here. It has definitely helped me start the reach for my goals.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe . campus is well lighted at night and there are plenty of campus security around all the time

    Greek Life

    a lot of options for sororities/ fraternities

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs for different majors

    What to do for fun

    There is down town kent which has some shopping , restaurants , and some bars .

    In three sentences

    Great university , many different majors / programs, all the staff / professors are very helpful.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a campus escort service you can call to be escorted from anywhere on campus!

    Greek Life

    There are many different sororities and fraternities to join!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities that you can get involved with on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    ANYONE!

    What to do for fun

    The sports events are a great way to get out and meet new people and have fun! There is always something going on around campus, go to the recreation center, take a zumba class, there is always something!

    Food and Dining

    There are many different places around campus to eat. Also, there are different places that you can eat that offer different foods for your needs.

    Dorm Life

    There are many choices of dorms to live in that can fit what you would like. The arrangements of the rooms are very nice and there is enough space for you and your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic setting isn't overly challenging to where you dont understand. The teachers are always willing to help and all the students push themselves to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus! It is a lot better to visit the campus and walk around rather than look at maps online or pictures.

    In three sentences

    A nice campus that's not too big so it isn't overwhelming. Everyone is very friendly and has a positive attitude. The layout of the campus is easy to navigate around.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is well lit. They have emergency phones all over campus, which makes me feel really safe at anytime.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in greek life but I do know that there are many fraternities and sororities to be involved in. Be aware that they can be pricey though.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a wide variety of clubs on campus for pretty much any interest you may have. And of course if you want, it is easy to start your own club. The clubs meet pretty sparsely so involvement is very manageable with class work load. Some clubs allow you to be as involved as you want.

    Food and Dining

    I have a very limited amount of food that I eat so after a semester I am pretty sick of the food. However, there is a good selection and the food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Korb Hall which is the smallest freshman dorm. The floors are co-ed and the bathrooms are communal. The bathrooms are pod style (each has a toilet, sink, and shower) and are cleaned daily. However, I have found, after a semester, that people are not able to clean up after themselves and the bathrooms are sometimes really disgusting.

    Academic Rigor

    My major is early childhood education so my classes will not be as difficult as some other majors, which makes my rating somewhat inaccurate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an idea of jobs you may want and/or clubs you want to join; it's good to get involved! Learn how to manage your time well because if you don't your work will pile up, which can be very stressful.

    In three sentences

    The university is kept very clean and organized; everything is pretty easy to find, and it is quiet and friendly. I really like the selection of dining halls and markets on campus, and I love that one of them is open 24-7. The library is also a great building on campus; they have a lot of resources available to help you be successful and there is a 24-7 study area available.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Depends on your interests, there are lots of things to do, lots of clubs to be in and places to go

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good, there are places with nice quick food and there are many healthy options on campus and there are tons of fast food joints around

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be fun but it can be difficult If you live in a dorm with a bathroom that the whole floor shares

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great thy push you and make you work and although at the beginning it can seem like the courses you take that aren't for your major are a waste of time but in case you want to switch majors or you're undecided it's good for helping you make that decision

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off the first year of college, everything matters. Don't pick a practical major that will get you a practical job. Pick something that interests you so in the future you will be happy

    In three sentences

    Is a good school because it has almost everything and is very diverse and it's very cozy

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the gym and hit the track!

    Food and Dining

    Rosies delivery service was perfect for late night study sessions!

    Dorm Life

    I had the time of my life in the dorms! Meeting new people was great.

    Academic Rigor

    Teaching is well taught with rigor in the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not live in Verder dorm rooms! Those dorms are not friendly...

    In three sentences

    Awesome atmosphere with great people. I enjoy the transportation to campus. The off campus housing is a nice price for college students.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is TOP TOP TOP. I have never felt unsafe when I am on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a bit pricey. I am one of those students that struggle to get the costs covered.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun. There is a bowling ally in the student center. I am not too sure as to what is surrounding the campus. It is useful if you or someone you know has a car.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent. I think it could be better and some days are better than others. Overall, though, I have to say the pasta is my favorite.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoy living on campus. It is a nice home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors, for the most part, want to see your succeed. Be sure to get involved in office hours and time before and after class to discuss any questions you have with them.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggests that prospective students to be prepared for a change, but a positive one. The students here are kind and opened to any and all types of people.

    In three sentences

    Overall, kent state is a great college to attend. The classes are nice sizes therefore they make it easier for students to grasp the concepts. The campus is a decent size which makes walking not too much of a hassle when getting from class to class.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police are all over campus, ensuring safety. The security guards go throughout the dorm halls making the environment feel extremely safe.

    Greek Life

    Not involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not very involved, but there are plenty of activities for absolutely anyone to get involved in. The few group meetings I have gone to, everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming, very worth it.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone looking for a big school with a small school feel.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The May 4th Memorial is a big deal on campus, it is a very respected piece of the campus. We cherish our history and hold it close to our hearts.

    Bang for the buck

    Kent State is a reasonably priced school that makes sure you are taken care of properly and learning what you need to learn.

    What to do for fun

    There is a huge Student Wellness and Recreation Center with an indoor pool and running track, plenty of organizations to get involved with. The RAs try to plan activities for people to get involved, plus there are bulletin boards up in the Student Center that are loaded with ideas to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple places to eat, no matter your dietary needs or preferences. These places are reasonably located and priced.

    Dorm Life

    All of the RAs I have met are extremely friendly and take care of what needs to be taken care of in an orderly and reasonable manor. The dorms are extremely friendly and people end up getting along fairly well.

    Academic Rigor

    This school has reasonable academic intensity, just watch the amount of credit hours, and be sure to talk to others about the classes and professors to see how they are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be yourself, try your hardest, get involved, talk to the professors, talk to people, and just relax!

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a beautiful campus filled with people willing to help out everywhere. The professors have the utmost pride in their students, almost always willing to aid them to success. The environment is extremely friendly and making friends is simple!

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent State has the best police force and have made their presence known so you always feel safe. If for any reason it is dark you can call for an escort directly to your car or dorm room.

    Greek Life

    The are many fratentites and sororities on campus which allows students to grow and become involved. Joining allows for social and personal growth as well as academic success.

    Clubs and Activities

    The are many differnt clubs and so many activities whatever your interest are you will definitely fit in.

    Great for these types of students

    Every student is made to feel welcome at Kent. Whatever your major is there is always someone to help out and give you the extra push needed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't experienced anything unusual so far.

    Bang for the buck

    I am the first of my mother's children to attend college and she sacrifices everything for me to attend school to have a better life. She works mad overtime just to pay for room and board, books, meals, and have some extra money for me to have . I appreciate the opportunity I have been given and will make the most of her sacrifices.

    What to do for fun

    There are many opportunities to meet up with friends and just hang out around campus, attend football games, baseball games, or play volleyball. Make friends don't be shy you won't regret attending Kent.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on campus so you will never get bored eating the same meal. We even have Quaker State awesome!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! It has given me a chance to learn about myself and to become responsible for living on my own.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are challenging and makes sure you are able to be competitive once you graduate. You will definitely be prepared when seeking employment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the advisers they are there for you and will make sure you have every opportunity to succeed in your educational goals.

    In three sentences

    Kent State has been a great opportunity for me to learn all I can about business. My advisers have been great and the professors are exceptional. I am a freshman looking forward to moving forward in a positive direction and becoming an alumni in 3 years. I love KSU!!

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have had no unsafe experiences at Kent, but I don't know what goes on that I do not see. , Because of it's size Kent State Campus does have it's own police department that offers a variety of services.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities at Kent for any student. Whatever your beliefs, your interests, and your needs are, you will find a club here to match.

    Great for these types of students

    Kent is an excellent place for outgoing students who feel they can find themselves a place in the large student body. Students should be willing to take advantage of the large number of resources the university provides.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year in October there is the Black Squirrel Festival to celebrate Kent, Ohio's unique population of black squirrels. There is live music and many booths promoting different clubs and selling interesting items.

    Bang for the buck

    Kent State tuition is relatively inexpensive compared to many other four year colleges. I save money by not living in the dorm and commuting instead. I have also received scholarships. I am receiving a quality education for a very low expense

    What to do for fun

    I spend a good deal of time with the Catholic Student Association. I have found a student body club that matched my interests and beliefs, and i have made many new friends.

    Food and Dining

    Food is tasty, but way too expensive. I suppose it is like that on all college campuses. I am thankful I live at home.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a Biology Major. The course work is challenging enough that I am learning a lot and I know I will be prepared for a career or for graduate school, but not so difficult that I cannot get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class every day. Study for tests. Complete all homework assignments. Get involved in clubs and organizations that match your interests, but don't party if you can avoid it.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a fine institution. There are a large variety of opportunities here for students, both academic and co-curricular. The campus is open and beautiful.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I find the Kent State campus to be very safe. There is usually always someone walking on campus so you do not have the sense that you are alone. Furthermore, Kent State utilizes an on campus security team that students can work for that walk the campus, library, and dorms at night which adds a sense of security.

    Greek Life

    We have a great Greek life at Kent state. Although I do not participate in the Greek life I have many friends that do so and they love it. We have many different sororities and fraternities so you have a strong chance of finding the one that is just right for you. The Greek life at Kent State is very involved and provide a strong sense of brotherhood and sisterhood for its members.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs and activities you can get involved with through Kent State. You can find almost any type of club or activity to meet your interests and if you cannot find one then you can choose to begin a particular club or activity yourself.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun at Kent State such as our Greek life, events hosted by campus, and even places off campus. You will never find a time to be bored at Kent because there are so many different things to do both on and off campus. The student government works hard to provide different and fun events to students throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at Kent State is great. Kent offers a large variety of foods and places to dine so you have a hard time getting sick of the foods you are eating. The food is always prepared well and tastes great, although sometimes the lines may be long the wait is usually always worth it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great at Kent State and helps you to make many new friends. Although the dorms may get crammed and you may get stuck living with someone you might not necessarily see yourself living with it can help you grow into the person that you one day will be. Living in the dorms gives you a strong sense of college life and helps you to learn how to live well and get along with others.

    Academic Rigor

    The introduction classes at Kent State are pretty simple but you do have to put in the effort. Once you get into the more involved class that are for your major the classes will get harder. Your grades will directly reflect the work you put into your courses so always put fourth your best work and you will be pleased with your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are unsure exactly what you want to major in than it is a good idea to study exploratory your first year. Also, in your first year it is important to work hard and stay focused in school. Being a first year student you can get caught up in the social life of attending a large university especially when you live on campus, Kent is a great school and you can learn a lot from your professors.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a great school that has taught me a lot of valuable information and lessons. I have met great professors and great friends at my time attending Kent State University. I feel that Kent State has a lot to offer and you get from the university exactly what you put into it.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent!

    Greek Life

    Greeks are present, some organizations currently do not have members, but Greek life is thriving!

    Clubs and Activities

    Kent has a plethora of clubs and activities! Between your school wok and campus activities, you will never get bored!

    Bang for the buck

    For my parents the cost of attendance was well within reach!

    Food and Dining

    I get the meal plan. Campus food and the availability of places to eat are abundant. You can even use your meal card at some off campus locations!

    Dorm Life

    The types of rooms that you can select from are phenomenal. I haven't experienced much in the way of noise and/or disturbances.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a Fashion Merchandising major and they work us! We get exposure to a wide range of classes to help you propel in your career. Kent also gets a lot of support from well known persons in the fashion industry.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard during your high school years. Listen to your admissions counselor. Keep an open mind and maintain your focus!

    In three sentences

    Kent State is an awesome university. From the time when I was looking as a high school senior, the faculty has been there every step of the way for me and my mother. When my mother ran into an issue with paying my remaining tuition balance, the Bursar's Office was extremely compassionate. Life as a student here at Kent is great. There are so many different nationalities and everyone is friendly and very helpful!

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You should never not feel safe being on campus. I could look out my window right now and see 5 or 6 little blue lights, indicating a place where you can call campus police/security if you begin to feel unsafe. They will no doubt escort you back to your room if you have a late night class that is a far walk from your dorm. Also, all of the dorms and elevators require your room key card to have access, so anyone who doesn't belong, can't get in.

    What to do for fun

    Go to a football or basketball game! Or even go to the Student Wellness and Recreational Center. Even if you were never a fan of working out, this rec center is full of exercise machines, a pool, and even an indoor track. A personal favorite was seeing a movie in the KIVA. The movies they show are some that have just left the theatre, but haven't been released onto DVD yet. I haven't yet gotten the opportunity to explore more of the fun things they have to offer, but the possibilities are endless.

    Food and Dining

    The food is SO good here. They have the best options, and it's even better if you are a freshman or sophomore who probably has a meal plan. They have places like Rosie's which is full of food from the grill, and places like Subway or Nathan's hot dogs. You can not possibly get bored with the food selections here.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is something so different than what you're used to living at home, obviously. For the first time in your life you are probably out on your own and definitely for the first time you just got paired with someone you have never met in your life. It's nothing to worry about because it's the bets feeling living on your own and experiencing things you never have before. Dorm life is fun, and an interesting thing that I'm sure I, personally, won't forget here.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are great! They are all very helpful, and understand the stress and anxiety that a college student can be going through academically. Some things can get overwhelming depending on which classes you are taking, but there are tutors and study sessions all the time, whenever you need them. The library is also open 24/7 and what could be better than that during stressful exams!

    Tips for prospective students

    At first you might be a little nervous about coming to a larger campus, but once you get into the dorms, meet your room-mate(s) and include yourself in activities, you will have the time of your life. There is never a chance to not be doing something.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a large and beautiful campus and definitely worth going to. The people are all friendly, and there are so many clubs that you might not even know which one to pick! So far, all of the professors I have been associated with are knowledgeable and strive to further yours.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Play sports, go to the rec, or see a movie.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent! Delicious food and theres always something new to eat

    Dorm Life

    It comes with everything i need, very comftorable and homey.

    Academic Rigor

    Love all my classes and outstanding majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring warm clothes for the cold weather!

    In three sentences

    It is very close to home. The campus is small and takes 15max to get somewhere. It has plenty of food choices.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are around all of the time making sure that students feel safe! There are also poles located all around campus where if you were in an emergency you could press the button and within minutes the campus police would be there to assist you. I always feel safe and secure on campus. They do a fabulous job!

    Greek Life

    I know many of my friends that are in Greek Life and they absolutely adore it. Not everyone is fit for Greek Life but there are so many to choose from that it makes the decision sometimes difficult. A lot of the sororities and fraternities do volunteer work; participating with Greek Life gives students a responsibility and helps them manage their time better because of the commitments that come with it. Greek Life helps students grow as a person.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are endless amounts of clubs and activities which are frequently advertised. It is so easy to join and fit in no matter what stage you are at. Clubs range from the knitting club, to Christian clubs, to rugby, to artists.

    Great for these types of students

    I believe any student will be able to fit in because of all of the wonderful opportunities that Kent has to offer. No matter what your interest is, Kent State supports it. Kent State is a very liberal school which I love because no matter what your background is you will fit right in with the campus. Everyone on campus is nice, friendly and very easy to talk to.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A unique fact about Kent State is that they do a phenomenal job with making the commuters feel at home on campus too! They have a whole floor of the library dedicated to commuters, called the 4th fab four, and there are always games and gatherings for commuter students to get to know one another! You feel just as at home as a student living on campus!

    Bang for the buck

    I highly recommend Kent State University to any future student or transfer student. Not only is it a wonderful price for a college with such wonderful programs, but the campus is astoundingly beautiful! I love that KSU feels like a suburb within the city! It feels like home and there are signs and wonderful nice people that can help direct you wherever you need to go. There are wonderful people, dedicated professors, amazing opportunities, and there is always something to do on campus whether it is watching a movie in the KIVA Center or attending a game!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs, activities, sports, games, jobs, and organizations to join! It was so easy for me to find my place at Kent State. I have joined an organization called h2o and this is a Christian organization where you get together to worship and mingle with people just like you! Also, I work at the Child Development Center and this is a great opportunity because it is right in my field and I love working at a place that will help me with my career.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options at Kent State and every dining place I have been to I have absolutely loved the food! There are many choices such as vegetarian options, sandwiches, pasta, breakfast, snacks. I never get bored with the food!

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter for the first year (so I can save money) but I am planning on living on campus next year. I have been in many of the dorms at Kent State and I have loved every single one of them so far!

    Academic Rigor

    Kent State definitely challenges you but I have never been so overwhelmed by a class that I have to drop out! As long as you are willing to put in your best efforts, professors will see that and appreciate that more than anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get good grades and do your best your first year of college! You always want to try your best and put your heart into what you love to do! Do not continue with a career that you are not in love with!

    In three sentences

    I love the College of Education program for Early Childhood Education. I love the atmosphere of Kent State. I adore the professors at Kent State because I have never had a professor that does not want to help you succeed.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent's Safety system is outstanding. Students get emails, text messages, and just about anything you can think of to alert you of danger or somewhere that is not safe to go.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at Kent is huge and a great way to make more friends. Its fun and super entertaining. You'll never be bored with Greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    Kent is great for ANY type of student. They create activities for absolutely everyone and every different kind of interest out there.

    Bang for the buck

    I think you get a great education for a decent amount.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun. You can go ice skating, go to the rec center to play basketball or any other sport you enjoy, go to the clubs and bars downtown, attend basketball and football games while earning free things at the same time! Kent is awesome for activities to keep busy.

    Food and Dining

    Food is delicious at Kent! There are so many places to go, you name it and they have it within a couple miles of school or even right there on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm at kent, but when visiting with my friends in their dorms they love it. It helps make new friends and keeps you comfy by letting you decorate any way you want.

    Academic Rigor

    Kent's academics are great. They keep you busy and learning the information needed for your major plus more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Everyone is welcome at Kent! You quickly adapt to the environment and the big campus.

    In three sentences

    Kent state is a 9 out of 10. It has wonderful teachers and the campus is beautiful. Also, Kent has an amazing nursing program.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. There are emergency phones and stands. The dorms have multiple swipe card locks, and buildings that are open late (like the library) require ID after certain hours.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kent has a wide variety of clubs, and if any students need help looking the Center for Student Involvement has the entire list of clubs at Kent. Not to mention they send out e-mails about activities around campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The black squirrel is the unofficial mascot of the college, and the town. If you come to Kent, be sure to check out downtown. The downtown area is being revitalized and has many neat shops and restaurants to explore. Be sure to visit Acorn Alley, one of the newest parts of downtown.

    Food and Dining

    I, myself, am not a fan of dining plan; however, we do have a number of dining options including the new Quaker Steak. The Kent campus is also great for vegan and vegetarian dining.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Johnson Hall, an Honors dorm. It is well kept and great for studying. The hall is generally quiet and there are multiple lounges on each floor. The dorm is also connected to Stopher Hall and has a full size kitchen and connecting lounge which are great for community builders.

    Academic Rigor

    I am fond of most of my classes. I enjoy the high standards set by this institution and like that I am constantly challenged in order to be prepared for the work world.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent's campus is very safe. With constant patrols of security, and the blue lights around campus that signify a help phone, the campus is quite secure.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs you can join, and all of them are welcoming to new members. Activities can be found all over campus, and there's most likely an activity for anything you can think of.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do around campus! There's ice skating, bowling, movies, and even swimming at the Rec. If you want to go off campus, downtown offers many fun events, as well.

    Food and Dining

    With your food card, you can eat anywhere on campus. There are many places to eat on campus, and the food is pretty delicious. Sometimes the service is a little slow, but what can you expect, nothing's perfect.

    Dorm Life

    I highly suggest living in the dorms your first year of college. It's an easy way to meet new people and make friends. Also, it gets you more involved on events on campus, and you learn more about the campus and it's features more than you would by living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Kent's academics are top notch, and suffice the needs of those in their intended majors. Their classes work on different aspects of your major, and help you get prepared for what your major expects of you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for housing and financial aid in order to get what you want. Also, save money for books, as they are not cheap. Another tip is make friends; the more people you meet, the better college experience you will have.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a great college, and offers wonderful options for majors and minors. Kent's campus is safe, easy to maneuver around, and provides its students with the essentials they need in order to succeed. Kent is a great choice for college, and gets you started on the right track.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is excellent. I have never had or heard or any major problems. President Obama visited our campus this past year during election time, I would like to think that says something positive about campus safety.

    Greek Life

    I have never been in a fraternity but the Greek life is very vibrant. The fraternities and sororities are very much involved at the school and in the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    No matter your area of study, there is a club you can join. I was in the Community of Business Colleagues and am currently in Russian club. They also have Greek life available.

    Great for these types of students

    Whereat for any type of student, foreign or domestic. Kent State is the most diverse university I have seen yet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a few traditions/events which happen in the month of May to reflect on the tragedy which happened with the National Guard shooting at Kent State on May 4th 1970.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a highly recommended university cost-wise, particularly if you are an in state student. The many amenities that are offed on campus alone are worth the price of tuition.

    What to do for fun

    The school has a state of the art recreation center complete with several basketball courts, several weight rooms, swimming pool, lazy river, tennis courts, treadmills, bowling alley, indoor track and even their very own professional rock wall indoors!

    Food and Dining

    Kent State University has, in my opinion, excellent dining facilities. Including a Quaker Steak and Lube, Subway, Rosie's and many other places to get something good to eat either in the student center or in the dorm complexes.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice. The lowest standard dorms are much better than some of the higher priced ones that I've seen at other schools. I believe almost all of them are attached to a store and restaurant. Sanitation and safety were never an issue.

    Academic Rigor

    I can only speak for myself, the coursework is very challenging, but not impossible. Many of the assignments and projects worked on in class have very real life applications. If you ever need help with any subject, the student success center has always been there to help and is very effective.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize the career services center if you are unsure of the direction you would like to go in with your course of study. They are very knowledgeable of the types of careers and opportunities certain majors and degrees can offer.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a very diverse university that offers a wide range of majors and areas of study. The student body is very lively and active in the local and international community.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I am not familar with Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    All sorts of clubs, something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    I am a non-traditional student working on my second career and my first college degree. I don't go for the parties; but there are clubs that match your major that will give you insite as you study the field.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Halloween parties is always a big to-do. Kids dress up and walk all over. There are parties everywhere. It's like mardi Gra in New Orleans.

    Bang for the buck

    I am finishing my nursing degree at Tri-C on a consortium. When you get too many credits for a community college you can go to a 4-year university and still finish your program. The univerisity manages your financial aid and you can take classes at both locations, while working on a bachelors degree.

    What to do for fun

    Football and basketball is fun.

    Food and Dining

    I have not had the pleasure of eating on campus yet. I am still taking online courses.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorm, but I do know someone that just graduated that did. I was able to visit the dorm she stayed in and it was clean and nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with our advisor face to face for the first time. Take the tours and get involved. There is so much to do on campus.

    In three sentences

    I am new at Kent but I feel right at home; everyone is so helpful and friendly. When I was looking to transfer from Cuyahoga Community College to a 4-year university the decision was easy. My advisor helped me to get settled and on track in nothing flat. I didn't miss a beat and now I am moving toward my bachelor's degree.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety right now is wonderful.

    What to do for fun

    I sing, go out to eat, and watch movies for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Food is too expensive at the main campus, and less expensive at the smaller campuses.

    Dorm Life

    I am a traditional student, so I do not stay in a dorm. I have not idea what dorm life is like.

    Academic Rigor

    A student must always study, take notes in class, and ask the teacher for help when her or she does not understand a particular subject. Keeping a balanced life and getting enough sleep is a good way for students keep their grades in proper standing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should fill out necessary forms, and paper work before school starts. Prospective students should go to a financial advisor, and an academic advisor before picking the classes for the semester. Prospective students should make sure to buy their books before class begins.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a wonderful college to attend because the teachers are always willing to assist any student who need help. Further, Kent State University has a computer room for students who do not have a computer at home. In addition, Kent State University have great tutors.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Eastway building has an arcade center with a bowling alley, pool, and some arcade games. Downtown Kent isn't that far away so if you ever get bored it's just a few minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright, just like most cafeteria foods, which is to be expected when attending a large school. There is also some places to eat at in The Hub. Nevertheless, the options on campus aren't the diverse and can get a little boring.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can get a little hectic. It is a good place to meet friends, but a bad place to be if you're looking for some alone time or a place to study. Make best friends with the library, and friends in other dorm buildings cause you can get real tired of your own building.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very nice, but definitely let you know what is going on. I've never had a professor that didn't either hand out a syllabus our post it online. I always know what needs to be done, how it needs to be done, but most importantly when it's due. However, professors are more than willing to help a student with trouble and it's definitely a huge weight off of my shoulders.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be overwhelmed by the size, you'll have it down in no time. Get involved, it's fun and a great way to meet new people. And don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, you're bound to find someone who shares the same interests as you.

    In three sentences

    Kent is the place to go if you're looking for a good education. The professors definitely know what they're talking about, and they're approachable. It's also a great place to meet new people everyday.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security makes rounds all night as do RAs, and key cards are required for every dorm

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Kent is a really fun place and it is located right off campus.

    Dorm Life

    people become really close in the dorms and its like having a second family its nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    you really need to take it seriously, its easy to go but its easier not to.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a really nice campus to live on and to go to school at. In a whole the people are helpful and nice to those who need help in any way. Kent is very focused on school which is good and helps to get grades up.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent State's campus is very safe. There are emergency phones all around campus in case you feel threatened, and an escort will arrive shortly to take you wherever you need to be. There is also a police unit on campus, just in case.

    Great for these types of students

    Kent is great for any type of student. If you're a strong academic student, you'll love it here. If you like to have fun and let loose every now and then, you'll feel right at home as well! I am a firm believer in the saying it's what you make it. You'll be as successful, and have as much fun as you want!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition that is really for anyone is painting the rock on Front Campus. Different Fraternities and Sororities do this, but a group of friends can do it as well. All it takes is a few cans of paint, paint brushes and a little creativity and imagination! It's a blast.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that Kent State University is one of the most affordable schools in Northeastern Ohio. Not only is it affordable, but Kent continues to bring top of the line equipment in classrooms, student areas and Residence Halls.

    What to do for fun

    I love going to functions that the Residence Halls put together. Little Sibs weekend is a blast, and Kent does a great job at making sure that you and your little siblings are entertained. You could catch a movie at the Kiva (they always show the newest released movies), play pool and Karaoke in the Student Center, go Ice Skating, or hang out at one of the many sporting events! There are also socials and ice breakers that are always going on, if you're into that sort of thing!

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is very good. If I had to give one critique, it would be that it could be a bit more diverse in the choices that are available. But there are still a ton of places to choose from on campus, so you'll never go hungry!

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus. Some say it's cheaper to live off campus, but living on campus is worth the extra money. There is literally everything you need on campus. Not to mention that the Residence Halls do as much as they can to get everyone involved and help build a community.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at Kent certainly can be rigorous, but the fact that there are professors and teaching assistants that are more than happy to help you, it makes studying and performing a lot easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a prospective, do as much research as you can on Kent State, it's majors, and what it can offer you. Every one's needs and wants are different, and so is every school. Join a student organization, get involved and meet different people. Only choose classes that you know you will attend and put forth the effort to succeed in those classes!

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a very diverse school, that has a lot of opportunities in certain majors. Majors like Nursing, Fashion Design, and Mass Communications are among the most popular and most competitive majors here at Kent State. Not only that, but there are plenty of Student Organizations that helps to feel at home.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    So many available, and they are so involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not involved in any, but there is plenty!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of any, yet.

    Bang for the buck

    I think it is worth the money, if you get scholarships you will be set!

    What to do for fun

    Sports events are free for all students and there is clubs to join and so much more that is always going on.

    Food and Dining

    There is so many choices to choose from but expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the all freshman dorm, I like the fact that there is a dining service in the building.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are very well here, I've enjoyed all my classes so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a lot of work, but also a lot of free time with plenty of things to do.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a very open and diverse college. It has many programs to be involved in and the staff is very helpful. I enjoy it here and am looking forward to the next few years here.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i always feel safe walking around at night. And an escort can always be called if frightened

    Greek Life

    Join Join Join!

    Great for these types of students

    great for fashion and architecture students. Many musically talented kids all around campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    over by Cartwright hall there is a lot of cool looking art, just random but makes the campus look awesome!

    What to do for fun

    go out, and join groups! get involved. And i highly recommend sorority life for the ladies.

    Tips for prospective students

    room with somebody you know, they say not to do it but i think it will make your first few months much better. Also, come prepared with a planner and a lot of coffee cause you're going to need it!

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a beautiful, and very clean campus. Many students here are very artsy, and very into style. Although the food is not so good.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police and updated of security issues via campus email.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Library on campus is the tallest building in town.

    Bang for the buck

    Happy hour at Rays Place

    What to do for fun

    There are restaurants, a theater, dance clubs, activities at the rec and bowling alleys in town. In the surrounding areas there is fun-n-stuff, laser tag, malls, parks, sports stadiums and concert halls.

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants and food choices on campus to satisfy every palate.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are open, comfortable and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Faculty are reasonable with the load of homework they give you and the level of work they expect from you. You are always given a detailed syllabus that outlines what you can expect for the semester. Academically the amount of work you put in to your studies is going to reflect in your exams and grades. Study it is an important part of your college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a good idea to become familiar with campus, move near by and don't be afraid to walk. Invest in a warm jacket and umbrella for the inclement weather. The faculty and students are friendly and extremely helpful don't be shy ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a sprawling beautiful campus in a small rustic town. It has a diverse knowledgable faculty and student body which allows you to learn and grow as an individual. The facilities at Kent are week kept and updated, you can be assured that you will obtain a well rounded education at Kent State.

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never had any security problems. Good security staff.

    Greek Life

    Extensive Greek life that completely runs the party life in Kent.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and events.

    Great for these types of students

    Almost every kind of person is here. I guarantee you with find people you like.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rock gets repainted at least 3 times a day.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though college is so much, Ksu is actually cheap compared to others. Not very generous with financial aid though and dorms are a rip off.

    What to do for fun

    If you are used to living somewhere with lots to do, be ready to make your own fun. Those from rural areas have told me they find downtown kent exciting. However, nearby is Akron which has lots of fun hookah and clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of people don't like the food, I have no problem with it. They have both grocery type food and ready made food you can eat right there. There is plenty of variety. Not a lot of healthy options if that bothers you though.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is wild in most places. My hall, verder, is nice and quiet, but almost every other dorm is loud and busy.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficulty REALLY depends on major, but almost everyone finds time to party. For example Fashion is a lot of work, I am switching to Art Education, which I've heard you can cruise through.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you come from a rural area, kent might seem exciting, but if you come from a big city like Cleveland like I did, you really have to make your own fun.

    In three sentences

    A great art school, so many kinds of art with good studios. Probably one of the best fashion schools in the country. A wide array of people, but very racially and culturally divided compared to my high school.

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent, I know, is ranked high on safety. A lot of my friends go to schools and they tell me scary things that have happened to people at their schools, but I never have anything to say back that has happened at Kent. Kent definitely handles their safety very well and it works, there is never a moment where I do not feel safe here.

    Greek Life

    There are tons of sororities and fraternities to join. A lot of my friends are part of sororities and fraternities and they love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Kent is full of opportunities to join clubs and other activities. You don't even have to look that hard in order to figure out how to join them, there's always people outside handing out information packets and fliers about these clubs. You can join a sorority, fraternity, or even something aimed more towards your major! They had a leadership building course, and a club called CEO for future entrepreneurs. There's endless possibilities.

    Great for these types of students

    Kent is great if you love to explore and meet new people. Everybody finds friends here, there's someone for everyone. There's always activities to do, such as going to see movies, ice skating, swimming, going to the rec to work out, and much more! There's never an excuse to say you're bored.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is located right next to Downtown Kent. Downtown has amazing stores! Definitely check out the outdoor store, Wild Earth. This year I have gotten really into coffee, Tree City Coffee is amazing. And make sure you go to Wild Goats Cafe! This restaurant is amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    Kent State University is a great price for what you get. I do wish they didn't require sophomores to live on campus though because by the second year some people feel ready to move off campus.

    What to do for fun

    You will never be bored here, there is always someone down the hall that wants to talk and hang out. My friends and I always watch movies and walk around town to explore.

    Food and Dining

    Kent has a wide variety of food choices, they try to change it up regularly so you do not get tired of eating campus food. My favorite is Rosie's Diner and the second floor of the student center, Kent Marketplace 2. Also, I heard Prentice has amazing food!

    Dorm Life

    Definitely live on campus at least freshman year! You will meet great people!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors will help you with a lot of your work and guide you through it all. They are very organized and email back very quickly!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Always go to class 2. Connect, connect, connect! Always make connections with friends, professors, advisors, etc for your future reference.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University's environment is perfect for achieving all of your college success goals. The professor's guide you through in order to ensure success. And the students you will go to school with are the best friends you will ever meet!

  • 03/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue-light stations all over campus and I have never felt unsafe walking across campus, even late at night.

    Greek Life

    I am not a member of any greek houses, but there are many students who seem to enjoy the various opportunities to partake in Greek life on and off of our campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have only attended a few club meetings and activities, but the members are generally very welcoming and willing to inform you about their group and/or help you learn. As a member of the KSU Dungeons and Dragons club, I was unfamiliar with the version of the game we played, but the Dungeon Master and team members were very helpful and patient.

    Great for these types of students

    Graphic designers, study intensive students, as well as students who enjoy independence and large campuses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If members of the football team see you walking around campus in a rival college's shirt, they will come up to you, take your shirt, and hand you a kent state shirt to wear, instead.

    Bang for the buck

    I am getting a much better deal here than I would have at my first choice college, which was the Cleveland Institute of Art.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of opportunities to do things around campus, you just have to make the decision to get out of bed and do them.

    Food and Dining

    Our dining hall food is surprisingly good and there are many healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm is not very interactive. My roommate is fantastic and I was placed with her through the random roommate process. The maintenance in the dorms could be better.

    Academic Rigor

    The Gen-ed courses are fairly simple but well taught. The courses for my major; however, are intense and competitive while still being rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely develop your time management strategies in your first semester. In a competitive major, such as VCD, any major mistakes can effect your entire collegiate career.

    In three sentences

    Kent State has been a fantastic opportunity to start my independent life and begin my career training. The Visual Communication Design program is intense, but rewarding, and the facilities across campus are generally of excellent quality. I look forward to returning in the fall.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent is rated high in campus safety. There's never a moment when I am here that I feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    There are so many people here on campus participating in greek life. But also a good number of people here that aren't so you definitely won't feel left out if you're not into that. But if you are then there's a good number of people here that are to surround yourself with!

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for everyone. You literally have to go out of your way or stay in your room 24/7 in order to not see flyers and people promoting the clubs to join or activities to follow.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone. Definitely come to Kent. Everyone will find a friend here, it's really hard not to!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kent has an area called The Nest where they have huge bean bag chairs and different events, such as Wake Up Wednesdays with coffee, and Mystic Mondays. The dining halls also have themed nights, and the rec center sometimes puts on events like the speakeasy soiree!

    Bang for the buck

    I wish the tuition were a little cheaper... but who doesn't, right? I am really glad I chose Kent State University as my school, I am happy to be able to finish out my college degree here.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with the people you meet here! Also, take advantage of the cute little downtown area that is right next to the university... many universities don't have that and we should really take advantage of it! Definitely try out Wild Goats Cafe and the Wild Earth outdoor shop!

    Food and Dining

    Kent has a good range of foods to choose from, you can go to Rosie's (my personal favorite), Eastway market (my second favorite), the Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant, and many many more!

    Dorm Life

    Definitely live in the freshman dorms freshman year, I met some of the best people I've ever met in my life. It's a great experience! Live in Fletcher Hall!

    Academic Rigor

    Kent courses are time consuming but not too time consuming, they're the perfect balance of learning without beating the subject to death. The courses actually make you want to go out and learn more.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Never skip class 2. Take online courses as well as in-person courses 3. Live on campus freshman year in the freshman dorms

    In three sentences

    I ended up at Kent State University kind of on accident, after I got medically discharged from the Army, and I would not change schools even if you paid me to! Kent is a great environment to succeed. The teachers will help you out no matter what, your advisors stay on top of your academic status and personal status, and the friends you meet here will be your friends for your lifetime.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Numerous places to eat on campus. Different menus every night. Personally think the prices are expensive for meals.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice. There are many options for dorms. The cheaper ones are smaller with community bathrooms, while the more expensive ones have carpet, and private bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fun. Most of the professors are willing to go above and beyond to help students.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a club, go to the REC center and stay in shape.

    Food and Dining

    Very different every day, interesting choices and varieties, also multiple choices all spread out the whole campus.

    Dorm Life

    As long as you and your roommate get along, living in school won't be a problem. Not surrinding with the wrong crowd helps.

    Academic Rigor

    Keep your studies and grades up, remember you're paying big money for school. The least a student can do is to give everything for the grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let fun be your number one priority, watch your back, and stay in shape.

    In three sentences

    Great school to get the college experience Meeting fun and dynamic people won't be a problem Campus is great

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is awesome. The is a hot line that allows you to call security to walk you from one location on campus to another. In addition to security, cops roam the school campus 24-7.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is awesome. Its time consuming but is worth every effort. You get to have fun and be involve in school and the community. They also help you manage good grades.

    What to do for fun

    The best this to do is to get involve. The Greek life is very exciting because it offers so much. Helps you get involve with the community, with social life and keeps you on track with your grades.

    Food and Dining

    I enjoy the food and dinning on campus. There are many options to choose from and many resturants near campus that are walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life. The students are very friendly and the school is very diverse. That helps with being able to accept the difference of others.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very are easy. As long as you put time asside to study then your classes should be fine. 30 minutes a day makes a diffrence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an open personality. Don't be afraid to approach students on campus or in class.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a terrific school. The students are friendly and the school offer many options.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Some unsafe things after dark, walk in pairs.

    Greek Life

    I've heard its wonderful if thats your sort of thing.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is low comparatively, academic scholarships are nice.

    What to do for fun

    Dorm people hang out in lounges, art kids in the art building, party kids at fireflys or frat houses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Scholarships!

    In three sentences

    Kent Read, Kent Write, Kent State. Great arts programs. No Parking.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great, there's a lot of emergency phones and I've never gone a day without seeing at least three police officers patrolling.

    Greek Life

    Greek philanthropy isn't that strong on campus but, APO is GREAT greek organization if you love community service.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of variety and there's SOMETHING for everyone based on hobbies, major, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is actually really cheap and definitely worth it if you ask me.

    What to do for fun

    There's a TON of organizations to join and there's ALWAYS social events going on.

    Food and Dining

    There's not THAT much choice but, once you find what you like here on campus then you're hooked.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Centennial which are the nicest dorms on campus but, in general the regular dorms are nice and they're all being updated so that's a definite plus!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are absolutely AMAZING. They're very active and easily accessible. The professors are extremely helpful and willing to help, it's awesome.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know exactly WHAT you want in a school before choosing. Never settle for a college because in the end you will be unhappy, if Kent has what you want then go for it!

    In three sentences

    Kent has a great atmosphere with a lot of students with great school spirit. There is a majority of students from around the area of Kent and Cleveland so geographic diversity isn't that great.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Downstairs of the student center - relaxed atmosphere, delicious coffee and tea, and wondrous people!

    Bang for the buck

    An education is what YOU make it, as simple as that.

    What to do for fun

    Anything! Enjoy the great outdoors, become active at the recreation center, venture downtown, find wonderful shops, meet the great people of Kent, or simply party with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Options; options are key! Vegetarian and vegan friendly.

    Dorm Life

    Interesting way to find all sorts of people - that could include your next best friend! The beauty of creating friendships in college is being able to live near them!

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, all it comes down to is how you apply yourself! Work hard and the rewards are endless!

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an open mind! You won't get anywhere if you don't venture to find the underlying factor you want from life! Opportunity is everywhere, simply find what it is you want by being active!

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a beautiful campus which offers many opportunities through extra curricular activities, groups, and connecting. The people and atmosphere delights all students and ensures the ability of finding amazing friendships. For a campus located in Northeast Ohio the weather often times is cold but nonetheless you'll receive all four seasons!

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent State University has its own law enforcement team as does it utilize the help of the Kent town police. You cannot drive or walk through campus without seeing any cops and that is very reassuring. There are blue emergency campus phones throughout the campus and can be seen from almost anywhere. The campus also offers an escort service for late at night to those who do not want to walk alone.

    Greek Life

    Kent has a tremendous Greek life. It has the basic social Greek organizations as well as those geared toward certain majors as well as those for honors students. Greek life is known campus wide and makes a great impact on service in the area and getting students involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kent has just about any club you can think of. And if it doesn't then you can make your own! Its' clubs and activities are very unique and there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Those looking to meet new people, make an impact in others' lives and an impact in the community, those looking for a good time.

    Bang for the buck

    Kent is a great university but a little bit on the expensive side. The campus is flawless and beautiful but most of the money seems to go toward aesthetically pleasing improvements. Many of the classes and campuses could use more work and updating. Kent is fairly priced but is known to nickle and dime its students.

    What to do for fun

    Kent does not offer much to do for fun if you are under the age of 21. However, downtown is expanding and new restaurants and buildings are being built. But Kent is a short drive from Akron and other surrounding areas that offer great places to eat and have fun. Most people go to parties for fun in Kent and if you are 21 there are great bars to visit downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Some places on campus are hopping and delicious. I loved living in Eastway because there were tons of options for food. And same goes for the student center. But some of the other on campus stores are lackluster. A main problem is that most of the buildings offer the same selections and that is fried food. You can find a variety of foods on campus but it will prove difficult.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nothing to write about but the dorm life however is great. I had some of my best times in my dorm freshman year and I remain friends with the people I met there even now. I recommend that everyone live in the dorms at least for one year.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that Kent is as hard as you make it. Some courses are known to be way tougher than others so take that into account when you register for them and are setting aside time to study. It also depends on your major. Some majors are way more intensive and time consuming than others. b v

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for prospective students would be to live in Eastway if you are an incoming freshmen. This is an all freshmen dorm and really gives the true college experience for first year students. Another tip would be to prepare to walk long distances to class. Kent is full of green spaces which is great but also means for long walks to class, especially in the winter. A tip for commuting students would be to get to campus early. Parking is always a mess and is known to make students late to class or they are forced to park somewhere closer and may receive parking tickets. I also would recommend to join an organization. Kent is a big school and it can be easy to get lost in the crowd. Being a part of something will make your time at Kent worthwhile.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a beautiful campus that offers endless opportunities for growth and learning. Kent State is one of the top schools in Northeast Ohio and definitely caters to its students. Kent has renowned programs and offers students to fulfill their full potential.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a fantastic university when it comes to their quality of professors who show care in their students. Kent also has such wonderful opportunities of diversity and clubs to promote it. Lastly, Kent State is fair ground for any major a student could be interested in pursuing.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. There is security out especially at night if you don't like to walk alone you can call them and they will escort you. I feel really safe on this campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty big here. There are different sorority's and frats that you can join. They hold different events throughout the school year.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kent State has just about every club you can think of and if it doesn't you can start your own club as long as you have at least 5 people.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on that you can do. there is movies they play every Friday and Saturday. also there is a bowling alley and pool tables, or you can just go to an open field and find something to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go into college with an open mind don't just think everything is going to be boring and hard. Also you should get involved on campus.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a great college with great professors. There is so much to get involved in here. Kent State has many majors and great advisers so help you if you don't know what you want to do already.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Diversities. There are a lot of overseas students here.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, hang out with friends (its easy to make friends) or go to parties.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fill out everything you may need to ahead of time.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a very nice school to attend. The staff and students are really friendly. The majors offered also are highly ranked.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Unsafe! Also when someone is accused of something the court system is corrupt and runs as guilty until proven innocent. When the law is really innocent until proven guilty. Then since you're already guilty in there eyes and don't use evidence presented you're automatically guilty.

    Bang for the buck

    Scam you on everything, will try and get every additional charge they can.

    What to do for fun

    There's not much you have to worry about people trying to steal from you. I feel this is an unsafe environment with places getting robbed nearby and getting messages from people robbing other people on campus. Do yourself a favor and goto a better school!

    Food and Dining

    About the only decent thing here is food. Then again, be prepared to get harassed and or treated extremely poorly by the staff and workers of these places.

    Dorm Life

    Security walks around 8 hours of the day 8pm-4am. They falsely accuse and look to get kids in trouble. Then even with evidence presented they don't even use it and find you guilty regardless to make themselves money.

    Academic Rigor

    The worst school ever don't goto kent state.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to a better school! They will really ruin your record and try and scam as much money out of you as possible. Pick any other school other than Kent State University!

    In three sentences

    The worst school I have ever attended. Falsely accuse students of things then doesn't use evidence to prosecute them. The law is really innocent until proven guilty!

  • 05/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The campus is really nice. They have a lot of majors to choose from. The dorms are all nice.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    over 200 clubs at KSU

    Great for these types of students

    Someone who is looking to break out of their shell while getting a good education

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The black squirrel is the unofficial mascot!

    What to do for fun

    Explore downtown Kent!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class and do your homework! Remember the amount of money you are putting into it and get the most out of it!!

    In three sentences

    A great school that makes you feel at home. You learn so much valuable information about you major and make friends you'll have for a lifetime.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A large campus can be nerve-wracking, but the University management is constantly polling students to see what can be done to make students feel more comfortable.

    Great for these types of students

    Since it's so large and diverse many students will find a place to fit. Those who are social will find an array of social activities, and there are also places designated for those who enjoy a quieter life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Food 4 Thought cafe in White Hall makes the best smoothies.

    What to do for fun

    I love to eat, and there are a number of diverse restaurants to choose. The art scene is great, especially during the warmer weather when things move outside. I love the ice skating rink as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try some events and meet with people, not enough students take advantage of this. Get books delivered to your dorm! It's an awesome service.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University has a large vibrant community. It's faculty is concerned with staying contemporary, and its administrative staff is friendly. The number of social and professional development offerings makes it a valuable student to attend.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of fun school activities like concerts

    In three sentences

    Great school first off! The weather is a little iffy, its rains and snows quite a bit. Made life long friends ans learned a lot academically.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is so good, just be careful when Eastway themed nights, some of that can tear up your stomach.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are excellent. Verder, Dunbar, and Prentice are the worst though.

    Academic Rigor

    Great courses and instructors!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always do your best at everything because you never know who is there watching. Also, don't forget a flashlight.

    In three sentences

    Very friendly environment with caring people everywhere. Challenging and exciting programs to study. The students really have a voice in everything that goes on at the university.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always fun thing to do at Kent State University. There are always events scheduled to have the opportunity to get to know more people.

    Food and Dining

    Food changes everyday always something good to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very social. People are very friendly

    Academic Rigor

    Kent State Requires you put up your best effort so that they can get and make the best out of you.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for any student would be to not rush things take your time to learn the material.

    In three sentences

    Kent University has an excellent array of courses throughout the whole campus. It offers a wide range of opportunities for the career of your choice. This college is bound to teach the necessary skills for success.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Although Kent is pricey, it is cheaper in a few aspects than other 4-year universities in Northern Ohio.

    What to do for fun

    The parties start on Thirsty Thursdays. The KIVA plays free & newer movies friday-sunday. Hanging out with friends at the Frat/Sorority houses or beach volley ball by tri-towers is always frun too.

    Food and Dining

    Love the food options. There are a lot of places to choose from- in the dorms, the student center and they even have Rosie's late night which is open 24 hours a day and you can even order from your room. There are special occasions such as Surf & Turf, where the steaks and seafood are phenomenal. The only negative thing to say about the dining experience is the pricing; however, if you live on campus you have to purchase a meal plan and that is more than enough money to feed yourself for a semester.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are decent size and are undergoing construction. I personally, did not enjoy the floor meetings and being talked to like a child. Unfortunately, many new college students don't know how to clean up after themselves.

    Academic Rigor

    Staying organized and dedicated to the little assignments will get you through the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't stress over the little things. Stay Organized.

    In three sentences

    Kent State has an outstanding recreation center. Kent has a large variety of clubs and groups to get involved with. The students and professors at Kent are very friendly and eager to help new students.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Kent State has many different places and things to do for fun. They have many activities to take part in at the student center along with other things outside of the campus that include: mini golf, ice cream, movie theaters, and malls.

    Food and Dining

    The great thing about Kent State's meal plan is that the money from first semester that you do not use, carries over for the second semester. The food is pretty good at Kent. Most of the dining halls are 24 hours and the food is pretty cheap.

    Dorm Life

    Kent State University's residence halls are really great places to live in. Compared to Ohio University, Kent State's dorms are neat, clean, and big enough for two people to comfortably live in. They constantly re-do continuous construction on the dorms so they are up to date every year.

    Academic Rigor

    Kent State University is one of the Top 100 schools in the United States for the percentages of students graduating. Kent State's academic's have accelerated to all different kinds of majors to satisfy any student planning on going there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students looking to go to Kent State University will be happy they chose it there. It is a great atmosphere to live in, excellent professors to work with, and wonderful opportunities to get yourself involved.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is an excellent college to receive an education. I transferred from Ohio University and I've noticed significant changes between the two colleges. I definitely would rate Kent State University's education, campus, and experience higher than I would Ohio University.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe campus!

    Greek Life

    Excellent Greek life!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that want to have fun but also do well in school.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can go downtown, out to eat, shopping, ice skating, etc. There are many bars and college events to attend. It's a beautiful, safe area and you can walk to just about anything.

    Food and Dining

    Average college food on campus. So many options to eat off campus. Every restaurant you could want is in the area!

    Dorm Life

    They have nice dorms, nothing too fancy or out of the ordinary. Dorms are expensive and give little space or privacy. I do not prefer them.

    Academic Rigor

    Kent professors want students to succeed. Classes are doable, but similar to other colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and apply for scholarships. Also take time to enjoy college and meet new people. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity so make the most of it!

    In three sentences

    Kent State University offers a wide variety of majors and minors; there are many options to study! The college is located in a medium- sized college town and downtown is small but gorgeous. The campus is beautiful and spread out.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent is very safe and efficient when it comes to violence.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a ceremony every year for the Kent State shooting years ago.

    What to do for fun

    There are great paths to walk around campus and downtown Kent is great!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many types of food, you won't be let down.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is friendly and open to talk to.

    Tips for prospective students

    The squirrels are everywhere but that is one of the things we are proud of!

    In three sentences

    Kent is a great and safe school to be enrolled to! The teachers are helpful and also kind. I would recommend going to Kent!

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I'm considering going here.From what i hear it like a really nice school.Hopefully its as nice as i hear.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I'm a dancer so I joined a dance team and it pretty much what I do in my leisure time, as well as modeling.

    Food and Dining

    Food here is okay, it starts to get repetitive and it's very expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I loved staying in dorms and I adored my roommate, just wasn't fond of the unexpected fire alarms.

    Academic Rigor

    I would recommended pursing a major that you are really passionate about or it will be really hard to get through the courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never give up and know yourself. College isn't just about pursing a career but it is also about finding who you are and learning yourself.

    In three sentences

    I have met some of the most amazing people here. There are so many activities and organizations to get involved in. On con is that Kent is very expensive and I wish I could afford more comfortably.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A lot of cops all around.

    What to do for fun

    The rec center is great. I spend a lot of time there during the day. There are many sports I am involved in, especially indoor intramural soccer. I don't do any clubs, as my program is super busy. However, there are many club options.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best food. Cafeteria food is cafeteria food. Can't get much better. Eastway does have some good dinner options every night but everything is very expensive, especially when the school makes students buy the meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the honors dorms and they are very nice. Great dorm life and great environment to live in. More quiet but still allowed me to make a lot of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Grading depends on the professor but they are generally fair. There are hard ones and easy ones.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as much post-secondary credits possible when you are in high school and AP/IB tests so you can get much credit out of the way. The credit hours here are super expensive so the more you can save the better.

    In three sentences

    I think that Kent State is the one of the best colleges in the Northeast Ohio region. I enjoy the more campus-feel with easy walking distances and very environmentally friendly. However, the pricing for the students is a big turnaway with the tuition and other charges being over prices to the students.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Online program, I don't live ion campus.

    Food and Dining

    Online program, I don't live on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Online program, I don't live in dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Awesome assignments but a lot of reading so you have to want to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to love to read. Think outside the box on assignments. Work with your student adviser periodically.

    In three sentences

    Innovative thinkers who are able to create different perspective and communicate it through written word. Being part of an online graduate program, I am able to practice my time management skills while still having the flexibility to accomplish work tasks. Kent State has many very helpful staff that are vigilant in setting you up for success.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always security guards driving around campus on the roads and sidewalks. There are poles with bright blue buttons you can press if you ever need assistance. You can also request a guard to walk you to your dorm at night or whenever you may need one.

    Great for these types of students

    I honestly believe Kent could be for any type of student. If you are loud and like to have fun there are plenty of other out-going people to hang out with. If you are quiet and keep to yourself there are quiet areas and dorms that have other students that are serious about their academics and are generally quiet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are the Kent State Flashes, but our mascot is the black squirrel. The are many black squirrels running around campus and plenty of statues and squirrel attire in our campus store.

    Bang for the buck

    The main campus tuition is a little pricey with housing and the meal plan, but the education is definitely worth it. All the professors care even if they have 250+ students in their class.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs on campus to join and a weekly movie that plays at the Kiva on Friday and Saturday nights. There are other events that can be checked out on the website and there are even concerts held at the stadium from time-to-time.

    Food and Dining

    If you are a freshman or sophomore, it is required you have a meal plan while living on campus. There are three markets and one is even 24/7 for the night owls. There is a variety of places to eat including Quaker Steak and Subway.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm was extremely well kept and had a no tolerance for alcohol or fighting. We had get togethers every week and they made sure to make everyone feel like they were at home.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not extremely difficult, but that does not mean you can slack off. Most classes need notes to be taken and attendance is required for that.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely recommend taking your classes seriously at the main campus. They are not difficult, but it is a lot easier when you actually attend the classes.

    In three sentences

    Kent is extremely organized and the main campus is very clean. I have attended a few of the regional campuses and they are very well kept as well. I would recommend Kent to anyone.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. There are emergency contact stations all over campus, as well as campus police. At night, they are always available to escort you from place to place if you feel unsafe or just want the extra precaution.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Be prepared for a hectic Halloween and a solemn May 4th.

    What to do for fun

    You'll figure that out when you get here.

    Food and Dining

    The food is 3 star, so not what you could expect from a State University. The meal plans are extremely overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    This depends on who you are. Dorm life and off campus life is very lively and occasionally crazy. Students here like to finish the week with pronounced partying.

    Academic Rigor

    General Elective courses are very easy and seem unnecessary, but when you're in your major classes, the education is much more difficult and rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up at some of the parties nor fall in with wrong crowds. As with every university there are misleading organizations. Work hard, THEN play hard.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is great for the programs and education, as well as the campus life; although many classes are large and not as individualized with the professors. Some professors are difficult to get a hold of outside of class, but most are great with answering questions about the subject one may have.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Always activities going on throughout campus. Bands, games, entertainers, free pizza left and right (if you know where to be at the right time). Haven't been bored here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely join a club or social group to help make friends if you're not from the area.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University has been a great experience for me so far. Everyone, students and professors, have been very helpful in finding and signing up for classes. Love the free tutoring all over campus as well for practically any subject!

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Where do I even start? They always have free events going on that are always fun. There is also a lot of things to do in downtown Kent and in the surrounding towns. You are never bored.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food at Kent. There are so many great options and you are able to eat whatever you want. Also they have themed nights as the dining halls so you are able to try new and delicious food!

    Dorm Life

    The best part of dorm life is being able to decorate your room and the freedom you have of being on your own. In residence halls there are many get together's and events to attend that are fun. Dorm life is great because you get to be social and meet a lot of different people.

    Academic Rigor

    Kent has very many resourceful options to get help with your work so you don't flunk out. They have writing centers and tutoring in the library. Also many professors are very helpful so don't be scared to ask for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    To future students all I can say is to keep an open mind. Kent State is one of the best schools in the nation to attend and I'm not the first to say it either. This school is a great choice and if you're accepted here feel honored.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is probably one of the best in the country. From the education to the opportunities here it is endless and just an amazing experience. I will never regret choosing this university to further my education.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are escorts and security guards. KSU really goes the extra mile to make sure we feel secure.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO MANY organizations there are organizations based on interest ( Marching band, Choir, Dodgeball *AMAZING* based on ethnicity (Spanish and Latino Student Association, Black United Students, Native American Student Association, AND SO MUCH MORE!

    Great for these types of students

    Diverse students who like to meet people from all different backgrounds.

    What to do for fun

    Don't let the college party hype draw you in there are plenty of things you can do for fun besides going to parties and getting wasted. Especially at Kent WE HAVE OUR ON BOWLING ALLEY lol. We have pool, a rec. There's so much to do and when you have good friends you don't need to do much to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food will never surpass a good ole home cooked meal but they sure do try. Campus spots are just like any other food source. Some places are healthier, or better quality than others. But once you get to college the last thing you're going to be worrying about in the 30 minutes you have between class is how healthy that burger is for you.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing you can meet so many awesome people new roommates, amazing floormates, awesome RAs, RHDs, ARHDs, There's so much potential for networking, or friendship formation it's amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are challenging without being to strenuous. All the work can come easily or more difficult. It takes time to find a balance you're comfortable with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick your activities and friends wisely. Just because it's not High School doesn't mean you won't encounter the occasional bad egg. Get as involved in school activities as you can without interfering with your school work. Handle the new freedom responsibly.

    In three sentences

    Kent State university was my first choice in my college search and I still stand by my decision. Kent is so diverse and beautiful I can't even express my love for Kent. Essentially it is diverse and very welcoming.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus provides a very safe feeling. There are text message and email alerts alerting students if there is any concerning activity that does go on around campus, that is probably one of my favorite features.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have not personally been involved with a club, but there are so many activities to participate in on and off of campus. I volunteer off of campus for my major and love it!

    Great for these types of students

    Kent state is great for really students of any personality or character. Looking around the campus you can see all varieties of people walking around. The campus and downtown nature scene also provide a serene place to get away if need be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The rock is a tradition on campus, not necessarily unusual but it is something you will see. Also, the black squirrel festival, the black squirrel is the campuses unofficial mascot.

    Bang for the buck

    I think it is worth the amount you pay to attend the college. The only thing I did not like, personally, was the distance from home & the overall freshman experience I had.

    What to do for fun

    There are MANY activities around campus, while it may effort on the students part to get involved in them, it is worthwhile. The downtown life of Kent is a very fun and relaxing atmosphere, I would recommend checking it out. Also, the rec offers many classes and fun activities from rock climbing to canoeing.

    Food and Dining

    There is a large option of food all around campus and the food is also very good(:

    Dorm Life

    My personal dorm experience was not a good one. Having both guys and girls on the same floor I felt was a very distracting and unproductive environment. I also feel that your RA makes a huge difference and my RA was not involved with us unless it was for the required meetings.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here a very profound and I feel that I have learned a great deal dealing with my major since I have been here.

    Tips for prospective students

    My one main tip would be to get involved and make friends outside of your dorm.

    In three sentences

    Kent state has a beautiful and expansive campus. The professors that I have had have all been well educated and very helpful. The experience here is a very rewarding and positive one.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent Police is rated top 5 in the nation. But the cops are cool

    Greek Life

    Greek life has a positive influence on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to have fun , meet new people and experience new things and at the same time getting a great education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Welcome Weekend for incoming students is one in the life time experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth the money and a cheaper alternative then a private university.

    What to do for fun

    Rock climbing, bowling, Fitness and Pool facilities, PARTIES, go downtown, game rooms , go to Kent sporting events , community service , biking ,

    Food and Dining

    There are over 30 different restaurants or fast food places on campus. Downtown Kent is 10 minutes away walking distance. On-campus is pretty good and diverse. They also have a food market or deli.

    Dorm Life

    For the little time that I have been on campus , I can say it was really fun. I would recommend students to at least dorm once at Kent. There are so many things to do during the day and night. So many facilities so can use for free.

    Academic Rigor

    For every credit hour you just study three hours a week. That's the standard recommendation. You should look tutoring, Kent has ALOT of tutoring and stop by your professor office for office hours. There are also study groups in residence halls.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't not be shy and learn how to network with your peers and professors. Don't procrastinate. Don't be afraid to experience new things, college is about exploration, you wont regret it.

    In three sentences

    Kent State has a diverse and friendly atmosphere. You are surrounded by all walks of life and many interesting things. There are over 300 organizations and activities to do on campus. Kent State was rated #1 best school in Northeast Ohio because of its academic excellence and charity work.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and allow enough time. If transfering remember they can not accept you until they have all transcripts.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, excellent staff

  • 09/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for any type of student. It has the flexibility for all types, whether you are going to college to be academically challenged, physically challenged, or to have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a tradition of remembering the May 4th tragedy that happened on campus in 1970. There are also some beautiful landscapes through out campus. The sports teams also have a tradition with Akron University that is called the Wagon wheel Challenge. The two universities compete in all different sports with one another to get the most points and whoever wins gets the wagon wheel.

    Bang for the buck

    Kent State is decently priced for the type of university it is. The meal plan and food prices are a little on the high side.

    What to do for fun

    There has been a whole new section of downtown Kent built that has created a lot more things to do. The dinning selection is a whole lot better and there are some bars also if you are of age. You can also go bowling, mini-golfing, and exploring. There are a lot of interesting nooks and crannies to explore in Kent. There are also festivities going on all of the time on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food provided is good food for a university campus. Sometimes the food can be bland but there is a large variety. As long as you are willing to experience some new food you should enjoy the food on campus.

    Dorm Life

    They seem to be constantly upgrading the dorms in order to provide the best environment possible to the students living on campus. There are also all different types of dorms from really quite and studious, to more social dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major the school can be academically easy or challenging. As long as you study, keep up with your school work, and attend class, you will get at least decent grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing to figure out is how to balance school, work, family, and your social life. Also, get to know the professors as much as you can.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a exciting place to go to college. It is one of the top schools in the MACC Conference for sports so the sports are exciting to watch. It also have a diverse style of buildings that change with the time, which reflects the school's adaptability to new things.

  • 09/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Campus has lots of clubs and sports and the downtown is really nice. Also there are so many new people there!

    In three sentences

    Kent state university is a great college. The campus is really nice and the people are great. I really like kent

  • 09/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is rife with security officers as well as numerous safety call boxes that are easily found and recognizable.

    Greek Life

    There is an extensive Greek community represented on campu. If fraternities or sororities interest you, you find one that matches your personality.

    Clubs and Activities

    You name your interest, there is a club for you. If you happen to be unable to find one, there are funds available through the university to get one started if you can show the merit of your idea.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is diverse in all aspects. There is something for foreign students f all nationalities as well as stundents from a plethora of majors. If you can't find some way to get involved, you are purposely hiding from the possibilities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many of the traditional haunts, which were just shy of being condemed are gaone. They have been replaced by a beautiful downtown that is fully intertwined with the campus and ready to create new traditions. The main holdover from bygone years is Ray's. It is an absolute must to go to Ray's.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Ray's and visit the literally all new downtown. The campus is connected to a bike-n-hike trail system that can take you from Kent to Akron, Canton, and Cleveland without getting on the road. Coming soon is the potential for world class white water rafting down the Cuyahoga River. The dams from a bygone era of water driven mills are being removed and the process expected to expose a rock strewn riverbed to rival those in West Virginia.

    Food and Dining

    The campus eateries are only outshined by the fine local establishments available in the city of Kent. You will not be disappointed.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors will push you farther than you think you are able to go, but not so far that you get discouraged.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is an absolute must to do a campus visit. There is a new College of Architecture building waiting to be built and a new College of Business building waiting in queue. The campus is directly connected to all that the town has to offer and that is a lot! Check out Ray's, it is the veritable definition of college life at Kent.

    In three sentences

    The campus in the midst of a complete makeover. The downtown is in the midst of a complete makeover. It is the place to get your education now and for the foreseeable future!

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tri-towers/ Rotunda is the ideal place to hang out and interact with the student body at pretty much any given time during the night or day. You can expect to see anything sitting in the rotunda.

    Bang for the buck

    At the end of the day College is a business. Nothing is free or cheep for that matter. Use your meal plan wisely and take good care of your residence halls because the costs rack up in the long wrong. Therefore, accept that your going to have a pretty healthy bill to pay back and make the best of your academic experience.

    What to do for fun

    There is something for everybody. Going to the KIVA to view movies are fun, going to the recreational center for a workout can be enjoyable. There are clubs and groups for just about anything one could think of. From politics to Magic Cards.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing for about the first year. Getting away from high school lunches, being able to eat what you want whenever you want with a swipe of a card is amazing, but after the excitement dies down everyone would pretty much kill for a home cooked meal.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life gets old pretty quickly. However, the experience is typically pretty fun and needed in order to get a grip on the college life style.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what field one chooses to go into the rigor and work load can be extremely dificult and over bearing. This is why finding a field you love is extremely important.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember why you are in College. Do not get caught up in the temporary experiences that will always be here. The parties, the clubs, and the opposite-sex will always be at any big college or University.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is what you make it. It provides everything a student could possibly need to make the best of their college experience. However, it is possible to lose yourself once arriving to the campus.

  • 10/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It could be better, but it's not unsafe. Don't walk alone at night, no different from anywhere else on the planet!

    Greek Life

    Not involved, but I hear good things

    Clubs and Activities

    History club is a blast and they take two big trips a year! The club sports are fun and from what I hear Greek life is good too!

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a good college experience, involving both fun and challenging academics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The black squirrel 5k is fun and odd because the unofficial mascot is the black squirrel. Kent Fest, a huge Halloween party that happens every year. Also College fest is every year in the spring; super fun if you're responsible.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe it is way more expensive than is should be. There needs to be a better variety of academic courses offered. The academic advisers are horrible, especially in the school of education, it's a waste of money to pay them to be rude and unhelpful to students.

    What to do for fun

    Going downtown is great, nice to walk around, great food places, and nightlife! As for on campus, the Rec center is awesome! Go ice skating or do zumba! They are always hosting events on campus too, good concerts and activities!

    Food and Dining

    Th food is great for the most part, it's all about choices. You have to choose the right food otherwise you'll gain a ton of weight because they offer a lot of unhealthy and fried foods.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great dorm experience because I was in the centennial buildings so I had one room mate and we had our own bathroom in our room. The RA I had was super helpful and one of my friends who had a room mate issue was able to switch rooms easily which is great!

    Academic Rigor

    It honestly depends on your major. I am a history major and my upper division classes are killer because there is so much reading and writing involved!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check and double check everything that you need for graduation. Get your basic courses out of the way in the beginning! Get involved on campus it makes a world of difference in your social life and it looks great on resumes!

    In three sentences

    The campus looks nice. Faculty is great for the most part. Advising (financial and particularly academic) of any kind is not great.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Kent State University is among the top 200 universities in the world, and now I know why. Kent State has the best programs and teachers around. I am in the world renowned Fashion Design Program, and it is everything I could have ever dreamed of.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to get involved in. Too many to count! Many of them are student founded and run!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the types of people that want a big school. Great for people that want to get involved on campus. There are so many clubs and activities to get involved in.

    What to do for fun

    There are always fun things going on in the student center and the rec. The theatre department is always putting on plays and shows that students can attend for free! There is also an ice rink, and downtown is great!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places to eat on campus! Breakfast at Eastway is to die for. You will never go hungry!

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are a great size! There is much storage space. And the community is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here at kent are great.

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED!

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a great school! There are many majors, clubs, and activities to explore. Kent Would be a great choice for anyone looking for a large school.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent is very good with campus safety. Kent State has campus police all over at all times. There is also campus phone stations set up all over campus if you ever need help.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kent has over 250+ clubs and activities you can get involved in. If there's something you want to be a club, get together 4 people and go to an administrator to get the club officiated. You name it and it's probably a club here.

    Great for these types of students

    Kent State is great for any type of student. There is something for every type of student at Kent. Kent is also known for the fashion program which is 3rd best in the country, so Kent is very good for a student who wants to go into fashion.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kent State University has something called black squirrels and the black squirrel festival. In February 1961, Lary Woodell brought a pair of 2 black squirrels to Kent from Canada. You won't find black squirrels anywhere else. The black squirrel is now known as the unofficial mascot of Kent State.

    Bang for the buck

    Kent is awesome on financial aid and it's relatively affordable. Financial advisors are always willing to work with you on your situation.

    What to do for fun

    Join Kent State Greek Life and there's tons of things to do for fun with that. Also, Downtown Kent was just renovated and updated and there's a bunch of little shops and restaurants to go to as well. There's also a bunch of bars (if you're of age) you can go to.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of great food options, sometimes annoying to walk to, but that's just pure laziness. Love eating in the Hub which includes Subway, Archer Treachers, Nathan's Hot Dogs, Ambrosia, Einsteins, and Jump (asian food). Also, there's Prentice, and Eastway Cafe, and Tri Towers Market and Rosie's. Rosie's is open 24/7 and it's great for late night eats.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Kent is a great experience. My first year I lived in Eastway which is the all freshmen building and I loved it. There is a market and cafe in the same building and it was a great way to meet people. For my second year, I live in Centennial E. Centennials are much more calm and laid back, but the atmosphere is great for studying and the dorms are very home like and they are the nicest dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the major of hospitality management and I LOVE it. Professors are always willing to help you succeed and improve. Never be afraid to contact your professors. Most of my professors have ben very willing to help me improve my grade and succeed in the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Stay connected with your advisors, your advisors will help you with any questions you have about anything. 2. Get involved in a group on campus! There are over 250+ groups and organizations you can join 3. Stay focused and love the major you're in. If you're not enjoying it, then it's probably not the major for you.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is an amazing school that provides many organizations and resources to help you with your education. The faculty and staff are always around to help and answer questions. Kent State University provides skills and an education to further your life after graduation.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself for a large university. There is a lot going on many things to do but don't let it distract you from your school work.

  • 12/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very good!

    Clubs and Activities

    It is easy to start a club here.

    Great for these types of students

    International

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The May Fourth Memorial is great for a walk!

    Bang for the buck

    Average

    What to do for fun

    The town is really becoming a center of culture. Join a club or group.

    Food and Dining

    A lot of diversity but the quality is average.

    Dorm Life

    No better or worse than any other college or university.

    Academic Rigor

    Average

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a bike.

    In three sentences

    There is a great amount of diversity here. The food leaves something to be desired. The people are friendly for the most part.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many bars downtown kent where you can hang out with your 21 and over friends. There is a movie theatre,music venues and many options to have some fun in kent in your spare time. I really like how there is a good amount of options to pick from if you go downtown kent on the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    At Kent State University you are offered a wide range of options when I come to food and dining. However, there is not many healthy options on campus. If there is health options on campus they are usually expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I never stayed in the dorms so I cant really tell you how they are.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe you get a well rounded college experience at Kent State University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you pick a major you are passionate about and not something that will make you lots of money. The major you pick will most likely become your first career and maybe your last so pick wisely. Dont get distracted by partying because in the end you will have nothing to show for it. You are paying big bucks to study at a college DONT NOT take advantage of it because not everyone gets a chance to go to college.

    In three sentences

    There are alot of services provide for students at Kent State University. My fellow students at Kent State University are very friendly and easy to get along with. The teachers at Kent State Univeristy for the most part are very helpful and full of very useful knowledge.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    ice skate

    Food and Dining

    It is ok

    Dorm Life

    Small

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know your major.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Kent State University a B overall. It all depends on what you want and are looking for in a college.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    You will get your moneys worth attending this college. At Kent state they have a very cool vibe.

    What to do for fun

    I suggest to become an athlete, or going to their public pool and gym to get in shape. They are a division 1 school so you would be competing with the top athletes.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is very impressive. Kent state supplies you with restaurants inside of their cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm's at Kent State are average size dorms. They Have the two bedroom down, which I recommend, and a single person dorm. But the veiw from each dorm is beautiful!

    Academic Rigor

    At Kent State they will challenge you to bring out the smart and intelligent student you are. It is not a difficult college, and they put you in a very comfortable community and environment. It will shape you into a better person academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that any prospective take the online tour. The online tour gives you a better look on what the college looks like and the community. It is very helpful tool.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a very pro-active college. It has great programs that will shape anyone into a better person and lead them to a successful life. Kent State is the right college for anyone.

  • 12/21/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I felt absolutely safe around campus.

    Greek Life

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

    Great for these types of students

    Fashion designers, teachers, and linguists are said to thrive here. If you prefer a smaller town feel, Kent is also a great place to look.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a good college with a small tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There's a gym with a pool. restaurants. maybe get a tattoo? I personally felt limited in my free time activities, but I never got to experience the clubs or Greek life.

    Food and Dining

    Very few varieties at the college, however Kent's downtown has a lot of restaurants to choose from. Kent, like a lot of colleges, allows you to deposit money on a specific food card. The dinning hall and most restaurants around Kent accept this card.

    Dorm Life

    The new honor dorms are awesome. They're very roomy and include private bathrooms. Most of the dorms are also not too far from the dining center.

    Academic Rigor

    It doesn't seem too challenging. I studied Arabic there through an intensive summer program, so I don't know how the general classes are, but most agree it's not too hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing as early as you can. My friend was denied housing and had to commute an hour and a half from home to class. Avoid the hassle: apply early.

    In three sentences

    It's a small school, but quickly expanding. The new honors dorms at Stopher are great and really roomy. And it's cheap to boot!

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Smalltown country kids that want to experience more life but dont want to deal with the big cities crimes

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the black squirrel festival and there is a memorial for the four people that was shot and killed in 1970 by the Natitional guard

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for that your professors & instructors will do everything they can to make sure you succed for we are Excellence in Action

    In three sentences

    The Professors & Instructors are really friendly and put me quickly at ease. We are the only school in the nation to have a masters program in fashion design Its not overwhelmingly huge where you can get lost but enough to do to keep you busy.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Be careful, there have been a handful of robberies and fires since I have been here. Don't stay out on campus late.

    What to do for fun

    Kent is full of great opportunities for fun. You don't need to spend a lot of money. Take hikes with your friends, walk around downtown, grab a beer, get to know the street performers, make home videos and take lots of photographs.

    Food and Dining

    Scribbles, Chipotle, and Wild Goats!

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    While Kent State is focused on education of course, they are also concentrated on the environment, and others. You will get an amazing education here. Sit in the front row of every class, ask questions, don't be afraid of what anyone will think. Be you, and learn as much as you can, after all you will be spending a lot of time here. It's beautiful to gather true knowledge!

    Tips for prospective students

    Look up scholarships while you're still a senior, APPLY TO THEM ALL. Don't waste time. Give yourself more opportunities by having less to pay for. Work hard, and always do what gives you the biggest smile. Be kind. Stay out of trouble, it will only hold you back.

    In three sentences

    It is not Kent State University that has helped me succeed. It is the handful of professors who took an important interest in me and have believed in me. Without them, I would have believed in myself less and less.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are phone/emergency stations all over campus. its one of the safest campuses around

    Greek Life

    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

    Clubs and Activities

    there's a club for anything and everything and if there is not then you can make one with certain guidelines.

    What to do for fun

    There are ridiculous amounts of activities on campus and the night life is great. Hall officers create hall activities which is much more fun when your hall is close. It's fun to just hang around because school work really tires you out.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on and off campus. The food is amazing on campus and there is a large variety.

    Dorm Life

    Get to know your neighbors and your hall! My entire hall is a family. I encourage everyone to be close with their floor, it makes college a much better experience. It truly feels like a second home.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the teachers, but just get your work done to your best ability and you'll most likely succeed. Every teacher I've had so far has been wonderful. I've been lucky

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a winter coat, the weather is unpredictable. Come into school with credits earned in high school through your community college, you will be able to schedule classes earlier as well as have more opportunities when you have classes done and out of the way.

    In three sentences

    Kent is a very diverse school. The setting is beautiful. The academics are excellent and push for a successful graduation.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kent State is one of the safest campuses in northeast Ohio and throughout campus there is always an emergency phone within one hundred meters.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs to chose from that cover most any interests students may have. Clubs are not hard to make; I had a friend create his own club this past semester. The clubs I have joined are all close knit and make all their members feel at home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    May 4th memorial activities to honor those lost during the tragic incident.

    Bang for the buck

    Inexpensive compared to many colleges and the education and college experience you get are well worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    Club activities at Kent State involving Kent State's Anime Society, computer programming club, physics club, and dungeons & dragons club. The friends I spend most of my free time with I met through clubs and events hosted by my own dorm building.

    Food and Dining

    There are numerous available places to eat one campus from franchises such as Subway and three different styles of school diners available to students. The downtown area is very welcoming to students and only a ten minute walk from campus where there are many options to eats in both formal and fast food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is engaging, each dorm building hosts numerous activities each semester for its residents and the college itself offers events such as concerts and speakers in various fields of study. This past semester I was able to attend a presentation by Neil Degrasse Tyson, renowned physics speaker hosted by the Kent Main Campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Naturally this varies from class to class and student to student but I feel Kent State has a reasonable difficulty that requires some effort. Showing up to class and doing the work asked of you should get you a passing grade in most classes. Upper division courses require notably more effort but I find that to be expected in any institution.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. It is a large school joining groups/organizations is the best way to not feel lost in the crowd.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a large, well-rounded college where students are able to explore and study a majority of subjects they may be interested in. There are clubs to entertain any interest students may have or want to look into. The city of Kent encourages a strong relationship between the University and itself which makes the downtown area feel almost as much a part of campus as the dorms and classroom building.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of things to do for fun! Every weekend, the KIVA has late night movies for you to enjoy, there is a bowling alley and ice skating arena on campus. For the people that prefer to keep to themselves, you can always stay in your dorm and just relax with a few friends. There is never a dull moment here!

    Food and Dining

    Kent State has multiple places for students to dine at all hours. There are multiple coffee shops and restaurants on campus, some in the same buildings as dorms. The best thing about all the places to eat on campus is that you can your meal plan to buy everything!

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus in the dorms are a very good experience. It allows you to meet other students attending the university, and make life long friends. Dorm life will prepare students for living on there own.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are taken very seriously at Kent State. Professor, peers and other faculty is there to help you at all times. One thing to take advantage of is the free tutoring offered, because it helps a ton.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advise for prospective students is to come with an open mind and heart because there are students from all over the world with many different beliefs and morals. The worst ting you can do is keep to yourself on campus, because there are 100+ clubs for you to join. Kent State has an amazing education system.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a great university filled with many possibilities. There are students and professors that are there to help you be the best you. I wouldn't pick any other university to attend other than Kent State University.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going down, but for fun i guess you have to know the right people.

    Food and Dining

    The food is a little overpriced, but anything on campus is. Although they have lots of different restaurants and choices, you never have to eat the same food.

    Dorm Life

    I commute, I live off of campus but the dorms are decent. If you like jail cells and annoying roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    They offer so much help for any class you want to take. There should be no reason for a student not to be able to get anything done. But even if you do let things get out of control, they can help you get back on track.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is huge, bring good shoes. If you wait for the bus in December, you might get frostbite. The library has everything, I live here most of the time.

    In three sentences

    The environment is clean and it's easy to get around. There is always something to do at Kent and if you think you can't make friends, you aren't trying so hard. The classes are enjoyable and not terribly long, well at least depending on your mayor.

  • 01/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe with riding services at night and places to contact the cops in case anything was wrong.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of intramural's and clubs, so many that I can't even count them.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who don't mind walking to class and love getting involved and being active. There is a little bit of everything for everyone. If you don't like something there's always another choice.

    What to do for fun

    I am in a sorority and we will go to different events on campus. They have bowling in town and on campus. It's easy to just hang out with some friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of different places to eat at on the meal plan. More than you can imagine. The food however does get boring after a while. Although they try to diversify you can get bored of it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great I live in Centennial C. They are single rooms with shared baths. I have plenty of room and they are all come with a sink, microwave, and fridge.

    Academic Rigor

    As a member of the Fashion Design Program the teachers prepare you for your future and sometimes that means lots of work. It may seem like a lot, but it is definitely worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to pack lots of winter clothes! It's not only windy, but it is very cold during the winter months.

    In three sentences

    A excellent school to get involved in and make connections for the future. Top fashion school in the world withe excellent programs and faculty. Great place to make friends and lots of places to eat.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a on site security who can escort you where you are needed and readily available making it feel safe!

    What to do for fun

    There are many things I do for fun at Kent. I attend there gym or re center. I love to work out. As we'll at the SDA meetings for my program. I also spend time with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Kent State has wonderful dinning services! There is always a restaurant open! At least one that is 24 hours which is awesome for late night studies! They have lots of options that are healthy and good for you as we'll as making it feel like a home cooked meal! Kent has the best campus food I've known!

    Dorm Life

    I've seen some pretty bad campus dorms! Kent has the best options and they are not badly priced! They are the cleanest and most roomie dorms I know that's why I rated them with a five star.

    Academic Rigor

    I rate Kent State with a four stars for academic rigor. I rated them with four stars because Kent opens your mind to challenge it as we'll as expand your knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy and stay closed into yourself! Get out your dorm and make new friends.

    In three sentences

    Kent state is a wonder college, which isn't too big where you feel lost but on the other hand isn't too small where you don't find something new about the campus. Also has a great atmosphere, including the people to make a start at your adult life. Lastly it is the best college even academically, the teachers are helpful and amazing; it's been fun and great expanding my mind and knowledge here at Kent State.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Free movies in the Kiva, Karoke night, speed dating, and so much more.

    Dorm Life

    There are so many options when it comes to dorms. There is literally something for everybody. I stay in Koonce hall and I love it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to DKS. It will help you make friends and get to know the campus before you come back in the fall. Get involved. There are so many different things to do here on campus. If eligible go to Kupita. You get to move in early and you get to meet new people. You also get very well acquainted with the student multicultural center and everyone who works there.

    In three sentences

    Kent State was definitely the right choice. Everything from DKS and welcome weekend helped me adapt to an entirely different environment. The exploratory program helped me so much when it came to deciding on a major.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    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.

    What to do for fun

    I like to play sports and work out for fun. Im on the club softball team and love to play intramural sports. However, if you aren't into sports there are many other things to get you involved.

    Food and Dining

    I think the food here is rather good. The only down fall is they always have the same thing so living here 24/7, the food got old after awhile and i wasn't in the mood for it anymore. However, it is good.

    Dorm Life

    Absolutely love the dorm life. I have met so many new people that if i hadn't lived in the dorms i wouldn't be so close with them. I would definitely recommend to any incoming college freshman to live in the dorms their first year at least to get the experience and friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    I think the academics at Kent are good. Nothing is easy but studying definitely gets you the results that you want!

    In three sentences

    A great place to go to school with excellent professors. Many excellent fields to major in with great classes and a homey feeling for people that attend far from home. Kent also has many activities to keep you busy besides always doing school work.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great.

    Greek Life

    Minorities do not feel welcomed to most of these.

    What to do for fun

    I go to the free sporting events and movies!

    Food and Dining

    You will get tired of the food quickly.

    Dorm Life

    Our RA's are really annoying and we have pointless meetings every month.

    Academic Rigor

    Kent State is not the place to slack off. If you go to class and study, you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun but remember the priorities.

    In three sentences

    I love Kent State! We have a lot of extracurricular activities. However, minorities may feel out of place.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun there is a gym that is free to students that is just a ten minute walk from the dorms. On the weekends, many students walk downtown to enjoy dining and festivities going on down there. Downtown is only about a fifteen minute walk from the campus.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great experience. Socializing with your roommate and fellow floor mates creates new relationships that will last you a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors always promote student growth in the classroom by giving us new challenges every day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate or else you will get far behind early. If your grades get into a hole early, it is tough to dig out of that hole.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a great campus that is enjoyable. There are great people, professors, and workers here that make everyday great. There is a sense that learning is the number one priority at Kent State University.

  • 04/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can always call for an escort if you feel uncomfortable walking somewhere, which I love. My only qualm is that there aren't enough emergency posts around campus, especially in the parking lots. If you don't know what these are, they have a phone as well as an emergency button that will send help to you if need be. The parking lot that I have park in has one, but it is all the way at the back of the lot, not one up front, so basically if you needed it and were parked closer to campus, you'd be screwed.

    Clubs and Activities

    So, so, so many choices! I feel like there is something for everyone, and if not, you can create your own!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Black squirrels galore! Also in remembrance for those who lost their lives in the Kent State Shooting, we have a time of silence, no class on that day. It usually falls the week before or during finals (May 4th). There is a lot to learn about that day and it is nice to be able to learn about it.

    Bang for the buck

    I do feel like it is a little expensive, but I do feel the education is quality. So far I've only had two teachers that I really disliked and thought my money/time was wasted.

    What to do for fun

    Go to parks, movies, and there are concerts/bands that play in most of the bars downtown. There is always something going on on campus as well. My favorite is when they have movies outside on the student green, like a drive in, but without the car obviously.

    Food and Dining

    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!)

    Academic Rigor

    This is the most challenged I've ever been academically. I went from being a straight A student who rarely studied, to getting my butt kicked on tests. My GPA dropped down to a 2.66 which is unheard of for me. I'm working harder at getting it up now that I know what to expect!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you commute, drive to class earlier than you think you need to. Parking is sometimes a hot mess and you'll have to drive around a little bit. Buy a STURDY umbrella, I cannot emphasize sturdy enough. It is very windy on campus and if you have a cheap one, it will flip inside out and you will find yourself wet and soggy.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love the surrounding areas; great for those who love nature, good food, and good beer/wine! The campus is fairly easy to navigate and a pleasure to wander around. My downside would be parking; I commute and sometimes it is hard to find a spot in my designated lots, especially near the buildings on Lincoln; there's not designated commuter parking lot in sight!

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun I hang out with my friends, and just caught up on our days, and if it is nice out I go for runs.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    The walls here at Kent State are way too thin and I can here every single thing my neighbors whisper. It tends to get very out of hand sometimes when I am trying to study, and the campus is too big to just get up and walking to the library at 10 o'clock at night.

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned so much from my Professors here at Kent, I think they have a wonderful staff.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice for future students would be that if you come into kent knowing you're going to join a bunch of groups then you will most likely be more than happy here at Kent State.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University is a great university to learn and interact with all kinds of different people. I am currently interested in transferring to Ohio University in Athens Ohio where I will be able to study photojournalism. Although Kent State offers wondering options, Im afraid it is a little too big for me.

  • 04/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a traditional college experience while engaging in top ranked programs. (Fashion, Nursing, Aeronautics)

    What to do for fun

    There's usually always something going on on campus that's free and interesting. Off campus, there's not much to do for the under 21 crowd, other than go to frat parties or the movies. A 20 minute drive to Akron is the closest dance clubs.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the residences halls as a freshman is definitely important. Some of the halls own campus are nicer than others, so definitely do your research before applying for housing. All hall put on events at least once a week that are generally interesting and will have free food. Definitely an easy way to meet people, but try to do it early on in the year.

    Academic Rigor

    This is 100% dependent on your major, but college is definitely a change is level of schoolwork for everyone. If you manage your time well and don't procrastinate, you can usually have a life outside of school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here for your program. Knowing your major will help you get out of here on time. Also try to get AP or post secondary credit that will transfer so you can get out of usually boring core classes.

    In three sentences

    Kent is a good school with lots to do and many opportunities. But it is a very large school which comes with it's own set of problems.

  • 04/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bowling, parties, walking around campus, Group X classes

    Food and Dining

    OMELETTES OMG

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are fun and very helpful for making friends

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are either super easy or super hard. There's no in-between.

  • 05/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    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.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was definitely a whole new thing for me. It takes some time to get used to living with someone you don't know and getting used to their ways of living. I would say that my dorm experience was definitely not what I expected. .I expected people to be more social. Our floor barely had any icebreakers or little social time. Also, because we don't have our own bathrooms in our rooms, we had to share a floor bathroom. The bathrooms were completely disgusting. I think it's safe to say that dorm life is not for me.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at Kent are normal for a university, i suppose.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Go to social events. Meet friends. Network. 2. Take your academics seriously. College requires more focus than HS. 3. Explore the city and get to know your surroundings.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is a great school to attend if you are looking for a diverse student body. There are so many different types of students here. It is a great chance to get outside of the box and meet more people.

  • 05/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I am currently looking into greek life. Find the one that fits your personality.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is great. Everything you need is on campus and it is very convient.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a very nice school and the professors are very smart in what they teach. Just show up to class and stay on top of things you will do great!

  • 06/18/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    They will text you if anything is going on. After May 4, safety is a top priority.

    Greek Life

    Greeks and GDIs seem to get along pretty well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 clubs, so I'm pretty sure everyone can find something to join. There are lots of activities to do, including Quidditch and Magic: The Gathering club.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, involved, driven students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting the rock is a must-do.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is beautiful and Kent is a pretty well-known school. I think it's worth the price.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is right next door. There are a lot of clubs you can join, and parties every weekend. Kent is also super close to Akron, Canton, Stow, and Cleveland, which all have a lot to do. Make friends with someone with a car! (Or bring yours)

    Food and Dining

    Many options for kids with allergies or veg*ns.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are largely updated and well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging, but doable. Lots of tutoring opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply EARLY. You'll get the best shot as scholarships and first pick of dorms.

    In three sentences

    Kent State is academically diverse. The campus is large, but not overwhelming. The social aspect is one of the best I've seen.

  • 08/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The great thing about Kent State University is that there is always something to do. We are always having festivals or concerts right on the campus green. There's hundreds of clubs and intermural sports teams to join. The Rec Center is a great place to workout and we even have a rock climbing wall and many classes such as yoga and Zumba. The campus is so big that we even have many nature trails where you can take a walk during a beautiful day.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Kent State are very modern and have the most up-to-date furnishings. Many of the dormitories are being remodeled. The RA's are very kind and make sure all the rules are followed and everything is fair. You will meet most of your friends in your dorms and the dorms even have a 24-hour diner on the main floor so you can eat at anytime of the day.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a science major and my classes challenge me to the fullest. The classes may be difficult based on the major but you can always go to free tutoring sessions and set up study groups with fellow classmates. Your professors will also take time out of their schedules to answer your questions via e-mail and give help during their office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    At KSU, we have an awesome program that offers free tutoring for specific classes taught by upper class men or graduate students. I would definitely make time to go to these tutoring sessions at least three times a week. These sessions really helped me out for my challenging classes and probably saved my grades my first freshman semester.

    In three sentences

    Kent State University has one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen, the campus has a wonderful landscape and it looks amazing during the fall semester. The academics are challenging and the professors are very hands-on. Kent State University is top 200 colleges in the country and the number one for college graduates in North-East Ohio.

  • 10/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Their are plenty of different activities around campus however most of them are oriented towards increasing knowledge or preparing for the workforce.

    Food and Dining

    Not going to lie the food directly on campus can get boring quick. However their is a plethora of options lying just with walking or short driving distance of the campus. So if your looking for something new you don't have to go far.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really what you make it. It can be quite quiet or it can be a place to cool off, relax and talk with friends. For the most part the people are extremely kind.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone at the school seems to take academics very seriously. Where ever you go people are working with a tutor, listen intently or participating actively.