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Kent State University at Kent Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
20,577
Total Undergrads
Including 2,640 Part-time
3,980
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 53 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Mid-American Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $184,609)
8
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $92,079)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 80 68 - -
Baseball 24 - Yes -
Basketball 16 16 - Yes
Field Hockey - 21 - -
Football 105 - - -
Golf 11 11 - Yes
Gymnastics - 25 Yes -
Soccer - 28 Yes Yes
Softball - 29 - Yes
Volleyball - 19 Yes Yes
Wrestling 33 - - -
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Tennis - - - Yes

Diversity

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

Services & Housing

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

Clubs & Organizations

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

Safety Statistics

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

Notable Alumni

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

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

  • Mar-29-2012 Read More
  • Robert from Strongsville, OH
  • 5
  • 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…

  • Jan-18-2012 Read More
  • Myles from Elyria, OH
  • 4
  • The dorm life is good for the all students. Students are very friendly and most dorms have a friendly environment. You get to know a lot of new people and…

  • Jul-24-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Alexander, From Ohio
  • Jan-14-2016 I am a current student here

    I do not have a meal plan, but the restaurants in the Hub are excellent. I am particularly fond of Subway, and The Slice which offers very good pizza. The one downside to the Hub food is that students with a meal plan cannot use the restaurants during the mid-morning hours, unless you pay with cash.

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  • 3
  • Elizabeth from PA
  • Dec-20-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is mostly good, though there are some places where it isn't as good all the time. Rosie's is a great place to go for diner-style food, so long as you don't go on any of the party nights, when everyone shows up drunk. Quaker Steak is another favorite, just make sure you go early enough, as the line can get very long.

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  • 3
  • Megan from South Euclid, OH
  • Dec-02-2015 I am a current student here

    The dorm food at Kent state is pretty typical dorm food. There are an array of options, including vegan and vegetarians as well as gluten free to suit the needs of all students. The prices are fairly reasonable and the actual dining space is for the most part very clean!

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  • 5
  • Tiffany from Warren, OH
  • Nov-24-2015 I am a current student here

    The multiple food courts offered at Kent state had amazing food. In the main hall they had a Quaker Steak and lube which was amazing and reasonably priced. Also, off campus dining was within walking distance of the dorms and campus.

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  • 3
  • Nick from Delmar, NY
  • Sep-03-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Food seems pretty average for college, although it is plentiful and has a great variety around camps.

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  • 4
  • Jesse from Perryopolis, PA
  • Jul-08-2015 I am a current student here

    There are a multitude of dining choices on campus, with a few name brands such as Subway, Quaker Steak & Lube, and Auntie Anne's. A few places are open 24/7 to allow for snacking at any time of the day, There will always be something new to try with so many options available.

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  • 3
  • Jasmin Sparkman from Hampton, VA
  • Jan-01-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is the best you can expect to be honest. It's not mom's home cooking and it's not Outback Steakhouse. It's just so-so. Definitely check out the KSU Food Truck, Fork In The Road though! It is excellent and the closest you'll ever get to gourmet on campus. Be sure to try the ketchup.

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  • 4
  • Marissa from Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Kent offers a wide variety of dining options and locations. Some places are open late at night too, so there is always delicious food available.

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  • 4
  • Sara from North Olmsted, OH
  • Nov-26-2014 I am a current student here

    The food on campus is good! There are always markets open 24/7 so you never go hungry and there are plenty of options for those with particular diets. It is very accommodating.

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  • 3
  • Juleyn from Reynoldsburg, OH
  • Oct-23-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Megan from South Euclid, OH
  • Dec-02-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life at Kent State is huge. Kent State has 34 social Greek organizations: 19 fraternities, seven sororities, seven culturally based organizations and one co-ed organization. With options like that, you'll be sure to find a Greek like organization that makes you feel right at home!

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  • 0
  • Tiffany from Warren, OH
  • Nov-24-2015 I am a current student here

    TKE is one of the major fraternities of campus. Their are multiple sororities and fraternities to choose from.

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  • 0
  • Nick from Delmar, NY
  • Sep-03-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Many fraternities and sororities on campus but not a major part of most students lives. It's an option if you want it and provides a great place to relax and have a close group of friends, but other activities on campus are available.

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  • 0
  • Jesse from Perryopolis, PA
  • Jul-08-2015 I am a current student here

    There are nearly 30 different sororities and fraternities on campus that will satisfy any student looking to participate in greek life.

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  • 0
  • Jasmin Sparkman from Hampton, VA
  • Jan-01-2015 I am a current student here

    If you want to pledge the divine nine we are missing quite a few of them including Alpha Kappa Alpha and Alpha Phi Alpha. The Pan-hellenic greeks are extremely thick on this campus though.

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  • 0
  • Marissa from Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life at Kent is top notch. We are a very close family and being a part of Kent's Greek community will give you friends that you will have for a lifetime.

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  • 0
  • Sara from North Olmsted, OH
  • Nov-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life at Kent State is huge. There are seven sororities and fourteen fraternities. Each chapter is so unique and different and a lot of people have found going Greek to be one of the best decisions they have made at Kent. Greek life has given leadership opportunities, scholarship opportunities, as well as future jobs. It's a great stepping stone and way to network for the future.

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  • 0
  • Jacquelyn from Euclid, OH
  • May-12-2014 I am a current student here

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

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