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Kent State University at Kent Campus Life

Campus Size

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

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Mid-American Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


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


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

Services & Housing

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

Clubs & Organizations

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

Safety Statistics

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

Notable Alumni

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

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

  • Mar-29-2012 Read More
  • 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Laura from Lagrange, OH
  • Dec-28-2017 I am a current student here

    There are many dining opportunities on and around campus. Some dining options have vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free options for people with food sensitivities. There are dining options that are within easy walking distance of campus if you need a change of pace too, but they do not take the meal plans.

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  • 4
  • Kayla from Mundelein, IL
  • Feb-21-2017 I am a current student here

    The food is good but you get used to it after awhile. When they have special events the food is amazing. I love when we get steak for dinner.

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  • 4
  • Donovan from Toledo, OH
  • Dec-30-2016 I am a current student here

    The food provided on campus is delicious! Campus offers a wide variety of food on a daily basis, which keeps me interested in the menu options. Campus has exposed me to dishes from around the world and have allowed me to diversify my palette. The food is also affordable, and has allowed to keep some change for other expenses.

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  • 5
  • Andrew from Marengo, OH
  • Dec-26-2016 I am a current student here

    If you can't find something you like you don't eat. Exceptional choices that vary every day. Staff very friendly.

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  • 4
  • Dalton
  • Dec-23-2016 I am a current student here

    A good amount of options, and the food is pretty good! I really like the Eastway cafe, since they have different meals everyday and also a build your own fruit and salad bar.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kayla from Mundelein, IL
  • Feb-21-2017 I am a current student here

    I am in a sorority and I love it. I didn't want to join at first but it has helped me enjoy the campus more.

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  • 0
  • Donovan from Toledo, OH
  • Dec-30-2016 I am a current student here

    I am not apart go any greek organizations on campus, but my friends who are involved absolutely love the experiences they have had so far.

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  • 0
  • Sandy - Plainfield, IL
  • Oct-24-2016 I am a current student here

    Disgusting. They are unfair and pick people for popularity or their looks. They're very cliquey and constantly break the rules. Don't even bother rushing if you're a girl. There's only 8 sororities so your chances are slim and they lead you on. People are so obsessed with Greek life here that they always leave people out. It feels like high school cliques all over again. Avoid this.

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  • 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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