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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
  • 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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  • 5
  • Danielle from Kent, OH
  • Aug-02-2014 I am a current student here

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

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

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

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

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

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 0
  • Toledo Girl
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Minorities do not feel welcomed to most of these.

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

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

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

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

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