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Kent State University

4.3 out of 5 (14 ratings / 13 reviews) Kent, Ohio, United States
At Kent State University, people hail from every corner of the globe to do work that paves the way for a brighter tomorrow. Here, you’ll find world-class faculty serving as researchers and mentors. Alumni leaders in business, healthcare, education and beyond, and students unafraid to break the mold and push boundaries. Our family is true blue and gold.

Master's Programmes



The tragic events of May 4, 1970, had a profound impact on Kent State University, the nation and the world. The university's national leadership role in promoting nonviolence and other democratic values extends to 1971.The center has since been renamed the School of Peace and Conflict Studies. 


  • Vision

To be a community of change agents whose collective commitment to learning sparks epic thinking, meaningful voice and invaluable outcomes to better our society.

  • Mission

We transform lives and communities through the power of discovery, learning and creative expression in an inclusive environment.


Our five research strategic institutes/initiatives in Brain Health, Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystals, Environmental Science and Design, Healthy Communities, and Global Understanding build upon the existing strengths among individual researchers and disciplines and unite scholars from diverse backgrounds to pursue current and pressing societal challenges from unique perspectives.


Kent State Geauga and the Regional Academic Center Career Services can help by providing valuable information, advice, and resources about choosing a major and finding a job.Exploratory or undecided-major students are encouraged to visit a career advisor for assistance in choosing a career before they are blocked from class registration by the 45-Hour Credit Policy. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
1001 -200
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
801 -200
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
683 -74
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

Located on 180 acres in New Philadelphia, Kent State Tuscarawas boasts a vibrant and friendly atmosphere with over 2100 students served through credit programming and another 4500 individuals served through non-credit courses offered by the Office of Business and Community Services.

Library services

  • Includes instructional, research, historic, and creative materials produced by the University System of Ohio and Ohio's private colleges.
  • Directory of music recordings, the C-SPAN video library and television recordings, art images, geological and historic maps and more.
  • Request materials from a network of public library systems throughout the state.

Medical services

  • Extend dependent coverage up to age 26 for those that do not have another source of employer sponsored health insurance;
  • Coverage is required regardless of the adult child’s marital status;
  • Coverage is required regardless of the adult child’s residency status or full-time student status.

Student Life

Campus life

  • 7 buildings on a 200-acre campus
  • Highly qualified professors
  • The Emporium Grille & Market. Get the chicken fingers.
  • Yoga, spin and bootcamp at the Rec
  • Rock concerts and edgy plays
  • Internationally known Featured Speakers
  • 100+ study abroad programs
  • 20+ student clubs and organizations
  • Free and convenient parking
What Don't We Offer?Residence halls. This also means we do not offer annoying roommates or laundry room disasters. Please accept our apologies.At Campus Preview, representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Faculty, Academic Advising, Career Services and Student Involvement will be available to offer information and answer questions. The Bookstore will also be open.

Sports facilities

The Department of Recreational Services at Kent State University offers varying levels of competitive sports for a range of people. Students, faculty/staff and their spouses are eligible for Intramural Sports. Intramural registration is available for teams and free agents. Games are typically once a week, with a championship game to determine each section's winners (and owners of the coveted Intramural Champion T-Shirt!). Intramural sport offerings change each semester.


Kent State University currently has over eighty programs that have sought specialized accreditation through various agencies. For additional information about Kent State University’s accredited programs, read more about specialized accreditation. 

Student Reviews

Good Enough
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Lots of good professors who really care about their work and their students. The honors program was also super rewarding

A good school under normal circumstances
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the school but they have not done a great job of managing and adjusting due to covid. For my major, I am required to live on campus for two years which really limits my study abroad options since I transferred here. Most of the classes were good but many of them are self-led and some I don't have any contact with the professor at all.

Unfulfilled College Experiences
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Going to Kent State University provided me with a very useful experience to live on my own and become more independent as a person. However, many of the classes I took felt very repetitive as a result of the lack of professors working in this specific area of study.


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