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We are one of the largest university systems in the nation, but one of the closest families in the world. We welcome you with open arms, yet push you out with an open mind. We give you the strength to stand for what matters and take meaningful action for change. Our vastly different culture full of visionary ideas and ambitious people makes us undeniably Kent State.


of Department of Physics faculty members are female, more than twice the national average


active U.S. patents for research



The black squirrel is our unofficial mascot.


of all Kent Campus students are international, almost 3 times the national average.

We've put out the
welcome mat for you

There’s something special about Kent State University – the kind of special that you should come see for yourself. Stop by and discover the place that could propel you into a brighter tomorrow. All are welcome, always.

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Virtual Tour

Check out the Kent Campus right from your computer screen. After taking our virtual tour, schedule an on-campus visit through our Admissions Office.

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Getting to Kent

Kent State's 824-acre campus is easily accessible by train, plane or public transit. Explore all the ways you can get here today.

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Downtown Kent

There’s a ton to do within easy walking distance of the Kent Campus – including dining at new restaurants, catching a show or browsing boutiques.

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Beyond Kent

Northeast Ohio has a high concentration of world-class activities that few other areas can offer. Check out all the exciting options now.

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Preview KSU

Are you a high school junior just beginning your college search? Then come preview what Kent State University is all about.

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We are one Kent State

Whether you’re a prospective undergraduate or graduate student preparing your application, or an alumnus with years of success behind you, you play an important role in making our community undeniably Kent State.

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the World

We graduate some of the brightest and boldest individuals in Ohio – ones who produce nearly $2 billion in added income to Northeast Ohio each year. That’s the kind of return you get on an investment in Kent State University. Show your support for the Golden Flashes community and give back to the place that helped you grow.

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Your Story Helps
Write Ours

How is your personal story “Undeniably Kent State?” All members of our Kent State Family are invited to share their unique stories to be featured on our Undeniably Kent State page.

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The Future Should
Prepare For You

Especially if you’re considering applying to Kent State University. Start your application today – and find yourself on the way to illuminating new paths.

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