Kent State University

Kent State University is the highest-ranked public university in northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists by U.S. News & World Report.

Kent State University

Kent State University is the highest-ranked public university in northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists by U.S. News & World Report. Kent State also holds the esteemed distinction of being one of only five institutions in Ohio to be recognized as an elite research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Twinsburg Academic Center and academic sites in major world cities, such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910. Kent State is a national leader in award-winning student support services to graduate students.

Kent, OH 

Kent is Ohio’s rising college town! There’s plenty to see and do within easy walking distance of the Kent Campus. If you are looking for a hot shot of espresso with a pastry, a quick lunch, or luxurious dinner with friends, downtown Kent has it all. There’s always something fun happening including live music, festivals, comedy shows, college sports and more. From yoga studios, financial institutions, auto care and shopping, you’ll find everything you need in Kent. Check the video below for a virtual tour of downtown Kent!

Why Kent State 

Kent State is a globally recognized, nationally ranked and locally vital university, and is Northeast Ohio's No. 1 choice among public universities. Find out why you belong here and start with a few facts about Kent State University, where people hail from every corner of the globe to do work that paves the way for a brighter tomorrow.


Highly Ranked and Various Disciplines

In addition to its 11 colleges with 340+ programs of study, there are dozens of reasons Kent State is a top-notch academic choice:

  • Online MBA Program Ranks #1 In Northern Ohio By U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 5 For The School Of Fashion Design And Merchandising
  • Ranked In The Top 100 Of Best Graduate Education Schools
  • Design Innovation (DI) Initiative ranked No. 6 among university/college makerspaces across the country

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High Quality and Affordable Education

  • Very high research activity
  • More than 2,700 faculty from 6 continents
  • More than 150 national and international institutions represented
  • 5th in the US for number of startup companies formed and patents issued per $1 million in expenditures

Safe and Beautiful Campus

  • Beautiful scenery in a “tree city” with the off-campus downtown area
  • Fully-equipped recreation center
  • Safest college campus in Ohio and among top 25 safest in US
  • Personalized and professional career services
  • University-sponsored programming such as festivals, concerts, and lectures

Program Highlights

Business School - One of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review. Among less than 1% of business schools worldwide to receive dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting.

Fashion School - Ranked top 25 fashion schools in the world. published their 2021 rankings, giving Kent State the #2 spot on the list. 

Aeronautics - Along with our rigorous Aerospace Engineering program, Kent State’s flight program is an excellent start for a soaring career.

College of Public Health - The Public Health bachelor's program at Kent State is part of the Best Schools for Public Health list.  It is also ranked #2 in Ohio.

School of Theater and dance - ranked Kent State’s School of Theater and Dance number 50 for best theatre degree programs in the US. 

Architecture - The bachelor's program at Kent State was ranked #47 on College Factual's of the Best Schools for Architecture list.  It is also ranked #2 in Ohio.

Admission Requirements

  • Passport Biographical Page
  • English Language Proficiency scores
  • Academic Credentials (transcripts, detailed mark sheets, diploma, certificate, etc)
  • Additional documents if required

Scholarship Opportunities 

Kent State University welcomes students from around the world! Every year, we award over $1 million merit-based scholarships to our international students. Scholarships are free aid that can help you pay for your degree, especially if you have a strong academic background.

As an international student, you’re qualified for many of the Kent State scholarships:

  • Global Scholarship
  • Graduate Assistantships


Contact Kent State University Now


$15,000—$20,000 Semester

Fast facts

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Top Programs

Business, Engineering, Fashion

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Type of School


  • School Size

  • Student Body Gender

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

    Small/College town, Online
  • Accreditation and Certification

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory
  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 6+, ELS: Level 112, Duolingo: 100+, TOEFL: 71+

Kent OH
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800 E Summit St Kent, OH

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