Founded in 1910, Kent State University comprises 8 regional campuses located throughout Northeast Ohio, offering more than 300 academic programs at the certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's, educational specialist and doctoral levels across ten colleges and one independent school. As a Top Tier public university, many of Kent State's programs are internationally or nationally ranked. In addition, Kent State offers numerous study abroad opportunities around the world, including at its premier overseas academic center in Florence, Italy.
Nearly 10 percent of the population of 29,000-plus students on the Kent campus is international, almost twice the national average. Kent State is represented by 241,000-plus alumni worldwide.
The Kent campus features 25 residence halls, 12 living-learning communities -- including the International Village Experience (IVE) -- a health center, a student wellness and fitness center, 8 sports facilities, a fashion museum, the world-renowned Liquid Crystal Institute, and 20-plus restaurants, dining halls and coffee shops. Kent State is also one of only a handful of U.S. universities with its own airport/flight center, which supports its aeronautics and aerospace programs. The safe, secure campus is located on 866 acres in a beautiful, tree-lined suburban environment, which is within easy access of numerous social, cultural, and natural attractions, as well as several major metropolitan areas in both the US and Canada.
Kent State offers eligible international students a significant amount of financial assistance, including the generous Global Scholarship. When combined, available scholarships have the potential of awarding an international student upwards of $32,000 towards a 4-year undergraduate degree.
With world-respected academics, reasonable tuition, a safe, tree-lined campus and a local cost of living that is 10% below the US national average, Kent State offers a highly favorable match between the cost and quality of a college degree.