Kent State University was founded in 1910 and has since become the third largest university in the state of Ohio and an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development in the region and beyond. Kent State has also earned acclaim for applying new knowledge to address the needs of the communities it serves through world-changing research and academic excellence. Kent State offers a high quality education taught by well-regarded faculty who equip students with real-world knowledge, experience and skills. You’ll find Kent State’s graduates are well placed in prestigious local, national and international organizations.

Kent State offers over 300 degree programs at the certificate, associate, bachelor’s, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. Kent State ranked 176th among the Best National Universities in the United States in 2017. In addition, Kent State boasts top-tier fashion (ranked 17th in the world), business administration and architecture/environmental design programs. Current student enrollment is approximately 42,000 across Kent State’s eight-campus system, with nearly 28,000 enrolled at the main campus.

Located in the Great lakes Region of Northeastern Ohio, the beautiful, tree-lined Kent campus is a landscaped suburban environment, covering approximately 866 acres. The Kent campus features over 100 buildings, as well as gardens, bike trails and open greenery. It ranks as the 11th safest campus in the United States and is also home to the world-renowned Liquid Crystal Institute, where liquid crystal technology was born.

Numerous social cultural, natural, recreational and entertainment attractions are within easy access of the campus. Travel throughout the region is easily managed by car, bus or plane. Kent is located 48km from Cleveland, 140km from Pittsburgh, 530km from Chicago, 550km from Washington D.C., 620km from New York City and 1061km from Boston. 

Numerous on-campus international organizations and clubs actively involve students in activities and gatherings that are designed to provide students with social support, guidance and a feeling of home. A short walk from campus, the city of Kent’s historic downtown boasts numerous restaurants, shops and stores, as well as a wealth of entertainment venues.


Housing is offered in a standard, two-person residence hall room. Students may choose a different room (single or double with private bathroom), but must pay the difference in cost. For more information about the room & board rates, please see here:


Students receive a Blue Plan meal plan. Students may choose a more expensive meal plan option, but must pay the difference in cost. Meal plans are used on-campus. For more information about the meal plan, please see here:

*Calendar Year students are not eligible for ISEP housing or meal benefits over the summer break

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Kent State University

Founded in 1910, Kent State University celebrates over 100 years of academic excellence and world recognition. Kent State offers over 300 degree programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral...


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Fields of Study

  • Architecture

    Environmental Design/Architecture

  • Area Studies:

    African Studies African-American Studies French Studies Gay/Lesbian Studies German Studies Italian Studies Japanese Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latin American Studies Women’s Studies

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Neuroscience Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Business Management Construction Management Economics Entrepreneurship Fashion Merchandising Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Photojournalism Public Relations Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences: Recommended!

    Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

  • Construction Trades:

    Aviation Management and Operations Aviation Science and Technology Construction Site Management

  • Education:

    Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • Engineering

    Robotics, and Automation Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) Professional/Technical Writing Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures: Recommended!

    Arabic Language and Literature Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Hebrew Language and Literature Interpretation and Translation Italian Language and Literature Japanese Language and Literature Latin Language and Literature Russian Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences:

    Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Nutrition Sciences Public Health

  • History:

    American History (United States) European History Historic Preservation and Conservation Holocaust and Related Studies

  • Hospitality and Tourism

    Tourism Management

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Law/Criminal Justice


  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Sustainability Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Philosophy Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics

  • Psychology:

    Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Developmental and Child Psychology Forensic Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Human Development and Family Studies Political Science and Government Sociology Urban Studies

  • Sports Studies:

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sport and Fitness Management

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Ceramics Dance Design and Visual Communications Directing and Theatrical Production Drama and Theatre Arts Drawing Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Game and Interactive Media Design Interior Design Metal and Jewelry Arts Music Performance Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Studio Arts

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 71
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • Duolingo Total: 100

Other Academic Conditions

Please refer HERE to the website for English language requirements.

Courses in Fashion, Architecture, Interior Design, Nursing, and Aeronautics are not available to ISEP students. Students who request courses in these fields will not be considered for placement at this institution. For all other courses, exchange students must meet proper course pre-requisites. Course pre-requisites can be found within the course catalog. Course availability may vary by semester.

Some courses, such as Photography, have labratory fees that are not included in the ISEP benefits. 

Auditions are required for the following departments: Directing and Theatrical Production; Drama and Theatre Arts; Music Performance; and Dance. 

Online/web courses are, in most circumstances, not permitted per regulations. In the instance that a student is permitted to take a web course, the extra course fees are not included in the ISEP benefits. 

Courses in Managerial Marketing (MMTG courses) are not available to ISEP students. For students pursuing other coursework within the College of Business Administration, writing intensive courses (or WIC) are not recommended.

Course requests may be subject to enrollment capacity, pre-requisites, departmental review/approval, and other factors

Kent State is willing to accept Duolingo English test (score of 100) as an alternative to other English assessments such as TOEFL and IELTS. 

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA: All non-U.S. citizens will be required to obtain a visa. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.


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