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 levels. Kent State was ranked in the top 200 universities in the world in 2011. It is the world's leading center on liquid crystal research and education and is the birthplace of modern LCD technology. In addition, Kent State has top-tier fashion design and merchandising as well as business administration programs.
Kent State was named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its support and commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Main CampusKent, Ohio, United States Campus Website20,000+ on Campus<100,000 residents in KentLanguage(s) spoke on campus: English
Kent State University is located in the Great lakes Region of Northeastern Ohio. The campus is a landscaped suburban environment, covering approximately 866 acres which house over 100 buildings, gardens, bike trails and open greenery. There are also thousands of additional acres of bogs, marshes and wildlife refuges adjacent to or near the campus.
It is easy to travel the region by car, bus or plane as 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. The student enrollment is around 42,000, with just under 28,000 on the main campus.
International students have many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities as there are more than 200 student organizations available, such as theatre, intramural athletics, choir and academic clubs. The International Peer Association and Conversation Partners bring together international and American students for cultural exchange, social activities and travel. A special program for international students, the "I-Pal" program, matches each new international student with an American student. The American I-Pals will be in communication before departure and will meet them at the airport upon arrival.