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Information About the International Student Experience at Kent State

At Kent State you will find a university where community is integrated with academic challenge. The university provides a balance of support services and recreational activities to complement a well-rounded educational experience.


At Kent State University 70 percent of our student body is residential and is part of the Kent community. This provides the student with a classic college environment. Kent State offers 24 residence halls from family housing to individual rooms. The wide variety of living choices will provide you with an on-campus residence that will suit your needs.

For information on on-campus housing options contact Residence Services.
For information on off-campus housing options contact the Commuter and Off-Campus Student Organization or checkout the housing alternatives in the Kent area.


PARTA is the second largest regional transit system in the world. Bus service is available not just on campus, but to local shopping malls and the cities of Akron and Cleveland.


Kent State University is one of Ohio’s safest campuses. Department of Public Safety patrols the campus and residence halls 24 hours a day.

Career Opportunities

Students can utilize the Career Services Center website to prepare for employment and locate on- and off-campus jobs.

Student Organizations

Kent State offers more than 200 student organizations. Joining a club or organization is a great way to meet people and make lifelong friends.

International Student Services

The Office of Global Education provides a broad range of services to Kent State University international students, scholars, faculty and university administrators.

Health Services

University Health Services is available to address students’ questions and concerns relating to both their physical and mental well-being.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Kent State University offers several academic study-abroad programs through the Office of International Affairs. Participating students will experience a balance of academic, linguistic and cross-cultural learning opportunities.
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