Kent State is attracting high-achieving, highly motivated students like you – with more than 250 bachelor’s degree programs that link to vital careers in today’s competitive job market.
When you make Kent State your first choice, you’re in good company. Our fall 2012 freshman class had the highest GPA in Kent State history. This class also represented the university’s second-largest enrollment of incoming freshman, in a year in which overall enrollment also set a new record.
Right now, Kent State offers good students more than $12 million in freshman merit scholarships, helping you make your first-choice public university, the smart choice.
More reasons Kent State is your first-choice university:
Increased freshman merit scholarships by 20%.
Kent State matches your community awarded scholarships up to $1,000 for eligible recipients.
Kent State University has the most graduates of any university in Northeast Ohio with more than 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Kent State faculty are renowned nationally and internationally. The university is also ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of the nation’s top 77 public research universities.
Our programs and offerings are always expanding to offer our students more choices. New colleges at Kent State include the College of Public Health
, the School of Digital Sciences
and the College of Podiatric Medicine
More than 40 percent of nurses working in Northeast Ohio hospitals earned their degrees at Kent State. The Kent State College of Nursing is the largest in Ohio and the fourth largest in the nation.
Kent State University’s Fashion School was recently ranked third in the country and 13th in the world by online fashion magazine Fashionista.com.
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The university is a leader in the region, generating $1.96 billion to the Northeast Ohio economy, and a source of countless other benefits in the arts, culture, research and more.
For more information about Kent State’s “First Choice” initiative, read the announcement press release