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Why Kent State?

Big enough to offer more than 300 degree programs, from certificates to bachelor’s to advanced degrees. Small enough to give you personal attention, as well as opportunities to collaborate with and learn from internationally renowned scholars in your chosen field. Not only is Kent State counted among Ohio’s best colleges and universities, but it’s still accessible financially and academically to many different kinds of students. When you invest your willingness and hard work, Kent State offers academic support, real-world experience, a diverse and inclusive campus culture, and the philosophy that new ideas matter.


Majors and Degree Options

Kent State offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors and minors, connecting to a wide range of careers. Our academic advisors can put you on the degree track that will best help you reach your personal and career goals. Our Career Services Center also offers some helpful exercises than can help you choose a major and a career.

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Undecided? Explore!

If you’re not ready to declare a major yet, we can help you find out more about campus life, culture and the resources available to you at Kent State. Then maybe you’ll have a better idea of what you’d like your major to be. After 45-credit hours, you will need to select a major so that you’ll be able to keep on track for graduation.

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Student Accessibility

Kent State has been recognized for providing high-level support to students with disabilities through our support, assistive technology, scholarships and more. Our goal is to provide all students with equal opportunities, so that everyone can benefit, contribute and participate from all university programs, services and activities.

Explore Accessibility Services

Find Your Department

If you have an idea of what your major will be, visit the academic department that’s connected to it. Learn about the faculty, facilities and the latest news information.

Locate Departments

Tuition

Find out about payment due dates, payment schedules and financial aid options.

View Tuition Costs

Visit Campus

Come and take a campus tour: you’ll be impressed! From the classic architecture of the Front Campus, to the modern rippled roof of the Mathematics and Computer Sciences Building, beautiful buildings are surrounded by parklike green. Even our trees have won an award, when we became Ohio’s first Tree Campus USA University. Plus, our proximity to major metropolitan areas — Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Youngstown — puts students within reach of world-class dining, museums, professional sports and Fortune 500 companies (think internships and jobs!). Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport and Akron Canton Regional Airport make traveling to and from Kent State a breeze.

Visit Campus

Home Away from Home

Residence Services uses a roommate matching system that takes your major and preferences into account when assigning roommates. Residence halls come equipped with high speed Internet, phone, cable, laundry rooms, 24-hour security and more. Dining options abound, as do the ways you can pay for your meals. The campus is safe; Kent State University’s Police Services was one of the first nationally accredited law enforcement agencies in Ohio and the second university police department in the United States to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

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Organizations and Clubs

With more than 300 student organizations and opportunities for community involvement, leadership training, Greek life, cultural outreach, easily accessible professional sporting and arts events, plus thousands of campus events and activities – you will be able to customize your own version of the Kent State experience.

Find a Student Organization

Find Out What’s Up

Never a dull moment. Choose from multiple events and activities on campus. Our What’s Up calendar is a great source of information to find out what’s going on right now on campus.

See What's Going On

Get REC’d

Kent State’s state-of-the-art Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) is the place to go for swimming, exercise equipment, free weights, racquetball, basketball and more. In the spring, the SRWC also offers canoes and kayaks for Cuyahoga River excursions. Quick Tip: Avoid waiting in line for Group X classes and know if a class is full with Flash Pass.

Visit the Rec

Stand up and cheer!

You can’t beat the excitement of Kent State Intercollegiate Athletics. Whether your game is football, basketball or baseball, or if you enjoy volleyball, wrestling or gymnastics, the Golden Flashes will give you plenty of reasons to cheer.

View Team Schedules

Get Artsy

The arts are exploding around Kent State in art galleries, concert halls and performance stages.

Attend Exhibitions and Performances

Start a Travel Fund

It’s not too early to start thinking about – and saving for – a study abroad experience through Kent State. It’s an essential part of some programs and can be an enriching experience for any student, while also making you more marketable to future employers.

Learn More About Global Education

Get Out (and About)

No car? No problem.

Kent State offers a Zipcar car-sharing service on campus. For an affordable rate, students 18 and older can reserve a car to use for convenient, reliable transportation.

Find a Zipcar

Borrow a bike

Flashfleet is the easy, convenient and free service that lets you pick up a bicycle to use for the day from a number of locations on campus.

Locate a Bike

Take a road trip

Kent is located just a short drive from Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown and Canton. These major cities offer plenty to see and do with access to concert venues, entertainment districts, world-class museums, parks and zoos, and professional sporting events.

Explore Beyond Kent

Get Connected

Here’s the place to connect with Kent State on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Instagram and more. Stay up-to-date on what's happening, make connections and share your thoughts.

Get Social

Résumé Builders

Find a Job

Check out the Student Careers tab on FlashLine as soon as possible for the best employment opportunities. You may just find an opening relative to your major, all while adding money to your pocket and experience to your résumé.

View Job Postings

See How You Can Learn by Doing

Kent State programs blend classroom instruction with hands-on, learning experiences outside the classroom in which students help professionals in the community. These experiential learning programs benefit the community and also provide students with marketable advantages and experience for their careers.

Experiential Learning

Study Smart

Attend Your First-Year Experience (FYE) Course

Here’s where you can learn everything you need to know to get started at Kent State.

Learn More About FYE

Meet With Your Academic Advisor

Freshman and sophomore students are required to meet with an advisor once per semester. An advisor can help you stay on track with your major, by reviewing and updating your GPS profile. An advisor will also help you plan for future coursework.

Schedule an Appointment

Stay On Track by Declaring a Major

If you have not yet declared a major by the time you’ve accumulated 45 credit hours, you’ll need to do so. Meet with your advisor for help developing a personal plan.

Steps & Tools to Declare

Check Out the Library

Besides being a great place to study, the University Library is packed full of resources and information that can help you with your coursework, not to mention a coffee shop for your caffeine fix.

Explore the Library

Know Your Resources

There are so many ways to get help with your studies on campus. From academic advising to accessibility services for students with disabilities. Kent State is dedicated to student success, providing tutoring services, in addition to support available at the Writing Commons.

Find Student Resources

Explore Career and Education-Abroad Experiences

You can find out more about your internship options for your major through the Career Services Center. The Office of Global Education can show you the international study opportunities available for your major or help you develop your own program.

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