Kent State University was founded in 1910 and is one of the state universities of Ohio. It is located in the student-oriented city of Kent nearby the big cities of Akron, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Canton. As a big state school, there are more than 27,000 students from 100 different nationalities enjoying their student life at Kent State. The atmosphere is very international and provides international students an opportunity to experience life in a big university with a campus like a small city, including its own airport, golf course and 24 different restaurants to enjoy.
Academically, Kent State is one of the top-ranked universities in the USA and, for example, Times Higher Education magazine in London ranked the school as one of the best in the world. At the bachelor’s/undergraduate level, the university offers more than 200 different high-quality major and minor degree options with an opportunity to complete many in only 3 years. For master’s students there are more than 50 degree opportunities to choose from.
During their free-time, students have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of. On campus, there are more than 300 student clubs and organizations to join along with the school’s unique 14,000 square-metre recreational center that is open for students to enjoy. In addition, the university provides a free public transport from campus to the nearby towns and cities. The university’s 18 different athletic teams participate in NCAA Division I, the highest collegiate level in the USA, and offer memorable events for students to enjoy. Events are a big part of college life in the USA and an exceptional place to experience American culture, from tailgating to the real school spirit atmosphere.
• Location: Kent, Ohio
• University’s website: www.kent.edu
• Students: about 27,500
• Student-teacher ratio: 20:1