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Experience an energizing, welcoming environment that feels like home.

Kent State University was founded in 1910 and has since become the third largest university in Ohio that is affordable and provides a safe and supportive environment. Kent State offers a highly favorable match between the cost and quality of a college degree and offers eligible international students a significant amount of financial assistance. When combined, available scholarships have the potential of awarding an international student upwards of $32,000 towards a 4-year undergraduate degree. There are opportunities for on-campus employment as well. As one of the safest campuses in the U.S. as ranked (25th) by the Council for Home Safety and Security, Kent State goes above and beyond to ensure students’ safety. All residence halls remain locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week with security aids that patrol each hall. The staff of Kent State’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) within the Office of Global Education actively supports international students by offering assistance the second students arrive on campus. Numerous on-campus international organizations and clubs actively involve students in activities and gatherings that are designed to provide students with social support, guidance and a feeling of home.

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As an international student, you’re qualified for many of the Kent State scholarships, especially if you have a strong academic background.

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87% of graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.

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Only northeast Ohio institution in the top public schools ranking (U.S. News & World Report)

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#1 in Ohio and #6 in the nation for best university maker spaces (Great Value colleges)

What do you want to be?
International Admissions supports Kent State University’s goal to engage the world beyond our campus.

We’re likely to have the major you want. We just don’t have room to list them all here! Inside 11 COLLEGES, Kent State
offers more than 280 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS and more than 200+ GRADUATE PROGRAMS.
To see all majors available – including yours – visit our majors page.

We’re big on learning by doing. Every program blends classroom learning with hands-on, career-authentic experiences.

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Kent State’s Fashion School is Ranked 5th in the Nation

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Kent State Aeronautics has the largest college aircraft fleet in Ohio.

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More than 40% of Northeast Ohio nurses are Kent State graduates.

Different Equals Powerful

At Kent State University, you’ll find people from all over the world, united in pursuing purpose, working to create a brighter tomorrow.

Everyone is welcomed – and embraced – for who they are and supported to become all that they can be. We encourage you to keep an open mind, step outside your comfort zone, engage in challenges and speak with a meaningful voice. We passionately believe that what makes each of us different makes us powerful when we work together. Kent State is proud to welcome everyone, and happy to celebrate all of the unique individuals who are part of our Kent State family.

This is your time to shine. Rise to each moment as you experience Kent State.

Nearly 1,500 students come from countries all over the world.

What sets us apart brings us together.

  • The university includes 8 campuses, 6 other facilities in the U.S. and 4 satellite locations worldwide
  • Kent State boasts more than 200 Education-Abroad options
  • Kent State won the 2018 Healthy Campus Award from Active Minds
  • We’re home to the 1st gluten-free college dining hall in the country
  • We offer more than 400 student organizations – there’s something for every interest

The Golden Location

Kent State offers students the perfect balance of large-university resources on a walkable, scenic campus that is steps away from a vibrant college town.

Plus, Kent is just a short drive from two major metropolitan areas – Akron and Cleveland – offering airports, major league sporting events, performing arts venues, museums and a world-class orchestra.

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2018 Safest big college campus in Ohio; 25th Safest Nationally

Office of Global Education

Contact us: Kent State University,
International Admissions
Office of Global Education

625 Loop Road
106 Van Campen Hall
Kent, OH 44242, USA


From the sciences to the arts, Kent State offers more than 300 academic programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels across ten colleges and one independent school.

More than 56% percent of our classes have fewer than 20 students, and more than 92% of our classes have fewer than 50 students.

The university offers numerous opportunities for its students to study at locations and institutions outside the borders of the United States, highlighted by its academic center in Florence, Italy.

New programs are constantly being added, such as Aerospace Engineering. For the most current selection of majors and programs, visit our online catalog.


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