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Office of Global Education Excellence in Action

Merrill Hall, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio USA

Welcome From President Lester A. Lefton I would like to welcome you to discover Kent State University. Each year, the university receives new, international students from all over the world. We are proud to be a friendly, welcoming, “home away from home” for students from nearly 100 countries. Ours is a dynamic, intellectual community with more than 200,000 alumni worldwide and with many proud traditions. Chief among these is a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning that fosters the success of all students – traditional-age students, working adults and lifelong learners of all kinds. In addition, Kent State University is building on its strong foundation of path-breaking research – research with the potential to solve problems and spark economic development. The university has earned international attention for faculty, staff and student innovations in learning technologies, liquid-crystal materials, biomedicine and many other 21st-century fields. Kent State University attracts workers needing to upgrade job skills, as well as businesses hunting for a partner that can enhance their organization’s knowledge base, operations and global reach. We welcome undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe who turn to Kent State University for a world-class education that includes outstanding academic programs and faculty on the leading edge of their fields. In coming together, these diverse students and faculty make this university a truly multicultural community and a microcosm of our global society – enriching the lives of our students and our entire region. The rich history of this extraordinary institution is marked by academic excellence and innovation; a remarkable record of meeting the evolving needs of Northeast Ohio, the United States and the world. I invite you to discover Kent State University through this brochure and through our expansive website at Examine our internationally renowned programs and see for yourself how much our university community has to offer.

Lester A. Lefton President, Kent State University

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International Students Enrolled at Kent State University Kent State hosts students from 97 countries outside the United States.

Kent State Around the World Are you looking for more information on the application process? Do you want to know more about the required documents or the process of obtaining a visa? In addition to contacting Kent State directly, students in Brazil, China and India can speak to Kent State representatives in our centers abroad. Feel free to contact them for more information:

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Internationally Ranked Kent State University is ranked among the nation’s Top 74 public high-research universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and has been named one of the Top Universities in the World by Times Higher Education, London

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Who’s Here?

Undergraduate enrollment: 36,280 Graduate enrollment: 6,233 Total enrollment Fall 2012: 42,513 International undergraduate student enrollment: 1,473 International graduate student enrollment: 787

Tuition and Fees (Nonresident) Undergraduate: $8,888 (per semester) Graduate: $8,980 (per semester)

English as a Second Language Tuition: $4,908 (one semester)

You Will Get Personal Attention. • More than 45 percent of our classes have 20 students or fewer. • 91 percent of classes have 50 students or fewer. • 1,688 Faculty

What Else Does Kent State Have? • 18 sports teams • 20+ places to eat on campus • 24 residence halls • 31 sororities and fraternities • 290 student clubs and organizations • 1,000 activities and on-campus events So whatever interests you, you can find it — and other like-minded people — at Kent State University. 5


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WHERE IS KENT STATE UNIVERSITY? Kent State University is located in the northeast part of the state of Ohio, in the town of Kent. Situated on the Cuyahoga River, Kent (pop. 28,000) is a small town with tree-lined streets and a historic downtown with plenty of restaurants, shops, a cinema and all the other amenities and services you’ll need. Kent State is just a short drive from the major metropolitan areas of Cleveland, Akron and Canton. These cities and their surrounding areas are home to more than three million people who enjoy world-class museums, theatres, national parks, shopping, professional sports and Fortune 500 companies. Kent is easily accessible from the Ohio and Pennsylvania turnpikes, major highways and the Cleveland International and Akron-Canton Regional airports. 6

Where Can You Go From Here? NEARBY CITIES Cleveland, Ohio

Kilometers From Kent, Ohio 62 km

Hours Away by Car 1 hour

Pittsburgh, Pa.

165 km

2 hours

Columbus, Ohio

221 km (state capital)

2.5 hours

Toronto, Canada

502 km

5.5 hours

Washington, D.C.

550 km (U.S. capital)

6 hours

Chicago, Ill.

593 km

6 hours

New York City, N.Y.

691 km

7.5 hours

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Kent State has a long history of giving students opportunities to pursue their passions. Check out our academic programs and you’ll see what we mean.

Our students enjoy internship and career opportunities in the local offices of leading national and international companies. Accounting/Banking/Finance Deloitte Diebold Ernst & Young First Merit Huntington Bank Nationwide PNC Financial Services Group KeyBank


Kent State has 10 colleges and one independent school, each with a variety of majors: College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology College of Architecture and Environmental Design College of the Arts College of Arts and Sciences College of Business Administration College of Communication and Information College of Education, Health and Human Services College of Nursing College of Podiatric Medicine College of Public Health School of Digital Sciences Choose a major that suits you. You’ll meet people with similar interests. Learn from professors who are experts in their field. Add liberal arts courses and electives that complement your major.

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Aviation Delta Air Lines Flight Operations

Chemical /Engineering/ Manufacturing Goodyear Tire & Rubber Hoover Lubrizol Corporation OMNOVA Solutions Parker Hannifin Sherwin-Williams Company Timken Company Babcock & Wilcox

Communications/Media /Telecom Infocision Management Corporation

Consumer Products American Greetings JM Smucker Company Proctor & Gamble

Healthcare Cleveland Clinic

Insurance Progressive

Retail Merchandising Buckle Sterling Jewelers Limited Brands


Utility First Energy Corporation

honors college

The Honors College provides special attention to students with outstanding intellectual and creative ability. The Honors College is open to students from all majors. The honors curriculum is diverse. It begins with a one-year course in reading, writing and thinking about literature and ideas. You’ll become more involved in your studies through smaller classes, one-on-one academic support on personal projects and an immersive learning environment. Honors students can select from honors courses offered in the general education core courses, as well as honors courses offered in certain majors. Opportunities for honors work are available through community service projects, education-abroad programs, internships and independent study. With the guidance of dedicated faculty members and advisors, opportunities for learning and exploration are endless. Admission to the Honors College is competitive. Students must have a grade point average equivalent to a 3.6, a 27 ACT Composite or 1210 SAT Reading and Math score. International applicants must meet the minimum English proficiency requirements. International freshman applicants who are eligible for the Honors College are eligible to apply for the International Undergraduate Scholarship.

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college of Applied ENGINEERING, Sustainability AND technology Available programs • Aeronautical Studies, B.S. • Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology, B.S. • Air Traffic Control, B.S. • Applied Engineering and Technology Management, B.S. • Aviation Management, B.S. • Computer and Electronics, Minor I chose Kent State because I heard so many great things about their aeronautics program. Not only is their Precision Flight Team the best in the country, but Kent State recently acquired a new Air Traffic Control Simulation Lab. I’m in the air traffic control concentration, and the new Sim Lab is an excellent tool that eases students into real life situations that will prepare us for the future. The professors in the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology are always supportive and help their students reach their full potential. I am looking forward to continuing my education in the aeronautics program at Kent State. Lisa Dory Aeronautics Greenford, Ohio

Kent State University’s aeronautics program is recognized nationally. The enthusiasm and passion for aviation shown by the professors make it enjoyable to learn the skills that are necessary for my success. In addition, the climate in Northeast Ohio is great for flight training because you learn to fly in various weather conditions so that you are prepared for real-world flight situations. Anilson Ramos Cardoso B.S. Aeronautics – Flight Technology Praia, Cape Verde


• Computer Engineering Technology, B.S. • Construction Management, B.S. • Flight Technology, B.S. • Manufacturing Systems, B.S. • Technology, M.S.

KEY For degrees B.S. = Bachelor of Science M.S. = Master of Science

Kent State University has the largest flight-training program in Ohio and is recognized by major airlines and the U.S. military as one of the nation’s best. The aeronautics program is the only one in Ohio accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). The college maintains strong corporate partnerships with companies including Diebold, Lockheed Martin, NASA Glenn Research Center, Rockwell Automation and more.

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college of architecture and environmental design Available programs Architecture, B.S., M. Arch. Architectural Studies, B.A. Interior Design, B.A. Urban Design, M.U.D. Dual Degree — M. Arch. + MBA Dual Degree — M. Arch. + M.U.D.

KEY For degrees B.A. = Bachelor of Arts B.S. = Bachelor of Science M. Arch. = Master of Architecture MBA = Master of Business Administration M.U.D. = Master of Urban Design

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CLEVELAND URBAN DESIGN COLLABORATIVE The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative gives Kent State students real-world learning opportunities in architecture, planning, urban design and landscape design by providing services to the entire Northeast Ohio region.


college of the arts Available programs

Art Education, B.A., M.A. Art History, B.A., M.A. Crafts B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A. Dance, B.F.A. Fashion Design, B.A. Fashion Merchandising, B.S. Fine Arts, B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A. Music, B.M., M.A., M.M. Music Education, B.M., M.M. Theatre Studies, B.A.,B.F.A., M.F.A.

The reason I chose Kent State, aside from its nationally ranked fashion program, was the welcoming feel I got from the school during my college visits. Of all my college tours, this was the place where I saw myself getting the most out of the many opportunities offered. I got involved in many clubs and organizations my freshman year, including Modista Minority Fashion Group, where I currently serve as the vice president. I have had the opportunity to plan and work on many fashion shows and photo shoots. The faculty and staff of the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising have made it so easy to build personal relationships and are available to help find internships, scholarships and even job opportunities. I participated in the New York City education-away program in the fall of 2011. During my time in New York, I was able to find a fashion internship at Vogue Magazine, attend classes in the garment district, volunteer during fashion week and explore the city. Because of the valuable skills I learned, I was able to return to New York the following summer to intern for Calvin Klein. Kent State was definitely the best choice for me and has opened up so many doors. I would advise incoming freshmen to take advantage of every opportunity, get involved and make connections! Jenae Green Fashion Merchandising St. Louis, Missouri 14

KEY For degrees B.A. = Bachelor of Arts B.F.A. = Bachelor of Fine Arts B.M. = Bachelor of Music B.S. = Bachelor of Science M.A. = Master of Arts M.A. = Master of Fine Arts M.M. = Master of Music

what you can study school of art

You’ll learn about the visual arts through art history, criticism and creation. You can even teach the next generation of artists through our Art Education program. You will develop the technique and ability to become an artist. The graduate program in the School of Arts was ranked number 82 in the United States by U.S. News Grad Compass Best Graduate Schools in 2012. school of fashion design and merchandising

Learn to create, analyze trends and build visual displays. The School of Fashion Design and Merchandising was ranked third in the United States and 13th in the world in 2010/2011 by

The Fashion School’s Annual Fashion Show

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You can choose to concentrate on performance, theory or composition or focus on music education. school of theatre and dance

Develop performances, scenery or dialogue. Study dance and learn the history, fundamentals and mechanics of theatre and dance. The Southeastern Theater Conference named The School of Theatre and Dance as having the best undergraduate theatre lighting design.

what you can do Find your voice in one of our many student ensembles; enjoy plays and musicals at the Porthouse Theatre; spend a semester in our Manhattan design studio; or show your work in one of our five galleries.

The Kent State University Museum houses ever-changing world exhibitions of historic and contemporary fashions, as well as costumes representing world culture. Other collections are devoted to the study of design and feature glass, furniture, textiles, paintings and examples of various decorative arts. The Roe Green Center is home to a state-ofthe-art black box theatre, three dance studios, innovative theatre technology and modern classrooms and laboratories.

I love the fashion design program here! I definitely would recommend Kent State. As I’m pursuing my major, it is one of the greatest programs in the USA and the program is very professional. The environment and my professors are very helpful. With their help, I am able to create and develop the skills and strengths I need for my career. Sonal Govil Fashion Design India

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The Fashion Design and Merchandising Program offers unique opportunities for immersive study through semester-long experiences in New York City’s garment district or the fashion-forward environment of Florence, Italy.


I decided to come to Kent State because it has one of the best language programs in North America. The translation master’s is one of the most prestigious in the languages community. The faculty, the people and its modern facilities make Kent State University a very special community, and I feel right at home. My classes are small, and I am able to get assistance and guidance from my professors as needed. I love being at Kent State and would recommend it to other international students, as the campus is centrally located. The town is small, but close to everything you need and very safe. Isabella Velasquez Master’s in Translation Canada

college of arts and sciences Available programs Anthropology, B.A., B.S., M.A. Biological Sciences, undergraduate minor, Ph.d., M.S. Chemical Physics, Ph.D. Chemistry, B.A., B.S., Ph.D. Computer Science, B.A., B.S., Ph.D. Economics, B.A., M.A.E. English, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Geography, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Geology, B.A., B.S., Ph.D. History, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Justice Studies, B.A.

First thing I noticed was that everybody was willing to help me with any issues. This was a pleasant surprise, as I was used to rude behavior from the officials back home! If you are looking at a university located far from trouble, and in pleasant surroundings, Kent State is it. When it comes to the computer science program, there are a few exceptional professors in advanced operating systems, peer-to-peer networks, software methodologies and algorithms. Nitish Chaparala Master’s in Computer Science India

Mathematical Sciences , B.A., B.S. Modern and Classical Language Studies, B.A., B.S., M.A., Ph.D. Pan-African Studies, undergraduate minor Philosophy, B.A. Physics, B.A., B.S., Ph.D. Political Science, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Psychology, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Sociology, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Kent State University Library


KEY For degrees B.A. = Bachelor of Arts B.S. = Bachelor of Science M.A. = Master of Arts M.S. = Master of Science M. A. E. = Masters of Arts in Economics Ph. D. = Doctor of Philosophy

highlights The College of Arts and Sciences is recognized by prestigious organizations, including: • National Academy of Sciences • Institute for Financial Markets • Science Watch • American Physical Society • National Science Foundation The college holds 190 active U.S. patents for faculty research. Ranked fifth among all U.S. and Canadian universities in the number of patents issued per million dollars in research expenditures, according to the Milken Institute. Liquid Crystal INSTITUTE

The Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute (LCI) was founded in 1965. The birthplace of liquid crystal displays, the LCI is the world’s first research center focused on the basic and applied science of liquid crystals. The impact of liquid crystal and flat panel displays, now opening a new world of mobile tablets and 3-D vision, is being recognized as the second revolution in information dissemination technology, after the invention of movable type printing by Gutenberg in the mid-15th century. Cunningham Hall Lab

Kent State has internationally recognized faculty members, technologically advanced facilities and frontier courses that are the key elements to building a strong career. My department produces the cutting-edge education necessary to conquer the challenges that await after graduation. Rafael Zola Chemical Physics Brazil

The Master of Arts in Economics program at Kent State University provides a unique balance between academic theory and practical applications. Some professors are academic professors who provide the depth of theory, and there are other professors and professionals who provide a practical depth. This balance between theory and practice makes my learning experience at Kent State University one of the best things that has ever happened to me and adds an extraordinary value to my master’s degree. Mohammed Almahmoud Master’s in Financial Economics Saudi Arabia


college of business administration Available programs

what you can study Accounting, B.B.A., M.S.A., MBA, Ph.D. Business Management, B.B.A., MBA Economics, B.B.A., M.A.E. Entrepreneurship, B.B.A. Human Resource Management, minor Information Systems, Ph.D., MBA International Business, minor Marketing, B.B.A., Ph.D.

KEY For degrees B.B.A. = Bachelor of Arts M.S.A. = Master of Science in Accounting MBA = Master of Business Administration M.A.E. = Master of Arts in Economics Ph.D. = Doctor of Philosophy I am a marketing management major and I strongly believe we have some of the best faculty around! I have grown to admire my professors as mentors. Many of them have worked for great business institutions and are able to share valuable insights and give advice on what it is like out there in the real world. AndrĂŠs Solano Chile My experience at Kent State has been wonderful so far. The classes are small, which allows for the professors to give one-on-one attention to the students. I also like that the professors focus on both theory and practice. The campus is very safe, and there are many activities and events to get involved in. I recommend Kent State University to anyone thinking about studying in the USA. Meerah Al-Husani BBA Marketing Muscat, Oman 18

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what you can do Gain practical experience by job shadowing, an internship and working with a professional mentor.

RANKINGS AND ACCREDITATION Kent State’s outstanding, full-time MBA program attracts high-potential candidates from around the world and provides the education and experience to prepare them to be leaders in today’s competitive business environment. The college’s graduate programs were included in Princeton Review’s Best 294 Business Schools. The College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The AACSB is the most rigorous accrediting standard, held by less than 2 percent of colleges of business worldwide and only 15 percent in the USA. The college enjoys this accreditation in business and accounting.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPERIENCE The Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation at Kent State fully immerses students in entrepreneurship by creating experiential learning opportunities with the business community to promote development of an entrepreneurial mindset and skills.

BLACKSTONE LAUNCHPAD Blackstone LaunchPad is an innovative program that addresses entrepreneurship as a potential career path. The program teaches students, faculty and alumni how to transform their ideas into thriving businesses. By connecting entrepreneurs with mentors, experts and resources, the program provides the advice, counsel and network necessary to get their ideas off the ground.

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The experience of visiting Kent State University was truly remarkable. Amity students got the opportunity of learning about American culture, work ethos, and executing an international journalism project. I was impressed with the emphasis that Kent State gives on experiential learning: their student media lab is one of the best that I have seen, not only in terms of infrastructure but also in terms of student involvement. I saw the TV2 station in action when President Obama visited Kent, and the students did an extremely professional job of covering the visit. The hospitality offered by Kent State was outstanding, and many of us felt at home on Kent State’s beautiful, green campus. Pallavi Majumdar Exchange Professor from Amity University India

college of communication and information Available programs Advertising, B.A. Applied Communication, B.A. Electronic Media, B.A. Global Communication, B.A. Health Communication, B.A. Interpersonal Communication, B.A. Library and Information Science, M.L.I.S. Media Management, M.A. News, B.A., M.A. Organizational Communication, B.A. Photo-Illustration, Minor

As a student at Kent State, I took the opportunity to study abroad at the Florence, Italy, campus. Upon my return to Kent, I was inspired to add a global focus to my studies and took a job working with international students. My experiences have had such a positive influence on who I am today and how I view the world. The College of Communication and Information offered education-abroad opportunities for students to spend a semester at the Florence campus. Students can also participate in the annual International Storytelling Program. Students from Kent State partnered with a education-abroad to report and edit team-produced stories for a multimedia site using audio, video, images and text, resulting in an extraordinary experience for the students. Past program locations have included China, India and Brazil. Tessa Englehart Global Communications USA


Public Communication, Minor, B.A. Public Relations, Minor, B.S. Visual Communication Design, B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A. Visual Journalism, B.A.

KEY For degrees B.A. = Bachelor of Arts B.S. = Bachelor of Science B.F.A. = Bachelor of Fine Arts M.A. = Master of Arts M.L.I.S = Master of Library and Information Science M.F.A. = Master of Fine Arts Students Working Together



The Daily Kent Stater is the student-run publication that is the leading source of news and information for the Kent Campus. The online edition can be found at

This award-winning design studio is staffed by the School of Visual Communication Design students and allows them to experience teamwork, professional business practices and interaction with vendors and clients.

The Burr is a bi-annual, general interest student publication. The digital edition is called The Cyburr. At the 2013 Akron ADDY Award competition hosted by the American Advertising Federation – Akron, The Burr won a Silver Addy.

At the 2013 Akron ADDY Award competition hosted by the American Advertising Federation – Akron, Glyphix won four Silver ADDYs. Broadcasting

Uhuru is a publication of Black United Students that speaks to the interests of minorities in the campus community.

TV2 is a student-staffed broadcast outlet that features live newscasts twice daily, during the academic year, along with live and recorded sporting events, talk and variety programs.

Luna Negra is a literary publication, published bi-annually and produced by students in the Department of English. It contains poetry, prose, photography and illustration.

TV2 is the best college TV station according to the College Media Advisors National Pinnacle Award.

A Magazine is the university’s student-run fashion publication, offering photography, profiles of Kent State fashion students and more. Fusion is a student publication that addresses sexual minority issues in the university population and uses education and awareness to promote unity and understanding.

Black Squirrel Radio is Kent State’s studentrun, multiformat radio station, broadcasting on campus, community cable and the Internet.

TV2 News Station in Franklin Hall

The Tannery Located in downtown Kent, the Tannery is a studentrun, full-service integrated marketing communication firm offering hands-on experience with real campaigns for real clients from all around the region. At the 2013 Akron ADDY Award competition hosted by the American Advertising Federation – Akron, the Tannery won Gold and Silver ADDYs.

The School of Library and Information Science was recently ranked in the top 20 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.


I love this program because I have so many nice professors. Their knowledge, feedback and encouragement assisted me to accomplish my graduate study successfully. Dan Liao Master’s in Hospitality and Tourism Management China

The most helpful thing in my study is the research knowledge. I have learned the research methods and measurement tools needed to be a psychologist in the field of assessment and measurement. In addition, the weekly reaction papers I wrote helped to improve my writing skills. Finally, the professors are very nice and encouraged me to keep my motivation on studying. Qiuyi Jia Master’s in Educational Psychology China

college of education, health and human services Available programs Adolescent and Young Adult Education, B.A., M.A., M.A.T., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D. Allied Health, Associate Athletic Training, B.S. Cultural Foundations, M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, M.S., Ed.S., Ph.D. Early Childhood Education, B.S.E., M.A., M.Ed. Educational Administration, M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D. Educational and School Psychology, M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D. Evaluation and Measurement, M.Ed., Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, M.S., Ph.D. Exercise Science, B.S. Health Education, B.S., B.S.E. Hospitality and Tourism Management, B.S., M.S. Human Development and Family Studies, B.S., M.S. Instructional Technology, M.Ed., Ph.D. Integrated Health Studies, B.S. Literacy Education, M.S., Ph.D. Middle Childhood Education, M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D. Nutrition, B.S., M.S. Physical Education, B.S., M.S. Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, Minors, B.S., M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling, M.S. School and Community Counseling, M.Ed. Special Education, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Speech Pathology/Audiology, B.S., M.A., Ph.D. Sports Administration, B.S. Sport and Recreation Management, B.A., M.A.

KEY For degrees

B.A. = Bachelor of Arts B.F.A. = Bachelor of Fine Arts B.S. = Bachelor of Science B.S.E. = Bachelor of Science in Education Ed.S. = Educational Specialist M.A. = Master of Arts M.A.T. = Master of Arts in Teaching M.Ed. = Master of Education M.S. = Master of Science Ph.D. = Doctor of Philosophy 22

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college of nursing My experiences at Kent State have been wonderful. I have met and worked with many intelligent people. I made new friends in the classes I enrolled in, and they are all nice. I enjoy studying here and will continue studying to achieve my goal. Kent State is my treasure of knowledge and gives me such a great experience that I have never found anywhere else. Thank you! Ratchneewan Sachai Clinical Nursing Specialist Adult Gerontology Thailand

Available programs Clinical Nurse Specialist, M.S.N. Healthcare Management Post-Master’s Certificate Nurse Educator, Post-Master’s Certificate Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N. The Nursing Program at Kent State was ranked as the third largest for enrollment in the United States by Modern Healthcare magazine. Several programs in the Kent State nursing program are offered in conjunction with the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Classes are held at the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and are subject to enrollment quotas.

KEY For degrees M.S.N. = Master of Science in Nursing

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college of PODIATRIC MEDICINE Available programs Doctor of Podiatric Medicine EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY


The curriculum at the College of Podiatric Medicine consists of two components: the basic sciences and the clinical sciences. The basic sciences make up the first two years of study at the college, where students develop a competence for understanding the entire body and its many functions. In the second through fourth years, students encounter the study of clinical sciences, which include formal coursework and clinical rotations. The clinical curriculum at the college includes student rotations through general medicine, orthopedics, podiatric medicine and surgery.

Our locations within the Cleveland medical community allow the college to foster several educational affiliations, thus expanding the resources available to our students. The college has regional and national affiliations with more than 50 worldwide hospitals including the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. In addition, more than 300 private practitioners nationwide provide clerkship training to college students.

The College of Podiatric Medicine is dedicated to having the highest level of technology available to its students. Our technology resources include a wireless internet campus, a student computer lab consisting of 30 computers, flat screen plasma TVs in all labs and group meeting rooms, motion sensored lighting throughout various parts of the campus and student and staff ID cards that grant access throughout the building and also serve as debit cards for purchases in the cafeteria, vending machines and library.

The college of Podiatric Medicine is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine. From large, national continuing medical education conferences, to innovative, intimate conferences, the college provides a wealth of diverse programs for its alumni, students and the podiatric community.

College of Podiatric Medicine’s Building


Kent State University’s innovative College of Public Health was established to educate and train students to meet the current and projected shortage of public health professionals. It is one of only two such colleges in Ohio and the first to offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Centers of Excellence with the College of Public Health include: Center for Public Health Preparedness Addresses biopreparedness and other vital public health issues. It includes one of only two National Institutes of Health-approved BSL-3 training labs in the U.S. Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence This nationally recognized center of expertise excels in research and training in a variety of areas including law enforcement and schoolbased programs. Center for Innovative Practices Focused on contemporary topics, the center disseminates evidence-based practices and performs research and evaluation.

college of Public Health Available programs

Biostatistics, M.P.H. Epidemiology, M.P.H., Ph.D. Environmental Health, B.S.P.H., M.P.H. Environmental Sanitation, B.S.P.H. Health Care Administration, B.S.P.H. Health Policy and Management, M.P.H., Ph.D. Health Promotion and Education, B.S.P.H. Prevention Science, Ph.D. Social and Behavioral Sciences, M.P.H.

KEY For degrees B.S.P.H. = Bachelor of Science Public Health M.P.H. = Master of Public Health Ph.D. = Doctor of Philosophy

College of Public Health Lab in DeWeese Health Center


School of Digital Sciences Available programs

The School of Digital Sciences is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary school designed to train tomorrow’s digital leaders. Combing elements of computer science, computer information systems, computer technology, library information science, visual communication design, journalism, communication studies and instructional technology, the school fosters a broad exposure to digital technologies as used by a wide range of professions and organizations.

School of Digital Sciences Students

Digital Sciences – undergraduate minor, B.A., B.S. Digital Sciences – Master

KEY For degrees B.A. = Bachelor of Arts B.S. = Bachelor of Science M.D.S. = Master of Digital Sciences

Mathematics and Computer Sciences Building, School of Digital Sciences



facts about our residence halls 1. In our residence halls, you’ll find students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 2. Most rooms are doubles, and they come furnished with a bed, desk and dresser for each student, along with high-speed wireless Internet and cable TV hook-up.

3. Every hall has laundry facilities with smart-card technology. 4. Every residence hall has a group of resident assistants who are available to help with your transition to college life.

5. Our flexible dining plan lets you use your Kent State ID to pay for meals at any of

our more than 20 restaurants, dining halls, cafes and coffee carts. Options abound. We offer choices from sandwiches to sushi, vegetarian and everything in between.

6. All of our residential living areas are locked with key card access. Between 8 p.m.

and 4 a.m., security aides make rounds throughout all of the residence halls and are available to escort you across campus.

7. We have 24 residence halls and many different types of Living-Learning Communities based on majors or interests. Living-Learning Communities provide students with the opportunity to live in a supportive community that focuses on academic and personal interests.


Eastway Center Living in CCI Commons, a living-learning community for students with majors in the College of Communication and Information, gave me the opportunity to meet students who share similar majors and take many of the same classes. Kent State’s comfortable atmosphere provides a unique setting for students from anywhere in the world. The professors care about each student’s success. And even on the fairly large campus, I never felt overlooked. I am extremely comfortable in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and truly enjoy the challenges my classes have to offer. The opportunities here are endless, and I’m receiving a remarkable education that will lead to a very promising future. Grace Durant Advertising Buffalo, New York Stopher-Johnson Complex, Honors College


Living-Learning Communities Living-Learning Communities at Kent State University are communities of students who share similar academic or special interests and live together in the same residence hall. Students, faculty and staff choose to participate in these groups with the intended purpose of enhancing and enriching in-class instruction with focused out-of-class learning experiences. More than half of 2012 full-time freshmen lived in Living-Learning Communities. Benefits of being in a Living-Learning Community: • The average cumulative GPA for students in Living-Learning Communities was higher compared to those who did not live in a Living-Learning Community. • Living-Learning Community students complete more credit hours than non-Living-Learning Community students. • Living-Learning Community students are more likely to continue at Kent State University for their sophomore year. • Students are more engaged in the campus community. • Students have access to academic support from the academic and hall staff.

Eastway Center


Eastway Center

Students in the Dorm

What’s your major? What interests you? We provide a variety of Living-Learning Communities that are tailored to your major and/or your interests. We highly encourage you to choose living in an environment that suits your academic and/or personal goals in order to help you be most successful at Kent State University. Business Connection Commons – Prentice Hall • Accounting, business administration, general business and international business College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology – Dunbar Hall • Aeronautics majors College of Arts and Sciences – Wright Hall • Science, humanities, social science and math College of Communication and Information Commons – Olson Hall • Communication studies, journalism and mass communication, visual communication design Education, Health and Human Services – Centennial Court B • All majors in the College of Education, Health and Human Services Fine Arts Community – Verder Hall • Students interested in fine arts Honors College – Stopher and Johnson Halls • Any major; must be accepted to Honors College International Village Experience – Koonce and Beall Halls • International students have an opportunity to live with American students and international students coming to Kent State University. Public Health – Koonce Hall • Environmental and occupational health, health promotion and education, health services administration, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-osteopathy


Here are some of the STUDENT organizations you’ll find: ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL American Institute of Architecture Students American Marketing Association Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Association Construction Management Student Chapter Digital Scientists Fashion Student Organization Kent State Geological Society Kent Student Education Association KSU Air Traffic Control Organization Public Health Student Alliance Public Relations Student Society of America Students for Professional Nursing MEDIA Black Squirrel Radio Burr Magazine Daily Kent Stater Luna Negra

TV2 Uhuru Magazine MULTICULTURAL Advocates of Cultural Knowledge Chinese Students and Scholars Association International Peers Association Japanese Student Association Kent African Student Association Kent Indian Association Saudi Student Association Spanish and Latino Student Association PERFORMANCE Dance Team Jazz Ensemble Marching Band Orchestra RECREATION Baseball Broomball

Dodgeball Figure Skating Kent State Kayak Club Ski and Snowboard Team RELIGIOUS Catholic Student Association Campus Ministry International Lutheran Student Fellowship Muslim Student Association Orthodox Christian Fellowship United Christian Ministries SPECIAL INTEREST Amnesty International Habitat for Humanity Invisible Children Kent State Film Society Student Senate To see a complete listing of student organizations, please visit: WWW.KENT.EDU/CSI

Dodgeball Team Members


Students at a Football Game

Kent State University provides lots of activities and sporting events for students to interact with one another. I enjoy attending the class lectures with American students and other international students. There is a lot of diversity around the campus and the professors are very friendly and encouraging. Kent State University is the right place for me to start my dream journey. Li Jiawei Math and Finance China Basketball Game, MAC Center


Kent State Baseball Player

SPORTS Kent State sponsors 18 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I teams. Division I is the highest level of competition for college sports. Men’s Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field Wrestling

Women’s Basketball Cross Country Field Hockey Golf Gymnastics Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field Soccer Softball Volleyball

Cheer for Kent State University at any of our nine top-notch courts, fields and stadiums located on and around the campus. www.KENTSTATESPORTS.COM

Black Squirrel Race

Soccer Game


Climbing Wall

RECREATION AND WELLNESS Keeping healthy keeps you on track. Our Student Recreation and Wellness Center will help you stay fit and active. And if you’re feeling sick, our University Health Services will help you feel better. At our Student Recreation and Wellness Center, you can stay in shape with: Elevated track Aerobic studios Six-lane swimming pool Free weight and cardiovascular fitness area Whirlpool Martial arts room Hot-water spa Floor hockey and indoor soccer gym Rock climbing wall Saunas You can also have fun participating in intramural sports such as basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, softball, soccer and golf. University Health Services is more than just a place to go if you are not feeling well. Our on-campus health services include: Women’s healthcare Physical therapy Psychological services Health education Laboratory, X-ray and pharmacy services DeWeese Health Center


Students at a Football Game

Kent Homecoming Parade

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International Student It’s easy to apply online at and pay the application fee of $70. You will need to submit academic records to our office after you apply; visit for more information. Undergraduate

Some of our majors have additional admission criteria and specific application deadlines. Go online to and review the selective requirements for freshmen and transfer students. Graduate

Our many graduate departments have application requirements that are specific to each program. Please visit to learn more about what you need to submit after you apply. English Proficiency

Part of the application process for international students at both the graduate and undergraduate level is documentation of their proficiency in the English language. Please visit to view our policy.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Center • Offers intensive English language courses • Core courses include writing, speaking, vocabulary, reading • Elective courses include listening, TOEFL preparation, pronunciation, American literature, American culture, Technical English and Business English • Field trips, computer labs and conversation partners

Kent State is an ideal place for a student: it has a big-city vibe during the school year, with the comfort and safety of a small town. The Office of Global Education offers social programs that facilitate cross-cultural experiences with other students from around the world, as well as the Kent community. They will be with you from the time you land at the airport to when you graduate.


Sneha Jose Applied Engineering India

tudent Services International Student Orientation Once you have been admitted, you will receive an admission letter and a welcome guide to help you plan your arrival. Before the start of classes, you will attend International Student Orientation. This is an opportunity to meet new friends from all over the world. You will learn about immigration regulations, academics, housing, food, transportation, employment, technology on campus, and many other tools to help you successfully make the transition to life as a student at a USA university.

Support International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides the support international students need to adapt to a new environment. Our advisors assist students with maintaining legal immigration status in the USA while studying at Kent State University.

Kent Hall


Students Socializing

Commencement, 2013


Students Enjoying Snow in the Winter 41

Aerial View of Kent Campus



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