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Kent State University at Kent Admission Requirements

Kent, Ohio

Chances of getting into Kent State University at Kent

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.4%
Admission Difficulty for Kent State University at Kent
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Kent State University at Kent and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #62 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 13,944 out of 16,337 applicants were admitted making Kent State University at Kent an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Kent State University at Kent typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Kent State University at Kent SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
28%
SAT Scores for Kent State University at Kent
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Kent State University at Kent
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1120

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Kent State University at Kent?

Kent State University at Kent typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #23 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Kent State University at Kent admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >91%
1120 to 1210 Avg + 85%-91%
1030 to 1120 Avg - 77%-85%
940 to 1030 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 940 Low <66%
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Kent State University at Kent ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
84%
ACT Scores for Kent State University at Kent
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Kent State University at Kent
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Kent State University at Kent?

Admission data indicates that Kent State University at Kent regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #28 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 84 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kent State University at Kent.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kent State University at Kent admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >91%
22 to 25 Avg + 85%-91%
20 to 22 Avg - 79%-85%
18 to 20 Reach 71%-79%
Less than 18 Low <71%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.31
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Kent State University at Kent. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Kent State University at Kent was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #28 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.31 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Kent State University at Kent accepts 85% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Kent State University at Kent students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 21% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 23% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

77% of Kent State University at Kent freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Kent State University at Kent students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 77%
Bottom 50% of class 23%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Kent State University at Kent admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,410 5,920 16,337
Accepted 8,977 4,967 13,944
Acceptance Rate 86% 84% 85%
Enrolled 2,843 1,553 4,396
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 31% 32%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kent State University at Kent and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Kent State University at Kent Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Kent State University at Kent
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=203517 IPEDS survey data for Kent State University at Kent.

Frequently Asked Questions

28% of students submit their SAT scores to Kent State University at Kent. 84% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

85% of those who apply are granted admission to Kent State University at Kent. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1210. 28% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 84% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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