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Kent State Admission Requirements

Kent, Ohio

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Chances of getting into Kent State University at Kent

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
84%
Admission Difficulty for Kent State University at Kent
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Kent State and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Kent State is 84%.  It ranks #59 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Kent State University at Kent is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 15,269 out of 18,085 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent (SAT 1020/1210 ACT 20/26). Kent State University at Kent typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.45. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Kent State University at Kent is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Kent State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1020-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT 
28%
SAT Scores for Kent State University at Kent
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Kent State University at Kent
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Kent State University at Kent typically prefers applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 920. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. Kent State ranks #19 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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%
1115 to 1210 Avg + 84%-91%
1020 to 1115 Avg - 73%-84%
925 to 1020 Reach 59%-73%
Less than 925 Low <59%
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Kent State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-26 
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 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Kent State 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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kent State University at Kent admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >91%
23 to 26 Avg + 84%-91%
20 to 23 Avg - 73%-84%
17 to 20 Reach 59%-73%
Less than 17 Low <59%
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Kent State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.45
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Kent State University at Kent?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Kent State. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Kent State University at Kent was 3.45 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #35 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.45 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Kent State accepts 84% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Kent State University at Kent students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 22.2% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.8% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.53% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.12% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 10.7% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 10.41% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.03% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.23% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

78.98% 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 17%
Top 25% of class 44.54%
Top 50% of class 79%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Kent State University at Kent admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,345 6,740 18,085
Accepted 9,737 5,532 15,269
Acceptance Rate 86% 82% 84%
Enrolled 2,474 1,396 3,870
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 25% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Kent State University at Kent is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kent State University at Kent and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Kent State University at Kent Application 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.

FAQs

Does Kent State University at Kent prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Kent State University at Kent?

84% of those who apply are granted admission to Kent State. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Kent State University at Kent?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1210. 28% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Kent State University at Kent?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 84% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.