Kent State University at Kent (KSU)

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KSU can be found in Kent, OH, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at KSU number around twenty nine thousand per year, and is one of the largest colleges in the state.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores at this school. A score in the range of 1040 to 1230 on the SAT exam, or 20 to 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Kent State University at Kent (KSU) average GPA (3.06 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Roughly 90 percent of all applicant were accepted at KSU, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 31 percent continued on to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Kent State University at Kent (KSU) acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 80%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Kent State University at Kent (KSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Kent State University at Kent was reported as 85.5% in Fall 2020 with over 16,300 college applications submitted to KSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • KSU ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • KSU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Kent State University at Kent?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Kent State University at Kent is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Kent State University at Kent has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 85.4%
  • 2017-2018: 87.5%
  • 2018-2019: 85.4%
  • 2019-2020: 85.5%
  • Projected KSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 79.8%

How Does Kent State University at Kent (KSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Kent State University at Kent is fifty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Akron Main Campus73.0%
Case Western Reserve University27.4%
Cleveland State University94.0%
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus56.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Kent State University at Kent (KSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 620
Math510 - 610
Total Score1040 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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