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International Admission

International Students

You Belong Here

Our International admissions process is straightforward and simple. Our goal is to make it easy for you to become a part of our community of learners. Whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student, there is a place for you at Kent State.

Approximately 2,000 international students from nearly 100 countries are currently enrolled at KSU. As you engage in our international student admissions process, you will see why so many students choose to come to our school. We make sure you feel welcome and comfortable every step of the way, and if you have any questions, you have all the resources you need to find the answers.

Kent State University is one of America's great public universities. Founded in 1910, Kent State is currently ranked by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 77 public research universities and was recognized by Times Higher Education as being among the top 200 universities in the world. We offer a broad range of acclaimed academic programs and internationally respected faculty and researchers who are dedicated to your success.

Serious international students who want to get an excellent American education in a safe, easily accessible location choose Kent State University.

We offer more than 300 academic programs at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. We also have one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the United States. Kent State is located in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and is one of the largest universities in the country, with a total enrollment of about 28,000 students at our Kent Campus. There is also a high density of Fortune 500 companies located within 48 kilometers of the campus, which offer opportunities for internships to enhance students' learning.


Our Mission Statement

International Admissions supports Kent State University’s goal to engage the world beyond our campus by recruiting academically talented and culturally diverse international students, maintaining expertise in the evaluation of credentials received from institutions abroad, advocating on behalf of international applicants, facilitating international credit transfer, enhancing administrative systems, contributing to the integrity of Kent State’s reputation abroad, ensuring a positive application experience, and serving as a liaison to academic departments, international partners, government officials, scholarship bodies and other key stakeholders.

Explore the possibilities for your future. Get started by getting more information about our international admissions process today.

Kent State in Northeast Ohio

Explore a New Path

City: Kent, population 28,000; near Lake Erie in the Great Lakes Region of Ohio
State: Ohio, population 11.5 million
Area: Cleveland, Ohio (48 km from Kent); Columbus, Ohio (192 km from Kent), state capital, population 1.7 million. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (140 km from Kent), population 2.4 million. Midway between New York City (620 km from Kent) and Chicago, Illinois (530 km from Kent).