University and Community
Kent State University, established in 1910, is Ohio's second largest state university. The Kent Campus consists of approximately 824 acres. More than 100 buildings valued over $400 million are situated on the beautifully landscaped campus.
Kent State University is designated Doctoral Research Extensive status by the Carnegie Foundation.
The Kent Campus has approximately 800 full-time faculty. The university participates in a consortium with The University of Akron and Youngstown State University to form the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Its campus is located about 20 minutes east of Kent.
Kent, a city of nearly 30,000, is located 35 miles southeast of Cleveland and 12 miles east of Akron in a peaceful suburban setting. Kent offers the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan complex, as well as the relaxed pace of semirural living.
There are a number of theatre and art groups at the university and in the community. Blossom Music Center; the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra and the site of Kent State's cooperative programs in art, music, and theatre; is only 15 miles from the Kent Campus.