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Admissions & Scholarships

The Kent State University Honors College offers students an individualized educational experience.

The Kent State University Honors College offers students an individualized educational experience. Open to students from all majors, the Honors College is one of the oldest and largest in the nation with a diverse student population. Most students enter the program as freshmen; however, you may apply to join after one semester of college coursework with a 3.5 or higher college GPA. Admission to the Honors College is selective.

Students are provided one-on-one academic advising, access to smaller class sizes in Honors courses, early registration privileges, encouragement and financial support for study away experiences, the opportunity to live in an intellectually stimulating living-learning community, and undergraduate research and creative opportunities.

As a member of the Honors College you will encounter:

  • an atmosphere where curiosity, fun, and friendships are fostered,
  • stimulating and innovative teachers,
  • explorations of the power of the human mind, and some unconventional thinking,
  • challenging courses and rewarding experiences.

Visiting the Honors College

Honors College staff are happy to meet with prospective students during their campus visits to discuss the academic offerings provided by the college. If you are a prospective student with an ACT composite of 27 or higher (1210 SAT Critical Reading & Math), we encourage you to schedule a visit with us. Please call the Honors College at 330-672-2312 to arrange an Honors College visit.

To arrange visit to Kent State University, please contact the Office of Admissions. You can schedule a visit on their website or call them at 1-800-988-KENT.

New Freshmen

Students who have not attended any college, university, technical or proprietary school after graduation from high school. (Students who have taken college coursework while in high school are also considered new freshmen.)

College Applicants

Students who are current Kent State University students and students who are transferring from another college or university.

Honors Admission

Aaron Hanlin
Coordinator of Admissions
(330) 672-2312

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Honors Housing

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