Kent State University at Kent Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.86 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 158 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ALA, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 30,167 (23,684 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 45% part-time, 55% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,310 in-state; $20,396 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

Kent State University is a great school. The professors are always helpful and knowledgeable. And I love the atmosphere all around the University.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel the diversity of students and staff offer a wide interspective array of discussion and experience that I would not have available in many other programs. The support from varying staff members is constant and always helpful. The level of academic expectation and assistance in acheivement provides incentive for success. Its a great program and experience!
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2014

The faculty and alumni are both great resources and easily accessible. Coupled with the ability to focus on specific areas of interest within the college, the M.Arch program offers a number of benefits to students while attending KSU and after graduation.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Kent State has an extremely competitive program with professors who care about student achievement and success. Students are vibrant, motivated, and excel in their programs. Kent lives up to its missions of seeing students succeed and achieve their dreams in education and in life.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

I am currently in the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Program and I find that the program is very demanding as it should be. It has a rigorous course load and challenging board exams, however I do think the program curriculum has provided us with all the necessary tools to succeed. The program is small and focused on students. However, I feel the doctors and professors are not always proficient. Also, our clinics lack materials and resources needed to treat patients with the care they need. Yet, skills are still taught to us as best as possible. Overall, my graduate program will have me ready for residency, even if it did lack the academic talent that is associated with other like schools.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2017

It's a great program and there are improvements made every single year.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel the doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction is extremely more in depth and answers the questions I still held after finishing the Masters program at Kent State University. Although I took the same program as a Masters student, the course work is completely different. Many choices of study focus on the individual students' interest and the work is enjoyable because of this important aspect. I have completed my bachelors, masters, and now working toward my PhD at Kent State and all of my experiences have been positive and completely different in all of my programs. I have stayed in the Education program and at first felt that I did not get enough support but I realize now that I was at that point just begining my career and was lost, confulsed and overall very overwhelmed with college myself. I do not know if anyone could really help me understand how to get through college but my own self. I would highly suggest Kent State to other students looking for a college to attend. The student body is very diverse and the professors have been extremely welcoming expecially as you continue your education at a higher level.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I am participating in Kent State's online/distance learning program. I love the way the scheduling is done. Their online student management system Flashpoint is wonderful.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2014

The M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications program is offered on-campus and online. It makes for a perfect balance for professionals who work full-time and are seeking an advanced degree. Although the workload and course assignments can be considered "intense," they are enriching and the interactions I have had with other professionals from around the nation have been insightful and beneficial towards my development as a public relations professional. Using Blackboard, the university oversees online interaction and professors are always available and helpful if I have questions. I've found the program to be a great help to my understanding of both practical and theoretical public relations strategies.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

The program i went for was the LIS (library amd information science). The classes are really simple and the material is not difficult at all as well as workload for the majority of classes is no more than regular undergrad college coursework. The college offers many course online which is a great feature since librarianship is moving towards the digital age anyway. One complaint I did have is the lack of support and guidance in the program and towards a career. I have never met with my advisor and only received one email during my entire time there. I had no clue whether or not the courses I took would apply to my specialization and wasted time and money on classes that wouldn't help me. This would have definitely been a reason for me not to go here if I had known earlier.
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