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

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2.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2014

The professors are well-educated and supportive. On-campus clinic provides mostly child-centered therapy experience. Externship experiences offer varied opportunities.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The M.Arch program at Kent State University is well-reputed in the area, and the faculty are all very wonderful and helpful with their student's academic progress. Transportation on campus is almost non-existent. As a student who cannot afford a car, it is very difficult to find transportation to events and interviews. Bus lines to main cities are impossible to schedule into a working day. The academic value of attending Kent State is very good, but the expense of living in the area is a struggle for students.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros would be the flexibility of online courses and the help from faculty. The cons would be the limited graduate scholarships available.
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2016

The MLIS at Kent State has excellent professors who are leaders in the field, they excel in their research and have valuable knowledge and experience to impart. The program provides students with the opportunity to work in the library at Kent or in Columbus, so more practical knowledge can be gained as well. However,the majority of courses are now being offered as only online. With such brilliant professors it would be an honor to be able to have more face to face contact. There is also not much financial aid available to International students nor much diversity in the department.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2016

I live at home, not on campus, and take all online courses so I can not answer things about local KSU's transportation, surrounding area, student diversity, social life, campus safety, nor of its affordability of living.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: awesome faculty, great peers, real student focus, highly ranked program Cons: late night internship classes, two courses you have to take online
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel like the program is academically challenging and giving me the kowledge base necessary to succeed. The communication process seems a bit disorganized between the adminstrative staff and the students (financial aid office for example). The program is demanding and rightfully so for the content - therefore it's enjoyable. The profressors are knowledgable and helpful and have concern for your success.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

While this program is excellent overall, there is little support from the campus given to the English program. Much of the equipment is out of date, and the buildings are rather antiquated. Nevertheless, there is quality education being provided here in spite of various drawbacks.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

Kent State University's Masters in Public Administration Program is one of the few fully online MPA programs that is nationally accredited in the United States. The program has been around since the 1960s and is well respected, and includes alumni such a Bill O'Reilly and U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my graduate program is all of the networks my professors have to help me pursue my career and academic goals. They have industry experience and connections which will help me find a job in the future. Also, they are very knowledgeable in their specific areas of the hospitality industry and I know I can count on them to have the most recent information on current studies and trends. The cons of the program would be that it is a newer program and building its reputation as a top hospitality program. Otherwise, I feel that my graduate program will prepare me for the future and help me think more like a manager.
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