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I chose Kent State University because it was my second choice for it was my second choice for a college. It has a great fashion program, and it's considered one of the best fashion programs both nationally and globally. It's also a good distance from home, it's not too far or too close.

Kent State is located in Kent, Ohio. It is 142.7 miles from Hilliard Ohio and it would take 2 hours and 16 minutes to get to the school.

At Kent State University there are more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 6,000 students are living on campus. 61% of the Kent State student population are females and 39% are males. And 15% of undergraduates are minorities, 14% of freshman have exploratory majors, and 93% of students are receiving financial aid. There are 234,000 alumni worldwide, 109 countries are represented in their student body. Kent State is one of only 6 universities in the state to make the top-tier Best National Universities list. Kent State's fashion program is ranked one of the top schools of fashion in the country. Students study design in studios in New York City or Florence, Italy. 54% of students said that Greek life is average and you won't be treated differently for not joining. 51% of students say that sporting events are attended but they aren't a huge part of campus life. Kent, Ohio is located along the Cuyahoga River, and is in a suburban setting, and it's the largest city in Portage County. Some attractions are the Cuyahoga River and the Fred Fuller Park.

A freshman at Kent State that the dorms are large and the food is amazing, but their meal plans don't work in the hub.

A sophomore at Kent State says that she loves Kent States dedication to inclusiveness and, the professors really care and are dedicated to making sure you achieve your goals. She also says that there is a lot to do like Friday night movies, pep rallies and all the student organizations

A junior at Kent State said that she's had a wonderful experience so far and that it's a great balance between large state college experience, and downtown Kent is a nice place to hang out.

A senior at Kent State said that there are a lot of food options on campus, and the security is great and will escort you from place to place if you don't feel safe. And the professors are willing to help. and there's a lot of tutors and study resources.

Kent State is known for their fashion school, it's considered one of the best fashion programs both nationally and globally. The most popular majors at this school are business & administration, psychology, and nursing. I am interested in majoring in Fashion Design, because it's something I've always wanted to do and been interested in.

Admissions decisions are based on the following:

  • Cumulative grade point average.
  • ACT and/or new SAT* scores.
  • Strength of high school college preparatory curriculum.
  • Grade trends

Core curriculum requirements:

  • 4 units of English (emphasis of composition)
  • 4 units of Mathematics (Algebra I, II, Geometry, with minimum Algebra II complete)
  • 3 units of Science
  • 3 units of Social Studies
  • 2 units of Foreign Language
  • 1 unit of Art (or additional unit of foreign language)

Fall 2015 class profile:

  • Mean high school cumulative GPA 3.36
  • Mean ACT composite 23
  • Mean SAT total (critical reading and math) 1050 (old SAT)
  • 79 percent had a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

You don't need letters of recommendation or an interview

Allyn Hall:

  • Houses approximately 245 freshman
  • Consists mostly of double rooms
  • All rooms contain carpeting and air conditioning
  • Double: $3,380
  • Single: $3,830
  • Double with Private Bath: $3,780
  • Single with Half Bath: $4,030

Centennial Court A:

  • Double room with shared bathrooms
  • Rooms are about 12 feet wide and 27 feet deep
  • Rooms are carpeted and contain air conditioning
  • Contains many glass lounges,common areas, kitchen facilities and a fire place
  • Two-Person Semi-Suite with Shared Bath: $3,780
  • Double with Private Bath: $3,780
  • Single with Private Bath: $4,430

Cost of Attending (undergrad, in-state)

  • Application fee: $45
  • Tuition/Fees: $10,012
  • Books & Supplies: $1,200
  • Room/Board: $10,720
  • Personal expenses: $2,124
  • Transportation: $1,458
  • Loan fees: $70
  • Total: $25,584

Cost of attending (undergrad, out-of-state)

  • Application fee: $45
  • Tuition/Fees: $18,376
  • Books & Supplies: $1,200
  • Room/Board: $10,720
  • Personal expenses: $2,124
  • Transportation: $1,458
  • Loan fees: $70
  • Total: $33,948

The Lite Plan is designed for students who have light appetites, spend most weekends off campus, and don't snack much. It costs $1,820, it's from fall to spring semester and doesn't go past spring semester. The leftover money goes back to the University.

The Basic Plan is designed for students with moderate appetites, spend few weekends off campus, and snack lightly. It costs $1,980, and it's from fall to spring semester and doesn't go past spring semester. All leftover money goes to the university

The Premier Plan is designed for students with big appetites, rarely leave campus, and snack throughout the day. It costs $2,325, and it's from semester to semester, year to year, as long as you buy another Premier or Premier Plus Plan for the following fall semester.

The Premier Plus Plan is designed for students who are very active, spend most of their time on campus, regularly eat more than three meals a day. It costs $2,735, and it's from semester to semester, year to year, as long as you buy another Premier or Premier Plus Plan for the following fall semester.

  • Their plans are set-up on a declining balance system.
  • Everything is priced individually.
  • Dining dollars can be used exclusively at over 20 locations.
  • The amount of dining dollars you receive depends on the dining plan you select.
  • Your dining dollars are used to purchase meals and snacks at on campus locations.

Kent State Organizations:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) - Delta XI Chapter: STTI is the biggest honors society in the world. The Delta XI Chapter was founded in 1980.
  • Students for Professional Nursing (SPN): SPN if for students in the Nursing or Pre-Nursing major. Meetings and volunteer activities are organized for members to encourage involvement in the community and to bring students together.
  • Commuter and Off-Campus Student Organization (COSO): COSO was founded to make a community for commuter students and students who don't live on campus.

Rock The Runway

Kent State students with different kinds of majors can join, winners receive half of their fall tuition $2,500 and the audience choice winner will receive a $500 gift card to Mood Fabrics in New York.

2017 theme: Roaring 20's

March 4-8 pm in the KSC ballroom

Real Late Reels

The students all get together to watch blockbuster movies before they are released to DVD on the big screen for free.

In the KIVA Friday's at 10pm and Saturday's at 7pm and 10pm.

Kent State Facts:

  • On May 4, 1970 four students were killed and nine were wounded after a shooting by the Ohio National Gaurd. Some of the students who were being shot at were protesting the Cambodian Campaign and others were walking nearby and watching the protest.
  • The Allyn and Clark residence halls are haunted by a little girl named Sarah, and she runs around. And the honors dorms are supposedly haunted by the four victims that died during the Kent State shooting
  • Kent State has a golf course, it was added to the campus map in 1971.
  • The Kent State airport in Stow was used to land planes in 1917WWI coming from Canada to the United States.

What stood out to me while researching about Kent State was the different opportunities they offered and how big their fashion program was. I think it's a reasonable choice it isn't too expensive, and it's a good distance from home. It isn't my first college choice, but I will still consider it.

Works Cited

  • https://colleges.niche.com/kent-state-university/
  • http://www.kent.edu/admissions/undergraduate/new-freshmen
  • http://www.kent.edu/facts-figures
  • http://www.kent.edu/housing/residence-halls
  • http://www.kent.edu/dining/dining-plans
  • http://www.kent.edu/dining/resident-student-dining-plans
  • http://www.kent.edu/financialaid/coa
  • https://www.kent.edu/nursing/students/activities-and-organizations
  • https://www.kent.edu/csi

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