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Kent State University - Admission Criteria

Criteria Ranking | High School GPA and Class Rank | Standardized Tests

Criteria Ranking

  • Academic ranking criteria for this college is listed below. Academic criteria are ranked in order of importance from 1 (Most important) through 5 (Least important) or N (Not relevant).

      Rank Criterion
      1 Secondary School Record
      3 Class Rank
      N School's Recommendation
      2 Standardized Test Scores
      N Essay

  • The following non-academic criteria are indicated as E (Emphasized), I (Important), C Considered, or N (Not relevant).

      Rank Criterion
      N Character and Personality
      N Extracurricular participation
      C Particular talent or ability
      N Geographical distribution
      N Alumni/ae relationship

High School GPA and Class Rank

  • The average high school/secondary school Grade Point Average for freshmen stood at 2.8.
  • Following is a breakdown of the high school class rank of enrolled freshmen.

    Top tenth 10%
    Top quarter 38%
    Top half 100%

Standardized Test Score Criteria

  • Scores reported below include some using the old scoring system which have not been recentered.
  • 36% of accepted applicants submitted an SAT I score and 89% of accepted applicants submitted an ACT score.
  • The recent adjustment to the SAT I scoring system has affected the school's admission policy: Contact the school directly.
  • Here are the scores of enrolled freshmen who took the SAT I:

      SAT verbal scores over 500 55%, SAT math scores over 500 52%, ACT scores over 18 86%, SAT verbal scores over 600 14%, SAT math scores over 600 14%, ACT scores over 24 27%, SAT verbal scores over 700 2%, SAT math scores over 700 1%, ACT scores over 30 2%

  • Here are the scores of enrolled freshmen who took the ACT:

      Score English Math Composite
      30-36 n/a n/a 2%
      26-29 n/a n/a 9%
      21-25 n/a n/a 38%
      16-20 n/a n/a 45%
      Below 16 n/a n/a 6%