College Freshman 2013-12-09T00:46:39Z
Being an "athlete" at a division one school is very interesting. Some sports receive more support than others it; but the support depends on two things, popularity and the performance.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T00:39:31Z
The nightlife here at Kent State is non-existent unless you are of age to drink. There are not many things to do other than go to frat houses which can become very repetitive. The good parties, bars and clubs are off campus and trying to get there is a hassle if you do not have a car on-campus.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T00:34:38Z
The weather is similar to the weather that I am use to. It is only slightly more windy and colder in Ohio then Pennsylvania.
College Freshman 2013-12-09T00:31:42Z
The financial aid process is an ongoing process for me because unfortunately I did not receive any financial aid, due to the fact my families expected contribution was higher than it actually is.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T20:05:28Z
I am a member of the Honor's College, so my residency is a bit different from other students; my room is larger, quiet hours are usually obeyed, we have our own library downstairs, and the proximity to classes is fairly close. The only downside would be that there is no cafeteria or place to eat in Honors; other than than my dorm is the best.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T20:02:57Z
I live 2 1/2 hours away from campus, it would be inconvenient of me to take an airplane. If you want to carpool, i suggest getting to know someone first. My parents are the ones who take me to and from home during the holidays, so I honestly wouldn't know.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T20:00:22Z
There are computer labs everywhere on campus. There are also some places you can go in order to get free printing and copying, although your own paper will be needed for the printing. A personal computer is a must, especially when you have online quizzes and homework assignments. A personal printer should be brought if you have the extra money, if not, it is not hard to print your papers, its just that they won't be in color.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T19:57:23Z
I wouldn't know, I spend most of my time studying and writing papers.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T19:56:30Z
I would rather do research at another school with facilities that are more updated that has equipment that is not rusted. I would also like to go to a school that provides a better financial aid when it comes to traveling abroad.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T19:54:49Z
There is school year round. This place never has snow days.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T19:54:23Z
Its hard to understand the system, especially as a freshman.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T19:53:44Z
Health & Safety:
The campus feels safe, there is an escort service if you need it
College Freshman 2013-12-07T19:52:15Z
I wouldn't know, I am still a freshman
College Freshman 2013-12-07T19:51:24Z
All of the locals that I have met have been extremely kind and friendly.There are many wonderful activities that can be done at the rec center, which is just a 10-15 minute walk away from center campus. The safety is great for a public school, I often walk at night from my dorm to the rec center, and to and fro to other places on campus.
During the beginning of the fall semester, there is an event every single weekend until the weather starts to get cold. Every weekend there is a realitively new free movie students can see.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T19:47:12Z
There are many places on campus a student can go to just relax, there is even a group that provides therapy dogs to help students relax.
In the student center, there is the Nest, where students can go to relax in between classes, and take naps on one of the beanbags.
There are many multicultural events on campus.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T19:47:12Z
The facilities are old, especially the science buildings. The offices are cramped and don't seem productive. Some classrooms have clear signs of age such as: mildew, rust, mold, and sometimes leaky pipes.
The students on campus are really friendly and helpful to freshmen. There are many programs to help you complete on time, although the communication between program and student could be better.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T19:41:41Z
I have yet to have an internship on campus, but I am looking forward to one next semester for neurological research. In the past, I have had a research opportunity at a hospital with neuro-muscular research
College Freshman 2013-12-07T19:39:17Z
The food gets old pretty fast. Each place pretty much sells the same things. The prices are extremely overly inflated.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T19:37:42Z
The off campus food is mediocre
College Junior 2013-12-07T00:18:50Z
While I checked off marijuana and alcohol, alcohol is really the biggest problem. On the weekends and some school nights students take to the streets looking for parties where they can get wasted, even if they aren't of age. Marijuana is definitely a problem as well but no where near alcohol.
College Junior 2013-12-07T00:16:51Z
Only one of the dorms allows of age student to posses and drink alcohol. Some classes don't require attendance, but the ones that do can be troublesome. I believe that if a student can learn more from provided material online and their books then they should be allowed to learn that way instead of being penalized for missing class. New student organizations are fairly easy to form if you have the required members and a faculty advisor. Drug use is common but strictly enforced if you are caught. I remember someone on my floor in the dorms freshman year was caught with marijuana and he got in a lot of trouble. There are many religious and political demonstrations on campus throughout the year. Underage drinking is strictly enforced and I know a lot of people who have gotten in trouble for it. Visitation in dorms is not allowed after a certain time, but if you aren't causing trouble or making noise you can get away with it. Parking on campus is strictly enforced. There are some times, usually during the weekends, when parking in some areas is allowed, but if you are parked in the wrong area at the wrong time be prepared to get fined. If you receive enough violations your vehicle will be towed. I just wish there were more areas for students to park throughout the week. It is not a terrible problem as long as you follow the rules. Most places on campus are within walking distance.
College Junior 2013-12-07T00:09:07Z
When I lived in Koonce at Tri-Towers my freshman year I didn't have a terrible experience but it wasn't great. I guess all part of learning life isn't perfect. After that I moved into my fraternity's lettered house on campus. Some of the dorm halls are new and some of the older ones are being renovated. The Centennial buildings and honors dorms are the nicest and most expensive on campus.
College Junior 2013-12-07T00:06:27Z
Kent is not a big city but downtown is not a bad place to hang out. The closest big cities are Cleveland and Pittsburgh. There are some shopping plazas about 20-30 minutes away but that a haul if you don't have your own car. I hate Cleveland professional sports but I love Pittsburgh professional sports. Luckily there are many fellow Pennsylvanians that attend Kent State so it's a fun rivalry. The town is pretty safe and there are always police out and a fire department very close by. I have never had any negative reaction from locals. The only recent interaction I have had was someone coming out of their house to thank us while we were doing community service.
College Junior 2013-12-07T00:01:47Z
Guys & Girls:
I'm not a party animal, but I have met a few girls on campus who aren't so bad. There are far more females who attend Kent State then males so you don't have to worry about that. The fashion and nursing schools attract many good looking females and I honestly can't complain about the availability of single women.
College Junior 2013-12-06T23:59:08Z
My parents and I filled out the FAFSA financial aid application. The problem is they make too much money for me to receive any aid at all, but not enough to pay out of pocket for tuition. The main reason we filled it out was so we could get loans.
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