College Junior 2013-11-20T19:36:48Z
Well I never dormed because I never wanted to be cramped in a small room with a stranger but they are constantly building new student housing which is really nice. Yes, there are plenty that are older but they tend to be pretty large and reasonably priced.
College Junior 2013-11-20T19:33:48Z
Health & Safety:
I normally feel very safe on campus despite not liking to walk anywhere alone just to be on the safe side. There are student escorts available at all hours of the night that you can call. They can even pick you up from a party as a safe ride home which I think is really smart. The cops in Kent are pretty strict now too because they have had so many drinking problems and riots so they constantly pull people over but I've been pulled over and they were really nice explaining that they just want to make sure people are safe getting and and it was fine. There are reports of crime on and off campus occasionally but it seems relatively normal (unfortunately).
College Junior 2013-11-20T19:30:05Z
Guys & Girls:
At Kent, many of the students APPEAR to be Greek when they are not in that they seem a little bit stuck up overall and into partying and hooking up. But in your major you find people like yourself and it seems to make it easier even if in general Kent seems like big partying school.
College Junior 2013-11-20T19:27:17Z
It appears to me that non-greeks tend to look somewhat down upon Greeks however that is not ALWAYS the case. I'm friends with plenty of people that went greek so it really depends on the person. I've heard it is very time consuming to be a part of. Also, there are some great newer houses available but then there are some that are incredibly run down so it depends who chooses you!
College Junior 2013-11-20T19:24:28Z
I know that is very obtainable however the process is a lengthy one no matter where you attend school. My biggest suggestion would be to apply early and not avoid the process because you will miss out on great opportunities.
College Junior 2013-11-20T19:23:05Z
My opinion on this varies. The parking cost is pretty reasonable (I've heard of parking passes costing over $500 at other schools!) but Kent State does not really have parking garages and instead they have many parking lots which are more likely than not far away from your building which is really bothersome in the winter. Also, they are huge sticklers and give tickets (or tow your car) constantly which is great for them but really awful for students. I think that depending what your major is will greatly determine whether or not you need a car because if you're for example a mathematics major then maybe you wont need to travel far for supplies but I'm a fashion design major and constantly have to travel far for supplies and there isn't another way around it! So if you're in the same situation you would have to make friends with someone with a car or take a long bus ride somewhere you are unfamiliar with.
College Junior 2013-11-20T19:17:30Z
I personally do not live in Kent but my friends have told me many stories. I have heard some great stories about having great reasonable landlords in nice living quarters with reasonable rent but I have also heard horror stories about certain off-campus apartment housing so the best thing that you can do is research their ratings to see what past tenants say about them! There are usually plenty available but the good ones get taken quickly so apply sooner rather than later. You normally will have no problem parking but almost anywhere you live there are sometimes issues with having a guests car there which gets to be aggravation. Furthermore, I've never heard of people having any safety issues that I know of.
College Junior 2013-11-20T19:13:29Z
In Kent Ohio there are not that many things to do besides going to the rec(including an ice arena!), dining, movies, and going out to bars etc however if you travel to Akron it is a lot larger in comparison to Kent, the bar scene is much more diverse and many more choices. Furthermore, there are constantly events at Lock 3, gallery openings etc and if you venture to Cleveland there bigger sports teams games, more museums, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and concerts going on constantly!
College Junior 2013-11-20T19:09:40Z
I do not have a lot of experience with this, however, MANY of my friends ride the Kent State buses all the time because it is free for students and they are constantly running! On the other hand, in terms of long distance transportation, I have had to take or pick up friends from the airport which is probably the best bet for most individuals because to me its is more convenient than anything else.
College Junior 2013-11-20T19:07:15Z
I have not yet interned, however, it is required for a Fashion Design major to graduate so I have to do one. Many people in my major do more than one (I don't know where they find the time!). I am very nerve racked trying to find one and doing all of the prep work in order to get one.
College Junior 2013-11-20T19:04:31Z
Kent State is definitely a college town but it also is well known for many of its programs. I am in their fashion program so I know the most about that program. The fashion program in and of itself is unique to Kent State because most state schools do not have such a prestigious program. It is a VERY time consuming program! On the other hand there are many opportunities to meet people at various events around campus which makes it welcoming to a newcomer. Also, they are renovating and developing much of the downtown area to accommodate college students which is really great because so many things are within walking distance or a short bus ride away.
College Junior 2013-11-20T19:04:31Z
The kent rec center is a great center because it offers such diverse things for everyone! It comes equip with pools, basketball courts, rock wall, track, volleyball courts, weight training, ellipticals and treadmills! It has something for everyone. I did not go greek at Kent State but many of my friends have and that was a great way for them to meet new people and I've heard they have many long standing traditions. Because they are developing so much downtown, there are a lot of new places (coffee shops etc) for students to hang out and do homework. However, we also have a HUGE library with so many great resources at our fingertips!
College Freshman 2013-11-20T06:21:36Z
Guys & Girls:
It's the best because student's differ so much. There is quite a variety of students on campus.
College Freshman 2013-11-20T06:20:06Z
My school was okay until today when I had the worst inconvience with my advisor. She is unprofessional, and uneducated in what she is doing. Campus is great, but you have to know the right people.
College Freshman 2013-11-20T06:18:36Z
Financial aide was lengthy but credited very quickly.
College Freshman 2013-11-20T06:17:41Z
The buses run all day and there are many running at a time.
College Junior 2013-11-19T21:56:18Z
My experience at Kent State University has been life changing. I transferred after a death in the family and I finally feel like the world is at my fingertips. I finally feel like I can truly do anything I want to after I graduate. On the other hand, being in a fashion school comes with its obstacles. Let's face it, we are in a nationally known fashion school which comes with some cattiness and competition but it's nothing I can't handle or overcome. It also has a sense of casualness with the professors (probably because they have been in our stress-filled shoes and that has somewhat been the reason that my fashion building has become my second home. The nights I am there sewing until 3:30am to produce a garment I'm proud of is the reason I love my school and is one of my experiences that has made my school unique. This school has single-handedly made me finally believe that fashion is an acceptable reason to wake up every morning. It has made me believe that I do not, in fact, have to go to law school or become an engineer to be a success.
College Sophomore 2013-11-15T05:05:54Z
Downtown Kent is pretty awesome. There are lots of cute little boutiques and places to eat. It's so much fun just to walk around downtown. There is a shuttle that goes to Cleveland and one that goes to Akron, but you have to pay for those. I really like the town of Kent and the university itself.
College Sophomore 2013-11-15T05:03:39Z
There are a lot of international students on campus, and they mostly stick together and don't branch out much. The campus is very accepting of different sexual orientations and there are many organizations that support it. Political groups vary.. most students aren't very aware of their political situation. There are a lot of religious organizations and a couple churches very close off campus.
College Sophomore 2013-11-15T05:01:08Z
I'm a really picky eater, and I love the on campus food. There are always chicken fingers or mini pizzas being served and that's good enough for me. The food's nothing like a home cooked meal, but I can't really complain.
College Sophomore 2013-11-15T04:59:42Z
I don't have a car with me at school, but I wish I did now that I can get a free parking spot at my house. But other than that, parking permits are somewhat expensive and the locations are very inconvenient. You don't need a car, but it's convenient if you do. I took the bus a lot last year and it was no big deal. Just travel with a friend.
College Sophomore 2013-11-15T04:56:56Z
Health & Safety:
The health center sucks. You're better off going to the CVS minute clinic or a local doctor. There is campus security that patrol the dorms at night. They're really only there for noise violations and hitting on pretty girls. I would recommend walking in groups if you're out late at night. Never walk alone. The campus is relatively safe, but don't take your chances.
College Sophomore 2013-11-15T04:54:16Z
Tri and Eastway are very popular for incoming freshman to live in. They're generally small rooms with communal bathrooms, but are great in the social aspect. They also have places to eat built in to both of them so you won't have to walk far if you're hungry. I lived in the honors dorms my freshman year. The rooms are great with a private bathroom and a cleaning lady that would come every week, but most residents there do not have a social life. If you're looking for the best of both worlds, I would suggest living in the Centennial Court buildings. Every building is fairly close to the dorms with the exception of the fashion building. The fashion building is far no matter where you live. The housing application is easy. You just indicate where you want to live, who you want to live with, take a little survey, and voila. Your application is complete
College Sophomore 2013-11-15T04:48:58Z
If it's a weekend in Kent, people are out and intoxicated every night. Or even sometimes during the week too. There isn't a lot of pressure to drink if you don't want to and there are plenty of sober activities to participate in. Drugs aren't as visible, but you know people do them. Weed is a drug of choice for most students.
College Sophomore 2013-11-15T04:46:20Z
One of the only bars that allow underages to get in is Brewhouse... and it's a pretty sketchy place. Other than that, if you're underage, frat parties and house parties are really your only options. These parties are surprisingly excusive. You should get to know people before walking straight into their parties, especially if you're a guy. My 21 and over friends love the bar scene though. I don't have much to contribute since I'm mostly the designated driver, but my friends give rave reviews.
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