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On Campus:24%
  • Fall 08/25-12/20
  • Spring 01/12-05/10

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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Kent State University is located in northeastern Ohio, a short drive from four major urban centers (Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and Youngstown). Activities and interests include National Metro-Parks system, Blossom Music Center, fine arts, museums of Natural History, Art, Auto, Science, and Inventors, the Rock-n-Roll and Football Halls-of-Fame, and the NASA Lewis Research Center.

KSU, established in 1910, is an eight-campus network designed to develop a true living/learning approach to education at the Kent Campus and seven regional campuses. The Kent Campus offers more than 20,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral study opportunities. More than 200 academic degree programs are offered in Colleges of Applied Engin.,Sustainability and Tech, Archi&Environmental Design, Arts, Arts&Sci., Bus. Admin, Comm&Info., Continuing&Dist Education, Health&Human Services, Nur, Podiatric Med., Public Health, Digital Sci., and the Honors College

Campus Location - Kent State University is located in northeastern Ohio, a short drive from four major urban centers (Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and Youngstown). Activities and interests include National Metro-Parks.

Helpful Information - Students are accepted under freshmen status. Most courses, the NSE coordinator must register for student and/or receive permission for studednt to register him/herself. Thus far, 99% of our incoming NSE students are enrolled in the courses of their choice.

Closed Programs
CLOSED: Education, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Architecture, Nursing

Difficult: Business-Upper Division, Many for majors only, all Business courses have prerequisites Difficult: Art Courses Difficult: Public Health Upper Division

Notable Academic Programs

  • Black Studies
  • African Studies
  • Digital Arts
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geology

Unique Academic Programs

  • Tourism Management
  • Recreation Leadership
  • Library Science
  • Insurance
  • Womens Studies

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aerospace Studies, Aviation Studies, Flight Technology

Agriculture: Horticulture, Life Sciences, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Pathology, Plant Protection, Plant Resource Sciences, Plant Science

Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: African Studies, Afro-American Studies, American Studies, Art Studies, Black Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, Hispanic Studies, Japanse Studies (minor), Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies, Popular Culture, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Crafts, Design, Digital Arts, Drafting, Drawing, Fiber-Fabric, Fine Art, Glass, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Fitness Management, Movement Studies, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Advertising, Business, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Insurance, Marketing, Operations Management, Personnel, Public Administration, Public Relations, Small Business Management, Systems Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Graphic Communication, Photo Journalism, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Visual Communication Technology, Visual Design/Web Media

Computer Science: Computer Game Design

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Economics and Resource Management, Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Crime and Society, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Forensic Science, Juvenile Justice, Paralegal Studies, Systems of Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Meteorology, Physical Sciences, Planetary and Space Sciences, Science

Economics: Applied Economics, Economics

Education: Child Development, Childhood Studies, English, French, Health Education, Human Development, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Reading, Science, Spanish

Electronics: Electronic Imaging, Electronics

Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Mineral/Mining Engineering

English: Business Writing, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Language and Literacy, Linguistics, Literature, Technical Writing, Writing

Environmental Studies: Conservation, Conservation Biology, Environmental Geology, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Resource Recreation Management, Sustainability Studies, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Recreation Management

Food Science: Food Science, Food Services Management, Nutrition

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), Classical Languages, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese (some courses), Latin, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Russian, Spanish

Forestry: Forestry

General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Individualized Studies, Leadership Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Applied Geography, City Planning, Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography, Physical Geography, Urban Planning, Urban Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Dietetics, Environmental Health, Gerontology, Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Science, Health Services Administration, Nursing, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health, Safety Education, School Health

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Hotel/Travel Administration, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Technology

Information Studies: Applied Computer Science, Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, Computer Mathematics, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Systems Programming

Interdisciplinary Studies: Popular Culture

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Library Science: Library Science

Marine Sciences: Oceanography

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Biomathematics/Biometrics, Mathematical Economics, Mathematics, Mathematics-Physics, Statistics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Military Sciences

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Acting, Ballet, Choral Music, Dance, Design/Technical, Jazz Composition, Modern Dance, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Technical Theater, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Applied Physics, Chemical Physics, Physics

Political Science: Government, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Peace Studies, Political Science, Public Policy Studies

Psychology: Child Psychology, Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Adventure Education, Leisure Studies, Non-Profit Programs Management, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Recreation Management, Parks Administration and Management, Recreation, Recreation Leadership, Sports Administration, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Child Care Services Management, Community Services, Gender Studies, Human Services, Law and Society, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Deaf Studies, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Speech Therapy

Technology: Applied Engineering and Technology, Biological Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Technology, Design Technology, Electronics Technology, Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications Technology, Information Systems Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Technology, Plastics Technology, Radiologic Technology, Technology Education, Technology Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing

Registration Priority
  • After campus students
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525 paper, N/A computer or 71 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 16 ($447.00 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/18/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $10 Year Plan B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee: $25 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $200 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $200 Year Plan B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 7/18/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,108
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Notes About Housing
We do not reserve rooms for our NSE students. Rooms are available as needed on a first serve basis.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1,900.00 per semester for 3 meals per week.
  • $2,235.00 per semester for 4 meals per week.
  • $2,630.00 per semester for 5 meals per week.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.