Kent State University

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Basic Information

Address: Kent State University Center for Performing Arts 1325 Theatre Drive Kent, Ohio 44242
Phone Number: 330-672-2082
President: Todd Diacon
Admissions Director: School Director: Tony Hardin

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Additional Information

School Type: University
Public/Private: Public
Religious Affiliation: None
Historical Black College/University: No
Hispanic Serving Institute: No
School Setting:

Located in Kent, Ohio (population 30,000), the Kent State University Kent Campus is ideally situated in northeastern Ohio, amid rolling terrain dotted by spring-fed lakes. Yet big city enthusiasts are only a short drive from four major urban centers, with airports offering access to the nation and the world. The beautifully landscaped Kent Campus is composed of 866 acres. There are 119 buildings on the Kent Campus, with a 291-acre airport and an 18-hole golf course nearby. The university’s land holdings include thousands of acres of a nearby wildlife refuge, as well as marsh and bog areas preserved by the university as learning laboratories and resources for the future. The focal point of the campus is the University Center with its spacious Risman Plaza. On one side is the 12-story, open-stack library which houses more than 2.6 million volumes, a complete learning resource center and the university executive offices. On the other side is the sprawling Kent Student Center which houses dining facilities, meeting and conference rooms, recreation areas, a ballroom and bookstore.

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Type of Housing: Dormitory
Diversity: The School of Theatre and Dance is committed to actively advancing an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion and to the unceasing work of anti-racism in all that we do.
Financial Aid:


Greek Life: Yes
Degree Programs: Students in the School of Theatre and Dance are immersed in a professional culture that, combined with Kent State's liberal arts foundation, prepares them for a life in the arts. In addition to in-depth coursework, our comprehensive training programs are rooted in a commitment to student success through mentorship and real-life experiences. The School of Theatre and Dance offers programs leading to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. 
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Summer Sessions:

Summer study opportunities are available!
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