Kent State University, Salem Campus: Narrative Description

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2491 State Route 45 South
Salem, OH 44460-9412
Tel: (330)332-0361; Admissions: (330)332-0361; Fax: (330)332-9256; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Kent State University System. Awards transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees (also offers some upper-level and graduate courses). Founded 1966. Setting: 98-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,332. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 507 applied, 97% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 30% from top half. Students come from 2 states and territories, 2 other countries, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 55% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for radiological technology, human services programs, and honors program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay, minimum X high school GPA, recommendations, ACT. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended; SAT I or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3968 full-time, $181 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,400 full-time, $474 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course level. Part-time tuition varies according to course level.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 11 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, NEXUS, Ski Club, Art Club, Drama Club. Major annual events: Awards Banquet, movie nights, Career Days. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 19,000 books, 2,415 microform titles, 163 serials, 158 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Known as the "Quaker City" because of its founders, Salem is one of the most productive dairy and fruit growing sections of Ohio. Salem is an area of thriving manufacturing and commercial establishments were full- and part-time employment is available. Centennial Park offers varied recreational facilities.

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