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Global Fashion School Rankings 2017

Kent State University

Kent, United States

Kent State University is a public liberal arts and science university located in suburban college town Kent, and is one of the largest universities in Ohio. The university houses one of the largest fashion museums in the country with eight exhibition spaces and nearly 40,000 pieces. In addition, The Fashion School Store located in the downtown provides a live retail environment for students to research and test design, production, marketing and buying models. Students in our survey reported they are very satisfied with the school's campus and resources, including its incorporation of technology. Students rated the school's course offerings in technical skills, digital technologies, business and marketing highly across the board. Student comments identified that the school provides a wide variety of opportunities, including access to resources such as the TechStyle Lab, and study abroad programmes. Students also noted that financial aid and scholarships were frequently awarded by the school.

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Undergraduate, Fashion Ranking 2017

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Courses Offered

BA Fashion Design; BFA Fashion Design; BS Fashion Merchandising

Student & Alumni Comments

"The Fashion School was really fantastic with a large range of resources and opportunities, while still being incredibly affordable. It provided great access to study-away opportunities that I could not have received at other schools."


"Kent State has allowed me to begin a career with a large amount of knowledge about fashion. The teachers allowed me to express my creativity and all have an extensive background in fashion. They have a great fashion programme without sacrificing the traditional college experience. "


"Although Kent State is not what I imagined as the typical fashion school (being set in Ohio rather than a large city), the quality of education I have received during my first year far exceeded my expectations. Every professor I have had so far in The Fashion School has been extremely knowledgeable and willing to help all students. "


"From the study abroad opportunities, networking opportunities, and extracurricular opportunities such as our fashion student organization, Hackathons, invitations to the FDA awards to the creativity fostered within the school and within the student body, KSU is a school I'm happy to say I attend."


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