Explore Hillel at Kent State University

Hillel at Kent State's welcoming staff and student leaders have created a Jewish community on campus where everyone has a place. With more than 30,000 students on campus at one of Ohio`s largest universities, some young adults might find it easy to get lost in the crowd, especially when Jewish students make up only 5 percent of the total population. But the opening of the Cohn Jewish Student Center - a beautiful 11,000 square foot Jewish home-away-from-home in the center of campus -- has helped create a special place for the 1,500 Jewish students at Kent State, the University of Akron, and Hiram College. Equipped with WiFi-friendly student areas, pool table, laundry facilities, and a commercial Kosher kitchen, you'll find dozens of Hillel at Kent State students hanging around the building throughout the day. Open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 9pm and Fridays 9am-5pm or until the end of Shabbat dinner, the Cohn Jewish Student Center is a great place to study between classes, meet friends, grab a snack, or just relax. Hillel is the way to meet other Jewish students and form a connection with them that will last through college and beyond. From our many student groups to community service to holiday celebrations, leadership opportunities and more- Hillel at Kent State is your connection to a Jewish community on campus.

This Hillel serves: Kent State University; University of Akron; Northeast Ohio Medical University; Hiram College

Undergraduate Enrollment

250 Jewish Students (1.7%*)
14,793 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

25 Jewish Students (0.9%*)
2,806 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator Yes
  • Kosher Food Available No
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor None
  • Study Abroad in Israel Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff Yes

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 73%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $11,464
  • Tuition Out-of-State $17,750
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 6% / 2%
  • Greek Life Yes

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613 E Summit Street
Kent OH 44240 US
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