Tuition & Fees

$8,276

$21,732

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
56%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
22%
500-599
54%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
47%
400-499
35%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
55%
12-17
5%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
56%
12-17
6%
30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
59%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1
21

teacher

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,323
Declined + 5,892
Total Received 14,215
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Public

30,480

undergraduate students

2,772

graduate students

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School Facts

Kennesaw State, founded in 1963, is a public, comprehensive university. In 2015, Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University consolidated. The campuses have a combined 581-acres and is located are Kennesaw and Marietta, GA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 33,252
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Kennesaw, GA

384-acre campus in Kennesaw (population: 32,001), 25 miles from Atlanta. Major airport and train serve Atlanta; bus serves Marietta (10 miles). Additional 197-acre campus in Marietta (population: 59,781), 20 miles from Atlanta. Major airport and train serve Atlanta; public transportation serves campuses; university transportation serves routes on- and off-campus for both campuses.

Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
54%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
18 fraternities 2% of male students
 
13 sororities 4% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
35%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
56%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
22%
500-599
54%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
47%
400-499
35%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
55%
12-17
5%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
56%
12-17
6%
30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
59%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline October 30 (priority deadline)
May 6
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,323
Declined + 5,892
Total Received 14,215

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Angela Evans
Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions
P: 770 423-6300
F: 470 578-9169
ksuadmit@kennesaw.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $49,118,729
State $1,704,998
Institutional $608,536
Other external $142,099
Total $51,574,362

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $50,580,863
Institutional $1,525,378
Other external $9,960
Total $52,116,201

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I), Atlantic Sun Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Owl
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adolescent Education
Advanced Care Management/Leadership
African/African Diaspora Studies
American Studies
Analytics/Data Science
Anthropology
Apparel/Textiles
Applied Computer Science
Applied Computer Science for Experienced Professionals
Applied Engineering
Applied Exercise/Health Science
Applied Statistics
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology Education
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemical Sciences
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Technology
Communication
Computational/Applied Mathematics
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Game Design/Development
Computer Science
Conflict Management
Construction Engineering
Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Culinary Sustainability/Hospitality
Dance
ESOL/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/Birth-K
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership for Learning
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
English
English Education
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering Technology
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Finance
First-Year Studies
Geographic Information Science
Geography
Health/Physical Education
Healthcare Management/Informatics
History
History Education
Human Services
Inclusive Education
Industrial Engineering Technology
Information Design/Communication
Information Security/Assurance
Information Systems
Information Technology
Information/Instructional Design
Instructional Technology
Integrated Global Communication
Integrative Biology
Integrative Studies
International Affairs
International Business
International Conflict Management
International Policy Management
Journalism/Emerging Media
Management
Manufacturing Operations
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechatronics Engineering
Middle Grades Education
Modern Languages/Cultures
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
New Media Arts
Nursing
Nursing Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Professional Sales
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Relations
Quality Assurance
Reading
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Special Education
Sport Management
Supply Chain Logistics
Surveying/Mapping
Systems Engineering
Teacher Leadership
Teaching
Technical Communication
Telecommunications Engineering Technology
Theatre/Performance Studies
Writing/New Media
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Undergraduate

92%

30,480
students

Female
49%
14,914

Male
51%
15,566

Graduate

8%

2,772
students

Female
59%
1,630

Male
41%
1,142

undergraduateFull-time

75%

22,974
students

Female
50%
11,349

Male
50%
11,625

undergraduatePart-time

25%

7,506
students

Female
48%
3,565

Male
52%
3,941

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

73%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 17

Spring: November 6

Summer: April 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 143
Countries most often represented China
Colombia
India
Mexico
Nigeria
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Julio Espana
Director, Global Admissions
470 578-3002
internationaladmissions@kennesaw.edu

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