Tuition & Fees

$7,432

$21,158

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
54%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
54%
400-499
21%
300-399
0
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
49%
400-499
33%
300-399
3%
30-36
8%
24-29
33%
18-23
55%
12-17
4%
30-36
3%
24-29
41%
18-23
51%
12-17
5%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
56%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1
20

teacher

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,847
Declined + 6,275
Total Received 15,122
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Public

32,166

undergraduate students

2,852

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communication
  2. Psychology
  3. Management
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Codes

SAT 5359
ACT 0833

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  • Ty Pennington, perhaps best known for hosting ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, attended Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

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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 602 acres and is located are Kennesaw and Marietta, GA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 35,018
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)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  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)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Kennesaw, GA

405-acre campus in Kennesaw (population: 32,400), 25 miles from Atlanta. Major airport and train serve Atlanta; bus serves Marietta (10 miles). Additional 197-acre campus in Marietta (population: 60,014), 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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
53%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
19 fraternities 5% of male students
 
12 sororities 10% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
54%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
54%
400-499
21%
300-399
0
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
49%
400-499
33%
300-399
3%
30-36
8%
24-29
33%
18-23
55%
12-17
4%
30-36
3%
24-29
41%
18-23
51%
12-17
5%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
56%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline October 28 (priority deadline)
May 5
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 8,847
Declined + 6,275
Total Received 15,122

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 $54,473,358
State
Institutional $606,669
Other external
Total $55,080,027

Non-need-based

Federal
State $74,387,503
Institutional $2,076,101
Other external
Total $76,463,604

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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), Kennesaw State University Football - (Division FCS), Big South Conference, ASUN Conference
Mascot
Owl
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adolescent Education
African/African Diaspora Studies
American Studies
Analytics/Data Science
Anthropology
Apparel/Textiles
Applied Computer Science
Applied Engineering
Applied Exercise/Health Science
Applied Statistics
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Art History
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemical Sciences
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
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
Digital Animation
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
Engineering Management
English
English Education
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
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
Interactive Design
International Affairs
International Business
International Conflict Management
International Policy Management
Journalism/Emerging Media
Leadership in Nursing
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
Physics with a Secondary Teacher Certification
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
Theatre/Performance Studies
Writing/New Media
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Undergraduate

92%

32,166
students

Female
48%
15,481

Male
52%
16,685

Graduate

8%

2,852
students

Female
59%
1,692

Male
41%
1,160

undergraduateFull-time

75%

24,412
students

Female
49%
11,914

Male
51%
12,498

undergraduatePart-time

25%

7,754
students

Female
47%
3,567

Male
53%
4,187

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
21%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
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

74%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

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 16

Spring: November 4

Summer: March 31

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
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 87
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Mexico
Nigeria
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Mark Forehand
Director, International Student and Scholar Services
470 578-7816
mforeha1@kennesaw.edu

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