Tuition & Fees

$7,432

$21,158

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,487
Declined + 5,511
Total Received 13,998
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Public

32,945

undergraduate students

2,901

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communication
  2. Psychology
  3. Integrative Studies
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Codes

SAT 5359
ACT 0833

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School Facts

Kennesaw State University, 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 in Kennesaw and Marietta, GA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 35,846
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)
•  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)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  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

405-acre campus in Kennesaw (population: 33,627), 25 miles from Atlanta. Major airport and train serve Atlanta; bus serves Marietta (10 miles). Additional 197-acre campus in Marietta (population: 60,941), 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

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

 
18 fraternities 5% of male students
 
12 sororities 9% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
39%
500-599
54%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
29%
500-599
63%
400-499
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
49%
400-499
33%
300-399
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
32%
18-23
52%
12-17
5%
30-36
4%
24-29
40%
18-23
51%
12-17
5%
30-36
7%
24-29
38%
18-23
53%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
April 1
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

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,487
Declined + 5,511
Total Received 13,998

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

Sam Mahra
Director of Admissions
P: 770 423-6300
F: 470 578-9169
ksuadmit@kennesaw.edu

Financial Aid

38%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,426

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,426
Room $7,687
Board $3,780
Additional fees $2,006
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $20,399
Average Financial Aid - $8,426
Total with Avg. Aid $11,973
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 770 423-6074
F: 470 578-9096
finaid@kennesaw.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Ron Day
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@kennesaw.edu

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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

Club Sports - Men's

Airsoft, Archery, Baseball, Cricket, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Fishing, Football, Golf, Grappling, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Non-Tackle Football, Paintball, Roller Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weight Lifting

Club Sports - Women's

Airsoft, Archery, Baseball, Cricket, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Fishing, Football, Golf, Grappling, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Non-Tackle Football, Paintball, Roller Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weight Lifting

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Bowling, Corn Hole, Dodgeball, Elite Dance Team, Flag Football, Golf, Kendo, Kickball, Racquetball, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/sand), Wiffle Ball

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Athletic Directors

Milton Overton (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Mindy Mager-Debruce (women's)
Assistant Athletics Director For Compliance/title Ix Coordinator
email

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

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
Business Administration
Chemical Sciences
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication
Computational/Applied Mathematics
Computer Game Design/Development
Computer Science
Conflict Management
Construction Engineering
Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Culinary Sustainability/Hospitality
Cybersecurity
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 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
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
Theatre/Performance Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communication
  2. Psychology
  3. Integrative Studies

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

35,846

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

32,945
students

Female
48%
15,651

Male
52%
17,294

8%

2,901
students

Female
59%
1,718

Male
41%
1,183

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

24,869
students

Female
49%
12,000

Male
51%
12,869

25%

8,076
students

Female
46%
3,651

Male
54%
4,425

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
21%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 15

Spring: November 3

Summer: March 30

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

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
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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
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Mark Forehand
Assistant Dean, International Graduate Progams & Director, Graduate Admissions
470 578-7816
mforeha1@kennesaw.edu

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