Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$7,432

$21,158

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

21

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,803
Declined 3,888
Total Received 15,691
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Public

34,499

undergraduate students

3,308

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Kennesaw State University was founded in 1963 and is a public university. It has two campus locations located just north of metro Atlanta. The campuses have a combined 602 acres and are located in Kennesaw and Marietta, GA.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 37,807
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational

405-acre campus in Kennesaw (population: 34,344), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Atlanta
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International

Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA
30144

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing

Top Organizations

  • Kennesaw Activities Board
  • African American Student Alliance
  • International Student Association
  • KSU eSports Organization
  • IEEE Computer Society

Top Events

  • KSU Live: Homecoming concert
  • Pumpkin Launch
  • Dance Marathon hosted by Miracle at KSU

Fun Facts

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

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
76%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
34%
500-599
52%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
25%
500-599
57%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
30-36
7%
24-29
35%
18-23
52%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Application deadline May 3
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.37

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,803
Declined 3,888
Total Received 15,691

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

92%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,676

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,426
Room & board $11,467
Additional fees $2,006
Books & supplies $1,500
Other fees $3,460
Total $23,859
Average Financial Aid - $4,676
Total with Avg. Aid $19,183
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
African Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Construction Engineering
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Digital Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Finance, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Game and Interactive Media Design
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography
History, General
Human Services, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Systems Engineering
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

37,807

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

34,499
students

Female
48%
16,603

Male
52%
17,896

9%

3,308
students

Female
61%
2,010

Male
39%
1,298

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

74%

25,745
students

Female
49%
12,571

Male
51%
13,174

26%

8,754
students

Female
47%
4,032

Male
53%
4,722

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 16%
Student 5 year graduation rate 21%
Student 6 year graduation rate 9%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
21%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

2,485

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 14

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

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