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Undergrad Profile

Kennesaw State University has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the South’s most innovative institutions for its improvements in the areas of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, and facilities. 

As Georgia’s third-largest university and one of the 50 largest public universities in the country, Kennesaw State offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degrees in an array of fields, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), architecture, construction, nursing, business, education, and the arts. 

Our mission is to provide educational programs that serve a diverse student body. Faculty, staff, and administrators are committed to providing a challenging and facilitative collegiate environment that fosters high-quality academic preparation, critical thinking, global and
multicultural perspectives, effective communication and interpersonal skills, leadership development, social responsibility, and lifelong learning.

Experience Owl Nation
Located less than 25 miles from Atlanta, KSU’s sprawling physical plant, spread across two campuses, is situated on more than 581 acres. Our beautiful property allows for student organizations encompassing student governance and media, co-curricular clubs, athletics, Greek letter organizations, campus ambassadors, community service, and advocacy. Get to know interesting people, become a part of our community, and create a niche.

Research and sustainability
Kennesaw State University has seen a rapid rise in external funding for basic research, from $4.3 million in 2006 to $51 million over the past five years, leading to new knowledge and discoveries by faculty and hands-on opportunities for students. Our economic impact on the local and regional economy is more than $1.3 billion, and Kennesaw was named among the top 10% of institutions nationally by the Carnegie Foundation for its ongoing collaborative efforts with the larger community.

Research around campus:
• Alternative Energy Innovation 
• Public Service and Research
• Conflict Management
• Statistics and Analytical Services
• Sustainable Journalism
• Coles College of Business
• College of Computing and Software Engineering
• College of Science and Mathematics
• Georgia Pavement and Traffic Research
• Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Character
• Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

Making globalization matter
As a recognized leader in global learning, the Division of Global Affairs maintains resources, offers academic services and programs through partnerships, and promotes research and scholarship to better understand our complex, interconnected world.
• 60 international studies programs
• 100+ courses offered
• 130+ distinct international education events
• 24+ faculty-led study abroad programs in 30+ countries
• Montepulciano, Italy Campus; consortium with five other USG schools 
• Foreign exchange and international internship opportunities
• Partnerships with academic, gov
ernmental, and business institutions around the world



Quick Facts
• 35,000+ students
• 150+ undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees
• Students from 92 countries across the globe
• Student-faculty ratio: 21:1
• Third-largest university in the state
• Alumni network of 100,000
• $1.3 billion economic impact
• 300+ student organizations
• KSU’s dining facility named #2 in the country in 2016
• One of the 50 largest public institutions in the country
• 13 colleges on two Metro-Atlanta campuses and online 

Academic Colleges
• Architecture and Construction Management
• Arts
• Business
• Computing and Software Engineering
• Continuing and Professional Education
• Education
• Engineering and Engineering Technology
• Honors College
• Humanities and Social Sciences
• Science and Mathematics
• University College
• WellStar College of Health and Human Services

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• NCAA Division I sports teams: 18
• Men’s varsity sports: 8
• Women’s varsity sports: 10
• Intramural sports: 7+
• Club sports: 35+