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Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA, USA
4.00 Average Rating

One of the top 50 largest public schools in the United States, the third-largest university in the state, Kennesaw State University is a 4-year institution with two campuses in the Atlanta metro area. KSU is home to 13 colleges granting degrees in over 150 fields of study. In addition to classroom facilities, the KSU campuses are home to a number of community awareness-related facilities including the Cultural Awareness, Women’s, and LGBTQ Resource Centers, as well as two museums, a rare book gallery, two research centers, and a laboratory. For recreational opportunities, KSU features a climbing gym, sports & entertainment park, and numerous intramural sports leagues.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
61%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision May 3, 2020 August 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Other April 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
80%
Out-Of-State Students
13%
50%
Submitting ACT
45%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1163
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
35,846
Total Number of Undergrads
32,945
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
31%
20-39 Students
46%
40-99 Students
20%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
15%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
42%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
21:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,284
Calculate your net cost
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,347
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,328
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,467
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

0
100
31%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
37%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,876
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,563
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,381

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
51%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,031
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$217

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
52%
48%
Student Organizations
275
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
15%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Owl
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big South Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Atlanta
Chattanooga
New York
Dallas
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
61%

What Students Are Saying

4.00 Average Rating
the campus of kennesaw state university is big and beautiful. for those whom love to be outside and alone in nature to those whom are very sociable, this is a great campus for them. it has a lot of tools on campus for us and even though its big, in a short amount of time, i've already memorized some of its layouts.
guest
kennesaw state is a clean and safe community that is very cozy and feels like home. the classes are tougher than you would originally imagine, but professors are overall very happy to help. the main downfalls of kennesaw state are the wifi, parking, and how fast classes fill up so you have to be ready the second that you are able to register.
adalynn from stockbridge, ga