Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA, USA

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Kennesaw State University
4.00 Average Rating

Alicia from Kennesaw, GA

a current student here
30 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
There are bad teachers but there are more good ones. Just look on ratemyprofessor.com or pic a prof. I have gotten all As and Bs in my classes and I'm a junior. Lots of effort is required!!! My teachers this semester are really funny but brilliant!
Am enjoying being here
Kennesaw is like a huge family. We all will help you with anything you need help with. They have centers for writing, math, science, adult learning, and international students. The people here are really nice and most are respectful.
Bang for the buck
Definitely yes!!! The campus is beautiful. The housing is wonderful on and off campus depending on where you live you can have your own bedroom and bathroom (I recommend University Village) and the cafeteria is great! They have fast food, Chinese, southern, Italian, cultural, salads, steak, and its buffet style.
Tips for prospective students
Go to your professors and talk to them. let them know that you really want to succeed in class. They will try their hardest to make sure you do. Carry a planner or keep a calendar in your room or do both like me because there are so many things you must do each week!! Time management is the key!! Make time for yourself too!!
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Jennifer from Marietta, GA

a current student here
13 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I love KSU! Most of the professors I have had were really great but not everything is perfect, there can be professors that are challenging. I have learned not to procrastinate and be a well rounded student through this school. High school and college are two different ball games. If you use ratemyprofessor.com the reviews will help you along the way in making your decision on which class to take. The professors here really like to teach and even though you are in a class of 200 they really try to listen. This semester one of my professors read every email and replied even in a class of 300 students right away, he actually cared that I cared to get a good grade.
Am enjoying being here
I thought my life was over when I did not have enough money to go to the out of state school I got accepted into and had to go to Kennesaw, BUT I am eating my words up. I love it here. The atmosphere is amazing. Everyone is super friendly. I have met a lot of people and grown in my social horizon. At KSU there are a lot of thing you can do around campus, there is always some kind of event going on. There is also a lot of volunteer opportunities here as well. KSU even has sororities and fraternities!!
Bang for the buck
Because Kennesaw is not as popular as UGA or GA TECH, the tuition and extra expenses are not as expensive. Which is what I appreciated more as my first year at KSU came to a close. I am really glad I did not spend the extra 3000(just a guess) dollars to go out of state. Going to Kennesaw saved my family and myself a lot of money.
Tips for prospective students
Tips:
1. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!
2. TRY TO JOIN A CLUB OR VOLUNTEER!
3. GO TO CLASS
4. PICK A MAJOR YOU WILL ENJOY
5. ENJOY COLLEGE BECAUSE IT IS THE BEST 4 YEARS OF YOUR LIFE:)
Great for these types of students
-Great for students that love to be active and have fun with campus clubs or activities.
-Someone who is open to the whole college experience.
-A students who does not mind to be hands on and self seeking.
- A student who likes a fast growing community, because KSU grows day by day to improve for their students.
-And also someone with OWL PRIDE!
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Caitlyn from Kennesaw, GA

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
There are some excellent professors here who are experts in their field. The difference between KSU and some other large universities is that most of the professors here truly do love to teach and it is evident in their classes. In some of the general education courses the class sizes can be as large as 200, but in most classes there will be about 35 students, which means you'll get one-on-one time with your professors. Some notable professors here have included Congressman/presidential candidate Bob Barr and Georgia radio legend Rhubarb Jones.
Am enjoying being here
KSU is rapidly growing and constantly changing - it's an exciting time to be an Owl! The dining hall, The Commons, was added in fall 2009 and a new soccer stadium (where the Atlanta Beat soccer team plays) opened in May 2010. A football team is expected in 2014. The dorms are great because you get your own bedroom regardless of which of the four communities you live in.
Bang for the buck
Living on campus will likely be more expensive than getting an apartment or renting a room in a house, but otherwise, KSU is a good deal, especially if you are a HOPE scholar. The fees are comparable to other schools in the University System of Georgia.
Tips for prospective students
The best tip is to get involved! College is what you make it, and KSU has several opportunities, including an active Greek life, a variety of performance groups (a storytelling troupe, an improv society, multiple plays), and an excellent student media program (The Sentinel newspaper, Owl Radio, Share Art & Literary Magazine, Talon Magazine, New Media Group). I also recommend taking advantage of the free group exercise classes offered in the Wellness Center.
Great for these types of students
KSU is a great school for anyone, but the Coles College of Business is especially revered, as is the Wellstar School of Nursing (which has a brand new building).
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Essance from Marietta, GA

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
All my professors have different approaches, so the learning styles are very diverse. They all want their students to be successful and move forward, you just have to make an effort on your part. There are many different courses and each teaches valuable information. The courses are not a waste of time or money from what I have experienced so far. There is a lot of reading, but the books chosen are timeless.
Am enjoying being here
Since I am a freshman, I am still getting use to making all new friends and associating with many different people. It is like being the new kid in school, but to aid with this change there are many social events on campus. The professors and students seem nice and helpful. The campus is gorgeous (check out The Green)! My first experience living in a dorm is great! The housing is new and spacious. Also all my classes are pretty close to each other. so no cross country walks to class.
Bang for the buck
The beautiful campus, the updated classrooms, and the new housing speak for themselves.
Tips for prospective students
Come ready to work hard and get involved. This will make the time spent here successful and worthwhile.
Great for these types of students
If you are a dedicated student and a social butterfly, this is the school for you. Or a person that is shy, but open minded and ready to try new things then this could also be the place for you. College is about finding oneself, doing new things, and meeting new people. KSU does not stray from that path.
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James from Roswell, GA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The courses I have studied here are rigorous and numerous. General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Calculus I, II, and III, and Criminal Procedure are a few of the most challenging classes I have taken. However, the professors and fellow peers at Kennesaw are more than willing to do anything they can to help the students learn and succeed. I have enjoyed my coursework, in spite of it's difficulty, and I have learned very much from the classes and professors I have had.
Am enjoying being here
I have enjoyed Kennesaw State University very much. It is a smaller school, with a nice community feel. I am, however, ready for something bigger and better. Although this school is greatly enjoyable, I am personally yearning to be part of a school with more people, more opportunities, and more entertainment. The main issue I have with KSU is the lack of majors. Since the school is still growing, many programs are not offered, and I cannot pursue my intended major of Mechanical Engineering. So, I will be moving on soon, but have enjoyed my time here very much.
Bang for the buck
Tuition cost is, by far, the best thing about Kennesaw State University. The low In-state tuition has allowed me to take my core classes at a very acceptable and reasonable price. The campus is beautiful and the new dining hall is very deserving of appraisal. The services on campus are excellent for the cost of attending, and the price is perfect for the quality of education received. I'm sure we will see tuition costs rise dramatically very soon, as the introduction of a football team in 2014 will be spark some increased interest in this tuition state-wide, and possibly even nation-wide.
Tips for prospective students
Get campus housing, if you can afford it, or if you need housing to begin with. Commuting is wild and unorganized, and traffic and parking can be impossible to handle at times.
Great for these types of students
Nursing majors, or potential medical degree-seekers. The Chemistry and Criminal justice departments are also very good.
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accepted here and planning to attend soon
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
for dorms and such, get them as soon as the housing portal opens. no waiting. even look at some of the other dorms located on either campus, since kennesaw has a marietta location and a kennesaw location just in case cause they get filled quickly. also, go to any meeting there is, even if they are just "pre" meetings for something. you could work on memorizing the campus and such that way at least.
Academic Rigor
i'm not sure yet so disregard my ratings.
Dorm Life
i'm not sure yet so disregard my ratings for this also.
Food and Dining
for food, i did get a chance to eat up there and there is this main dining area that has literally a bunch of different choices to choice from whether you want o eat healthy, have some sort of fast food, or even have some kind of home cooked meal. only thing i dislike is that there was so many people, just from my orientation and although the sitting spaces are big, room is kind of hard to find.
What to do for fun
when i went to orientation, there was a bunch of tents of various things to do when the year begins. now, i didn't know how vigorous my work would be or how much free time i would have so i didn't sign up for anything but looked around and they had tents where they would go rafting and climbing mountains and everything. you could also read books in the library, spend some time at campus green, which is this huge area of grass that looks kind of like a peaceful park, riding a bike through there or reading a book on the bench swings they have by campus green. it depends on what you like to do.
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Olivia from Kennesaw, GA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes are just the perfect amount of challenging and if you get a little lost, ask your teacher. The teachers here want to help and want you to succeed just as much as you do.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is beautiful, the students are very friendly, the teachers and staff are very helpful. This school is a great choice for anyone. We are even getting a football team soon. This school has practically all the attributes of the large colleges but the campus is still small which is perfect!
Bang for the buck
The dorms here are amazing compared to many of the other colleges that I have seen. You get in free to any sporting event that is held at home. The campus is absolutely beautiful and the maintenance crew does an awesome job at keeping everything clean and safe.
Tips for prospective students
One major tip is to get involved! Join a club, do a sport, something, anything! This is one great way to make connections as well as friends.
Great for these types of students
It's great for anyone really. Kennesaw is for the introvert and extrovert, for the class clown and the the top of the class. If go here I promise you won't be disappointed.
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adalynn from stockbridge, ga

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
get a parking permit for the north deck, have your classes ready before your time ticket opens up, and always have a backup plan nearby just in case the wifi goes out.
Academic Rigor
it is tough, you would not think it would be hard since it is not uga or tech but it is difficult. it is not impossible but you have to go to class and actually pay attention. d's do get degrees though so it all just depends on how high you hold your expectations for yourself.
Dorm Life
wifi is horrible, but other than that dorm life is great. living on campus means you always have parking and you can leave 5 minutes before class, so that's always nice. the housing department does a lot to make sure that there are always events so if you put yourself out there a bit you will have friends in no time, or at least free food. one of the only bad things is that it is hard to pick roommates. the system is extremely flawed and it is almost impossible to get the roommates you would like.
Food and Dining
the food here is the best. many people come to the commons and eat lunch as if it were a regular restaurant and not a college cafeteria. they switch up the food every day and between lunch and dinner. if you ever get tired of it there's also about 6 other places on campus to eat. the best thing to do it to get a meal plan. i went to the commons less than most and the package with 30 swipes and however many dining dollars was the best.
Bang for the buck
it is college, it is expensive, but it is nice. it is more affordable than many of the surrounding colleges, but that does not mean paying tuition is any easier. the things that make it cost so much more are the on campus housing mixed with the meal plan, so if you can find an alternative for either that is your best bet.
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J-Elle from Kennesaw, GA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Every teacher has a different perspective. They will definitely introduce you to an alternate way of viewing the topic. They will encourage you to form opinions and make sure you can have an intelligent conversation about whatever you are learning.
Am enjoying being here
There is always something happening on campus. Especially if you are living in the dorms. Going to the events lets you meet new people and have a good time. Most events always have free food and prizes. It's a great way to get a break from the books and let loose for a while.
Bang for the buck
KSU seems to have a million and one things to do. From exercise, to outdoor groups, to sororities and fraternities, to gospel choir. If you like to dress-up in medieval wear and role play, guess what? There is an entire unofficial club dedicated to just that. No matter what you like to do, you can find it at KSU.

The food is pretty awesome. There's hot dogs and hamburgers, Chinese food, alfredo and spaghetti, biscuits, greens, and BBQ pork, naan and curry, tacos and spanish rice, a full length sandwich and salad bar, and a huge dessert and coffee island I only allow myself to visit once a week. And that's just dinner. Breakfast and lunch follow in a similar pattern. For upwards of $250 a semester, you're getting your moneys worth.
Tips for prospective students
Do everything early. Go to orientation early, sign up for classes early, show up to class early, and ask, EARLY. Waiting until the last minute has never been a good idea, but it is even worse here. There are so many kids wanting exactly what you do and if you wait, you can guarantee it will be gone.

Go for what you want and remember what you've learned. This is your life and no matter how badly your parents want you to be a heart surgeon, you can't control how you grow weak in the knees at the mention of a scalpel. You have to learn what you want and go for it. There are so many programs at KSU and you are guaranteed to find your niche.
Also, we've all heard the horror stories of the girl/boy that goes to college and comes home a drunk, a drug addict, a drop out, or a parent. Cliche as it is, it's true. Don't forget some of the lessons your parents taught you. It's for your good.
Great for these types of students
Self seeking, hands on, kinesthetic learners. While KSU is accommodating of every type of student, as a freshman I've found that the professors encourage you to find the answers on your own. They want you to really get into the material and practice it. Yes there are lectures, but there is also a lot of discussion and hands on learning.
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Aisha from Mcdonough, GA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
There are good teachers and bad. Study hard it helps you make good grades! Don't take a class your not interested in early unless you are a morning person.
Am enjoying being here
There are tons of things to do on campus and around the community so I encourage you to get involved. And volunteer. And go to anything were there is something posted. You will enjoy it.
Bang for the buck
Its at a very decent price for the money. It's the third largest school in GA so you will not see the same people everyday, but it's not overly huge. Seriously take a tour!
Tips for prospective students
Keep your grades up and review clubs that you may be interested in before you get here. Try and live on campus.
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