Kennesaw State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Kennesaw State University Admissions Overview:

Kennesaw State University is not a highly selective school; around 60% of applicants are admitted each year. To apply, students will need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT. Generally, half submit SAT scores, and half ACT--both are accepted equally, with no preference of one over the other. Students can apply online, and should check out Kennesaw State's website for updated deadlines and requirements.

Students will also need to submit a high school transcript. If you have any questions about the application and admissions process, feel free to get in touch with the admissions office--either online, over the phone, or in person.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Kennesaw State University Description:

Kennesaw State University is a public university located just north of Atlanta in Kennesaw, Georgia. Kennesaw State is part of the University of Georgia System.

Founded in 1963 as a junior college, KSU has quickly grown to be the third largest university in the state. The school now grants Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Students come from all states and 142 countries. Among undergraduates, business fields are the most popular, and the university can also boast of the largest nursing program in Georgia.

On the athletic front, the Kennesaw State University Owls compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference. Popular sports include football, golf, soccer, softball, lacrosse, basketball, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 35,018 (32,166 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 76% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,060 (in-state); $16,636 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,467
  • Other Expenses: $6,746
  • Total Cost: $25,773 (in-state); $36,349 (out-of-state)

Kennesaw State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83%
    • Loans: 50%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,020
    • Loans: $6,060

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Baseball, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball
    • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Cross Country

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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