B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Kennesaw State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference
Address
1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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Kennesaw State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
May 6
SAT Range
1000-1180
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$17,441/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,750/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,768/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,633/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,224/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,384/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.251 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.263 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.262 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,732Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 165 responses
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  • Different, all ages/types of students
    48%
  • Friendly
    28%
  • Unique
    16%
  • Suburban neighborhood kids
    4%
  • Disconnected
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.279 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.344 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 186 responses
Report
  • Growing
    31%
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Everything You Need
    11%
  • Great
    10%
  • Outstanding
    6%
  • Growing into World Class
    5%
  • Boring. People are not friendly. No campus life
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.186 responses
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My experience at Kennesaw State University has been great. The professors work with their students, so everyone is on the same page, and they also offer study groups in case there are any misunderstandings during class. The academic advisors send out reminders to set up appointments for class scheduling. There are several extracurricular activities on campus, and work opportunities offered on campus for students. There are many plays, musical concerts, and dances offered by the departments to help the students get involved. There are also intramural activities like soccer, basketball, and flag football. There are tutors available in the library center, and you can also go to the second level of the library, and set up a study group and not interrupt anyone because it is full of study groups as well. Kennesaw State University a great school to go to because you have fun while working towards your degree.
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While attending Kennesaw State University, I have experienced a numerous amount of things. For starters, the diversity at KSU is very broad. There are tons of students from many walks of life that attend the university. Also, the Coles College of Business is one of the best business programs in the state! I feel as though that this university has more than prepared me for life after college.
Kennesaw is definitely high on my list to attend the institution. I've taken multiple tour of the Kennesaw campus and have enjoyed every minute of it. The university really prepared the guide for whatever question because anything I asked, the tour guide was more than willing to answer and even if on the off chance they did not know, there would be a student commuting to a class who could cheerfully respond. Of course, every campus could use some improvement but it seems like Kennesaw actually cares about its campus and is constantly improving even if those are trivial fixes! I love Kennesaw, GO OWLS!