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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    NG
Kennesaw State is an above-average public university located in Georgia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 24,150 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Kennesaw State acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Psychology, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Communications. Graduating 43% of students, Kennesaw State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,300.
1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference

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.

Kennesaw Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
May 6
SAT Range
1080-1270
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,618/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,170/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.279 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.323 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.321 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
14
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
13
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    33%
  • On Campus
    60%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,150Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8,124
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 203 responses
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  • Different, all ages/types of students
    45%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Suburban neighborhood kids
    4%
  • Disconnected
    3%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Nerd
    2%

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.348 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.414 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 225 responses
Report
  • Growing
    32%
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Everything You Need
    12%
  • Great
    8%
  • 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
43%
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.197 responses
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As a student who has joined KSU in 2016, specifically in the Marietta campus, I can say that my overall experience has been filled with ease and purpose. I never had trouble when having to reach out to people or asking for help whenever I needed it. It's a fairly large campus with friendly staff members as well. Moreover, the courses that are provided for students come in variety of fruits and serves its purpose well. The professors I've had so far are majorly willing to help and are caring towards a student's education and path of success. In terms of the campus' security, it's fairly safe as there are police spread out in certain areas of the campus. The diversity of the college is also great, which is probably my favorite aspect about it, which made my experience easy and enjoyable. The food is pretty good too! Only wished that there were more highly rated food restaurants located in the center of the campus that way it'd become more accessible and desirable for students/teachers.
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Overall, the campus is clean and nice. Registration usually goes smoothly and everything is pretty clear. There are a lot of services on campus, like printing, free tutoring, 3D printing and more! The food is mostly good, however, many food places are often very crowded. On the downside, the administration a lot of times is very disorganized and has issues communicating with students. Not a lot of safety provided to the students on campus as anyone could enter and walk around the campus. Housing administration is one of the worst organized administrations, as they make a lot of mistakes and do not replying a timely manner. It is not the worst school, it is actually very decent, however, there are a lot of things to improve upon.
Kennesaw is a great school. It's not the hardest school to get into ,but when you do get in it's fairly hard to get classes because they get full VERY quickly because it's such a large campus. The food on campus is great. The meal plans can be a little expensive, but the food is great. You can choose from the commons (the cafeteria), Panda Express, Stacks, and Chic-fil-a. There also so great off-campus restaurants within close proximity of the school. Housing is another great factor of the school(one of the main reasons I chose it). You have great options at pretty low prices per semester. The only down side is like classes, housing is EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE! Overall Kennesaw is not a bad school.