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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
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Kennesaw State is an above-average public university located in Georgia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 24,412 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Kennesaw State acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Communications, Psychology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 42% of students, Kennesaw State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,300.
About Kennesaw State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big South 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
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
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.273 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.272 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,412Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 175 responses
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  • Different, all ages/types of students
    47%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Disconnected
    4%
  • Suburban neighborhood kids
    4%
  • Diverse
    1%
  • Outgoing
    1%

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.289 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.354 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 196 responses
Report
  • Growing
    31%
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Everything You Need
    12%
  • Great
    9%
  • Outstanding
    6%
  • Growing into World Class
    5%
  • Boring. People are not friendly. No campus life
    3%

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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Kennesaw State University Reviews

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Let's start with the campus. KSU's campus is genuinely pretty. The buildings seem new, are well maintained and the landscaping is beautiful. Parking is ridiculously cheap too! There are plenty of dining and coffee options, including Starbucks, and the gym has everything you need, whether you're into cardio or weights. I only have experience with nursing teachers. The classes have been easy so far but I wish the material was a bit more rigorous, to be honest. Some of the professors seem incredibly knowledgable and some...not so much. The one thing that attracted me to KSU was the availability of help. If you have questions for admissions, counseling, financial aid, or program specific information, they always answer within 24 hours and they treat you like a person, not a number. Both faculty and staff are helpful and just seem nice. I have had nothing but pleasant interactions with faculty, staff and students. It's just a welcoming environment.
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The school is fantastic! The campus is gorgeous, my professors are all great teachers and seem invested in my outcome. There are many research opportunities, and they are plenty willing to pay for me to travel and present my research, as well as having several on-campus research conferences/presentations. My only complaint is the meal plan, which, though delicious, is FAR more than I could possibly eat in a semester, leading to a lot of money going to waste.
I love the environment on campus! Everyone is so friendly and it is really easy to be a part of the community! The campus has so many opportunities to join clubs, groups, and academic as well as social circles. There are even days where the local farmer's market comes and sets up! The campus itself is also lovely - the Campus Green especially! The Commons also has the best food, which is important for college. All in all, this school is definitely worth going to.