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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 24,869 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Kennesaw State acceptance rate is 61%. 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-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144

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
61%
Application Deadline
May 6
SAT Range
1080-1240
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
$17,929/ 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
$5,876/ 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
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.284 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.283 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,869Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8,076
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 186 responses
Report
  • Different, all ages/types of students
    47%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Unique
    16%
  • Disconnected
    4%
  • Suburban neighborhood kids
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.300 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.365 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 207 responses
Report
  • Growing
    32%
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Everything You Need
    12%
  • Great
    9%
  • 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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What I love about Kennesaw State University is the friendships you make during your time there. Although it is a big campus, there are so many friendly faces around to help guide you to the right classes. The professors are kind and very helpful when you have concerns of any kind. The one thing I would like for KSU to improve on is parking and class registration. Both of these things can be very stressful when you are about to start the new semester. I know myself and many others would appreciate if they came up with an easier way for each student to receive the classes they need at a more convenient time. There are some slots that are hard for most students to register for since they can be very late in the evening. Parking is also a nightmare because there aren't enough slots for everyone to park who actually do have parking passes. All in all, I believe this university is the best decision I made and would highly recommend it to any upcoming freshman!
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I like Kennesaw State University because they offer class schedules for returning adult learners like myself who need to improve our academic situations for a better quality of life for me and my family. As I have become recently unemployed due to a lay off, I really need assistance and Kennesaw State University is the right college for me to succeed.
As a returning adult student and an Army veteran, I am no longer eligible for federal student loans! The only thing that I would like to see changed at Kennesaw State University is to offer more educational assistance to unemployed veterans. There are currently no programs to assist me with my educational financial needs.
I love Kennesaw State University because it is such a diverse campus. I love the amount of people on the grounds everyday, yet the distance to each of my classes is not overbearing. I love the things that Kennesaw provides to me included in my tuition, including therapy, as well as a gym to workout at. I think my experience has been much more enjoyable because of the fact I am on the cheerleading team. It has been a great experience getting to know these people to do college life and lean on when I have a hard test or project coming up. I wish the meal plans did not cost so much money, because I love the commons! It was an awesome thing to have my freshman year.