Overview

Applicants
13,427
Acceptance Rate
58%
Average HS GPA
3.38

GPA Breakdown

21%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 630
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 1

Regular — May 3


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
1,941
with Terminal Degree
1,233

1,005
Women
936
Men
526
Minority
53
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
14%
Graduate in 5 years
35%
Graduate in 6 years
43%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architecture.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African Studies.
  • Asian Studies/Civilization.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Construction Management.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management.
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications.
  • Computer Science.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Engineering Technology, General.
  • Engineering/Industrial Management.
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other.
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician.
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Computer Software Engineering.
  • Construction Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Systems Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Public Health Education and Promotion.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
  • Geography.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Dance, General.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other.
  • Game and Interactive Media Design.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
14%
Graduate in 5 years
35%
Graduate in 6 years
43%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 1
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,255

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,094

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,085

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
61%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,525

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,562
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$19,630
Required Fees
$2,006
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,467
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
32,274
Foreign Countries Represented
129

Demographics

4.86%
Asian
21.42%
African-American
10.14%
Hispanic
54.95%
Caucasian
1.97%
Unknown
1.74%
International

48% female
52% male
13% are out of state
75% are full time
25% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
16%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
57%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Paula Almond

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Specific documentation guidelines for Learning Disabilities include the following: General documentation guidelines listed in Appendix D. Documentation should reflect data collected within the past three years at the time of request for services or after the age of 18 so long as the documentation continues to represent current functioning. Clear and specific identification of a learning disability must be stated. For example, the terms ?Learning styles? or ?Learning differences? are not synonymous with a learning disability. Documentation of a developmental and educational history consistent with a learning disability. Documentation of learning disabilities should include standardized measures of academic achievement, cognitive/linguistic processing, and/or intellectual functioning that have normative data representing the general population. All standardized measures must be represented by standard scores and percentile ranks based on published age-based norms. Documentation of one or more cognitive/linguistic processing deficits that is associated in a meaningful way with the identified area(s) of academic limitation. Cognitive/linguistic processes commonly associated with academic achievement (selection dependent upon case) include the following: Fluency/Automaticity Executive functioning Memory/Learning Oral Language Phonological Processing Orthographic Processing Visual-Motor Visual-Perceptual/Visual-Spatial Documentation suggesting that the academic limitations are unexpected is necessary. As a result, evidence that substantially limited areas of achievement fall significantly below higher-level cognitive and/or linguistic abilities (e.g., broad intellectual functioning, reasoning, vocabulary, crystallized knowledge) must be included. Objective (quantitative and qualitative) evidence that symptoms are associated with significant functional impairment in the academic setting. In the case of Learning Disabilities, documentation must include evidence of substantial limitation(s) in one or more of the following areas of academic achievement: Reading (decoding, fluency, and/or comprehension) Mathematics (calculations, math fluency, and/or applied reasoning) Written Language (spelling, fluency, and/or written expression) Academic impairments, processing deficits, and evidence of intact functioning in other domains (e.g., higher-level cognitive functioning), should be evident on multiple measures. Documentation that alternative explanations for the academic and cognitive/linguistic limitation(s) have been considered and ruled out (e.g., low cognitive ability, other mental or neurological disorders, lack of adequate education, visual or auditory dysfunction, emotional factors such as anxiety or depression, cultural/language differences, poor motivation, symptom exaggeration).

Documentation Required for ADHD

Specific documentation guidelines for AD/HD include the following: General documentation guidelines listed in Appendix D. Documentation should reflect data collected within the past three years at the time of request for services. A diagnosis consistent with the most recent DSM/ICD. Evidence of the following diagnostic criteria must be included in the documentation: Some evidence, beyond simple self-report, of clinically significant inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity symptoms prior to the age of 12 (in accordance with the DSM). Possible data sources for evidence of early symptoms include the following: parent/guardian report, medical reports, school records, and past evaluations. Evidence of current clinically significant symptoms of either inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity must be documented using appropriate standardized rating scales or norm-referenced measures of cognitive/executive functioning that provide comparisons to similarly aged individuals. However, in some cases, a detailed written statement from a qualified evaluator who has sufficient experience with the student and the student?s symptom history may be sufficient. Symptom presence must be assessed using student self-report and corroborated by an independent informant who has been able to observe the student?s recent functioning. Current clinically significant symptoms must be present in at least two settings and interfere with social, academic, or occupational functioning. Verifiable evidence that symptoms are associated with significant functional impairment in the academic setting. Suggested sources for evidence of academic functional impairment include the results of a comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation, school records, and/or a comprehensive clinical interview that is described in a written statement by the evaluator.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
275
Number of Honor Societies
18

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
35

4% join a fraternity
7% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

8% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Owls)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Owls)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology

Sustainability

In 2007, Kennesaw State University (KSU) signed the ACUPCC. They’ve been on the green mile ever since. Also signatories of the Talloires Declaration and members of the AASHE, a quarter of the buildings on campus have undergone energy related retrofits. KSU’s Social Sciences building is LEED Silver; KSU’s Commons Dining Hall and the Prillaman Health Sciences Building are LEED Gold. The dining hall’s sustainability features include composting, trayless dining, and local food purchasing. Gray water from the Central Parking Deck and other locations is being used for watering campus landscaping. Other sustainability efforts on campus include alternative transportation initiatives, installing motion detectors for lighting in classrooms and meeting places, and increasing the use of recycled efforts on campus—facilitated through KSU’s commingled recyclables policy. The university has an undergraduate degree program with emphasis in environmental science or environmental policy within KSU’s existing interdisciplinary studies program. The College of Science and Mathematics received a $125,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to establish its “Sustainable Homes: Building ’Smarter’ Houses Today for a Better Tomorrow” project. “PEAK”: Progressive Environmental Alliance at Kennesaw seeks to educate students and faculty on sustainability issues while making progress in the overall cause. KSU clearly believes sustainability and education are inseparable—it has named a campus Director of Sustainability—a member of the Biology Department—who will oversee the university's “green” initiatives and teach students as a member of the faculty.

96/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
40%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Marketing and Apple Computer

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Garrett Campbell
Campus Visitation Program Coordinator

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3391 Town Point Drive, MD #9111
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone
(770) 423-6300

Email
gcampb11@kennesaw.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Commons (Student Culinary Center)
Housing
Brand New Academic Buildings; Nursing, Social Sciences, and Business
Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Campus Green
Department of Student Activities at Kennesaw State University https://studentactivities.kennesaw.edu/

Most Popular Places Off Campus
20 Minutes from Downtown Atlanta
Ice Forum for Hockey Games
Town Center Mall
AMC Movie Theater
Bowlero
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park: 18 miles of interpretive trails to hike, an 18 minute orientation film in the visitor center, a museum and 4 self guided driving tour stops.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Times vary - https://visit.kennesaw.edu/index.php

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Email Address for Visit
VisitKSU@kennesaw.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Cobb County Transit Bus, Taxis, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, KSU Shuttle

Driving Instructions to Campus
Kennesaw State University is located just north of Atlanta at I-75 and Chastain Road, Exit 271. To reach the KSU Welcome Center and visitor parking, head west on Chastain Road from I-75. Turn right on Kennesaw State University Drive, which ends at the Welcome Center and visitor parking.

Local Accommodations
Spring Hill Suites (770) 218-5550 Fairfield Inn (770) 427-9700 Hilton Garden Inn (678) 322-1140 Embassy Suites (770) 420-2505 Town Place Suites (770) 794-8282


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