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Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
Kennesaw State, founded in 1963, is a public, liberal arts school. It attained university status in 1996. Its 185-acre campus is located in Kennesaw, 25 miles from Atlanta.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 32,166
   Women 15,481 (48.1%)
   Men 16,685 (51.9%)
Graduate Students 2,852
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 59% of 15,122 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline May 5
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.31
SAT Math 551 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 551 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $25,947
Out-of-state: $39,403
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $7,326
Out-of-state: $20,782
  Room and Board $10,500
Average Percent of Need Met 38%
Average Freshman Award $9,249
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,019
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Kennesaw Population 32,001
Nearest Metropolitan Area Atlanta
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 57% of freshmen, 18% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Owls
Sororities 20% of women participate
Fraternities 14% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.6% Asian
21.5% Black/African-American
9.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.8% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students 1.6% from 134 countries
First-Year Students Returning 80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 13.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 59%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported