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Kennesaw State University Overview

Kennesaw State University is a public institution situated in Kennesaw, Georgia. Kennesaw is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Kennesaw State University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$31,196 Avg Cost After Aid
82% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at KSU Georgia is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at KSU Georgia.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 64% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, KSU Georgia bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $54,321 a year. That's about 33% more than their peers at other schools.

Where Is Kennesaw State University?


Contact details for KSU Georgia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 470-578-6000

How Do I Get Into KSU Georgia?

You can apply to KSU Georgia online at:

Admission Requirements for KSU Georgia

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into KSU Georgia?

82% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
25% Submit SAT Scores
KSU Georgia has an acceptance rate of 82%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 25% of students accepted to KSU Georgia submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 530 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 520 to 620 )
KSU Georgia received ACT scores from 16% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 20 to 26 )

Can I Afford Kennesaw State University?

$31,196 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
1.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of KSU Georgia is $31,196. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At KSU Georgia, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $5,999 a year. That adds up to $23,996 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at KSU Georgia is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Kennesaw State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

28,629 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 38,891 undergraduate students at KSU Georgia, with 28,629 being full-time and 10,262 being part-time.


There are also 4,008 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 28,629 full-time undergraduates at KSU Georgia, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kennesaw State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,524
Black or African American 7,221
Hispanic or Latino 3,832
White 13,596
International Students 474
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,982

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Kennesaw State University. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 101 countries are represented at KSU Georgia. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, India, and China.

Online Learning at Kennesaw State University

8,760 Took All Classes Online
25,238 Took At Least One Class Online
67.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 18 master’s degree programs available online at KSU Georgia. In 2020-2021, 25,238 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at KSU Georgia has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of KSU Georgia

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kennesaw State University was 67.2%. This is the #549 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at KSU Georgia regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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