Kennesaw State University

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Kennesaw State University is a public university in Kennesaw, Georgia, which is located about twenty miles north of Atlanta. Also known as KSU, it is the 3rd largest school in the University System of Georgia. KSU is popular among students for programs such as education, business, criminal justice, sports management and nursing.

With eight different academic colleges, KSU provides a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs, including five Ph.D.’s. The Department of Continuing Education is the largest such school in the country.

KSU enrolls more than 24,000 students a year. In addition to the main campus, the school has facilities at Appalachian Technical College, Dalton State College and the Cobb Galleria Centre. Many students participate in registered organizations and student groups, including club sports, religious groups and “Greek” organizations.

The school’s athletic mascot is the Owl. The KSU Owls compete in Division I of the NCAA’s Atlantic Sun Conference.

KSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office
1000 Chastain Road
Campus Box 0115
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591
(770) 423-6300
Fax: (770) 423-6541

Contact: Angela Evans
Director of Admissions
Main Address
1000 Chastain Road, Campus Box 0115
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591
(770) 423-6000

Total undergrads: 19,171
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,639
Degree-seeking undergrads: 19,113
Graduate enrollment: 2,278

Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 63%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,006 $4,344 $4,362 $5,042 +15.59%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,250 $1,250 $1,500 +20.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $9,219 $9,496 $10,445 $10,946 +4.80%
Other $3,444 $3,608 $3,969 $4,160 +4.81%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,219 $9,496 $10,445 $10,946 +4.80%
Other $3,444 $3,608 $3,969 $4,160 +4.81%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $17,669 $18,698 $20,026 $21,648 +8.10%
In-state Off Campus $17,669 $18,698 $20,026 $21,648 +8.10%
In-state with Family $5,006 $5,594 $5,612 $6,542 +16.57%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $5,386
In-state Student Fees $1,346
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $19,498
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,346

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,173 82%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,855 70% $8,976,480 $4,839
• Federal grants 494 19% $1,874,689 $3,795
• Pell grants 494 19% $1,720,020 $3,482
• Other federal grants 213 8% $154,669 $726
Local and state government scholarships or grants 1,616 61% $6,857,851 $4,244
Institutional scholarships or grants 94 4% $243,940 $2,595
Student loan financial aid 907 34% $4,264,789 $4,702
• Federal student loans 902 34% $3,964,139 $4,395
• Other student loans 41 2% $300,650 $7,333

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3060 898 16
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences 149
Biochemistry 10
Biology and Biological Sciences 116
Biotechnology 23
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 823 387
Accounting 194 69
Business Administration and Management 243 318
Business/managerial Economics 19
Finance 154
International Business 14
Marketing/marketing Management 165
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 34
Communication and Journalism Studies 226
Speech Communication 226
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 107 36 4
Computer and Information Sciences 30
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance 19 4
Computer Science 11
Information Science 58 25
Education 614 287 12
Art Teacher Studies 15
Biology Teacher Studies 12
Educational Leadership, Management and Administration 116
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 12
Elementary Education, Teaching and Instruction 375 64
English LanguageTeacher Education 48
Junior High/middle School Teacher Education 52 37
Mathematics Teacher Education 31
Music Teacher Education 8
Physical Education/coaching Teacher Education 24
Secondary Teacher Education 55
Social Studies Teacher Education 49
Special Education Teacher Education 15
English Language and Literature/letters 81 40
Creative Writing 40
English Language and Literature 81
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 32
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 32
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 211 38
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 37
Nursing Administration 1
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 211
History 52
History 52
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 86
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 86
Human Services 63
Public Administration 31
Social Work 32
Mathematics and Statistics 36 19
Mathematics 36
Statistics 19
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 23 25
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 23
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 25
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 128 3
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 87 3
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 41
Physical Sciences 37
Chemistry 37
Psychology 175
Psychology 175
Social Sciences 193
Anthropology 12
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 8
Geography 6
International Relations and Affairs 46
Political Science and Government 64
Sociology 57
Visual and Performing Arts 87
Art/art Studies 51
Dance 7
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 20
Music Performance 6
Music 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Marketing Management B
Sales and Distribution B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Computer/Systems Security B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Modern language and culture B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Cartography B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


School Information

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Students & Programs

Student Population: 0
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 0 (0% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $0
Out-of-state Tuition: $0
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: %
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $0

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.


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Tuition & Financial Aid

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Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
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Out-of-state $0
Books and supplies $0

Graduate Student Tuition

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Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 0 %
Grant or scholarship aid 0 % $0
Student loan aid 0 % $0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 0 % $0
Federal student loans 0 % $0

Admissions & Enrollment

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Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 0
Undergraduate enrollment 0
Graduate enrollment 0

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