Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA 30144


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 35,018
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 20:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 5,202 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Kennesaw State University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 15,122 applications and 8,847 students were granted admission. Kennesaw State University is at the #57 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 59% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 55% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1000 to 1180
ACT21 to 26

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Kennesaw State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $14,756 and in-state students paid $4,180.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 90% of Kennesaw State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 35% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,478 (which is 1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Kennesaw State University in 2016-2017, was 2,422, which is 50% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,272 (which is 0.6% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Kennesaw State University has enrolled a total of 35,018 students (25,253 students full-time and 9,765 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 35,018 students, 3,253 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 51% men and 49% women and 32,166 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,852 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 2,760 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 57%

Black/African American: 21%

Hispanic: 9%

Asian: 5%

Two or more races: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Kennesaw State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 16% 1,203 0
Engineering 9% 696 27
Education 8% 649 198
Health Professions And Related Programs 7% 551 36
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 6% 464
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 6% 440
Visual And Performing Arts 6% 425
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 5% 397 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 316 302
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 189

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Kennesaw State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Kennesaw State University.

Georgia State University
22.7 mile away
Georgia Gwinnett College
33.6 mile away
Georgia Highlands College
36.8 mile away
Dalton State College
56.2 mile away