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Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA 4-Year Public

About Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Kennesaw, GA, less than an hour from Atlanta.

Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University currently enrolls around 41,181 students a year, including 37,390 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Kennesaw State University's endowment was valued at $52,299,762 in 2021. The school spends $5,279 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Kennesaw State University

Acceptance rate: 83%

Average GPA: 3.33

Mean ACT score: 22

Mean SAT score: 1111

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: June 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: August 1

What is Kennesaw State University's acceptance rate?

It is moderately difficult to get into Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw State University accepts around 83 percent of applicants each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.33 out of 4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1111 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 22.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Kennesaw State University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 80 percent of students who start at Kennesaw State University come back the next year. Out of the 4,500 students who started at Kennesaw State University as first-time freshman, 794 graduate within four years.

Around 47 percent of students who started at Kennesaw State University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $26,295 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Kennesaw State University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Kennesaw State University a good school for YOU?

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June 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants should hear back from Kennesaw State University by August 1.

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College Info

1000 Chastain Road Kennesaw, GA 30144

Campus Setting: Suburban

Kennesaw State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 12

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kennesaw State University is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kennesaw State University is Jun 12.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Kennesaw State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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Kennesaw State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1220


Math SAT Range

520 - 610


Reading SAT Range

530 - 620

Kennesaw State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Kennesaw State University is like? There are approximately 37,807 students enrolled at Kennesaw State University, including 34,499 undergraduate students and 3,308 graduate students. 75% percent of students attend school full-time.


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Part Time

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Fall Freshmen
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