If you are considering submitting an application to Kennesaw State University, the regular decision application deadline is June 1 and the application fee is $40.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Kennesaw State University by August 1.
|Kennesaw State University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||13.3%|
|Mean SAT Score||1111|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||77%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||49%|
Kennesaw State University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Kennesaw State University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Kennesaw State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Kennesaw State University accepted 83% of all applicants, around 15,460 of the 18,601 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Kennesaw State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Not Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Kennesaw State University must submit the following items. Double check with Kennesaw State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Kennesaw State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 77.7% submitted a class rank. At Kennesaw State University 13.3% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36.6% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Kennesaw State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||16.1%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.7%|
|3.25 and 3.49||19.5%|
|3.00 and 3.24||19.7%|
|2.50 and 2.9||22%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.3%|
Kennesaw State University does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Kennesaw State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 77% of Kennesaw State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 49% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Kennesaw State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1030 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Kennesaw State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Kennesaw State University student is 1111.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Kennesaw State University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Kennesaw State University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Kennesaw State University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kennesaw State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kennesaw State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Kennesaw State University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 12.
Transfer students can enroll in Kennesaw State University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Kennesaw State University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Kennesaw State University.
Does Kennesaw State University accept transfer credits?
Kennesaw State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Kennesaw State University accepts:
Does Kennesaw State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Kennesaw State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Kennesaw State University?
Kennesaw State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Kennesaw State University's acceptance rate?
Kennesaw State University's acceptance rate is 83%.
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How hard is it to get into KSU? KSU is a somewhat selective institution. The KSU acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to KSU is Jun 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to KSU is Jun 12.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to KSU is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into KSU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1200 and Above
1030 to 1200
1030 and Less
The median SAT score for KSU students is 1111. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to KSU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at KSU.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At KSU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.33. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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