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KSU Admissions

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 Admissions Stats at a Glance

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%

Considering Applying Early to Kennesaw State University?

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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Kennesaw State University?

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.

What's Most Important to Get In to Kennesaw State University?

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.

Admissions Factors at Kennesaw State University

Admissions Factor Level
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
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Kennesaw State University Application Requirements

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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Kennesaw State University?

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
4.0 GPA 77.7%
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.

What's a Good SAT Score for Kennesaw State University?

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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What's a Good ACT Score for Kennesaw State University?

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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Transferring to Kennesaw State University

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

Kennesaw State University Admissions FAQs

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:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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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KSU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 12

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

KSU ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


19 to 25


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

KSU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1200


Math SAT Range

510 - 590


Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1200 and Above


1030 to 1200


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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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