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Colleges / Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

KSU Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to KSU, the regular decision application deadline is June 1 and the application fee is $40.

Students who apply to KSU for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by August 1.

KSU Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of KSU's admissions stats.

KSU 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13.3%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 77%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 49%
Waitlist No

Kennesaw State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Kennesaw State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes June 12 August 1

Want to Apply Early to KSU?

KSU does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Kennesaw State University Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to KSU?

KSU is a moderately difficult school to get into. KSU evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, KSU accepted 83% of students, approximately 15,460 of the 18,601 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like KSU, 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.

Transferring to Kennesaw State University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to KSU

KSU has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does KSU Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at KSU

Wondering what factors are considered by KSU during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important

Make sure to check with KSU for more information on admission factors.

KSU 2022-2023 Application Requirements

Check in with KSU's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into KSU?

Students admitted to KSU have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 77.7% submitted a class rank. At KSU 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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Kennesaw State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 3.7%
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%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to KSU directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

KSU considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

KSU 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 2022, 77% of KSU's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 49% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for KSU?

To be competitive with other KSU applicants, you should strive to score between 1030 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At KSU 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.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of KSU 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 KSU students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for KSU?

To be most competitive at KSU, 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 KSU'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 KSU students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Kennesaw State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to KSU.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 12.

Transfer students can enroll in KSU during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

KSU Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to KSU?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to KSU.

Does KSU accept transfer credits?

✅ KSU accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. KSU accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does KSU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ KSU does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to KSU?

✅ KSU is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is KSU's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for KSU is 83%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at KSU?

❌ KSU does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About KSU?

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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KSU Admissions Requirements

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.


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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KSU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1200


Math SAT Range

510 - 590


Reading SAT Range

520 - 610


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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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