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Colleges / Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate83%

KSU Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Kennesaw State University. The acceptance rate at Kennesaw State University is 83%. Out of 18,601 applications received in 2023, 15,460 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Kennesaw State University, the regular decision application deadline is June 1 and the fee for the application costs $40.

Students who submit their applications to Kennesaw State University for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than August 1.

Kennesaw State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Kennesaw State University's admissions stats.

Kennesaw State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13.3%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
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 6 1 August 1

Want to Apply Early to Kennesaw State University?

Kennesaw State University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Kennesaw State University Admissions

How To Get Into Kennesaw State University

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

In 2022, KSU accepted 83% of all applicants, about 15,460 from the 18,601 applicants.

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 Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Kennesaw State University 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 they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Kennesaw State University

What does Kennesaw State University consider 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important

Make sure to check with Kennesaw State University for more information on admission factors.

Kennesaw State University Application Requirements

Make sure to check in with Kennesaw State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

GPA and Testing

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%.

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 Kennesaw State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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

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 is a Good SAT Score for Kennesaw State University?

To be competitive with other Kennesaw State University applicants, you should strive to score 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.

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.

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.

More Information on 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 • DSST/DANTES

Does Kennesaw State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Kennesaw State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Kennesaw State University?

✅ Kennesaw State University is not test optional.

What is Kennesaw State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Kennesaw State University has an acceptance rate of 83%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Kennesaw State University?

❌ Kennesaw State University does not offer early decision.

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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 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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