KSU

Kennesaw State University

1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, United States
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  • Total Documents
    3,563
  • Class Notes
    2,373
  • Textbook Notes
    505
  • Study Guides
    677
  • Currently Enrolled
    3,254
  • Previously Enrolled
    2,378

Overview of Kennesaw State University (KSU)

About this school

Kennesaw State, founded in 1963, is a public, liberal arts school. It attained university status in 1996. Its 185-acre campus is located in Kennesaw, 25 miles from Atlanta.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:32,945
    • Men:17,294 Men (52.5%)
    • Women:15,651 Women (47.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (KSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Kennesaw State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
April 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1000 Chastain Road
City, State, Zip
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone
(770) 423-6300
Fax
(770) 423-6541
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 13,998 applicants were admitted
Women
58% of 7,329 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 6,669 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,536 (65%) of 8,487 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,651 (62%) of 4,275 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,885 (68%) of 4,212 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.32
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
530-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
29%
• Score 500 - 600
63%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
39%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
38%
• Score 18 - 23
53%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (KSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,432|Out-of-state: $21,158 (27.8%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,467 (42.89%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,500 (5.61%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $6,334 (23.69%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Kennesaw State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline June 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001577
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,715 (92.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,440 (73.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,413 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
313 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
18%
Average Award
$9,659
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,670 (48.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,851
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,449 (71.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,069
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,846 (83.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
20 (.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,807

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
20,909 (85.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
16,696 (79.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
16,327 (97.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,153 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
31%
Average Award
$9,525
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,585 (58.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,553
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 12,461 (76.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,886
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 9,599 (58.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
56 (.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,572

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (KSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,151

Part-Time Faculty


843

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


45%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 21% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 10% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,224,048
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
4500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Kennesaw State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


12.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


33.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


41.8%

Programs & Majors (KSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (52)


  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Computer and information sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Nursing Science

Master's Programs of Study (43)


  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Information Science
  • International Affairs
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physics
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Systems Engineering
  • Writing

Campus Life (KSU)

Location & Geography

Population


32,001

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Atlanta

Campus Size


602 acres

Weather


Temperature
31.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Marietta
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


15% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


85%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Owls
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Kennesaw State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, kennesaw activities board, african american student alliance, phi eta sigma honor society, international student association, ksu esports organization

Sororities


11% of women participate

Fraternities


8% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


24,869

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
32,945
Women
15,651
Men
17,294

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.8% Asian
  • 21.6% Black/African-American
  • 9.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 56.5% White
  • 2.2% Unknown

International Students


1.7% from 135 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


2,901

Student Resources (KSU)