Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University is proud to offer students a welcoming place to live and learn on the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses. The third-largest member of the University System of Georgia, KSU is located just 30 minutes north of Atlanta, allowing easy access to the city’s cultural and professional opportunities. On campus, students are immersed in the university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, exciting events, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics.
At KSU, students experience a rigorous curriculum that prepares them for a lifetime of learning and meaningful work. Award-winning academic programs produce the highest number of teachers and nurses in Georgia as well as plenty of professional leaders through the state’s second-largest business school and the state’s second-largest engineering college. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, Psychology, Communication, Management, and Computer Science. Every major at KSU has an experiential learning component, so students are prepared to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
Get to know Kennesaw State University
The Office of Undergraduate Research is committed to making high-quality research opportunities available to all students so that they may prepare for their future professional and academic endeavors. With funding provided to student researchers and faculty members, research is accessible to all students in all disciplines. Research opportunities extend beyond individual projects; the Undergraduate Research Club allows students to participate in team-based research projects as well.
Students complete their research journeys by presenting at regional and national conferences. Every year, they are invited to present their scholarly work at The Symposium of Student Scholars. Whether they take the form of an excerpt from a written piece, a performance of new music, innovative business proposals, or scientific research papers, the academic achievements of KSU students span multiple disciplines and mediums.
FIRST-YEAR SCHOLARS PROGRAM
KSU’s First-Year Scholars Program is a new campus initiative designed to introduce students to the dynamic experience of research as soon as they start college. Under guidance from faculty mentors, the first-year participants can explore their choice of a variety of topics. With projects available across multiple disciplines, students are encouraged to apply even if their topic of interest is outside their major.
Kennesaw State offers more than 50 faculty-led study abroad programs in over 40 countries.
Students can live and learn in a different country through exciting exchange programs and international internships. The Education Abroad Office is committed to reducing financial and academic barriers to make these life changing opportunities available to all students.
Exchange Programs: KSU is proud to partner with institutions around the world to offer reciprocal exchange programs. Students can study at a partner institution abroad while a student from that institution studies at KSU. Students participating in these exchange programs pay KSU tuition and fees.
Internships Abroad: International internships are a unique opportunity for students to take their experience to the next level. Those who intern abroad are immersed academically, professionally, and culturally in environments that will benefit their personal and professional future.
Global Engagement Certification: This initiative, designed by KSU faculty, recognizes student achievements in global learning. The GEC is a formal acknowledgement of global coursework, education abroad, and cross-cultural experiences altogether demonstrating a student’s global competencies to potential employers and graduate programs.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 334 | 10-19: 633 | 20-29: 1082
30-39: 653 | 40-49: 393 | 50-99: 402 | 100+: 71
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 21%
White, non-Hispanic: 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 2%
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) supports the important transition to college through student-centered academics, dedicated faculty, leadership opportunities, and community partnerships. Throughout their first year, students cultivate the academic and social skills needed to thrive on a college campus. Seminars are limited to 25 students to foster closer relationships with peers and professors.
KSU’s learning communities allow students to engage more deeply with what they’re learning as well as with whom they’re learning. In groups of 20-25 students each, participants take two or more academic courses that are linked by a common theme. With this strong group of peers, students reap multiple benefits such as higher grades, a deeper connection to the university, and longer-lasting relationships with friends and mentors.
Kennesaw State is committed to making success accessible for all populations, especially those that are typically underserved. With that goal in mind, The Department of First-Year and Transition Studies is proud to support the first-generation student population. Students who are the first in their family on the path to a four-year degree typically benefit from a network of faculty, staff, and peer mentors. First-Gen KSU helps these students establish a solid foundation for success with such exciting, supportive components as the Friends of First-Gen mentor program and the First-Gen Owls Learning Community.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Cooperative education program
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Exchange student program (domestic)
Teacher certification program
At KSU, students are eager to serve their communities in a variety of ways, and VKSU is ready to connect them with local agencies who routinely benefit from their dedication. Students are encouraged to think deeply about their goals and desires so that they can find a personally fulfilling agency to serve. KSU partners with over 50 agencies in the community to connect students with enriching, inspiring opportunities.
Kennesaw State’s Living-Learning Communities are designed to foster a community of students who share similar academic, personal, and lifestyle interests. In LLCs, each defined by a central theme, students share a section of housing to develop deeper connections. Kennesaw is proud to offer a variety of LLC options:
- Academy for Inclusive Learning – Kennesaw Campus
- Advanced Majors Program – Marietta Campus
- Arts – Kennesaw Campus
- Engaged Residents with Global Origins (E.R.G.O) – Kennesaw Campus
- Engineering – Marietta Campus
- Exploratory – Kennesaw Campus
- First Generation – Kennesaw Campus
- Gaming – Marietta Campus
- Honors – Kennesaw and Marietta Campus
- Leadership – Kennesaw Campus
- Outdoor Adventure – Marietta Campus
- Sophomore Experience – Kennesaw Campus
- Stonewall – Kennesaw Campus
- The Outfit – Kennesaw Campus
- Thrive – Kennesaw Campus
Located just north of metro Atlanta, Kennesaw boasts two beautiful campuses. Both the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses host living-learning communities as well as exhaustive resource offices to serve the entire student population. KSU enjoys close proximity to the economic, social, and cultural hub that is Atlanta, Georgia; students are just a short drive from the exciting shopping, dining, and entertainment options Atlanta has to offer. For those who want to stay closer to home, KSU boasts galleries, performance centers, and museums.
The Kennesaw State Department of Athletics sponsors 16 NCAA Division I programs, 15 of which compete in the ASUN Conference. The KSU Owl football team takes the field as a member of the Big South Conference.
Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track & Field
Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 57%
Campus housing options.
Apartments for single students
Every college at KSU has a dedicated Career and Internship Advisor to assist students in their career search. Each advisor understands the industry and can offer tailored advice for résumés and cover letters, internship and job searches, and more.
Founded in 2004 by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, CIFAL Atlanta provides executive training in the areas of social and economic development and environmental sustainability. KSU students have the unique opportunity to work with CIFAL Atlanta through a variety of opportunities:
- International internships at one of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research centers
- Domestic internships at the Kennesaw office
- The Distinguished UN-SDG Ambassadors Program
Academic GPA | Standardized test scores
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 550 | 75th Percentile: 640
25th Percentile: 530 | 75th Percentile: 630
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 26
25th Percentile: 20 | 75th Percentile: 26
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 26
Tuition & Cost
Tuition (in-state): $5,562
Tuition (out-of-state): $19,630