Kennesaw State University is a public institute located in Kennesaw, Georgia that was founded in 1963.The campus of the university is an urban style set up and is spread across 587 acres. The university is a prestigious name in the US Education System that stands among the top 50 largest public institutes in the country.
It has enrolled more than 38,000 students in more than 150 graduate, undergraduate and doctoral degree programs. The university has students from 92 countries across the world which makes it a global site of learning and growth for aspirants looking to study in the USA. The university has a student-faculty ratio of 21:1 and thus ensures no compromise on quality of education imparted.
Admissions at Kennesaw State University are offered in 2 seasonal intakes of Summer and Fall and require a nonrefundable application fee of 40 USD. The institute is a moderately selective institute reflected in its acceptance rate of around 58%.
|Endowment||37.2 Million USD|
|Student Retention Rate||72%|
|Mode of Program||Full time; Part time; online|
|Campus Housing Capacity||15%|
|English language proficiency score||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Available as grants, awards and scholarships|
|Admission Helpdesk||770 423-6300 | KSUAdmit@kennesaw.edu|
The university provides a plethora of courses for international students which includes various types of undergraduate degree programs in arts and science and numerous minors and certificate programs. It provides more than 52 bachelor's degrees, 21 master's degree programs, and five doctoral programs through its 13 colleges.
The university also offers around 70 online degree programs to its students. The various academic units of Kennesaw State University across which the course are available are namely, Bagwell College of Education, College of Architecture and Construction Management, Coles College of Business, College of Professional Education, Graduate College, College of Computing and Software Engineering, College of Science and Mathematics, among others.
Popular majors of KSU are - Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; and Psychology.
Application Portal: The interested students can apply on the official online application portal of the university.
Application fee: The application fee is USD 40.
The application deadlines for freshman admissions are tabulated below:
|Summer 2020||June 1 2020|
|Fall 2020 (priority)||November 1 2019|
|Fall 2020 (final)||June 1 2020|
Basic Admission Requirements
|Test name||Minimum score|
|Old SAT Critical Reading score||450|
|Old SAT Math score||450|
|New SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Score||500|
|New SAT Math Section Score||490|
If you are an international aspirant hoping to enroll at the institute, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.
The cost for out of state tuition, in state tuition, student compulsory fees, health insurance etc. is given below:
|In state tuition fees ( Per credit hour)||USD 1,038.40|
|Out of state tuition fees ( Per credit hour)||USD 1,507.33|
|Activity Fees||USD 39.00|
|Health Fees||USD 51.00|
|Technology Fees||USD 55.00|
|Housing Application Fees||USD 375.00|
|Housing Fees||USD 3,100 to USD 5,000 (On basis of type of room)|
Other expense that you might incur apart from basic tuition include:
|Room and Board||11,467 USD|
|Books and Supplies||1,500 USD|
|Personal Expenses||5,061 USD|
The various types of financial aid provided at Kennesaw State University are in the form of Grants, HOPE, Loans and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Around 4% of the new students receive financial aid of about 3,422 USD per person from the university. Nearly 35% of the first year students receive federal grants of about 4,564 USD each.
The grants are given to students such as Federal Pell Grant awards ranging USD 623 – 6,195, in Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) award from USD 200 to USD 1,000 is given per academic year, Federal TEACH Grant in which maximum of USD 4,000 is awarded.
The need-based and merit-based scholarships are given to students from various local corporate donors, community groups for providing financial aid to students of KSU.
The average median salary of alumni of KSU after 6 years of their graduation is USD 41,300. A total of 89 percent of the students got employed within 2 years of graduation from the university.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$16,823 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Kennesaw State University Enrollment||40676|
|Average Graduation Rate||39.3%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$16,823 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$34,359 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,500 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$11,467 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$6,459 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$11,467 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$6,459 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$6,746 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$6,459 / Year|
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Education Programs||Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Programs||National Association of Schools of Theatre|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
RANKED #301 - #400
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#301 - #400 [Out of 500]
#1871 [Out of 2000]
66.3 [Out of 100]
based on 1 student ratings
It wasn't too far from home. It isn't a huge school but it still has a huge school feel. There is a lot to do in the Kennesaw area. It is close to downtown Atlanta. Greek life at Kennesaw is very nice.
There are several unnecessary classes I feel have been a waste of time and money towards my degree. I have to take science classes and several math classes to get a marketing degree and it's frustrating knowing that I'll never use that information.