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Kennesaw State University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Kennesaw State University admissions are competitive with an acceptance rate of 60%. In the academic year of 2018-19, a total of 13427 applied to the university. 7779 were accepted, out of which 4784 decided to enroll in the university.

  • The undergraduate and graduate applicants can apply through their separate Online Application portals.
  • The average GPA of the accepted students is 3.25 and the average ACT score is 24, making these scores moderately competitive.
  • The average SAT scores are competitive at 1160.


Application PortalOnline Application
Application Fee40 USD
Average GPA3.25
Acceptance Rate60%
Average SAT score1160
Average ACT score24
Tuition (per credit hour)654.33 USD
Application PortalOnline Application
Application Fee60 USD
Application ModeCredit card
Tuition (per credit hour)1066 USD

Kennesaw State University Admission Deadlines

SummerPriority Deadline: April 1, 2019
Final Deadline: May 24, 2019
FallJune 1, 2019
SpringDecember 1, 2019
FAFSA Priority DeadlineFall/Summer: April 1
Spring: November 1
Application DeadlinesSummer: April 1;
Fall: July 1;
Spring: November 1 (May vary for some courses)

Kennesaw State University International Admissions

The International Student and Scholar Services office assists international applicants to pursue Kennesaw State University admissions. International students must meet the admission requirements as freshmen or transfer student to pursue a bachelor’s degree program, and as a graduate student to pursue master’s or doctorate level programs offered at the university.

Following are the requirements for international applicants:

  • The minimum SAT scores must be 950 in the critical reading and math sections.
  • Transcripts must be evaluated through World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., both recognized by
  • Applicants are advised to get the evaluations completed much before the admission deadline.

Language Requirements for International Students 

International students are asked to provide proof of English proficiency if their native language is not English. This can be done by satisfying one of the following requirements:

pBT: 550
SATCritical Reading (prior to March 2016): 450
Reading Test (March 2016 or later): 25
ACTEnglish: 18
MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)77
Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English)177
Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)180
Pearson PTE Academic58
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) IGCSE Or "O" Level Exams“B” or better
UK GCSE English Exam“B” or better
UK GCE A-Level Exam“B” or better
EdExcel Intl A-Levels Or IGCSE English Exams“B” or better

Kennesaw State University Undergraduate Admissions 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions oversees the admission process for undergraduates. They are always available to resolve queries regarding the admission process.

Following are the undergraduate applicant’s requirements:

  • Required high school coursework GPA is 2.5
  • SAT and ACT scores
  • An official copy of the high school transcript
  • Official transcripts from all colleges, universities or schools attended.
  • Prior to enrollment, proof of immunization must be provided as required by the University System of Georgia.
  • Course requirements:
    • 4 Carnegie units of college preparatory English, mathematics, and science
    • 3 Carnegie units of college preparatory social science
    • 2 Carnegie units of the same foreign language OR 2 units of American Sign Language OR 2 units of computer science

Transfer applicants requirements:

  • Cumulative 2.0 GPA on all college coursework attempted
  • 30 semester or 50 quarter hours or more of transferable credit

Kennesaw State University Graduate Admissions 

KSU Graduate College evaluates and makes decisions based on all aspects of the application packet of the applicant.

The requirements for Kennesaw State University admissions for graduate applicants are as follows:

  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Applicants should check the admission requirements checklist for their chosen program at Kennesaw State before applying.
  • Applicants should investigate financial aid opportunities and apply according to their eligibility.

Kennesaw State University Graduate Courses Admissions

Application Portal: Common online application portal for all graduate courses

Application Fee: 60 USD

Minimum English Language Proficiency:

CourseAcademic Requirements
MBAGMAT test score (or GMAT alternative evaluation); Additional Requirements*
M.S. Computer ScienceUndergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75; GRE scores; Additional Requirements**
M.S. Software EngineeringUndergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75; Additional Requirements***
M.S. ArchitectureBachelors degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0; GRE scores: Verbal 159, Quantitative 160, Analytical 3.5; Additional Requirements****

*Professional work experience; official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

**Resume/CV; 2 letters of recommendation

***Resume/CV; statement of purpose; 2 letters of recommendation

****Statement of purpose; design portfolio

Kennesaw State University recognizes the special needs of international students that demand tailored support. The Global Village helps with orientation, acclimation and ongoing support for international students through:

  • Academic support services
  • International students association
  • International student orientation
  • Peer leader program

International Student and Scholar Services offer incoming and current students on F-1 and J-1 visas assistance with the application and visa processes, arranging for on- or near-campus housing, and providing access to academic resources and student life activities.

After the completion of the application process, applicants should check their application status. To do this they should set up their NetID and password and check their status directly at the Owl Express portal.

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