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Kennesaw State University is a public institution that was founded in 1963. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,333, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 384 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Kennesaw State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 61. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,486 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,762 (2012-13).
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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive public university that serves primarily northwest Georgia and Atlanta. With nationally recognized liberal arts, professional, and continuing education programs, KSU offers exemplary disciplinary and interdisciplinary education at the baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and professional doctoral levels. On March 10, 2010, The Board of Regents approved Kennesaw State's first Ph.D. program. The Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Conflict Management is the first such doctoral program offered in Georgia and is one of only three in the Southeast. As a destination campus, KSU's students prosper in a supportive environment with faculty, staff, and administrators who are vitally engaged in student life. KSU's academic programs are collaborative and creative, emphasizing both the development and application of knowledge. The KSU community values and promotes integrity, global awareness, technological literacy, diversity, and lifelong learning.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Kennesaw State University, it's important to note the application deadline is May 11. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 11. The application fee at Kennesaw State University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 62.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||62.5%|
|Application deadline||May 11|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 11|
The student-faculty ratio at Kennesaw State University is 21:1, and the school has 21.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Kennesaw State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.2 percent.
Kennesaw State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,333, with a gender distribution of 41.9 percent male students and 58.1 percent female students. At this school, 13.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 87.0 percent of students live off campus. Kennesaw State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Kennesaw State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Kennesaw State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Kennesaw State University, 98 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Kennesaw State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||98%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Kennesaw State University, 65.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,103.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$6,486 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$18,762 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,210 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data