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Kennesaw State University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


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Kennesaw State University Description:

Kennesaw State University is a public university located just north of Atlanta in Kennesaw, Georgia. Kennesaw State is part of the University of Georgia System. Founded in 1963 as a junior college, KSU has quickly grown to be the third largest university in the state. The school now grants Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Students come from all states and 142 countries. Among undergraduates, business fields are the most popular, and the university can also boast of the largest nursing program in Georgia. On the athletic front, the Kennesaw State University Owls compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 24,604 (22,684 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 75% Full-time

Scholarships for Kennesaw State (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,522 (in-state); $15,338 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,467
  • Other Expenses: $4,856
  • Total Cost: $23,345 (in-state); $33,161 (out-of-state)

Kennesaw State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%
  • Kennesaw State Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74%
    • Loans: 51%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,347
    • Loans: $5,454

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Human Services, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 22%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Kennesaw State University Mission Statement:

read the complete mission statement at http://www.kennesaw.edu/mission.shtml

"Kennesaw State is a proud public university in the University System of Georgia, located in the densely populated and rapidly developing northwest region of Greater Metropolitan Atlanta. Chartered in 1963, KSU serves as a highly valued resource for this region's educational, economic, social, and cultural advancement.

This institution shares with all other units in the University System of Georgia the following characteristics:

  • a supportive campus climate, necessary services, and leadership development opportunities, all to educate the whole person and meet the needs of students, faculty and staff;
  • cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in the faculty, staff and student body supported by practices and programs that embody the ideals of an open, democratic, and global society;
  • technology to advance educational purposes, including instructional technology, student support services, and distance education;
  • collaborative relationships with other System institutions, State agencies, local schools and technical institutes, and business and industry, sharing physical, human, information, and other resources to expand and enhance programs and services available to the citizens of Georgia."

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