Kennesaw State University (KSU)

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Kennesaw State University can be found in Kennesaw, GA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at KSU number over twenty six thousand per year, and is one of the largest schools in the state.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 1460 (25th percentile) to 1740 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 21 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to KSU. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Kennesaw State University (KSU) average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.38 for accepted students. 57% of all students that apply are accepted to KSU, from which 60% choose to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Kennesaw State University (KSU) acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 61%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Kennesaw State University (KSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Kennesaw State University was reported as 56.5% in Fall 2012 with over 9,470 college applications submitted to Kennesaw State University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • KSU SAT Scores: 1460 - 1740
  • KSU ACT Scores: 21 - 24
  • KSU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Kennesaw State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Kennesaw State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Kennesaw State University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 63.2%
  • 2009-2010: 63.6%
  • 2010-2011: 63.9%
  • 2011-2012: 62.5%
  • 2012-2013: 56.5%
  • Projected KSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 60.7%

How Does Kennesaw State University (KSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for KSU is two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus54.9%
Emory University26.3%
Georgia State University54.7%
University of West Georgia53.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Kennesaw State University (KSU) (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 590
Math490 - 580
Writing470 - 570
Total Score1460 - 1740
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 24
Math19 - 24
Composite Score21 - 24
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