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Your chances of getting into Kennesaw State University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Kennesaw State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at KSU is 62.5%.  Its admission rate is the 18th lowest in Georgia.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into KSU and can you get accepted?

KSU is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 5,483 out of the 8,773 who applied were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent (SAT 1070/1250 ACT 21/24). Kennesaw State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.33. Of those applicants who were admitted, 54% enrolled. This indicates that the school is a top choice for many students who apply.

Can you get into KSU?

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Kennesaw State University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.33 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1160 on the SAT
  • Score 22 on the ACT


GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Kennesaw State University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into KSU are to have around a 3.33 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as KSU accepts 62% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at KSU is 3.33 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #25 in Georgia for highest average GPA.

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*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.33 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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KSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Kennesaw State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 540
Math 25th Percentile 520
Composite 25th Percentile 1070
SAT Scores for Kennesaw State University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 640
Math 75th Percentile 600
Composite 75th Percentile 1250
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Kennesaw State University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at KSU is 1160 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1070-1250. Students who get into Kennesaw State University score in the top 47 percent of all SAT test takers..  KSU ranks #12 in the state of Georgia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1160 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. KSU regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1070, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 980, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1160, you have around a 62% chance of being admitted. A 1250 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 76% chance of getting in.

Kennesaw State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >76%
1160 to 1250 Avg + 62%-76%
1070 to 1160 Avg - 46%-62%
980 to 1070 Reach 31%-46%
Less than 980 Low <31%
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KSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Kennesaw State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 19
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for Kennesaw State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into KSU?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to KSU is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 24.  The school ranks #17 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 20.

45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kennesaw State University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into KSU for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 62% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 79% with a 24 ACT score.

Kennesaw State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >79%
22 to 24 Avg + 62%-79%
21 to 22 Avg - 52%-62%
20 to 21 Reach 41%-52%
Less than 20 Low <41%
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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Kennesaw State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,243 3,530 8,773
Accepted 3,263 2,220 5,483
Acceptance Rate 62% 63% 62%
Enrolled 1,764 1,224 2,988
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 54% 55% 54%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Kennesaw State University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kennesaw State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Kennesaw State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Kennesaw State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because KSU is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.33 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1160 on the SAT and 22 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140164 IPEDS survey data for Kennesaw State University.


Does Kennesaw State University prefer SAT or ACT?

67% of students submit their SAT scores to KSU. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Kennesaw State University?

62% of those who apply are granted admission to KSU. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Kennesaw State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1250. The average SAT score is 1160. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Kennesaw State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 24. The average ACT score is 22. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.