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KSU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

62.5%
Admission Difficulty for Kennesaw State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into KSU? The school has a 62% acceptance rate. Last year, 5,483 out of 8,773 applicants were admitted making KSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent. Kennesaw State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 54% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Kennesaw State University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1070-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
67%
SAT Scores for Kennesaw State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Kennesaw State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Estimated Average SAT 1160
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Kennesaw State University?

Kennesaw State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Kennesaw State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >74%
1160 to 1250 Avg + 62%-74%
1070 to 1160 Avg - 49%-62%
980 to 1070 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 980 Low <36%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
21-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
ACT Scores for Kennesaw State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Kennesaw State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Estimated Average ACT 22
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that KSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kennesaw State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kennesaw State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >77%
22 to 24 Avg + 62%-77%
21 to 22 Avg - 53%-62%
20 to 21 Reach 45%-53%
Less than 20 Low <45%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.22
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Kennesaw State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Kennesaw State University was 3.22 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Kennesaw State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 11% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 24% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 27% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

53% of Kennesaw State University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Kennesaw State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 21%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 81%
Bottom 50% of class 19%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

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%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 9, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on May 9, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kennesaw State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Kennesaw State University Admission 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

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