KSU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Kennesaw State University
How hard is it to get into KSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. 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 moderate 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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KSU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT67%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Average SAT Score||1160|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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. The school ranks #12 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|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%|
KSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT45%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||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. The school ranks #16 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kennesaw State University.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.22
Typical High School GradesB
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. The school ranks #26 in Georgia for highest average GPA. 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
53% of Kennesaw State University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||54%||55%||54%|
Applications are DueMay 9, 2020
Days left to Apply33
Applicants have 33 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 9, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Kennesaw State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
67% of students submit their SAT scores to KSU. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1250. 67% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.