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Study at Kennesaw State University

Recognized for its programs in nursing, education and business, Kennesaw State University's main campus is located in Kennesaw, Georgia. The university is set on 240 acres of land. Kennesaw State University has an Enrolment of more than 20, 000 students. The central campus of the university was established in 1963. Classes are held at:

  • Appalachian Technical College
  • Cobb Galleria Centre
  • Dalton State College
The university's mascot is Scrappy, and the sports teams of KSU are known as the Fighting Owls. Larry Nelson, Senior PGA Golf Pro; Cindy Bowden, U. S. Olympian; Doug Stoner, Georgia State Senator; and andy Azula, Advertising visionary are all renowned alumni of the university.

Profile of Kennesaw State University

The campus of Kennesaw State is in Kennesaw, GA, which is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Kennesaw State include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Kennesaw State is known for its programs in business and management and education and teaching.

Kennesaw State Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 490. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 580. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Kennesaw State has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 20, 607 students enrolled (16, 722 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

A lot of students at Kennesaw State attend part-time. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Kennesaw State Tuition and Affordability

Kennesaw State is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Kennesaw State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management951business management, accounting, finance, marketing, sales and marketing, managerial economics
Education and Teaching825elementary school teaching, educational administration, middle school teaching, social studies teaching, English teaching, special ed, physical education teaching, math teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts353English, political science, history, international relations, sociology, creative writing, foreign languages and literature, peace and conflict resolution, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine233registered nursing, nurse practitioner, nursing administration
Media156communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering156information science, computer and info science, computer science, computer security
Therapy and Counselling143psychology
Science124biology, chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy115exercise science, sports and fitness management
Security and Law Enforcement79criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work69human services, public administration
Art Studies39art studies
Drama and Performing Arts20drama
Music19music performance, music

Contact: Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State University

1000 Chastain Rd

Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

General Phone: (770) 423-6000


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