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Kennesaw State University

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

Kennesaw State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Kennesaw State University.

Questions related to KSU admissions, financial aid, educational programs, catalogs, publications, or websites as well as the policies and practices of KSU should be directed to the university and not to the Commission on Colleges.

Admissions Requirements for First Year and Transfer Students

Freshman applicants are reviewed based on their High School GPA/Rigor of Curriculum, Standardized Test (SAT/ACT), Leadership and Activity Record, Personal Essay

Transfer applicants must meet the minimum requirements by completing the specific courses intended by major, total number of credit hours, and minimum Grade Point Average (GPA), all at another institution, in order to be considered for possible admission to Georgia Tech.

International Student Visas Issued

Kennesaw State University hosts both F-1 & J-1 visa holders. You are an international student if you are currently studying in the United States on a student visa (F-1 or J-1) in high school, college or an English language program or you intend to enter the United States with a student (F-1 or J-1) visa. The I-20 is a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status for those who wish to study in the U.S. The I-20 form must be taken to the American embassy or consulate when you apply for a visa. It is imperative that you submit all required documentation for I-20 issuance.

Information on applying as an undergraduate international student can be found at

Information on applying as an international student for graduate study can be found at

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance

Students on student visas pay the out-of-state tuition rate. The cost of a year at Kennesaw State for all students depends upon a number of variables, including the college you chose to attend, the meal plan you select and where you choose to live.

Undergraduate International Students

  • Tuition and fees- $20,366
  • Personal Expenses (includes room & board) - $12,370
  • Other costs such as books and health insurance - $2,264
  • Total (approximate) - $35,000

Graduate International Students

The costs and funding opportunities are determined by the departments.

International students often incur additional personal and summer expenses. The figure above is a conservative estimate of what one might spend for laundry, recreation, medical care, and other personal items. This figure does not include travel to and from the U.S. Students should bring adequate funds to cover living expenses during vacations.

Student Housing Options

Kennesaw state offers several on-campus housing options. All of our housing communities provide fully furnished rooms, individual contracts, all-inclusive rates, and high-speed Wi-Fi. All communities are in close proximity of anywhere you want to go on campus. Housing and residence life personnel offer support 24/7 and strive to make the on-campus housing experience memorable and meaningful.

We have options available for all students with a variety of floor plans and amenities. Visit the each community list below to see photographs, floor plans and a list of amenities.

If you would like to view our Housing Viewbook online to learn more about University Housing, please click here: Housing Viewbook.

Cost Of Attendance And Financial Assistance

Financial Aid Information

Student Activities And Campus Life

A university education is not complete without activities and programs to develop one’s social and personal life. Get to know interesting people, become a part of our community, and create a niche. Campus Life is an integral part of the KSU education and the experiences and development of our students is important.
The Owl Nation invites students to become Black and Gold, Proud and Bold!

Kennesaw State  offers a wide variety of student resources and activities that keep KSU students extremely active. Programs such as the ESL Center and  the Global Village  offer academic and transitional support to help students succeed. Other departments like Housing and the Student Center work with students to create programming targeted at our student body. From concerts and festivals to free food, they keep campus life interesting year round. With over 350 student organizations, and competitive sports teams to cheer on, and the city of Atlanta right next door, there is something for everyone on campus and in the surrounding area. Check out some of the opportunities that await you!



Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw GA 30144

Types of Degrees

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Academic Offering

Four-Year School