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KSU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into KSU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,483 out of 8,773 applicants or 62% were admitted making KSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores. Kennesaw State University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 54% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Kennesaw State University is a prized outcome for many students.

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%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Kennesaw State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that KSU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. 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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1070 1250
SAT Reading 540 640
SAT Math 520 600
ACT Composite 21 24
ACT English 20 24
ACT Math 19 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. 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%
SAT Score (NEW 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on May 9, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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