Points of Pride

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Kennesaw State, a comprehensive university located on suburban campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta northwest of metro Atlanta, is making an impact across the region, the nation and the world. As the third-largest university in Georgia and one of the 50-largest public institutions in the nation, Kennesaw State has nearly 35,000 students representing 130 countries.

Quality Academics

Kennesaw State has been elevated to an R3 classification – a doctoral institution with moderate research activity – by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning. The university has more than 150 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs.

Top majors

Programs up to and including doctoral degrees that prepare students for the advancement of professional pursuits are especially attractive and are offered in all colleges of the university. Award-winning academic programs produce the highest number of teachers and nurses in Georgia and the state’s second-largest business school. Top majors include:

  • Nursing
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Computer Science

Campus Life

  • A sprawling physical plant spread across two campuses, consisting of 130 buildings and facilities for academics, operations, culture, recreation and residential living, is situated on more than 587 acres.
  • Chartered in 1963 by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a commuter school, Kennesaw State has become a destination campus, where more than 5,200 students live in eight distinctive residential communities in Kennesaw and Marietta. Students who reside on campus and those who commute have access to a full-range of world-class facilities, resources and activities. 

Engaged Citizenship

  • Kennesaw State was named among the top 10 percent of institutions nationally, by the Carnegie Foundation, for its ongoing collaborative efforts with the larger community.
  •  There are more than 200 student organizations, encompassing student governance and media, co-curricular clubs, athletics, Greek letter organizations, campus ambassadors, community service and advocacy. 

Economic Impact

Kennesaw State has an economic impact on the local and regional economy of more than $1.3 billion.

Global Reach

Kennesaw State has 30 partnerships with academic, governmental and business institutions around the world, including the first United Nations training center to be hosted by a university.


More than 100,000 alumni worldwide

Growing in Research

The university has seen rapid rise in external funding for basic research, from $4.3 million in 2006 to over $50 million over the past five years, leading to new knowledge and discoveries by faculty and hands-on opportunities for students.


Kennesaw State’s NCAA Division I athletics program includes 18 varsity sports teams, with multiple national, regional and conference championships in baseball, softball, soccer and men’s basketball.

• NCAA Division I, Atlantic Sun Conference and Big South Conference (football only)

• 8 men’s varsity sports

• 10 women’s varsity sports