KSU takes steps to curtail fall 2003 enrollment –

KENNESAW‚ Ga.— This week‚ Kennesaw State University will begin turning away applicants…

Georgia (Jul 8, 2003) — KSU takes steps to curtail fall 2003 enrollment –



KENNESAW‚ Ga.— This week‚ Kennesaw State University will begin turning away applicants for fall 2003 admission‚ nearly two weeks before the scheduled cutoff date of July 18. The move was made in response to an overwhelming number of applications received this year‚ despite already raised admissions standards and tightened deadlines announced in March.

The university will be returning applications received after the close of business Thursday‚ July 3‚ marking the first time in its 40−year history that qualified applicants have been turned away for admission.

Based on the number of applications Kennesaw State had received as of July 3‚ enrollment for fall 2003 is expected to rise at least 15% over last year‚ resulting in more than 18‚000 students. This growth follows the 12% enrollment growth of last year‚ and adds to KSU’s high retention rate of the current student population.

While Kennesaw State will stop accepting new undergraduate applications including transfers‚ transients‚ audits‚ JET‚ post−baccalaureate and non−degree students‚ it will continue to accept readmits and graduate applications through the July 18 deadline. All applications and fees received after close of business July 3 will be returned to applicants.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 123 countries. The fourth largest state university out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu