Admission numbers expected to rise for fall semester

As Kennesaw State’s reputation for greatness grows‚ the university is experiencing an increase in the number of new and transfer student applications for the 2006−2007 academic year.

Georgia (Apr 24, 2006) — As Kennesaw State’s reputation for greatness grows‚ the university is experiencing an increase in the number of new and transfer student applications for the 2006−2007 academic year.

Current data shows that KSU has received 26 percent more applications from incoming freshmen this year than the same period last year‚ with overall applications up approximately 25 percent.

“We saw this same trend last year‚” Susan Blake‚ associate director of admissions‚ said. “Last fall‚ there were 3‚967 new undergraduate students admitted‚ and we’ll probably exceed that number by about 5 percent this fall.”

According to the institutional research and information management’s rolling admissions report‚ 694 freshmen applications have been received‚ with 298 of those applications being accepted so far. There have been 1‚449 transfer applications to date‚ with 813 gaining acceptance. As the applications are processed‚ the number of students accepted is expected to rise.

Blake believes several factors contribute to why more students are choosing Kennesaw State.

“We have an excellent reputation for the quality of academic programs offered‚” Blake said. “Housing has also had a huge impact‚ as well as the university’s location.”

According to Real Estate Manager Bob Heflin Jr.‚ the campus has 2‚163 beds with a 98.4 percent occupancy rate this semester. The occupancy rate for the upcoming fall semester is currently at 77.6 percent.

In addition to housing‚ KSU’s high standards are attracting more students‚ Blake said. Several years ago‚ the university raised its admissions standards‚ requiring a minimal combined score of 950 on the SAT and a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The application deadline for incoming freshmen is May 27 and June 28 for transfer students.

For more information‚ visit www.kennesaw.edu/admissions/ugadm.shtml or call 770−423−6300.




 

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

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