KSU Crowned Champion of Declaration Days 2020


KENNESAW, Ga. (May 21, 2020) — While May college graduates are celebrating the closing of one chapter of their lives at Kennesaw State University, incoming students are taking to social media to share their excitement for the start of their own educational journey.

From April 1 to May 15, more than 3,700 high school seniors enthusiastically declared Kennesaw State as their school of choice as part of Declaration Days 2020, netting KSU a first-place finish ahead of schools such as Florida State University, the University of Alabama and the University of Oklahoma.

First held in 2015, Declaration Days has grown into an annual scholarship opportunity sponsored by collegiate licensing company Top of the World. To declare their school, students visit declarationdays.com, fill out their information, including which school they are declaring, upload a picture with a graphic of their school and the Declaration Days logo and post their declaration to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using #DeclarationDays. Each student is entered to win one of three scholarships valued at $5,000, $1,000 and $500. With the win, KSU has earned the opportunity to receive a custom designed Top of the World hat and shirt for the 2024 class year.

More than 130 colleges and universities were represented this year with more than 36,000 students posting #DeclarationDays on their social channels. Previous winners include Alabama, Florida State and Oklahoma. KSU’s surge to the top of Declaration Days 2020 follows multi-year trend of the University being listed among U.S. News and World Report’s admission yield rankings, which quantifies the percentage of students who choose to enroll once accepted.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu