Kennesaw State University

University System of Georgia


Kennesaw State University is built on a legacy of growth, transformation and tenacity, which has made it the third-largest university in Georgia with more than 38,000 students. A Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), Kennesaw State offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate programs across its two metro-Atlanta campuses – Kennesaw and Marietta. The University’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from across the globe.

  • 110,000+ alumni
  • 8 residential housing communities across two campuses
  • 300+ student organizations
  • 18 NCAA Division I sports teams, 29 conference titles
  • 4 performing arts centers – Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center, Dance Theater, Onyx Theater, Stillwell Theater
  • 2 museums – Zuckerman Museum of Art, Museum of History and Holocaust Education
  • 8,300 seat, state-of-the-art stadium
  • $1.5 billion economic impact on the local and regional economy

Built on a bold promise that every student can rise to set their own life’s trajectory, Kennesaw State helps students transform lives and find new purpose so that they can dare to climb higher. This promise is supported by the University’s five core principles:

  • Student-Centered Success – empowering students to define their own paths
  • Research with Relevance – delivering real-world impact through exploration and discovery
  • Learning through Engagement – creating opportunities for our students outside of the classroom
  • Future-Ready Graduates – preparing students to make a difference and impact positive change
  • Power of Perspective – embracing diverse perspectives to find better solutions

Kennesaw State is among just 6% of all universities in the nation categorized as a top research university (R1 or R2). Our research portfolio is varied and far-reaching, leading to new knowledge and discoveries by our faculty and providing hands-on opportunities for students with a focus on four key themes:

  • Sustainable and Safe Communities
  • Biomedical and Health Services
  • Computing and Technology
  • Human Development and Well Being
Kennesaw State University