Kennesaw State University (KSU)

Kennesaw, GA

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KSU Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 119 Review

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for Kennesaw State University

Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

I chose Kennesaw State because it is near my home and was a convenient location after leaving the office for the day and driving up to campus for evening classes. However, it was not until I was actually enrolled did I find out the extent of the adult learner program - awesome. Everything an adult learner needs. I understand that the majority of Kennesaw State students are considered adult learners and live off campus but with that said, most are still a lot younger than I am - the Adult Learner Office took the sting out of that. Although I have only used the tutoring services, that service alone is fantastic. These young people doing the tutoring never once flinched at me stepping into the office door and needing some help. Very respectful and very helpful. Unfortunately, I do have one complaint and that involves the "fees." Not tuition but fees added to the top of tuition. It behooves me as to why each semester students have to pay what I consider to be an "overly priced" amount of fees for administration to run an athletic department. Great, KSU is getting a football team. Other students should not be charged fees in these excessive amounts to cover administration of a football team. I don't mind paying for health services and parking, and wifi and the like.

Academics

I have had nothing but good experiences so far with the professors that I have had; I have taken both on-campus face-to-face classes and on-lines classes due to being full time employed and have been pleased with the outcomes and the programs.

College Life

I do not participate in the clubs and organizations as participation is required during day time hours and I am employed full time. Campus safety seems sufficient as security is always visible when I am on campus in the evening.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall, Kennesaw State is a great school. The campus is beautiful and the faculty and staff are helpful and friendly. They offer so many different majors and concentrations, I'm almost certain there's something out there for everyone at this school.

Academics

The Education department is one of the largest and most predominant departments at Kennesaw State. As an education major, my workload is somewhat heavy requiring a lot of field experience to prepare me for the work force. Luckily the professors and other staff members in the department are very knowledgeable in the field and are always willing to help.

College Life

There are so many clubs and organizations to choose from including intramural and club sports for the athletes. Campus security patrols the the campus to ensure student safety and there is always something to do on the weekends either on or near campus.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

Kennesaw State is a wonderful school. It is full of diversity and there are many activities to choose from including religion based activities, sororities, fraternities, and volunteer opportunities. There are a wide variety of required and elective classes as well. You may choose to hang on the campus green for a little sun, or stop by the commons to get a bite to eat. The professors at the college go out of their way to help you succeed, and the college offers many opportunities for you to network and help promote yourself for future endeavors.

Academics

While there are some large common core classes, the majority of my other classes have been small and personal. The college encourages you to start in their community groups in which you attend several classes with the same people in order to help you acclimate to college life. The professors are generally helpful, as long as you help you, they will help you. The. Workload is not unbearable but it is thorough to better help you understand what is needed.

College Life

There are many different organizations on campus for academics, service, religion, and more. There is an on campus police presence to provide security in parking garages, across campus, and in buildings. There is an internet warning system to alert students to possible dangers as well. Kennesaw has many athletic groups including a new football team which will start playing in the Fall of 2015.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall the school is above average. The school will be the second largest state university in Georgia very soon. Kennesaw State will be combining with Southern Polytechnic State soon increasing the enroll pass 24,500 students. If you are a science major join Peach State LSAMP Scholars. Students in this program get to present their research at national conferences.

Academics

KSU has the top business school in the southeast and the professors have a great open door relationship with their students. The class size are small not big like having 250 students in a biology lecture.

College Life

The social atmosphere is fun. There are lots of clubs, sororities, fraternities, and honor societies. Kennesaw has a baseball, soccer, track, basketball, and a new football team coming 2015. Our public safety team works with Cobb county public safety police in coordinating safety drills.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

Kennesaw State University, despite the student population being the third largest in the state of Georgia, has a compact campus located less than half an hour away from Atlanta. The small campus size is convenient when walking or riding the bus from one class to another. The metro-Atlanta location of the campus means there is always something to do, whether it's a night out in Buckhead, a free concert in Piedmont Park, or lunch with a friend and a visit to the High Museum of Art. There is always something to do, but sometimes a relaxing night is appropriate, and there are plenty of places in Kennesaw to just kick back and hang out with some friends. I love the area, as well as the university. There are always interesting, fun people to meet and talk to, the academic programs are excellent, and professors are ready and willing to help a student out whenever he or she needs it. The Commons (the campus cafeteria) has an excellent variety of food, with vegetarian, organic, and gluten-free options available, as well. One of the best parts about the Commons during finals week is the espresso shots and all-night study sessions at the Commons. Between classes, students can rent a hammock from the Sports and Recreation Center and go hang out on the campus green, where there is free wi-fi. Or, perhaps, they could rent a bicycle and explore campus. One of my classes was cancelled one day, and I did just that. In front of the Social Sciences building, I found a pretty little gazebo with a bridge, and I decided to stop and relax there. In the distance, I saw a big slab of concrete decorated with graffiti, so I went to explore. It turns out, Kennesaw State has a piece of the Berlin Wall. It was amazing to walk up to such a significant piece of history. There are interesting things like that all over campus, and I encourage all prospective students to get lost on campus and see what they can find.

Academics

I am a member of the Honors Program at Kennesaw State University. Specifically, I am a part of the Great Books Program. The Great Books Program has about fifteen students each year who focus on "great books" that have withstood the test of time, like those written by Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and Alexis de Tocqueville, to name a few. After four Great Books classes and two colloquia, the program ends with a five-week trip to Italy. Joining the Great Books program was the best decision I have made since I began college in 2012. The knowledge obtained from the great books, the friends I've made through the program, and the amazing study abroad experience have overall rounded me into a better person. Even outside of the Great Books program, the class sizes are relatively small and the professors are great. I have not had a bad professor yet. The workload varies by class, but I have found that the classes that give more work are the ones that I have gotten the most out of. I have developed a bond with almost all of my professors. A couple have helped me publish essays, find a job, write reference letters, and find conferences and events outside of school that pertain to my major. The college is very personal, and everyone genuinely wants the students to succeed. Kennesaw values not only education in the sense of academia, but a worldly, cultured type of education through the classes offered.

College Life

Kennesaw State University is full of fun, interesting people. There are always events on campus, like the Farmer's Market every Wednesday, the sorority and fraternity fundraisers on the campus green, KSU Day (which is like a big fair), and all sorts of other events to get students involved and comfortable on campus. There are over two hundred clubs and organizations on campus. The organizations everything from Greek, religious, political, academic, all the way to crazy things like a skydiving club. Students are welcome to start a club, too. It's so easy to be involved on campus at KSU. Personally, I am a member of four different clubs on campus. The most significant, in my opinion, is the Student Managed Investment Fund. We manage real money in the stock market, gain hands-on experience in economics and finance, and also earn class credit that applies to our majors. Students have tons of opportunities to find a group of people with common interests, as well as the opportunity to develop connections with alumni and professors that will help in the future with finding a job. Campus safety is an important aspect of KSU. Call boxes are located all over campus that have a direct line to the KSU campus police. I have never felt unsafe on campus. The athletics are so much fun already, and I cannot wait for the football team in 2015. We are an NCAA Division 1 school, so we get to play all sorts of other schools. My favorite competitor is Mercer because the games get riled up and heated. The games are always a good time. Great restaurants and bars are all over Kennesaw, and a lot of them offer DD services, which cuts down on drinking and driving. Kennesaw is a really safe place. Since KSU is located only a few exits down from Atlanta, so the weekend activities are plentiful. My favorite thing to do on the weekends is to go to Atlanta with a group of friends, eat at a restaurant we haven't visited before, and try to find a free concert. Atlanta is always a good time.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Overall

Kennesaw State University is a great place to go to school. One of my favorite things about Kennesaw's School of Music is that it is a smaller school within the university so it is a whole lot easier to build relationships with other students. Another great thing about the School of Music is that it always has different artists coming through to perform and work with the students. As a music student, one of the best things I did was to get to know some of the music professors before coming. Getting to know the professors made the auditioning process much less intimidating!

Academics

Since I am a Violin Performance Major, I take university core classes and core classes for the School of Music. My classes consist not only of music theory, aural skills, piano, orchestra, small ensemble, and applied lessons, but also English, social science, math, and science. My particular degree in the School of Music is intended to be a four-year program. The professors of the School of Music are exelent professionals. They are all phenomenal at what they do. The faculty also fosters a good atmosphere for learning and building good student relations. The workload that is given is decently hard and there are high expectations of the students. The class sizes are not huge but not small either, allowing optimum interaction between students and teachers.

College Life

The social atmosphere at KSU is bubbling and drama-filled. As is normal with a university, there is always something to do or see when you are not studying or practicing. There are soccer or basketball games to attend on the weekend. Campus safety is decent. If an incident happens, a mass email is sent out to alert the students. It is good to know that KSU police are a common sight around campus.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I love Kennesaw State. The professors are knowledgeable and friendly enough. There is usually always something going on around campus, for everyone. It seems like the type of school where people actually go to learn, not just party or exist. That does not take away from the college atmosphere it still possesses.

Academics

Class sized are typically decent, not too big, not too small. The professors are knowledgeable while the classes are about average. As far as the programs, there are lots of classes that are not offered in various semesters, which I don't get.

College Life

I don't live on campus so I can't speak in great detail about these things but I can say that on a regular basis, some organization will be holding some sort of fundraiser or conducting some sort of activity and that's always fun.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Kennesaw State is a great option for commuter or non-traditional students. There are many on-campus amenities that are generally not found at commuter schools. It is also a good option for traditional students who live in the area and don't want to go too far away for school. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who is looking for the classic college experience. The percentage of students living on campus is very low, there is no "Greek Row", and the campus events tend to be limited in size and frequency compared to other regional universities in Georgia. These things might be a plus for the more career and education focused students, as there are less distractions.

Academics

I would consider the academic difficulty at KSU to be average. The class sizes are usually very large in general education and business courses; I couldn't speak to the class sizes in other degree programs. Even with the large class sizes, the professors are generally available to help. The quality of the professors can be hit or miss. Some are very qualified and dedicated instructors, while others seem to only be teaching because they were unable to maintain gainful employment in their respective field.

College Life

In my experience, a lot of students tend to keep to themselves at KSU, but there are numerous clubs and organizations if you are seeking interaction. The Greek life community is growing rapidly, and with the addition of an NCAA Division 1 football team, I would expect the campus life to improve going forward. The area around campus is a very typical suburban area, with a large mall and a lot of chain restaurants. If you're looking for a quirky college town, KSU may not be for you.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I believe Kennesaw State University is growing at a rapid pace. I know President Papp, the professors and staff of KSU are doing their best to make sure we, as students, graduate from an institution we can be proud to call our own. I grew up near Kennesaw State and I have enjoyed watching KSU grow and develop into a competitive and productive university full of diversity, value, and merit. This university is constantly improving and providing the community with an outstanding education that is challenging and fulfilling. The staff works very hard to help the graduating students land rewarding careers. I am proud to be a fighting owl. I can not wait to see what is in store for my university next!

Academics

I am a Criminal Justice major about to start my last year. It has been a long road for me and I have overcome many obstacles that people my age do not often face. I can whole-heartedly say that Kennesaw State has challenged me academically to prove not only to myself but to my family and my professors how capable I am and how far I can go. The Criminal Justice program is growing every semester and offering new courses that are making the students work harder to succeed and that is a good thing. This program weeds out the weak and pushes on the strong. It has helped me grow tremendously as a student and as a person seeking to make a difference in the Criminal Justice Field. We have amazing professors with real life experience and as we grow we are moving away from adjunct professors which is a big step for Kennesaw.

College Life

Kennesaw State University is continuously working to provide their student base with a fun and safe environment to really bond with and grow. We have state of the art dorms that are constantly being outdone every year by bigger and better dorms as the university accumulates more land. They provide socials for freshman to get to know one another and also started a program called Link that integrates freshmen with upperclass leaders to help them acclimate to the big and unknown campus they will call home for the next four years. Every year new sororities and fraternities are joining the KSU community bringing with them a sense of school pride and involvement. They are giving back to the community as well as serving as a breeding ground for life long friendships. There are numerous clubs offered through the student organizations; some include language clubs, intramural sports clubs, dance clubs, theater clubs, student government and many more. I would say we are one of the safest campuses to live on. We are each updated spur of the moment by text and email if anything goes wrong. Kennesaw State police are readily available and seen quite frequently out and about on campus, and if we ever hear of disturbances it rarely involves our students. To touch on our athletics, I must say we are growing in this department as well as every other department. President Papp announced that our football program will kick off their first season in the fall of 2015 and we are all excited about this addition. We have successful softball, basketball, soccer and baseball programs. Most acknowledged is our baseball team, year after year they produce professional athletes. Every year at Kennesaw provides the student base with something new and exciting. Two years ago, our dining accommodations opened up and we have won awards for growing our own vegetables and the high quality of our dining commons. The commons was the talk of the town for a good year! We are already the third largest university in the state of Georgia and we are not stopping there!


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

I really enjoy the atmosphere at KSU. Everyone is so nice and almost all of the staff and faculty is willing to help out if you need it. The campus is always well kept and the food is great. There are numerous resources that help out a ton.

Academics

For the most part my classes are big. I have few classes with less than 30 people, but my biggest class has 250. I definitely prefer smaller classes because the teacher is more likely to help you. The professors that I have had are all respectful and really enjoy what they do.

College Life

The campus is always inviting. There are always people outside playing around or at a table selling things or raising awareness. People are always trying to get others involved. You mostly see sororities rather than clubs. The clubs usually put up posters and stuff, but sororities are always at a table doing something.


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