Kennesaw State University Reviews

  • 68 Reviews
  • Kennesaw (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $7,396 - $17,040
81% of 68 students said this degree improved their career prospects
85% of 68 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 10/4/2022
  • Degree: Interactive Media Design
"The Computer science department at KSU is awful. They have GTAs teaching courses but legally can't list them as the instructor so you have some mystery professor that is never involved with your class. You're taught by GTAs that are rarely understandable and less than helpful when you run into issues. How they expect students with their own course work to be able to be dedicated to an entire class is beyond me. I've had GTAs before but they are literally that... teaching ASSISTANTS. Not the main point of contact. How we pay good money to be taught by students that are unproven at being able to teach at all is highway robbery. ONLY ADVICE: CHOOSE ANOTHER SCHOOL FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE!!!"
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2022
  • Degree: Information Technology
"To offer a counterpoint to the 2 reviews here about a poor application/enrollment experience, I applied online and had multiple transcripts sent to (and received by) KSU with no problem, and I was able to track everything easily through KSU's online "Application Status Check" tool in what they call "OWL Express." So far everything about: getting my new-student requirements completed; seeing how my transfer credits were applied; registering for my first semester of classes; meeting with an academic advisor; doing orientation; seeing what I owe this semester and paying it -- all of which I've done 100% online from out of state -- has been pretty clear and problem-free. Not perfect but fine."
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2021
  • Degree: Political Science
"This is not a good school. They are more worried about farming new students than they are about helping them finish their degree programs or find jobs using said education. I recently graduated, but this school does nothing to really help students before or after graduation with finding a career. They just have a partnership with handshake that lists jobs you would see anyway if you were looking at online job listings. The handshake program is not useful or helpful and it is filled with spam and severely lacking when it comes to any real job opportunities. The instructors are okay, but I regret moving back to this state just to finish my degree at this school. I should have taken my GI Bill to a better school. KSU is the largest employer in Cobb County and that's all the school really cares about."
Lindsay Strickland
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2021
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"The Education program is excellent. However as far as the financial aid, I always have trouble talking to people and they have been very rude to me when I have questions regarding financial aid. I have been interrupted while trying to speak, spoken to in a condescending tone, and I got transferred back and forth between offices before getting a clear answer to my question. I’m just a student trying to figure out financial aid, but the offices are rude and lazy."
Kim Layton
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"If you are looking at this University to complete an online course of study; I highly recommend you DO NOT register. I TRIED registering online, NEVER went to class did not have confirmation from KSU that I was even enrolled to start class and they charged me $2,000 and now it is on my credit report. I NEVER even got started in their course. LEASE BE CAREFUL when enrolling, make sure you are excepted, they charge you anyway!!! VERY disappointed in the lack of professionalism, and integrity in this University. Kim Layton"
Javi Schirmer
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2019
  • Degree: Music
"The Kennesaw State University School of Music is a wonderful place to study music. Not only are the professors 100% invested in your sucess, but are also some of the best performers in the United States and abroad. The student body is also caring and are willing to help you, should you need any assistance. The facilities used, such as the practice rooms are state of the art and are soundproof and the school is an all Steinway and Sons school, and is recgonised by the national associations of schools of music as being a premier school. Student life is also one of the best in the state of Georgia and being close to the city of Atlanta will offer its students acess to venues such as the Atlanta Opera, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Attending this school is worth both your time, and your money."
Alex Landwerlen
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2019
  • Degree: Art & Design
"Kennesaw is a theory school, nothing more. They'll teach you all about the things you'd need to know to help write your professor's research article, but that's as far as they're concerned. They put more emphasis on research papers and standardized tests than practical training in any capacity. Their policies for enrollment and graduation are convoluted to the point of hilarity, until they block you from graduating because you didn't properly fill out a form. The campus is also huge, and parking is a nightmare. There are never enough spots, and parking is ridiculously expensive for how poorly managed it is. They're increasingly blatant about their greed, and push students to buy expensive meal plans and "specialized" books for courses that are of course written by their professors. The professors are either polite but distant, power-obsessed megalomaniacs, vain bullies obsessed with the smell of their own flatulence. All in all, it's a fine way to waste half a decade."
Courtney Williams
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
"I found the classes that were required to be interesting and stimulating. Unlike the traditional student, I worked forty hours a week and took the maximum credit hours available so I did not have time for extracurriculars outside of class so I cannot give an opinion on what is offered to the students over at Kennesaw State. Overall my majority of my professors were supportive and some provided my letters of recommendation to get into a Grad program. Classes are larger but seats do fill up rather quickly so make sure you have your advising in advance to know what pathway is the most necessary."
Bailey Wood
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2019
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"Kennesaw State was an excellent school with great facilities. The class sizes were a lot smaller than those of the bigger state schools, so I really felt like my voice was heard by professors. I studied exercise science and we had some of the newest technology across the country. Also our teachers were really dedicated to finding the newest and most accurate information for the students. They attended a big exercise science conference every year to get the newest info and even encouraged students to come with them."
Emily Ring
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2019
"Kennesaw State is a great university that is close to home and affordable. The campuses are nice and the food is great. Parking can kind of be a nightmare depending on when and where your classes are. The Biology department is great and my only complaint is that they need to find a dedicated pre-medical advisor with good resources for pre-medical students. The current advisors are fantastic, but it would be nice to have a pre-medical department. I also think that there needs to be a better and easier way to join research in undergrad."
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"While KSU was fine in terms of academics, student life, and facility quality, they dont care about students getting jobs at all. Me and many other graduates I know have all been having a very hard time finding jobs with our Communications degrees. No biggie, well just go to career services and have them guide us: except its literally one guy. One human being and like two assistants just do resume edits and mock interviews. Wheres the leads? Wheres all these companies in Atlanta who are supposedly partnered with our school?Wheres the detailed guidance to help us who just gave you a least $40,000 each and 4-8 years of our time? You have 1 person to help with the whole reason anyone is there? Kennesaw is a for-profit only school. And I say school because while we all should appreciate an education for an education, it should also pay for itself in time once you graduate and once you land your first career path oriented job. But again, Kennesaw does not care at all about you one single bit. Theyll completely change the name of your degree in your last semester without telling you and will offer no help or reconciliation (happened to me) and then not care if you find a job. Its all trash. KSU is trash."
Stacy Mahaffey
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"KSU is an amazing school. They are committed to providing their students with the best education possible and continue to make improvements to push closer to the feel of University. If I were able to attend a traditional classroom setting I would, without a doubt, be completing my graduate studies there as well!!"
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2019
  • Degree: Construction Management
"Kennesaw State is the not a good decision at all for construction majors. The program is ran by a delusional engineer that has no field experience and is out of touch with the industry. Kennesaw is now a R2 research university which is great for other programs but hurts the construction program because now ALL professors employed by KSU MUST have a Doctoral degree. The construction program and students benefit more from professors that have actual WORK experience. There is no one in construction that has a doctoral degree. So now all the instructors for this program will have never worked in the field, and do not have actual knowledge. They will only know what has been written in a textbook somewhere. Besides the points above the construction department has experienced uncontrolled growth just in the 3 years I have been here. This growth has led to class shortages and graduation delays. My own graduation date has been pushed two semesters as a result. There simply isn't enough classes nor seats in each class for the number of students they have in the program now. Another problem is what classes the school does offer within the program 4/5 times they have scheduling conflicts to where a student can only take one class or the other without having to fight for an override. Basically the gist of this is if you're planning on a career in construction, go to Auburn or Clemson. If you plan on construction engineering go to Georgia Tech. KSU will only s**** you."
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2018
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Kennesaw State University is an absolutely wonderful value for the cost of tuition. The B.A. in Geography program at KSU provides instruction not only in the human dimension but the physical/technological dimension of Geography as well. The school currently offers one of the only online bachelor's degrees in Geography and does so at a cost per credit hour far below that of the other schools. Overall the school performs well in the realm of Anthropology and Geography (in my experience) though I cannot attest to the quality of its other departments. I would suggest KSU to anyone looking for an affordable, fair quality segue into the fields of Geography, Natural Resources, Anthropology, or Archaeology (as well as many other related fields such as GIS)."
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2018
  • Degree: Marketing
"Still a current student at Kennesaw only because it's the closest school to my job. Kennesaw overall isn't a bad school, but if you're a business major, be prepared to fall behind due to there not being many classes available. For the 3rd semester in a row, classes are having to be added because they don't have enough courses for the amount of students admitted into Coles. I had to take my Business Statistics (which is a hard course itself) at 7am. Not a problem except they ran out of parking spaces and I was unable to get one at the beginning of the year and buses don't run until 7am, so I had no choice but to walk to class. Scary especially since I'm a female and it was always dark out. I'm currently trying to get another class I need before I fall behind more, but there are only 2 classes with 63 seats each on the day that I need with a professor that apparently has a very thick accent that's difficult to understand. They continue to hire inexperienced professors to teach the hardest courses, which again will cause you to fall behind. Not to mention their advisers aren't all that great either. Ever heard the saying C's get degrees? They don't. In order to get into Coles, you must have a B average which no adviser told me. They're really only there for you to get the advising hold off of your account. They don't do much advising. Getting into Coles is very attainable with understandable professors, but difficult without. Some may think I am just being lazy and I could teach myself the material if I can't understand the professors, but I don't pay $5000/semester to teach myself. Other than that, Kennesaw would be a great school if they would provide more for the amount of students that they accept per year. More parking, more seats in the classes I need to graduate, more (and better) professors, they just need more."
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2018
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Originally I was excited about attending KSU when I got accepted. I was overwhelmed and drank that Black and Gold kool-aid. After a while I found some aspects of my education, some teachers, financial aid, admissions staff and other departments not as competent. Like a previous reviewer stated sometimes there were delays on their end when needing to know if submitted documentation had been accepted and waiting for status updates. When needing transcripts I had a issue arise where they had a school listed that I NEVER heard of or attended in a state that I NEVER even been to. Yet in still required a transcript or documentation proving I never attended. You can imagine the leg work I had to endure getting that information. Might I add my favorite (I use that term loosely) of peer advisors...I get the purpose of why they have established them but it's not helpful when one peer's strength may not be mine. Sure it works for some but it defeats the purpose seeing them if you're only going to give colorful paper and smile awkwardly in my face. With all that to say impacted my time at Kennesaw. Kennesaw likes being known for being hard to get into but obviously not helpful enough to get you through matriculation and everything else in between. While these experiences are personal and may not apply to everyone I would say proceed with caution. KSU is still trying to find their own footing in this ever changing University of Georgia System. Yet you're likely better off going to another school where there's overall balance and order. As for myself if I had to do my collegiate experience over let's just say I was better off going to an HBCU!!"
Joe Bodnar
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2018
  • Degree: History
"Kennesaw State University is growing. It hosts 30,000 students with parking spaces for 10,000. The school is what you make of it. Most of the professors are seasoned intellectuals that care about their students. However, student cohesion and competition are the driving forces of success at KSU. If you intend to keep a distance between yourself and your university or your personal goals and your academic goals, you will likely struggle. KSU, though, has a way of engaging its students. If you want to get in on the ground floor of a school's traditions and culture, KSU will be a good fit."
Matthew Ryan
  • Reviewed: 1/23/2018
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"I really enjoyed my time in the program. It is a fairly new program and is still growing. The faculty members were great to work with, the classroom atmosphere was professional yet fun, and the camaraderie among students was excellent. The class size ranged from 9-20 students, which made the lectures very intimate. You get the most out of the program if you take advantage of the lab as much as possible. Doing this helps you facilitate what is being discussed during lectures, plus it helps you get to know your classmates better. I learned a great deal regarding exercise testing and prescription, which I feel gives me an advantage when applying for positions in exercise-related fields. You also have the opportunity to take sports management-related courses, which were great for boosting my public speaking skills, as well as learning a few of the ins and outs that accompany the behind the scenes portion of organizational operations. We were granted the opportunity to listen to influential individuals in the local industry, like the CEO of LakePoint, Atlanta Braves front office members, and the manager of the GWCC. Some of these opportunities even allowed us to tour their top of the line facilities, including the Georgia Dome, LakePoint, the Sheperd Center for brain and spinal cord rehabilitation, and many more. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to get involved with a company as an exercise physiologist in multiple disciplines, corporate wellness coordinator, strength & conditioning coach, and any other similar fields. Regarding the financial services at KSU, they were average in my opinion. They did not seem to differ in how they operate when compared to other schools I have attended. I did not experience any significant issues with them."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Overemphasis on cohort learning is more about keeping students busy and does not add much value to actual student learning. There are some professors who are great teachers and others who are not great at transmitting knowledge and skills to students but this is to be expected in any program. The academic advising was very poor. In hindsight it probably would have been worth choosing a program with higher tuition but with better quality instruction and more support with academic advising."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I had a great experience with my the faculty and loved the campus. I lived in a condo 5 minutes from campus and parked in one of the lots. I felt that all of my teachers were extremely knowledgeable and cared about their subjects."