Southern Polytechnic State University

631 reviews
  1. Marietta, GA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Southern Polytechnic State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Southern States Athletic Conference
Address
1100 S. Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
1040-1240
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$11,692/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,785/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,578/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,853/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,922/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,553/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,282Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Nerd
    55%
  • Diverse
    36%
  • Fun-loving (eye of beholder)
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Polytechnic
    57%
  • Excellent
    14%
  • Hidden Gem
    14%
  • Introverted
    14%

After Southern Polytechnic State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

631 reviews
  • Excellent
    94
  • Very Good
    210
  • Average
    239
  • Poor
    60
  • Terrible
    28
I love Kennesaw State University. Before the merger I was at Southern Polytechnic State University. Since we merged with Kennesaw, I'm on the same campus still, however I still visit the main one sometimes as well, whether it be for a class I'm taking or for food or events. Overall I have had a great experience with everything here at Kennesaw State University and would recommend it to any High School Senior applying to colleges and trying to figure out what they want to do and where they want to go!
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
Our school is not at downtown, but I like it. The museum here are great and professor may told you what events at what museum this week. Some of them are free, and you can go there to learn something. I'm not go out off campus at night, because it's dark, but the police at campus have high efficiency and they guard the campus everyday. Our school is close to Walmart, and we have a very cute trolley bus to take us to the Walmart every Wednesday and Thursday. Overall, I like my school. It's great!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Oct 9 2014
They Have Their Pros and Cons – To be fair, the prices of the campus housing are great compared to other universities but in my opinion are still high. That being said it is so convenient to be able to wake up 10 minutes before class and just walk instead of burning gas. The dorms are exactly what you would expect out of dorms and actually are of good size. I lived in the dorms my freshman year and had a blast! The BIG downside to living on campus is the campus police! They are out to get you! The campus police are the sole reason why I lived off campus for the rest of my college experience. Now that I am of age to drink it doesn't matter, I just choose to live off campus because of the amenities and because Kennesaw has much better looking people.
  • College Senior
  • Aug 5 2012