About Kean University

Founded in 1855, Kean University. is a Public college. Located in New Jersey, which is a city setting in New Jersey, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 11,812 full time undergraduate students, and 2,258 full time graduate students.

The Kean University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 331 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Kean University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate74%
Application Deadline
Application Fee75
SAT Range830-1010
ACT Range17-22

Admissions at Kean are considered Selective, with ,50% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 17 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

70% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 31% were in the top quarter, and 8% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Kean University.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
32%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
43%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
19%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
78%
“I feel extremely safe”
27%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
40%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
49%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
79%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
26%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
35%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
31%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
35%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
54%
“There might be people who do”
10%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
32%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
43%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
19%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
78%
“I feel extremely safe”
27%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
40%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
49%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
79%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
26%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
35%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
31%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
35%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
54%
“There might be people who do”
10%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Kean University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    118 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    82 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    141 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    146 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    146 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    144 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    145 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    146 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Kean University?

82 Students rated Kean University

Halanna - 11/09/2021

I am very glad that I decided to transfer to Kean University. I was previously enrolled in a community college and I wasn't sure where I wanted to transfer at the time. But as I did more research on my intended major, I found Kean to be the best option for me.

Dwayne - 02/09/2021

Is a nice university, and I understand that due to the current circumstances we have to be on online classes, but its hard for someone who is just coming out from high school to really get involved in the college culture and to get comfortable with it, it has been my case since I entered last semester.

Goodness - 08/10/2020

Keanu is a school that has produced thousands of successful graduates. They do not only involve in academic learning only but also extracurricular activities which is also a form of learning. They sharpen student's mindset and make academic hours flexible.

Sarah

There were many factors that lead me to Kean University when I was searching for schools to attend after my community college. Only 2 months into the semester and I have not yet regretted my decision. The feel of a sprawling campus, abundant with areas to recline under trees, in an urban area of New Jersey was very appealing to me after I spent 18 months at an urban community college. When I am on campus, I do not hear any traffic. A second factor was Kean's reputation of molding exceptional teachers for local public schools. As someone who wants to be in public education, this was a perk. So far, I have received immense amounts of support from the College of Education's faculty and have a clear pathway to graduation and certification. I had to choose a subject area to be proficient in and I chose History. Unbeknownst to me, some of the professors in the department had attended graduate school with my mother, obtaining doctorates at the same time. Because of that connection I was invited into the Honors History program and will begin it next semester. The advisors and financial aid staff have been very gracious and helpful in helping me settle all of my questions about my degree and tuition. A final reason that drew me towards Kean was its proximity to my town. With a 20 minute commute, it was extremely doable. In conclusion, my overall opinion of Kean University is nothing short of greatness. I would recommend my peers at my community college to enroll.

Kean University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Kean University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Kean University is 74%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have gained invaluable experience in the field of music education. Due to the proximity to NYC, I was able to attend many concerts that opened up my musical knowledge, and I was able to study clarinet with one of the most dynamic international clarinetists in the world. In my education courses, I studied with two valuable resources in the field of music education; one a specialist in the field of early childhood education, and the other a specialist in woodwinds and K-12 education. The small class sizes made it possible for a close interaction between faculty and students, and this one-on-one attention enabled deeper understanding of the content being taught.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school has been able to assist me with my needs and goals.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    the worst thing about my school is the lack of parking! but that is being fixed within the next year, with a brand new parking garage : )

    Read all  26 answers
  5. Describe the students at your school.

    The students have their own style which makes the school look stylish

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who likes small class size and teachers who know your name and when you don't go to class.

    Read all  21 answers
  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I believe Kean Univeristy to be an extremely diverse school and I also believe that it works perfectly that way. I would like to say that there is not a group or kind of person that should not attend this school. All students are made to feel welcome as well as encouraged to pursue their desired career. I truly believe that anyone who decides to attend Kean University will learn a lot about who they are, and what kind of person they want to become. I have learned not only from my professors, but my fellow classmates as well.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The small class sizes. I think small class sizes makes it seem like youre getting a more attnetion from the professor and like you dont get lost in class

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    There is nothing else about this school that I would have wanted to know. It was just as I expected.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It is known as a goos teachers school to become a teacher

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Kean University is one of New Jersey's hidden treasures. The school is ranked first in the field of Education. Kean Univeristy invests in its students' success by offering diverse courses, the most knowledgable professors, free tutors, excellent student resources, and state of the art facilities. Kean is a large university that gives students a sense of belonging. One thing that I brag about to my friends when I talk about Kean University is that it offers not just an education but all the advantages you need to be a well-rounded, successful person when you graduate.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Kean is that it is not very much to do on campus. My friends and I hang out and make out own fun, but most times it is hard to find something interesting to do on campus. Also there is not much "school spirit" at Kean University. I wish students had more of want to be involved with the school. It seems like all people want to do is go to class and then get out as fast as they can.

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  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    HI, I love my school because it has small classes. It is very important to me that you can focus and ask many questions that you want. If it is many student in my class I can not able to ask a lot of questions. Then I might have problem doing my homework. My school also provide hot, fresh and variety of food. One thing I liked about my school is there is a train station five minutes away from my campus. Therefore I have no problem of ride. I love my school.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The campus is very safe, most of the professors are helpful. Have fun

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    I can honestly say that every professor I ever had at Kean University remembered my name, and i have been attending the school for almost four years. My favorite class by far was experimental psychology. Believe me I am not a math wiz at all nor am i any good with statistics, but the teacher and the school made it so easy for me to learn and love this subject.My least favorite class would have to be any math class, but that is just because math is not my favorite. Class participation is pretty common, there are always some students that do not want to participate, but there are also students that do. For the most part if you walk around campus you will commonly hear intilectual coversations between groups. but other times you may hear about football or something, it really depends on where you are in the campus. I really cannot say that i have taken a unique class, but that was my own choice. I know that Kean offers a lot of very different courses.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype at Kean University is that the campus is very "Ghetto" because it is located in a urban setting. This stereotype isn't accurate. The campus itself is very nice and very well kept, there is also a very good mix of culture at the school but it is not a "ghetto" campus. Students at this school feel very safe when walking around the campus.

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Student Body

Students

61%

female

39%

male

11,812

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,258

Total Grad Students

4%

Out-Of-State

94%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

143

Student Organizations

16

Fraternities

17

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

13%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
19%
% Hispanic/Latino
27%
% White or Caucasian
35%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

83% of students attending Kean University receive some sort of financial aid. 49% were awarded federal grants. While 63% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$18,637

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,384

Books and Supplies

$12,780

Room and Board

32,801

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$14,271
$30 - $48K
$15,700
$48 - $75K
$20,636
$75 - $110K
$23,710
$110K & UP
$23,848

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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