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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
From Kean University

Rated as one of the top five "Most Diverse Schools" in the nation by DiversityInc, Kean University fosters cultural understanding in and out of the classroom. Kean takes tremendous pride in its 160-year history of educating students and continues to produce high-demand programs that ready students for careers in a new global economy. Kean offers over 50 undergraduate degree programs and more than 80 graduate options for study, including doctoral degrees, professional diplomas, master's degrees, and paths leading to state certification.

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Kean University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
April 30
Acceptance Rate
86%
SAT Range
890-1080
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$17,067/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,510/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.96 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.119 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,609Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,215
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 83 responses
  • Diverse
    73%
  • Friendly
    12%
  • .....Unique
    10%
  • Ghetto
    4%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.137 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.150 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 95 responses
  • LETS GO COUGARS!!!
    28%
  • Commuter school
    22%
  • Convenient
    14%
  • Well rounded
    12%
  • The best
    8%
  • Modern
    7%
  • Helpful
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $46,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    49%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    81%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.78 responses

    Kean University Reviews

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    Kean was not my first choice, I wanted to go somewhere else but my guidance consular thought it would be best for me to go to Kean, and I'm really happy I followed his advice. Kean is a really good school, it's affordable and for the past three years I've had an overall great experience. I'm a Biology major and I've enjoyed a lot of the courses I have taken not only are they interesting, but I have had some incredible professors. The professors I've had were nothing but kind and helpful and I've never felt that I have had a horrible experience with any of them. I've lived on campus since I've started, and it’s been a pretty good experience. The dorms themselves are pretty nice and pretty affordable. When I first went to Kean I was afraid I wasn't going to enjoy my experience but I'm happy to say that since I've been their it’s been great!
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    I haven't taken any online classes for Kean University. However, I have attended zoom meetings about certain announcements. These meetings are very informative and professional, your questions are always answered!
    In general, learning everything completely online is a but difficult. Especially when you are a design major like me, and have a lot of hands on projects. However the professors made it really easy and comforting to learn this way during these times. They understand if we have to listen to class while driving or cooking, and understand if we may not have the right or specific materials to do a project/follow along in class. If we arrive late to class, there are no consequences because learning from home can be unpredictable, with wifi connections or having your laptop die suddenly.