B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  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+
Kean University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Address
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Website
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.

See where a world-class education takes you!

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Scores Range
820-1000
ACT Scores Range
15-22
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Kean University

Cost

Net Price
$15,110/ 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
    $13,287/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,847/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,096/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,747/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,042/ year

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
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.93 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,283Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    78%
  • .....Unique
    11%
  • Friendly
    8%
  • Ghetto
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.111 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • LETS GO COUGARS!!!
    28%
  • Commuter school
    25%
  • Convenient
    19%
  • The best
    9%
  • Well rounded
    9%
  • Modern
    7%
  • Helpful
    4%

After Kean University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.78 responses

Kean University Reviews

1,145 reviews
All Categories
I love being at Kean. When I was choosing a college, Kean was the last college I wanted to go to. My first year at Kean was spent on campus despite living only about 15 minutes away. This was the best decision I made because I was able to meet a bunch of new people and learn about something I didn't know about. I was able to apply to be a Resident Assistant, but unfortunately, I did not get the position. That is until less than two weeks before school started when someone dropped out and I was asked to take their place. Taking the Resident Assistant position over going on vacation was by far the right choice because I now have 60 new friends and a family to be a part of. Kean is diverse and ever changing. It may be considered a commuter school but it's like a second home to me!
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Kean University was perhaps the greatest institution I have ever attended. The atmosphere was favorable towards creativity, and the professors were very intuitive, and had experience in their professions that they are able to tell us how the industry works. The studio art classes primarily had very good hands on learning, it taught one how to think three dimensionally and not just be relegated to pen and paper. It was entertaining and opened your mind up to the way everything around us is made. Homework which is supposed to be boring and bland was fun and intriguing. What I would like to see change is the cafeteria be in the center of the campus and not so distant from the center of the University. I would also love to see more classes only available towards the night time have openings in the morning, as not everyone can attend the later classes. Other than that the school was generally good.
My experience with Kean University for my first semester was better than I expected. Kean was not my first choice to go to, I wanted to go to Rutgers University since my brother graduated from there. Once I started my first week in Kean I absolutely loved the school, the professors are amazing and they help you in so many ways. There's free tutoring for any subject you're struggling in, there's even professors that can help you with your presentations. Overall, I cannot complain about my college, whether it's about food, help or personal problems, everything I need to succeed is in this school.