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
    C+
  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
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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 15
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
830-1010
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$16,164/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,271/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,700/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,636/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,710/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,848/ 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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.95 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,192Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
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  • Diverse
    77%
  • .....Unique
    12%
  • 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.113 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.126 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
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  • LETS GO COUGARS!!!
    27%
  • Commuter school
    24%
  • Convenient
    18%
  • Well rounded
    10%
  • The best
    8%
  • Modern
    7%
  • Helpful
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.78 responses
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I am a first semester transfer student and so far i have really enjoyed my time here . Cannot beat the small class sizes and professor attention. Coming from Rutgers university i really appreciate that. Not as cutthroat as rutgers or other schools. I also actually like that each professor takes attendance and counts it as ten percent or more, of your grade. This encourages class attendance and pushes their students to do well. It is very possible to get a 4.0 if you show up to class and put in the effort, which for some classes requires less work than others. I gave 4/5 because of the parking situation although they are trying to improve this situation by adding across the street parking. Parking is available but you may need to walk a bit or take the shuttle from other parts of campus. I also received 150$ cougar dollars because i was taking a saturday course which is awesome and very helpful for a broke college students!
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I definitely enjoy being here. This place is well worth the money, I personally feel that you need to be on campus to really get the full experience but that's just my opinion. The teachers are generally good as are the academics. The dorms could be a little better if you're not living in the New Freshman building or New upperclassman dorms but they are working on that and making improvements. There's not much or anything to really do on the weekends so that's the only downside, this means a lot of people just go home or leave the campus on the weekends but otherwise this place is worth it for its price!
"Kean University is a diverse college campus. You name it, we got it. People are willing to help with anything you may be confused about. The atmosphere is fresh, makes you feel like home, and doesn't make you feel as if you're less than the other. Kean offers 150 exciting programs, such as; cultural organizations, fraternities, funded groups, governmental organizations, honor societies, non-funded groups, performance organizations, etc. The class size is more than acceptable, there are no more than 20 to 25 students in each classroom. All in all, you should definitely consider applying and join the university."