B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Keene State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
Address
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435
Website
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Keene State College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
April 1
SAT Range
880-1070
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$18,647/ 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
    $14,683/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,278/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,351/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,173/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,321/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,097Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Party on weekends, study during the week
    57%
  • Drunk
    26%
  • Reaching for a goal
    9%
  • Average
    4%
  • Jock/Prep
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.51 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    45%
  • Community
    36%
  • Integration
    9%
  • Alcoholics
    5%
  • Friendly class mates
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
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Keene State College is a scenic school located in Keene Valley, in southern New Hampshire. The leaves are always golden in the fall and the regular breeze that brushes through campus is refreshing, even on winter days. The professors here are dedicated to the success of their students, and they frequently make themselves available to any and all who need extra help. The food here at Keene is superior to most other campus' in New Hampshire. The dining staff are always looking for suggestions to improve the overall experience of those who come to eat here. The town of Keene is a safe atmosphere that is welcoming to travelers, residents, and students. All in all, Keene is not just a college, it's home.
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Keene state has been a positive experience . Housing, classes, sports, and peers have been awesome. I felt very at home and always felt supported by my teachers ,coached and friends. Even when I felt overwhelmed there was someone to answer questions and help me through. It is a great place if you enjoy being social , tons of party's and fun things to do .
I transferred to Keene State College last year to continue my education as a dual major in Graphic Design and Photography. So far the professors have challenged me in creating works of art of would of not done other wise. With hard work I have managed to find a place on the Dean's List for both semesters. The campus is like it's own community, with multiple places to eat, study, and chat besides just your dorm room.