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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Keene State is a public college located in Keene, New Hampshire. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,624 undergraduate students. The Keene State acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Occupational Safety and Health Technician, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 62% of students, Keene State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,900.
About Keene State College...
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
930-1140
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$19,494/ 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
$7,870/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

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
3,624Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
156
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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
$42,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
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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I LOVE Keene State college! At Keene, the atmosphere and the community is so happy and welcoming. There are so many opportunities that are given to us from clubs, organizations, sports, and programs. The school is made for pretty much any and everyone. The college really helps you to get involved into the community. You really get the best and true college experience at Keene State College.
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Keene State College is accepting of students from all walks of life. There is something for everyone at Keene State College from majors to clubs and organizations. It is the only college in the country that offers a degree program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
If you're an eco-freako the Keene State is for you! They divest in companies that do not pollute the environment, practice sustainable living in dorms and class buildings.
Keene State College is a small college. Teachers here want to build individualized relationships with their students so students will get the most out of their college experience. Students also have the opportunity to get involved in community work through their classes.
My experience so far at Keene State has honestly been amazing. I love this school. Every teacher I have had is passionate about teaching, and even more passionate about what they teach. I have countless experiences where teachers have gone out of their way to help me with my studies. The students here at Keene State are also mostly good people who are easy to get along with. The classes here are also fun and always keep me intrigued, the lessons I have learned also have impacted me to be better worker, student and overall person. Keene State has also offered a multitude of opportunities for scholarships, internships, and work.
The Campus itself is very clean and most of the dorms/housing is in good shape and well maintenance. The local area of Keene is also a very fun. The night life of Keene State is great, and always makes for a fun weekend.. Overall I rate Keene State 9/10. The school food isn't great and could be worked on, and some of the dorms/housing are outdated.