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  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 3,374 undergraduate students. The Keene State acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Occupational Safety and Health Technician, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 60% of students, Keene State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,900.
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference

Keene State College Rankings

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Keene State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
April 1
SAT Range
960-1140
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$18,606/ 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
$9,135/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    100%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,374Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
103
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Party on weekends, study during the week
    50%
  • Drunk
    27%
  • Reaching for a goal
    15%
  • 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.54 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    40%
  • Community
    36%
  • Alcoholics
    8%
  • Integration
    8%
  • Friendly class mates
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
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.
I’m a freshman at Keene and have enjoyed being at the school. The campus is really nice, its clean and well kept. It’s a short walk to all the buildings as well as the surrounding area. Access to town is walking distance with plenty of places to pick up anything you might need. Academically all my professors for the first semester were great. They made adjusting to college curriculum a very easy transition. Campus life is great with plenty of clubs and activities to keep you from getting home sick. I would recommend Keene state college to anyone especially in the New England area. It’s a few hours from my hometown and even closer to many ski resorts.