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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Keene State is a public college located in Keene, New Hampshire. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,004 undergraduate students. The Keene State acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Occupational Safety and Health Technician, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 63% of students, Keene State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,600.
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

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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
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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
4,004Undergrads
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
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  • 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 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.
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I've loved KSC since I began my education there as a theatre & dance major, but I'm only on my second semester as a freshman and the school just isn't for me. The people, environment, food, classes, and professors are very nice but the school, for some reason, depressed me so much. I'm transferring out of this school after this semester due to this. The theatre department is run SOLELY on favoritism so if you're not one of their favorites- forget it. You won't have a good time. I do love the environment and people, however. Downtown Keene is very pretty but then you have to travel 60 or more miles to reach anywhere urban.
All in all, the school is nice and they had a lot of fun events at first. The classes never challenged me but I became stressed and depressed for no reason just by being there. Personally, the school was not for me unfortunately.
I chose to go to Keene State College, because of it's cozy homelike feeling and distance from home. Prior to coming to Keene State, I searched for a school I could feel comfortable in and get a decent education. Now being a second-semester freshman I am realizing KSC is not the school for me. I find that the school doesn't offer enough clubs/organizations for my major and that academically I am not challenged enough. The school size is roughly 3,500 students having a major decline in enrollment. If you are looking for a quiet, cozy school, Keene State should be your first choice.