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  • 01/19/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 out of 24 people found this review useful. 1 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For students who would like to become teachers and students who would like to be a part of extra curricular activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Handel your financial aid papers ahead of time. The office is always busy and it takes forever for everything to be finalized.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering i am an out of state student. It was fairly cheap.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are various activities to join and a great school environment.

    Am learning a lot

    The school has a great psychology program.

  • 07/01/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 2 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on becoming a resident on campus, know that the weekends are rather slow. Because Kean is such a large commuter school, the weekends are when residents go home so therefore nothing really happens. Also, understand that Dougall Hall and Whiteman Hall do not have elevators or air- bring a fan and a good pair of sneakers for the walk if you're at the top (4th floor.)

    Bang for the buck

    Housing is expensive as well as the meal plans. Make sure you utilize all of the services provided on campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    The weekends are slow and there isn't much to do of campus unless you go to NYC (30 min. away) or Rutgers New Brunswick.

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 3 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have our own police station on campus and they are always roaming around to make sure that the campus is safe.

    What to do for fun

    There's night clubs surrounding us, yes you will have to call a taxi or have a car but it is worth it. We also have an Applebees up the street and if you travel a little bit further we have a plethora of restaurants. We also have Jersey Gardens which we have a shuttle that takes us there and back. We have a pool, tennis court, basketball court, football field, gymnastics rooms and dance rooms.

    Food and Dining

    Unfortunately, the food has its highs and lows. The cafeteria that every freshman has to get swipes for is the cafeteria that sometimes has good food. Most people go to the University Center cafeteria which has the best food. We also have a Starbucks on campus so that is always a plus.

    Dorm Life

    Staying in New Freshman Residence Hall is great. You get to meet new people from different backgrounds and learn about their culture. Living on campus is like living on your own so you do not have to answer to anyone but yourself. YOU make your OWN decisions on how you live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The class sizes can be really small or just the right amount of students so you will not get lost in a sea of students like other colleges do. The benefits of having smaller classes is that you can be in contact with the professor more than you would in a class with 50 students in it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors as if you are networking with them. Make sure they know your name and know your face.

    In three sentences

    Kean University is a great school to attend if you like diversity, a beautiful campus, and a great education.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 4 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has it's own police staff who keep the campus safe for everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for all different kinds of people and their interest's.

    What to do for fun

    On campus we have a basketball court, a tennis court, and a volleyball court near the dorms. There are often cookouts and parties and many sporting events to attend. There's cooking competitions and game rooms in two of the resident halls.

    Food and Dining

    Freshmen have unlimited swipes in the cafeteria, as you move up in years you receive less swipes but receive more cougar dollars to spend at Starbucks or the Cougars Den.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is great. You meet a lot of people and are on your own. Every building has heating, and clean running water. The rooms are spacious enough to feel like you have privacy and there are quiet hours at night so you can get the sleep you need.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic level is difficult. However tutoring is available on a very flexible schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is a big step to take after high school, but the community at Kean makes that transition easier. Being undecided is also normal, Kean offers many different classes that people in all different majors have to take, so you get a sense of all different subjects.

    In three sentences

    Kean University is a beautiful diverse university. The campus is very big on going green, because of that our campus is always clean. The people are friendly and everyone likes to have fun, but takes their studies seriously.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always around and are there 24hr for any student to be walked to there vehicle or class. They drive around the lots and are quick to arive if any issues occur.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many, pages and pages, in the Cougar website with a description of the club and its activities and events, members and it is also quick and easy to sign up right away if you are interested or you can just send those in charge an email about an questions beforehand.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have shuttles that drive around, at no cost, from the main campus to the other buildings for students who park further from their destination. They come every 5-10 mins which is very convenient.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the tuition is a good price for the quality of education as well as what is available to its students. I think it is definitley a great place to continue education for transfering students or those returning as non-traditional students.

    Food and Dining

    There is the cafeteria which has many choices from breakfast, to pasta, sandwiches, burgers, etc. for lunch and dinner; there is also the Couger den which has less options but better quality of food (healthy also) and more of a restaurant style seating and serving but no tipping. Lastly there is the Ursino restaurant by the STEM building which is organic and uses the farm nearby for its dishes. I have heard great things but have not been there yet.

    Dorm Life

    I am a student that does not dorm; I travel so I do not know anything about dorm life here.

    Academic Rigor

    I think many of the classes that I've taken are great and although tests and papers vary by professor, I learned a lot whether it was in lecture or discussion-based courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a great idea to explore various majors and advisors for potential education plans. There are many classes that fit into other degrees whether it be by elective or not and taking courses that fit, as well as those of interest will help you get the best out of your experience. There are also many groups or clubs that you can be a part of which is good for on-campus scholarships and your resume.

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    6 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those wanting to exercise, become teachers, gain a degree in psychology.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fill out financial aid and get a map.

    Bang for the buck

    Not as expensive as nearby colleges.

    Will enjoy being here

    Beautiful campus, big with alot of places for fun and physical activity.

    Will learn a lot

    Wonderful psychology program.

  • 09/19/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People whoh love history.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to Get in.

    Bang for the buck

    You are near a historic landmark and buildings.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus may be big, but it is fun and amazing!!

    Will learn a lot

    One of my teachers graduated from here last year. She said that she loved the college!

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kean University is great for students majoring in Education, who want to go to school close to home but yet be able to experience the college life.

    Tips for prospective students

    When searching for colleges, speak to the alumni or even those who transferred. Find out about the activities they offer, the clubs and programs they do and don't provide; their overall experience. Then you and your parents can thoroughly decide which school would be right for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly Kean University spends more money on appearance than they do on maintenance. Everyday Fall 2011 Semester workers were out there building & creating new scenery. Cutting the grass, trimming the edges, etc. But when it came to maintaining the residence halls they slacked. The heat had been broken, which took them weeks to fix and the washing machines in Whiteman Hall had been out of order for a week on end. It was just very inconvenient.

    Am enjoying being here

    Life is what you make it. Of course sitting in the dorm room all day when everyone else is out and about wont be any fun. Going anywhere new you must become aware of your surroundings and become acquainted with those around you. Be open to learn new things, and go places you've never been. Being open will allow more opportunities of fun into your life.

    Am learning a lot

    Everyone knows about RateMyProfessor.com. For those who may not, it is a website made to alert & notify students of the teaching habits of the professor. Many may be quick to point out the faults in others before themselves. My point is know how you learn so that you will be able to work with and if necessary around those professor's teaching habits.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe cops always out 10

    Greek Life

    dont no much about it

    Clubs and Activities

    various clubs and activities 8

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    cougars den

    What to do for fun

    campus organizations, clubs, or cougars den

    Academic Rigor

    great slightly competitive

    Tips for prospective students

    time management skills be prepared to work hard dedicate your self

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    cops are all over they monitor everything.

    Greek Life

    don't dorm so not sure. the kids who do dorm claim they throw alright parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    they always have different activities and trips going on either free or super cheap. only downside is the trips are first come first serve hard to get tickets.

    Great for these types of students

    great for anyone who doesn't mind being at at commuter school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    starbucks on campus is a big hot spot.

    Bang for the buck

    one of the cheapest universities in state. cost is very similar to that of montclair and a bit less than rutgers but the campus is a lot better than those.

    What to do for fun

    the school has rec's in the dorm buildings for commuter students they have the game room in the university center which has pool table, foosball table, wii, xbox, play station, and ping pong. the school provides all the games and controllers.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeterias food kind of sucks but you cant expect much in a college campus anywhere really. there is a five star restaurant on campus that no actual student can afford. there are a few other places in union you can go to theirs a carvel a burger king and a dunkin donuts on same block.

    Dorm Life

    i don't dorm but based on what i've heard its ok. they have greek parties the drugs and alcohol the usual, but as a commuter school the parties aren't as big a deal as some other schools. locally there isn't much to do, starbucks will be your best friend, and u will prob graduate a pool expert.

    Academic Rigor

    they have some great teachers that are amazing and will help you a lot. but kean also has some really bad ones that will destroy your life. you have to visit ratemyprofessors before registering for any class

    Tips for prospective students

    try to do good on the entrance test if your test ends early than you did bad they will make you take a bunch of unnecessary classes that will just hold you back.

    In three sentences

    overall a good school. great campus and nice students. it is very easy to get academic help.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 76

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i go to the gym as much as i can thats my favorite activity. in the campus i usually go to starbucks with my friend to chat and have coffee. i live far so i dont hang out at night there.

    Food and Dining

    is overall good !!

    Tips for prospective students

    go early to find a parking spot or park by the east campus and take the shuttle bus. the best place to study is in the third floor of the library in the quite room with the comfy couch and finally go to the east campus gym is small quite and you can work out without any pressure.

    In three sentences

    kean university is the perfect size and the campus aesthetics is beautiful. professors are really helpful all the time which makes it easy to have good grades. the only but i have found in this university is the parking which is just impossible sometimes.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is priority to the University. The school has a campus police headquarters establish near a freshman hall to monitor dorm activities around the residential communities. Also in the evening, a private security team patrols the dorms to ensure extra safety among the night to students. It is the best insurance to college students!

    What to do for fun

    For Residents only, there are shuttle buses that transport residents to certain locations around the area, such as Jersey Gardens Mall, Target, Wal-Mart and other places. Not only going does it take you to those places, there are other attractions around the located area as well to go to. Also near campus are local stores and delivery restaurants

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining served on campus is fair. There are two cafeterias on campus: Both available to residents and communters. It is catered by official chefs, dedicated to cook excellent, tasty, and healthy meals to students.

    Dorm Life

    Residing on a college campus is one of the best experiences to going to college out of high school. You are giving an opportunity to experience a home away from home. You will have Resident Assistants that will help their resident students smooth their way through an academic school year. Plus on campus activities that will be informative to residents to help them throughout their academic periods. There cannot be anything greater than living away from your home and communicating with other students older and/or younger then you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be informative to help others on campus. Create a network among the campus that will help you succeed during your time in college. Be courteous and positive in all of your classes

    In three sentences

    Kean University is a prominent college for students. It is fond of preparing educators to teach young students for their future. Kean University will help me pursue my goals to become a Physical Education Major.

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are constantly patrolling campus to make sure the students and faculty are safe.

    Greek Life

    There are many different sororities and fraternities that students can get involved in. There are also honors societies.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities for a student to get involved in around campus. At the beginning of each semester there is usually a club/organization fair where students can come and find out more information about clubs and organizations they may be interested in joining.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student who wants to pursue a degree at a diverse and affordable university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you are a commuter student, make sure you give yourself enough time to find parking before your classes start.

    Bang for the buck

    Kean is an extremely affordable University compared to other New Jersey state schools and scholarships and financial aid are readily available.

    What to do for fun

    Kean has many different activities and student clubs and organizations that you can get involved in. Homecoming, Unity Week concerts, and Greek life are just a few ways to have fun on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered at Kean is really great. There is a large variety to choose from and there are multiple cafeterias and a Starbucks to make stopping for a quick bite easy.

    Dorm Life

    Kean is a commuter school, therefore about half of the student body lives on campus while the other half commutes.

    Academic Rigor

    Kean has a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees to choose from, so there are many different types of classes to take. Class difficulty depends on the professors and how much effort you are willing to put forth.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering Kean, definitely take advantage of the Kean University Foundation Scholarships. They help make college more affordable. Kean is filled with great professors who are willing to help you in any way they can, so get to know your professors.

    In three sentences

    Kean University is an extremely diverse university with students from many different cultural/ethnic backgrounds. Kean gives many students the opportunity to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees. The faculty and staff are determined to help students reach their goals.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 76

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i like to play basketball, go to the gym, and do community service projects

    Food and Dining

    the food here is ok, it could be better

    Dorm Life

    i love my dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    kean is place for you if you want be push to reach for the stars.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you love a state-of-the-art campus, good prices and being close to the city, kean is the place for you

    In three sentences

    Kean has a very beautiful campus and i truly love it here.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There are also numerous frats and sororities that students can join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless clubs and activities that students can join to meet new people and be more involved in the campus life.

    Great for these types of students

    Kean is a great university for all types of students.

    Bang for the buck

    Kean is relatively inexpensive, and if you are willing to put effort into your education, you will get a lot out of it.

    What to do for fun

    There is a gym, an outdoor volleyball net, and different student centers for students to hang out. There are also various on and off campus events that students can partake in.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but you will get tired of having the same choices everyday.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't dorm, but I've given it one star based on what I've heard from people who have dormed.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are willing to take the time to help yourself, your professors will also do the same. Stay on top of your work and ask questions when you have doubts.

    In three sentences

    Kean University offers its students a variety of resources to encourage their learning. The campus is clean and very easy to get around. The faculty are dedicated and willing to find time for their students.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always campus police and emergency phones on campus as well as a trolley to take you across campus safely.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Good for students who are transferring from Ocean County College or other county colleges for their Bachelors degree and are going elsewhere for their graduate degree.

    What to do for fun

    There are multiple clubs and sports on campus to join as well as events you can attend with friends and family.

    Food and Dining

    Starbucks and small cafes provide good food and drinks. There is also a new restaurant on East campus I have yet to experience.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the class and the teacher but I feel it is very balanced in its expectations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to as many people as you can such as students, teachers and advisors to decide if Kean will be best for you. And if you are transfering, make sure all of your previous credits will be accepted.

    In three sentences

    Kean is a very beautiful and large campus with a lot of student services. Kean needs to become more organized when it comes to registering and assisting the students. They need to provide more options for classes at their Kean@Ocean campus.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For people who like smaller, quieter, tamer campuses.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't know exactly where my tuition money goes but sometimes it feels like it's going nowhere near my quality of education.

    What to do for fun

    I dunno.

    Food and Dining

    Yummy!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not terribly hard. You still need to study to pass but it's not enough to make you super-miserable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Kean's accreditation status is currently unstable. All athletic teams have been put on probation for four years. Lots of problems at Kean, but the fellow students and professors are rather wonderful.

    In three sentences

    In my experience, most professors have been helpful, knowledgeable and professional. The campus is small but lovely. President needs work.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 76

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    sports

    Dorm Life

    touche

    Academic Rigor

    exxcellent

    Tips for prospective students

    earn up to 150 bucks from taking classes on Friday evening and Saturdays

    In three sentences

    kean is a beautiful school. people from different cultures. amazing professors

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Kean security can always be found and campus always sends out alerts if anything happens that students need to be aware of.

    Greek Life

    I do not know very much about the Greek Life at Kean.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kean has a lot of different clubs for every different major and interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Kean is great for commuter students. They are very accommodating and try their best to make college a very smooth process.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a museum on campus that is very interesting and fun to go to.

    Bang for the buck

    Kean is a very affordable school and still expects the most out of their students. Advisors are always readily available for help and you can always reach them through email.

    What to do for fun

    There is a game room that a lot of students like to hangout in where they have a pool table, air hockey, etc. It is a very fun atmosphere and there's always people to talk to.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has great food and many options. It is very affordable and never too crowded.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm at Kean, I commute, but I hear the dorms are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    All of my professors want their student to work to their potential so they challenge us and expect the best from us.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking gets a little crazy because there are a lot of commuters, get to class early in order to find a spot.

    In three sentences

    Kean University is a great school, there are amazing professors here who are very knowledgeable and helpful. I have had a get experience here from being able to register for all the classes I need to any questions I have. Everyone on campus is very friendly and want the best for the students attending the college.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    food is somewhat okay

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life id great. it is a great experience met many new people and friends.

    Academic Rigor

    the course work for many majors is tough and demanding but not impossible

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school to look into.

    In three sentences

    Kean university is a great and diverse school. It has a lot to offer from over 50 different majors. it has a great learning environment and facilities.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    21 of 76

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Going out exploring the campus and activites they have to offer.

    Food and Dining

    This semester will be my first so I can not rate them at this time.

    Dorm Life

    I actually dont live in the dorms. What I hear the dorms are fine

    Academic Rigor

    To have good study habits

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus on your goal. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    I am a transfer student and will be attending Kean University Fall 2012.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our safety cars are always on the go. If they see something that just is not safe or does not seem right, they are always right there to work and keep our students safe! They are also tough when needed to be but very nice.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs to be associated with and many activities such as all our sports teams to be a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are two campuses therefore if you have classes in both campuses on the same day with only a few minutes to get to your car and drive to the other part of campus, just take a trolley that takes you from point A to point B which I think is rather unique about our school.

    Bang for the buck

    Kean University is on a main road so it is rather easy to get to. The campus is fun, clean, big, exciting and everyone is super kind. Everyone that I know from Kean loves it there and loves the support from all the faculty and fellow peers. The best part is that there is always parking available.

    What to do for fun

    Kean University has a Cougar's Den where you can walk in and just hang out with friends and watch our team playing. You can play snooker, pool, or just have a great time. There is also the Starbucks' where many students just to have a laugh or have a cup of coffee and study for exams and finals.

    Food and Dining

    Always so clean and workers are very kind and show you a smile. The lines are quick and people are always in a good mood.

    Academic Rigor

    Kean University is an UNBELIEVABLE school

    Tips for prospective students

    Just hold your head up high, and be open to learn new things because everyone is there is willing to teach you something new each day!

    In three sentences

    Kean University is very welcoming to their students and others. When needing assistance, I had never had any problems finding someone willing to help answer my questions or help me with what I need. Since day one of walking on campus, I have felt welcome, free, comfortable, and relaxed in the environment and I love learning from the professors who are so friendly.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have state police on campus!

    Greek Life

    Very huge!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations to join! Get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Very diverse college!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greek Life is big, but its a dry campus, so all the houses are located off campus.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for/

    What to do for fun

    Your basically in a little city town. I wouldn't walk the streets. Take the train or the shuttle bus to the mall, or New York. Always things to do!

    Food and Dining

    Good food!

    Dorm Life

    A lot of fun! Not many people dorm, only like 1000, but there has been a great request lately. A great college experience!

    Academic Rigor

    Great teacher school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do everything on time. Kean is a little slow with things, so make sure that you are on top of everything! Make new friends and create new experiences

    In three sentences

    Kean is a beautiful campus with many opportunities for a student's future. The teachers know their students by name and that helps with a positive learning environment. Kean is great!

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    very popular

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap school for a state school

    Food and Dining

    could be better

    Dorm Life

    Best experience ever

    Tips for prospective students

    always study hard. attend every class, live on campus

    In three sentences

    Kean University is a wonderful campus. The professors here truly do care about the student. You meet some great people

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    cops everywhere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get as many scholarships as you can. Kean is expensive!

    In three sentences

    I love it. I love the Graphic Design program. I have learned so much, and I'm really exited for next semester.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    COPS everywhere. You can get escorted to your car at night if you want but I doubt you will need to. The cops are also very helpful and are aware of what is going on on campus and are very polite.

    What to do for fun

    Kean has so much to offer from Greek Life, to clubs, groups, musicals, dancing, activities. They always know how have a fun time. The campus has an arena, football field, baseball field, gym, star bucks, basketball courts, volleyball nets, they even have shuttles that take you to walmart, target, the mall, transportation is also close.

    Food and Dining

    Anything you want, the UC cafe center and Cougar's Den has. With it's different stations of different foods, it's a tough choice when choosing what to eat. Prices are not bad either, very affordable, and worth it.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm but I've spent a night at Kean in my friend's dorm. If I could, I would dorm but the university is only a 10-15 minute drive from my house so I do not see the point in dorming. Everyone is really friendly and when you dorm, that's when you learn real responsibility, fending for yourself, and making the right decisions. Kean has really nice dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    College is different. You're on your own in a way but there's people to help you out as well. The professors will not spoon feed you but they are always willing to push you to work to your potential. College is only difficult if you make it. Complete assignments, participate, and work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is about finding yourself. Kean has a variety of majors and options to offer with people to help along the way. The diversity of the school is very powerful and uplifting because it gives everyone the equal opportunity to succeed and learn from people from all over the world. The environment is positive and everyone is always so enthusiastic and encouraging. Kean is why college is worth going to.

    In three sentences

    This college makes me feel like I'm in a different world. I can picture the opportunities and bright future ahead of me when I go to school. I am always looking forward to making my future bright and working to my full potential and the staff at Kean is extremely willing to help achieve this.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    theres always something going on at the campus the RAs are always trying to something together for the students to do.

    Food and Dining

    Kean has about 4 different dining areas some are better than other but overall i cant complain about the food.

    Dorm Life

    Unlike most colleges Kean's dorm or should i say residence halls are very up to date. Most colleges dorms especially for freshmans dont look that great but kean has nice dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are awesome. Kean is one of the few affordable schools in new jersey that have a great education program so if you plan on being a teacher kean is the ideal school for you. The professors are great .

    Tips for prospective students

    You will meet a lot of great people here like i said it is very diverse so you will meet people from all over. Everyone from the staff to the students are very helpful so dont worry about getting lost. Everything is pretty much easy to locate.

    In three sentences

    Kean University is a great and affordable university. It is very diverse and i love the people that attend. The school has a beautiful campus and everyone works hard to keep the school clean and safe.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe being that we have a lot of security and a campus police station. Everyone is always alert and on the lookout.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing. It seem fun and everyone is friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always activities being planned for students to take part in and it is always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Kean Is great for students who are serious about furthuring their education and also want to experience college the way it should be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kean has a starbucks on campus which is my personal favorite. We also have university restaurant called the cougars den that sells amazing and healthy foods.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, there are plenty things that can be done. Kean University holds events such as fashion shows, parties, events involving students, and plenty more. There is always something to do at Kean University.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at Kean is average.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is a very wonderful opportunity. The people that are in charge of this field makes it very fun with the activities that they plan for the school year. Dorming is a good experience because it gives you the real college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, Kean University is excellent. The advisors are of great help, the professors are even better. They are there to help you and they just want to help their students excel in all possible ways. The work load is reasonable and it is very manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a prospective student, you should research what area you want to study and ensure that Kean University can assist you in achieving your goals. Also, you should make sure that you are focused on your school and that you have your priorities in order because it also is a fun school with wonderful people and plenty of activities.

    In three sentences

    Kean University is a wonderful school that is filled with various opportunities for their students to excel and become educationally advances. Kean University offers various programs that are beneficial to students who want to further their education and becomes successful. Kean University is a well known school that is known for helping their alumnis and current students achieving.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    just be careful... and try to park your car the closest you can

    What to do for fun

    cannt tell

    Food and Dining

    I do not use this service

    Dorm Life

    I can not tell since I do not use it

    Academic Rigor

    not that hard when you keep your mind focus on your main goal: graduate

    Tips for prospective students

    take your time when registering since some advisors are hard to be reach out

    In three sentences

    great, ship, easy

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    30 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    apply early

    In three sentences

    Kean is a great school. the campus is very beautiful. There are many opportunities to gain while attending this college.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Campus police are excellent to have around on campus at Kean. Kean University has its very own swat team as well as a police station on campus. Wherever I am walking around on campus, I will spot at least one Kean University police car driving around. This makes me feel very safe.

    What to do for fun

    Kean University offers students multiple activities for fun and leisure. At Kean, there is a game room, two movie theaters, basketball courts, and a sanded volleyball court. There is a track near the huge building that includes the gym, indoor basketball courts, and pool. Behind the track is the football field as well as the outdoor tennis courts. Not only does Kean give the athletes chances to have fun, but also the scholars. There is a fantastic three story library as well as a connected Starbucks where students have a chance to socialize with their peers over a latte in a relaxed environment.

    Food and Dining

    Kean University has multiple excellent restaurant and dining facilities. From the two dining halls, to the new organic restaurant, to the Starbucks on campus. Kean's goal is to attract any taste bud, giving students a wide range of diverse foods to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I do not dorm, but have been in one. From my perspective, the new dorms are clean, yet tiny. The older dorms seem to have a rustic appearance and need to be updated.

    Academic Rigor

    Kean University is known to be an excellent university if one desires to obtain a degree in higher education. The professors are very professional yet down to earth, making it easier for the students to feel comfortable learning from them. From my experience at this university, if a student did not do well in high school, 9 times out of ten, they will excel at Kean. Kean University will challenge students but not to the point where the student will despise school. It seems that at Kean, all the students are eager to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare well in advance if one is thinking about applying for financial aid. The process will be complex and will take longer than planned. Paperwork may be lost, or not processed on time, always check up on your status when it comes to financial assistance or any of type of tuition related issues.

    In three sentences

    Kean University is a developing University that attracts a diverse background of students whom bring a wide range of skills to the table of the environment. The faculty of Kean, welcomes every student with open arms, always encouraging critical thinking and independence. Kean Universities' campus is very easy for newcomers to understand and the environment will make one feel secure.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Great location for public transportation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and stick to your career plans and goals.

    In three sentences

    Kean University great majors to choose from. Kean University is open to accommodations to their students. Kean University is accredited.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I only had a burger but i did not like it like that.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not staying on campus

    In three sentences

    Kean University was not the school i originally planned to attend because of the accreditation issues they are facing. My mother made me go to Kean University but so far it's a good school. I like the fact that the classrooms are small but i,m still having doubts about it because of the accreditation problems they are still facing now.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel that the campus is very safe. The alert system is important to students living on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many althetic clubs to join,many social and educational clubs.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on football games, concerts, and many clubs to join. Many meeting to attend and many activities. They have something for every holiday that your family can attend,that is important to me.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright but I miss my mom cooking. They have a good selection to chose from and the hours are very good for all.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoy the dorm life . Sometimes you will feel a little homesick,but it doesnot last very long because something is always going on.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very interesting and thr proferrors are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go for early admission.You then know where you are going when you graduate . You will be more prepared for the coming year.

    In three sentences

    The school is very interesting to me. I Igive Kean a very high rating.enjoy the classes and someone is always around to help you.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 76

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are programs going on each and every day. The only way you won't enjoy yourself is if you choose not to. Also, there are various clubs students can get involved with that supplies trips as well as community service.

    Food and Dining

    No college campus has excellent food, but Kean does supply various options from the healthiest to the greasiest selections. Freshman have unlimited access to the NURH cafeteria which is also open to all students. The cougars den serves the healthier food and stays open the latest on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The residence Halls are all unique in their own way. Each building has its own community but they all are brought together as one entire community. Be open to meeting new people and you can't go wrong with enjoying this experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is what you make it. If you do not apply yourself to your studies then it will seem difficult. If you push yourself to excel then you will see that the academics are easily overcome as an obstacle.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for prospective students is to really do your research about what career choices you want to make. Know what field you wish to study in prior to applying so that you can completely focus on that. Be very open to other organizations and networking because you never know how they may help you to excel.

    In three sentences

    Kean University truly supplies world class education. This school focuses on how to expand the knowledge of students, and also, ways to open new doors of success. Kean influences community, diversity, and an experience of education and service that no student will ever forget.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety here is excellent. They have this program called campus alert that alerts you of anything happening in the school, good or bad. Also you will see police officers patrolling the area all the time, so you will always fell safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Activities at Kean are too much to count. it goes from palates, yoga, martial arts, kickboxing, to softball, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, baseball, football, to pre medical/pre-dental clubs and so much more.

    What to do for fun

    I play sports, go to the gym, do dances classes, and may other things. I also hang out in the game room and play pool, air hockey, video games, dance dance revolution and more.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is amazing. they have everything from Italian to Greek cuisines. there are so many different variety of food you can choose from. The dinning area are awesome. It is pleasing to the eyes and you feel like your in a restaurant all the time.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm, however i can say that it looks pretty comfy and cozy.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here is very competitive. Get ready to work your butt off. There is no more fooling around, but it is time to study and focus on your goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some good advice is do not miss out on opportunities. Like the saying say temptations may lean on the doorbell but opportunities only knocks once. Do let anyone pressure you into doing things that you do not want. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE! College is different from High school and YOU MUST MEET YOUR DEADLINES!!!

    In three sentences

    Kean University is a very friendly environment. It allows you to be yourself and meet people of different background, and cultures. Kean University is very diverse, therefore, it feels as if you have just step into a new world and that you are given another chance to start anew.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Kean University possesses the best program for teacher certification in New Jersey. Kean University is a multicultural institution that allows students to know people from different cultures, and modifying their concept of others. The faculties are highly qualified, usually available 24/7.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    It taste pretty good

    In three sentences

    Expensive, people friendly, and nice

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    actual police station on campus

    Greek Life

    Not that big of a deal

    What to do for fun

    Not much, four basketball courts, a beach volleyball net, and the gym to workout.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not attend this school if you love to party and go out.

    In three sentences

    Kean is Very small quite school. There is really nothing to do here unless you play a sport for the school. Campus is usually empty on weekends.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police on campus are state police that work for the University. They are constantly riding around in their cars making sure everyone is doing okay. There are also posts with red buttons that when you feel threatened, you can press it and a police will arrive very quickly. You can also call the police station and ask for an escort back to wherever you want if you feel unsafe.

    What to do for fun

    To be completely honest, there isn't too much to do for fun on campus. Since there is a starbucks, my friends and I go there to chat and hang out in between classes. There's also a bus that takes students to Jersey Gardens Mall and other places. Kean also has a NJ Transit train station on campus and that allows students to go to the city or anywhere else.

    Food and Dining

    There isn't a great selection of food courts, but it is convenient and they do have a variety of foods.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus, in my opinion, is more beneficial to the student because it allows the students to save time from travel and money from gas. Students that dorm generally have more friends on campus than students that commute.

    Academic Rigor

    It isn't the most competitive University, although that depends on what major you are. Being competitive isn't everything though, everyone does well on their own pace and level.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage prospective students to live on campus if they can because although Kean University is more a commuter school, I think it's important to dorm for at least a year. Dorming helps students to make more friends and focus better on their classes and studies.

    In three sentences

    Kean University is a friendly school. It isn't an ivy league nor is it a well known school, but they have great programs for lots of majors. It's affordable and you get the attention you need both academically and socially.

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 76

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out in the game room/lounges or take the shuttle to the mall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on top of your work. Most importantly make a USEFUL schedule.

    In three sentences

    Kean University has been a great experience so far. The classes are better than I expected. Not that much work, but the work we do have is challenging.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know if there are any.

    What to do for fun

    I know they have football games and concerts, and assemblies for public speakers to help students.

    Food and Dining

    I commute, don't use dining.

    Dorm Life

    I commute.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do your paperwork for enrolling and registration! It gets crazy sometimes.

    In three sentences

    It's a great university for the classes, but the paperwork involved and the approvals of things could be a little more organized. The teachers are great here and I love the convenience of their Kean @ Ocean program held at OCC.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 76

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    students could hang out in the Game Room where there are multiple pool tables and other sources of entertainments such as video games, ping pong tables and televisions to watch.

    In three sentences

    Kean University is a diverse college with a lot to offer. Kean also encourages the students to get involved with what they are learning.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always present

    Greek Life

    Very involved in school activities, politics and volunteerism.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many

    Great for these types of students

    Commuters

    Bang for the buck

    Great price for the education you receive.

    What to do for fun

    So much to do like ski, snowboard, theatre, music, concerts, trips, events, volunteerism, and the list goes on and on.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great. So is the Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    Have not been in a dorm, but I have seen them, and a dorm is a dorm - except for the upper classman - they have sweet rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough, but help is in abundance and failure is not an option.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you meet with an advisor and talk witht hem in detail as to where you see yourself working and being happy working. It's not all about the money if you hate what you do. You can make money doing what you have a passion to do.

    In three sentences

    This University is awesome and close to home. The students are from all over the world and the classes are great. The University improves every year and adds more and more challenging curriculums and degrees, all at a great price!

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 76

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    We have a game room, lots of activities on campus and beautiful cable/ internet access everywhere. Plus, Kean has Starbucks. The Starbucks is awesome.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to class, the professors like that. Read the chapters before class, it will save you when you have a sudden pop quiz because the professors like those too.

    In three sentences

    Kean has an amazing campus that is beautiful and welcoming. The classes are fun and you really learn in class. The professors are approachable.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 76

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a game room that most students go to for some relaxation time. There is also a swimming pool that is available.

    Tips for prospective students

    It would be best to make sure you have enough money for books and know what type of professor you will have.

    In three sentences

    Kean University provides academic opportunities to students at a reasonable tuition price. I would give it a high rating based on its safety, academic profile and most professors. I would stay at Kean University if it had the major that I am searching for to expand my education.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Police are on-call 24/7. They are vey friendly and always there in a time of need.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kean has clubs for just about everything. From science clubs to baseball clubs. They have theatre clubs and math clubs . Kean has something for each and every students if willing to get involved in.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price you will pay at Kan you get a lot. A world-class education, safety, food, and a wonderful learning environment. Kean is a very warm and airing school that will help you to achieve.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do around Kean that are fun. There are plenty of clubs and sports to get involved with that do fun activities. Also, RAs plan activities school wide everyday of the week for people to come out and get to know one another.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Kean is gourmet! They have to make eateries that the students love. The residence hall cafeteria is an all-you-can-eat style which is nice. The other cafeteria is the University Center. This is more of a you pay for a specific meal or item that you want with real money or cougar dollars. This place is amazing but closes at 7pm most days. The food at Kean its good, the only issue is that there is no 24 hour food establishment.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are wonderful. No matter what dorm room you live in they all have a homey feel to them. The RAs are so nice and helpful and treat you with respect . They are there to make sure you have an amazing college experience. Dorming is also better when trying to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Kean challenges you to do your best with the courses that they offer. They have many different levels of course so you can work your way up if you feel as though you are not ready for a certain course. Kean gives you resources to improve and better yourself academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved that all any school has to offer. Kean provides tons of services to help you better your education. Take advantage of all the people around willing to help you. Lastly, always go into we things with a positive attitude.

    In three sentences

    Kean is a forward moving school. They are very involved in the community. Also, while at Kean you feel right at home.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus at any time

    Greek Life

    I'm not personally involved but I've heard great things about the greek life on this campus

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of things to get involved in on this campus, especially during holidays, and the hosts are always open to new and fresh ideas

    What to do for fun

    PLENTY of fun activities to get involved in on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Many eateries available

    Dorm Life

    Clean and comfortable

    Academic Rigor

    Easy flowing and help available when you need it

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to enter a school that is easy flowing, diverse, and welcoming.

    In three sentences

    This school is awesome. There is great staff, diversity, activities, and more. I recommend it to all who want to have a great four years.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a bunch of weekly activities RAs organize for the dorms. There are frat and sport-houses around campus for parties on the weekend, Hoboken has some bars and more night life about 20-30 minutes away. Weekly Shuttles provided for free by the university can take students to Target or the nearby mall. Or simply, it's college: get a group of people together to hang out in a dorm or the University Center game room.

    Food and Dining

    There are three major places to eat ON campus. The New Residence Halls Cafeteria is a buffet-style set up where you can swipe once and get as much food as many times as you want in one sitting. The University Center Cafeteria is bigger and has better (possibly even fresher) food than does the other cafeteria. There are hot foods like wraps, soups, grilled food, salad bar, Tex Mex station, pizza, hot subs, sushi, paninis, etc. which is also a little more expensive but delicious. The Cougar's Den is more a small restaurant that serves healthy, organic, and fresh hot and cold foods. It's a little more costly like the UC Cafeteria. Delicious though.

    Dorm Life

    The new residence dorms are really nice (they are kind of like hotels). The RAs are strict about the dry-campus rule and if things get too rowdy and loud too late at night, they will say something and have no problem writing you up. But if you are respectful and get to know them, your RAs can definitely become friends of yours, like mine have.

    Academic Rigor

    I came from a very challenging high school that was known as the college-high school of the county so when I came to college, it was incredibly similar to my last four years of high school. I haven't had a hard time adjusting to work because that is all I have known my academic career, also because of my studying habits (for example, I will go to the library to do homework due next week instead of taking a nap between class). But I do know a few friends that didn't take advantage of resources and had some trouble adjusting to college life.

    Tips for prospective students

    As far as getting things situated like contacting certain offices for housing information, tuition payments, questions for certain people, etc be persistent or maybe even come in and do it in person because the offices don't always answer their phones which can be annoying but be proactive and it will get done. Put yourself out there and join a club, activity, go to a game or two and you'll find friends. Don't indulge in food because there isn't anything better to do or you're bored or because it is convenient, eat right and stay active so you don't get the freshman fifteen, or even more likely, the freshman thirty.

    In three sentences

    KU is a visually appealing campus due to the hard work of the friendly maintenance crew to plant, grow, fertilize, and care for the grounds. Though it is sometimes difficult to get in contact with some offices, people (students, athletes, commuters, staff, faculty, and coaches included) are very friendly and welcoming. There isn't a lot of night life on or very near campus, but find the right group of people you belong to and there won't be a problem finding fun things to do.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Starbucks is the best place to be,

    What to do for fun

    Not much to do.

    In three sentences

    The campus isn't as live as I would expect it to be. Other than that, it's an okay school. A bit boring, but I can focus on my education more.

  • 02/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    IT all depends on personal taste. The staff here goes to great length to provide a wide variety of high quality food. however one must also keep in mind they are serving it buffet style, so quality control may slip on occasion.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are not always up to par, and in comparison to larger schools the rigor is lacking, however if you have done the research and selected the appropriate professors a top notch education can be achieved, much like anywhere else I suppose. You get what you out into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your major's department head and your potential advisers directly to get a feel for the program. Its an easy way of avoiding wasting your own time and money.

    In three sentences

    For a primarily commuting school its location in New Jersey as well as its proximity to the city are ideal. For the price of tuition, the education provided is remarkable.

  • 02/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Kean Campus police are always there, plus it's a dry campus.. No Pre-Gaming!!!!

    Greek Life

    Not very lively, unless your interested in the Omega Psi Phi or the Sigmas. The Kappa line is suspended.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many to choose from .

    Great for these types of students

    Reserved.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting activities, some greek life, RA activites, Shows in the on-campus theater as well as Downs Hall Parties .

    Food and Dining

    The food has it's days.

    Dorm Life

    Many commuters, but the new building are nice. The RA programs can be fun, but once again IT IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't really been challenged since the beginning of my Freshman EEO summer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Kean University is EXACTLY what you make it. Whoever you choose to hang with will determine how much fun you'll have. But, this is a GREAT experience come and enjoy it.

    In three sentences

    Kean University is a home away from home! Cool, Calm, and Comfortable.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    53 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs to join.

    Bang for the buck

    Most professors are helpful when they are approach, one should take advantage their office hours to meet for extra help.

    What to do for fun

    Anything dealing with health and fitness and watching any sports events are fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are several dining areas on campus, I just think the cost is too expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, so I cannot give feed back on dorm life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips I have for prospective students is to join a club and simply say hello to a student you are sitting near you

    In three sentences

    Kean University is on a small campus in two locations. It is a state college and the tuition is very reasonable. The class size average about 30 to 35 students for each class.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 76

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    KU Campus police are very professional and saying they do their job very well is an understatement. They take their job very seriously to ensure the safety of their student daily.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities but not many of them are active.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kean University has plenty of clubs and organizations that help students get involved on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Kean is great for students who plan on commuting while in school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't experienced any unusual tradition or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Kean University is a good school but it can be better than what it currently is.

    What to do for fun

    Take the train to New York City and visit neighboring colleges/universities.

    Food and Dining

    The food for the student who dorm is not to good, but the Starbucks and University Center cafe offers great food during the week.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great freshman year but the campus is dead on the weekend since everyone goes home.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't very challenging and it felt like I was in high school again because professors don't give out much work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for an on-campus job or get involved in clubs and organizations.

    In three sentences

    Kean University has a safe, small, and beautiful campus. The classes sizes are small so you can develop relationships with your professors. The student body is very diversity so you become familiar with other students culture and lifestyle other than your own.

  • 03/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You have many opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a parking spot make sure you give yourself extra time to wait for a parking spot.

    In three sentences

    I love my Professors. The campus is safe. The parking is not that great.

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join a sorority/fraternity or play a sport.

    Food and Dining

    If you spend all of your flex dollars you will be miserable. The cafeteria food isn't wonderful, but it's tolerable. So save up the Cougar Dollars so you can utilize the other options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The newer buildings are very nice. The suite style bedrooms attract a lot of prospective students. Other dorm buildings aren't so nice ,but many students choose these dorms because they are cheaper.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very easy minus a few higher level classes.

    In three sentences

    Kean is a decent school. A lot could be improved, but there are worse off schools.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Starbucks!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to be in a party school don't go to kean. Kean is a small university that deals with their students in an intimate level which is appreciated.

    In three sentences

    Kean has improved a lot through out the years and now, as a senior, I am begining to enjoy a lot more than I use to. It is convinent and its not a big university which makes it better for students. I am happy to be graduating from Kean with a bachelors in public relations.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I haven't found it yet. ther are some pool tables in the studnet center, but real fun? Haven't found it yet.

    Food and Dining

    I love having Starbucks on campus. but it is hard to find healthy food, especially a variety of it.

    Academic Rigor

    It isn't as demanding as a program I just completed at UCC. But at the same time there is alot of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the tour! I am always lost.

    In three sentences

    It always feels hallow.

  • 04/25/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is an active police station based on the campus, but I've heard rumors of students getting mugged late at night in the parking lot. As a commuter student, this worries me. I also didn't see any police while I was touring the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Much cheaper then the online school I was attending, even at an out of state price.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is gorgeous and has activities all the time.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Starbucks on campus, as well as a very good restaurant. The dining hall is everything that you expect out of a school cafeteria, not too bad, but its not your mom's cooking.

    Dorm Life

    I've heard dorm life is great from a friend, but I have no plans of living on campus myself.

    Academic Rigor

    I am so excited to begin taking classes here, the teaching staff comes highly recommended.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are transferring, the transfer day is hectic and full of confused students. You should get there an hour early and plan on spending the entire day. Try and get a meeting with a staff member ahead of time, they will not come to you.

    In three sentences

    There is a lot to be desired in the administration department. Transferring here is not an easy process but the programs are worth it. The teaching staff has been extremely helpful and pro-active with any request I've had so far.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Great experience, try it out.

    What to do for fun

    Party, join clubs, athletics, Greek life

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Try out athletics, Greek life, or join one of the many clubs.

    In three sentences

    Good school, lots of very bright students. Campus is beautiful and very modern. Social life isn't the greatest but there is definitely ways to get involved.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    chat with fellow classmates.

    Food and Dining

    I do not live on campus so I do not eat here.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you look out for information on your own, at times advisors can get confused and leave you behind.

    In three sentences

    The teachers that I have met as a student here are concerned about their students. The campus itself is kept nice. I enjoy going to class because the fellow students are enjoyable.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is pretty good about keeping the campus safe so there is not many instances of crime on campus but when there is security takes care of it immediately.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities to participate in on campus in the game room and in the recreation center. The university has events on campus almost every week for a variety of different disciplines and cultures.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is pretty good they have a variety of fine dining restaurants if you want to sit down and enjoy a nice meal and stores and a cafeteria if you want to pick up something quick and just go.

    Dorm Life

    I have not stayed on campus but I have been inside the dorm rooms and they are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I think the university is pretty good there is some room for improvement about finding important information. You will be bounced around to different departments before you find what you are looking for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a great adviser they will help you with choosing the right classes, making sure you graduate on time and give good academic advice.

    In three sentences

    The faculty and advisers in the Computer Science department are very helpful and dedicated to making sure their students are successful. I think the Computer Science department is one of the best programs in the university. The financial aid department is not very helpful and is not interested in helping the students find funding.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I did my research and the campus is very safe. The police is always on the campus.

    Greek Life

    I am not interested to join any sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    I know they are a lot to chose from!

    Great for these types of students

    Students pursuing a career in Education and Physical Therapy. Students who like to be in an urban area close to many facilities. Students who cannot afford a higher ranking university but who would like a quality education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know yet since I am an incoming freshman.

    Bang for the buck

    I really wish I got some scholarships in Kean. I have a very good GPA and I am a very involved member in my community, first generation to attend collage and I did not receive any grant or scholarship at all.

    What to do for fun

    I heard about Karaoke Nights and the Performing Arts Theather shows. I will find out the rest when I start!

    Food and Dining

    I know it is good. I've been there a couple of times with my cousins who attend Kean and I really liked it.

    Dorm Life

    I know is good by talking to people who dorm there. I am a commuter student though.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe they are pretty strict but not overwhelmingly strict.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions whenever in doubt about something. Visit the campus. It is beautiful! Join the clubs there. There are a lot of good restaurants in the ratio. Cafeteria food is good! Investigate about the scholarships they offer.

    In three sentences

    I am very excited to start my studies at Kean University. It has been one of my favorite colleges and I really love it that is close to home. I am going to study Elementary Education K-5 and I know that Kean is the best in this field.

  • 09/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I'm not interested.

    What to do for fun

    Go somewhere off campus

    Food and Dining

    The Pizza and tacos are good. The strawberry lemonade is good as well. I also like food from the stir fry station occasionally.

    Dorm Life

    The room is decent. The light takes forever to come on at least in my room. The suites are a little small in my opinion.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of my classes are easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get as much scholarships or grants possible so that you won't have any financial issues. Do all of your work.. Don't skip class. If you drive here come early so you'll have a parking spot.

    In three sentences

    Kean University has great classes. The dorms are decent. It gets kind of boring here if you live on campus because there isn't much to do.

  • 09/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek Life at Kean University is alot of fun. Expect to get a brother or sister who actually cares about you and make a friendships to last a lifetime.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities on campus to join. Go on cougarlink and there are legitimately more than 50. Don't be shy and definitely join as many clubs as your heart desires.

    Bang for the buck

    Kean is a great place for education, but $4400 is a big number to live on campus for 4 months. The facilities are great, but that number is a bit of a stretch.

    What to do for fun

    There's always plenty of stuff to do at Kean. Whether it be a play at Wilkins, Keanfit at Downs Hall, working out at Harwood , Club meetings at the UC, game nights at UC and much more. You should never get bored at Kean, just leave your room or come on on campus and have a great time!

    Food and Dining

    The Dining Center located at the dorms is a NO GO. I mean you can go and its its edible, but not as amazing as the UC dining hall. That food is just plain out amazing.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great at Kean University. They hold a dry campus, but don't let deter you from having a little fun. Your roommates and suitemates become your greatest friends and new freshman is a great place to live. In my opinion though, Whiteman is better, as long as you're ok with no air conditioning.

    Academic Rigor

    Kean University is a University. For a 4 years university it is acreddited to be one of the best teaching schools in the state. Same goes as well for all majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's not a big campus, but it's big enough where you will be able to have a chance to start over your life. The teachers do try and get to know you personally and safety is number one here at Kean. If you're a commuter, don't even sweat, you'll be making friends faster than you know it. Also the Starbucks here on campus is pretty amazing.

    In three sentences

    Kean University is a beautiful, uplifting school that is full of diversity and activities that will always keep you busy. Kean is a great place for education and great place to start a lifetime with friends. It's a place you'll be happy with for sure.

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    What I enjoyed the most is that there is a police station on campus and there are no fights. People are very mature at Kean and everyone gets along with each other. The police do strolls around campus but ultimately, everyone gets along and coincide with each other.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks are very careful when they have mixers. They make sure to have sober sisters and brothers drive everyone to the mixer and back to campus. They make sure you get home safe and enjoyed yourself while at their mixer.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus and all the open-house events provides us with the chance to meet all kinds of people. They are very welcoming and encourage everyone to participate and get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Kean is great for you if you like to meet people, want a campus of suitable size and do not like being alone. The mall is near by and everyone is treated equally. Each professor cares about their students and are not intimidating at all.

    What to do for fun

    Waiting for your next class can be exhausting and boring at times. I myself love to go to the game room and spend time with my close friends. It is a great way to relax before your next class. Also, I love to go to starbucks and catch up on homework that has to be done. It is also very enjoyable to take walks around the beautiful campus.

    Food and Dining

    I absolutely love the food. From the tacos, to the burritos, to the pizza and mozzarella sticks... I love it all! I was informed that the meat and chicken cooked in the kitchen is imported fresh daily. The cafeteria is always clean and comfortable to eat at. I literally go everyday and eat there. I also love how there is a section for grease lovers as me and vegetarians as well.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter but, I got the chance to visit the dorms and they were very neat and well kept. The students who lived there also respect each other and love to live together. They are also like a second family to each other away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at Kean love to challenge their students and personally, I was not given such work in high school. I get homework every night and I love it because it helps me to remember things and reduce cramming. I was astonished by the price of the textbooks and had to use two weeks paycheck on buying them. It was a little difficult getting accustomed to this grand change in my life but, it is all starting to fall into place.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whether you are dorming or commuting, it is very important that you focus on your schoolwork before partying because you will regret not doing so later on. In my Transition to Kean class there is this student who is older than me and only cares about partying. He has a very low GPA and has not decided on a major yet. Please do not be like this, choose your major early so you can take only the classes you need and get out as quickly as you can!

    In three sentences

    Kean University is exciting everyday due to the activities that go on. I love that there are people form different cultures, traditions and races who are very friendly and kind. Conclusively, I love how I felt welcomed at Kean thanks to the staff and student body.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is not an issue on campus, while walking around campus you will always see campus Police near. If students are afraid to walk campus at night they can request officers to walk them. If any danger is suspected Kean police and Union police act fast and try to mend the situation before anything serious occurs.

    Greek Life

    There are several different Greeks on campus, the students on campus where their letters with provide and often get together to help raise money and hold event for the student body. With greek life you can expect parties almost every weekend, and non greek students have the opportunity to meet the greeks two times throughout the year during Meet the Greeks.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kean has various amount of different clubs, there is a club for everyone. These clubs are active on campus, they fundraise, give back to the community, and they also help you get the best college experience, they provide you with tips for graduate school, or your career.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Most students life to hang out on the Dougall Patio, by the clock tower near the UC building, resident students are often hanging out in the center of the quads. Commuter students are often in the game room.

    What to do for fun

    Depends on what type of fun the student is interested it, school hold parties throughout the year, and they also have programs, open mic night, karaoke, movie night, various actives on campus. Most students on campus like to hang out in the game room where they can play video games, pool, watch T.V, play air hockey, dance, there is always something to do if you really want to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Kean has 2 places where students can eat, the res-life cafe, and UC cafe. Food is better at the UC it has more variety, the res-life cafe is buffet style, has meals of the day. Campus also has a convenient store where students can purchase snacks and on-the-go food, you can also find a star bucks on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Life on campus is not always fun, but its what the students make it. If you the student want to have fun and enjoy living on campus be active, join clubs, be active on activities for student body, join Student Organization and make the fun hapoen.

    Academic Rigor

    At times Kean does try their best to provide a world class eduction, but class sizes have changed over the passed year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of finical aid, seek help when needed, join clubs and be active on campus.

    In three sentences

    Like every university, Kean University has pros and cons. Kean is always there for there students when needed, they provide tutoring for students, volunteer experience for different organization, teaches students how to prepare for the real world. Kean hold workshops to help students get ready for graduate school or their careers.

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not a risky campus at all. Extremely safe

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot to choose from and they are always nice to help you out.

    Great for these types of students

    Depends on what you interest is you will find a group pertaining to you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The fraternities do weird things haha.

    Bang for the buck

    Even thought I like the education I don't feel like its 100% worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Not much besides certain events. For the most part you are going to have to go out of campus to have any type of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good. I like the quesadillas the most or the chicken wrap. They are good!

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm but I have heard its really boring and the campus is dry.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good. I like my classes I have learned a lot out of them and teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your schedule early because classes full up really early. Know people so you can know what to take next semester and where to go.

    In three sentences

    Kean has a good mix of cultures but I do not think the campus is full of friendly and outgoing people because they are hard to find. But, the professors I have gotten have been very good with the exception of one. The campus itself is very beautiful and nice.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. Kean Security is always in sight and driving around campus. The campus is clean and very well kept.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very popular at Kean. There are multiple fraternities and sororities to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous clubs and activities to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students. Kean is very diverse and also a large commuter school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Starbucks on the third floor of the CAS building is faster than the main Starbucks on campus. The restaurant Ursino in the STEM building is delicious and also the only place on campus that is allowed alcohol. Extra parking is always found in the parking garage behind Merk eventhough it is more of a walk.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall it is a good school to attend for many reasons and the more you open up to people around you the better the experience is. People are welcoming for who you are and it is also a fun campus. The courses are relevant and educational and the student to teacher ratio is small which makes it nice because the professors know their students and are more available for help if needed.

    What to do for fun

    Campus constantly has events occurring including sports and fundraisers. The campus is in a town where there are plenty of nearby parks, restaurants, or places to go to. Hangout with people on or off campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple places to eat on campus such as the cafeteria, University Center (UC) dining hall, Cougars Den, Starbucks, or student store. The food is great at all of them and there are numerous choices for students to choose from. The one I would rank the lowest is the cafeteria and the UC or Cougars Den I would rank the highest. The have numerous choices to choose from and all types of food that tastes very good. The Cougars Den service can be slower then the other places because they cook the food to order.

    Dorm Life

    A great experience to have for at least one year of the college career. The security is high and strict which is excellent but can be annoying at times if you forget your ID or want a visitor. They are very comfortable to live in and all the dorm buildings are next to each other. It makes going to class very convenient and is a great way of meeting new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Procrastination is not the key. Books can be expensive and sometimes unnecessary, The misleading fact of graduating in four years. It is harder then led onto believe without taking six courses a semester or taking summer/winter classes. Some professors teach for their students to pass the exams not to teach for the outside world and job industry where what is taught should be applied and helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    The advice I would offer prospective students is to arrive at the school early due to the trouble of finding parking before class. Also to not be afraid to reach out to other students it not only makes your college experience better but it is helpful when it comes to needing help with classes or which professors to take over others. Go to all of the classes not only for attendance purposes but it makes it easier to keep up with the class demands. Do not buy the required text until the class begins because some professors do not use the text and it saves you a lot of money. Register as early as possible because the classes fill up quickly and research the professor on ratemyprofessor.com. Lastly, stay focused and determined; it can be easy for some to get off track or discouraged.

    In three sentences

    A seven out of ten is what I would rate Kean University due to the fact that the college has excellent professors who care about the students and want them to excel and not just in the classroom but in all aspects of their personal dreams and desires. Also the campus is beautiful and well kept with students who are nice, caring, and very friendly making it a positive environment. The only negative aspect of Kean University is the lack of efficiency of the financial offices and academic offices; it is hard to receive a response without constant demand for what a student is requesting.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very Safe...

    Greek Life

    Go to meet the greeks if you are interested.

    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved!

    Bang for the buck

    Make sure you are committed to school.

    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends.

    Food and Dining

    I enjoy it.

    Dorm Life

    Live in White man if you aren't high maintenance

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of work!

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY EVERYWHERE!

    In three sentences

    I enjoy it here, but the weekends are dead. Must be here for the right reasons or you will not succeed! College is hard be prepared!

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Commuting is great for local students because it is easy to travel to.

    Food and Dining

    I commute.

    Dorm Life

    I commute.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a biology major and the classes are difficult. I also took classes at Rutgers in New Brunswick and compared to the classes there these are easier, but it isn't high school. You will need to put in work.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for any future Kean at Ocean students: not all of the classes you will need for your degree will be located at the Toms River campus, which is not what they originally tell you. Make sure you follow your degree program exactly and you will do fine.

    In three sentences

    I attend Kean University in Toms River through the Kean at Ocean program; the commute is terrible. It is very difficult to get a straight answer to any question you have because many advisors are also professors and have more to deal with than your questions. The campus itself is mixed in with Ocean County College and 95% of Kean at Ocean students dislike the fact that Kean classes are in the same buildings as OCC classes since our tuition is absurdly higher.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police (KUPD) are always on patrol and campus safety is a priority here at Kean. Updates via notification alerts are also very helpful. Emergency services are always on hand to respond to any issues. Despite the urban surrounding area, the campus grounds are very safe, even at night.

    Greek Life

    Several Greek organizations do exist on campus and are willing to take in members.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and organizations are at home at Kean and can be found via CougarLINK on Kean's website. Kean also has KeanXpedition: a competition program for Kean students that covers a variety of activities for students to participate in and win prizes.

    Great for these types of students

    Design students (graphic design, interior design, industrial design) may find it very beneficial to attend Kean as the Robert Busch School of Design (Kean's design department) is relocating to the newly-constructed Green Lane building. The Thinking Creatively Conference is head annually at Kean and many of the staff members of the Robert Busch School of Design are professionals with many connections in the design industry.

    Bang for the buck

    The academic environment is not too competitive and the tuition is very affordable compared to most other colleges within the area. The campus is visually appealing and the staff is generally helpful.

    What to do for fun

    The campus' University Center contains a game room filled with video game consoles, lounge areas, flat screen TVs, as well as ping-pong and foosball tables. Many clubs and organizations make their homes at Kean. The athletic center houses a gym among other athletic outlets open to all students. Shows and theatre productions are held by the Premiere Stages throughout the semesters and are always an option for entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    On-campus eateries could have better food. The Starbucks at the library is nice but, there are better dining choices outside of the campus, such as Rock'n'Joe at the Union train station.

    Dorm Life

    Technical issues such as heating/air conditioning as well as elevator problems have affected many students. Much of the student population is comprised of commuters so, don't expect to be too accustomed to dorming at Kean.

    Academic Rigor

    General education classes have not been very difficult however, major-related classes can be challenging; as they should be.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Tuition rates are fairly low compared to most other 4-year schools near the central NJ area. - Students interested in design and visual arts may find good opportunities here, as there's been a strong focus on the design department. - Commuting by car is NOT recommended as traffic and parking are huge issues for many students. Commute by train via NJTRANSIT.

    In three sentences

    It's a modest but, somewhat overambitious four-year university. The campus is very attractive and the staff is generally helpful. However, university policies could do with some improvement.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun, there are game rooms in the University Center, the New Upperclassmen dorms, and the New Freshman dorms. Also, recreational sports take place in the Harwood Gym on Monday nights (7 pm). The gym in the Harwood area is open from 10 am - 10 pm as well.

    Food and Dining

    Freshmen have the unlimited swipe meal plan, and $100 cougar dollars for free. There is also a commuters' cafeteria, and the Cougar's Den available for all students. The Cougar's Den is known to be the Panera Bread of Kean.

    Dorm Life

    Kean does very well matching you with a roommate, and suite mates. However, if there are any problems, switching rooms, or buildings is allowed. If you are an athlete, you can have the option to dorm with a teammate, a friend, or a random person.

    Academic Rigor

    Kean is a dry campus. That means alcohol and drugs are not allowed on campus at all (even if you are of age).

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not skip class frequently; many professors help your final grade if you attend class regularly. Always participate in group discussions, they are usually a crucial part of your grade.

    In three sentences

    The professors are all very nice, and are willing to help if you are willing to learn. The athletics are very successful. Campus is beautiful.

  • 04/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Many extracurricular are available as well as a lot of on campus activities. Kean theater often has performances every month as well as renowned public speakers so watching these people gives students a better scope of understanding about what the campus is capable of doing. If this doesn't interest you, than Kean puts on monthly campus parties like Greek Week, where students are able to have fun at a festival as well as meeting members of sororities and fraternities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is better than most schools and there are multiple places to eat within the small campus, making a variety of food available for students. If you're vegetarian or are craving meat, their are so many options available. With that in mind, the set up of the cafeterias allow for better ways to make friends and eating out.

    Dorm Life

    Kean's dorms are relatively good compared to other large schools. They have nice accommodations and are very high functioning.

    Academic Rigor

    Although the classes aren't intensive, they still allow you to be flexible when it comes to being social and fulfilling volunteer work or even an internship or a prospective job. This allows for many opportunities to meet people you might not have met before, therefor allowing you to network.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending Kean, it is alright if you switch between majors. My first year at Kean, I had thought of switching between four majors. However, because the school's community is so close, you can talk to almost any adviser in order to guide you on the right path, regarding what you want to do. So, don't stress if you're confused about what to major in!

    In three sentences

    Kean has a diverse population with multiple areas of interest. It allows students to become involved in the campus and make friend, even when commuting. Although the school may have over 15000 students, the classroom sizes allow for closer student teacher relationships without the stress of a big school.

  • 06/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is okay. The Neighborhood outside of campus is a littler dangerous.

    Greek Life

    Greek life sucks!!

    Clubs and Activities

    There's lots of clubs and activities. Most of them are boring.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't really have any.

    What to do for fun

    You have to make a lot f friends and go out with a lot of people. Attend the parties, games, and plays!

    Food and Dining

    The flood is not all that. It's okay. Sometimes it's great other times it's not.

    Dorm Life

    The dorming at kean is okay. There's always activities going on you just have to look for them.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are great! There's nothing bad I can say.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open-minded and friendly

    In three sentences

    Kean is very cheap for low income students. The campus is very relaxing and gorgeous. It's very convenient.

  • 06/30/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    From what i hear, the food is amazing compared to most colleges