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Kean University

Union, NJ, USA
3.55 Average Rating

Founded in 1855, Kean University is a public school in northeast New Jersey and the state’s first public post-secondary institution of higher learning. Kean grants undergraduate degrees in over 50 areas of study and graduates the most teachers in the state each year. For students who wish to learn in a new culture, Kean operates an international campus in China which hosts students for a semester abroad program. Kean is also home to several research facilities including the Kean University Human Rights Institute, the Wynona Moore Lipman Ethnic Studies Center, and the Holocaust Resource Center.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
82%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. January 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision April 30, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
13%
Submitting ACT
70%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
16,125
Total Number of Undergrads
13,893
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
37%
20-39 Students
62%
0
100
22%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,839
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$12,348
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$19,383
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,470
Books and Supplies
$1384

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
62%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,643
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
62%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,944
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,371

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
70%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,976
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$255
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
207
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
16%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cougars
School Colors
White/Navy Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
New Jersey Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Philadelphia
Atlanta
Miami
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.55 Average Rating
Kean is very cheap for low income students. The campus is very relaxing and gorgeous. It's very convenient.
Tumey
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.
Freshman Student from Bergen County, NJ
Kean University is a great school to attend if you like diversity, a beautiful campus, and a great education.
Brianna from Piscataway, NJ
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.
Rodriguez
Kean University is an institution with endless of opportunities. It is vibrant and a diverse school , interacting with people from all parts of the world. It has a strong academic base preparing our students for the workforce.
Melissa from Linden, NJ
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.
Nancy from Elizabeth, NJ
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.
Alex from Morris County, NJ
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.
Darlene from Atlantic City , NJ
Kean seems like a very nice affordable University. It's close to home and meets all of my criteria. I'm very excited to apply.
Tina from Colonia, NJ

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