Keene State College

Keene, NH, USA
3.89 Average Rating

Keene State College is a 4-year public liberal arts college in southwest New Hampshire and a member of the University System of New Hampshire. Keene State confers bachelor’s degrees in over 40 academic fields of study. Throughout the school year, Keene State hosts several annual events including a student film festival, seminars in children’s literature, and the New Hampshire State Geographic Bee. For students interested in the fine and performing arts, the Keene State campus hosts the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery and Redfern Arts Center featuring both touring and student productions.

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
83%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision April 1, 2020 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
36%
Out-Of-State Students
57%
10%
Submitting ACT
91%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1038
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,866
Total Number of Undergrads
3,780
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
52%
20-39 Students
44%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
53%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
63%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,545
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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.
$14,212
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.
$23,176
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.
$11,026
Books and Supplies
$900

Aid & Grants

0
100
65%
Need Met
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.
23%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,870
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.
23%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,460
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,595

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.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,724
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.
$21,000
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.
$276
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
100
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
56%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Owls
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

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

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Hartford
Springfield
Portland
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.89 Average Rating
Home to the Redfern Arts Center and a really good theatre and dance department.
Nestled in a quaint New England town the campus is really beautiful at night.
With a dedicated student involvement committee there is always something fun going on, did I mention Sizzlers?
Ellen from Bartlett, IL
Quaint
Underrated
Negative reviews are from lazy picky drunks that are angry with their lack of success

Crystal from Sutton, MA
Keene State College is expanding opportunities for current and future students with the new nursing program. The program is half way through its second year and making great progress! The classes are exceptional and the teachers are all involved, dedicated, and professional.
Alicia from Dunstable, MA
It makes the transition from high school to college easier. It gives you a family away from home. Everyone is welcoming and wants to help you succeed.
Mikayla from Mansfield Center, CT
Beautiful campus, accessible (and free!) printers, wonderful library. The staff is attentive and caring, and very passionate about what they teach. There's so many ways to get involved on campus, and the Integrative Studies program gives a chance to meet many people and professors, and generate new interests!
Mariah from Nashua, NH
Keene, NH is a great place to be. Everything is pretty close together, shopping, food, library... and it is a safe area. I go into Keene very often since I live in the next town over and I definitely would recommend Keene State College.
Christina