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Keene State College
Keene, NH
Keene State, founded in 1909, is a public college. Its 160-acre campus is located in Keene, in the southwestern corner of New Hampshire.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,165
   Women 2,278 (54.7%)
   Men 1,887 (45.3%)
Graduate Students 117
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 83% of 5,466 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.00
SAT Math 487 average
440-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 492 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $26,753
Out-of-state: $35,137
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $13,613
Out-of-state: $21,997
  Room and Board $10,390
Average Percent of Need Met 67%
Average Freshman Award $13,279
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates Not reported
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Keene Population 23,419
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 53% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Owls
Sororities 7% of women participate
Fraternities 7% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
1.3% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.6% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students 0.1% from 6 countries
First-Year Students Returning 75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 53.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 24.0%