Kean University, founded in 1855, is a public university. It has an excellent reputation in allied health/life science fields and is the largest producer in the state of school teachers and administrators. Kean has an attractive and appealing campus environment and boasts student-oriented service programs. It has tuition that is lower than that of similar schools and also has a low student/faculty ratio. Its 150-acre campus is located in Union, 12 miles from New York City.

Website: www.kean.edu/

Public
Co-ed
11,824
Undergraduate
Students
(59.9%) 7,082 Women
(40.1%) 4,742 Men
2,232
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
86% of 9,082 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.00
SAT Math
440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
450-540 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,475
Out-of-state: $37,510
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,348
Out-of-state: $19,383
Room and Board
$14,470
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$11,285
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,407
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
357
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 50% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Union Population
68,247
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
16% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cougar
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
21.2% Black/African-American
30.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
31.1% White
8.1% Unknown
International Students
2.5% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning
72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History 2  
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted August 15
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for advising
ACT: Used for advising

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1000 Morris Avenue
City, State, Zip
Union, NJ 07083
Phone
(908) 737-7100
Fax
(908) 737-3415
E-mail
admitme@kean.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins November 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 1

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
SAT or ACT required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
86% of 9,082 applicants were admitted
Women
88% of 5,315 applicants were admitted
Men
84% of 3,767 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,826 (36%) of 7,809 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,731 (37%) of 4,657 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,307 (41%) of 3,152 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
55% of 3,790 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.00
3.75 and Above
10%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
32%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
440-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
40%
Score of 300 - 400
8%
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
450-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
45%
Score of 300 - 400
6%
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
17-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
14%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
31%
Score of 6 - 11
1%
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,475
Out-of-state: $37,510
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,348
Out-of-state: $19,383
Room and Board
$14,470
Books and Supplies
$1,384
Other Expenses
$2,273
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@kean.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002622
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,673 (93.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,467 (86.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,355 (93.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
14 (.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$11,285
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,077 (74.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,593
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,322 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,512
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 415 (26.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
79 (3.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,647

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
8,054 (83.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
7,140 (88.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,804 (95.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
49 (.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$11,118
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,057 (74.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,848
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,574 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,482
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,313 (16.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
214 (1.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,976

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,407
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,673
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • History, General
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Public Administration
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Psychology, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
357
Part-Time Faculty
1,036
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
19%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 50% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
250,054
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1700
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art Education
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Communication Disorders
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Liberal Studies
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Union Population
68,247
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
240 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Newark
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Elizabeth

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
16% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cougar
School Colors
Royal blue and silver

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x      
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, american sign language club, kean university council for exceptional children, kean university rotaract action club, eeo society, pre-medical pre-dental association
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
11,824
Women
7,082 (59.9%)
Men
4,742 (40.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
9,609
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
21.2% Black/African-American
30.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
31.1% White
8.1% Unknown
International Students.
2.5% from 39 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
2,232

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
42.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
50.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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