Keene State, founded in 1909, is a public college. Its 160-acre campus is located in Keene, in the southwestern corner of New Hampshire.

Website: www.keene.edu/

Public
Co-ed
3,780
Undergraduate
Students
(54.7%) 2,067 Women
(45.3%) 1,713 Men
86
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
83% of 5,580 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.98
SAT Math
450-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
530 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,988
Out-of-state: $36,952
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,212
Out-of-state: $23,176
Room and Board
$11,026
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$13,334
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$39,687
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Keene Population
23,419
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
55% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Owls
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
1.5% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.9% White
6.0% Unknown
International Students
0.1% from 8 countries
First-Year Students Returning
71.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
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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 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted April 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
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 admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
229 Main Street
City, State, Zip
Keene, NH 03435
Phone
(603) 358-2276
Fax
(603) 358-2767
E-mail
kscadmissions@keene.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
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
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
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
83% of 5,580 applicants were admitted
Women
85% of 3,265 applicants were admitted
Men
80% of 2,315 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,238 (27%) of 4,613 admitted students enrolled
Women
688 (25%) of 2,768 admitted students enrolled
Men
550 (30%) of 1,845 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
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
2.98
3.75 and Above
6%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
34%
2.00 - 2.49
17%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
450-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
10%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
35%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
1%
SAT EBRW
530 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
17%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
29%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
25%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
20%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 6%
Top quarter: 21%
Top half: 55%
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: $27,988
Out-of-state: $36,952
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,212
Out-of-state: $23,176
Room and Board
$11,026
Books and Supplies
$900
Other Expenses
$1,850
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@keene.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning -100
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002590
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
869 (92.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
695 (79.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
692 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
77 (14.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$13,334
Need-Based Gift
Received by 549 (77.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,224
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 600 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,371
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 583 (79.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
192 (21.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,777

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,020 (83.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,439 (80.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,432 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
321 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$13,125
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,752 (73.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,143
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,164 (88.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,085
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,554 (57.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
666 (16.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,334

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$39,687
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
18.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
12.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

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

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,926
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
23
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
31
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,274
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Acting
  • American History (United States)
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Architecture
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • European History
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Holocaust and Related Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering technologies, Health professions and related sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 71% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


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

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
640,149
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
600
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not 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

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Keene Population
23,419
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
150 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.4 average low in January, 77.3 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Keene
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Brattleboro, Vt.

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
55% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
45%
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
Emergency Notification System

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Owls
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
ice hockey, rugby, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
ice hockey, rugby, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, environmental outing club, social activities council, student government, chock full o notes, the equinox student newspaper
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,780
Women
2,067 (54.7%)
Men
1,713 (45.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,624
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
1.5% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.9% White
6.0% Unknown
International Students.
0.1% from 8 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
86

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
71.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
60.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
62.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 1%
Arts and Sciences 3%
Education 4%
Other 1%

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