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Kean University
Union, NJ
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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 11,812
   Women 7,179 (60.8%)
   Men 4,633 (39.2%)
Graduate Students 2,258
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 74% of 8,785 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.10
SAT Math 420-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 410-500 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 17-22 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: $28,937
Out-of-state: $35,704
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $11,870
Out-of-state: $18,637
  Room and Board $12,780
Average Percent of Need Met 77%
Average Freshman Award $10,100
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 336
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 48% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Union Population 68,247
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 42% of freshmen, 15% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Cougar
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
19.8% Black/African-American
27.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
35.8% White
8.3% Unknown
International Students 2.4% from 45 countries
First-Year Students Returning 73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 20.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported