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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.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students11,812
   Women7,179 (60.8%)
   Men4,633 (39.2%)
Graduate Students2,258


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate74% of 8,785 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.10
SAT Math420-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading410-500 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite17-22 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $28,937
Out-of-state: $35,704
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,870
Out-of-state: $18,637
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met77%
Average Freshman Award$10,100
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population68,247
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew York City
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 42% of freshmen, 15% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III


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 Students2.4% from 45 countries
First-Year Students Returning73.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.00 3.31 575 600 25
Low 2.10 2.27 470 500 25
High 4.00 4.30 680 710 25
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One in five Kean undergraduates majors in education.

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