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
11,984
Undergraduate
Students
(59.7%) 7,160 Women
(40.3%) 4,824 Men
2,242
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
82% of 8,851 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.04
SAT Math
440-530 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
440-540 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
16-22 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
81%
Average Freshman Award
$10,551
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,277
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
333
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
19.9% Black/African-American
28.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
34.6% White
8.4% Unknown
International Students
2.6% from 43 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
20.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 Not Reported
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
January 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
 
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
82% of 8,851 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
1622 admitted students enrolled
Men
1204 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
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
3.04
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
440-530 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
6%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
44%
Score of 300 - 400
9%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
440-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
7%
Score of 500 - 600
40%
Score of 400 - 500
47%
Score of 300 - 400
6%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
16-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
14%
Score of 18 - 23
44%
Score of 12 - 17
40%
Score of 6 - 11
1%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

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 April 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002622
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,637 (93.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,419 (86.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,325 (93.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
9 (.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$10,551
Need-Based Gift
Received by 987 (74.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,356
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,314 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,540
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 357 (26.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
60 (3.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,464

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
7,837 (83.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
6,945 (88.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,653 (95.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
57 (.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$11,052
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,985 (74.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,690
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,507 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,574
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,109 (16.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
139 (1.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,237

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,277
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
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, 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
$2,409
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • 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
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • 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
  • 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, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
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
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
333
Part-Time Faculty
1,099
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
278,383
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 Science, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adult Education
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • School Nursing
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • School Psychology

Location and Setting


Union Population
68,247
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
185 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
84%
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      
Tennis x      
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
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, kean university council for exceptional children, american sign language club, national society of collegiate scholars, speech, language and hearing student association, outdoor adventure and recreation club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
11,984
Women
7,160 (59.7%)
Men
4,824 (40.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
9,516
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
19.9% Black/African-American
28.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
34.6% White
8.4% Unknown
International Students.
2.6% from 43 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
2,242

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
20.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
42.9%
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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