Kean University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Kean University Admissions Overview:

Kean University accepts 74% of those who apply each year, making it largely accessible. Students with grades and test scores above average have a good chance of being accepted to the school. To apply, prospective students can use the school's application, or the Common Application. Additional materials include high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, and (optional) personal statement and letters of recommendation.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Kean University Description:

Founded in 1855, Kean University is a large public university located on a 150-acre campus in Union, New Jersey, with easy access to Newark and New York City. The university has grown well beyond its early days as a teachers college, but education remains the most popular field of study. Undergraduates can choose from 48 degree programs. The majority of Kean students commute to campus, but the university does have several residence halls and an active fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the Kean Cougars compete in the NCAA Division III New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). Popular sports include football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball, and baseball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 14,070 (11,812 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 78% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,870 (in-state); $18,637 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,384 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,780
  • Other Expenses: $2,903
  • Total Cost: $28,937 (in-state); $35,704 (out-of-state)

Kean University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 59%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,965
    • Loans: $10,508

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 31%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Field, Hockey, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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