Keene State College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Keene State College
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Keene State College Admissions Overview:

Keene State is generally accessible; the school had an acceptance rate of 83% in 2016. Students interested in applying will need to submit an application, scores from the SAT or the ACT, and high school transcripts. If you have any questions about the application process, a member of the admissions team is able to help.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Keene State College Acceptance Rate: 83%

Keene State College Description:

Keene State College (KSC) is a public liberal arts college located in Keene, New Hampshire, a town in the southwest corner of the state. Keene State was founded in 1909 as a school for teachers, and today education remains one of the most popular majors. Business, communication, and health fields are also heavily enrolled. Highly motivated students should look into Keene State's Honors Program with its enhanced curriculum and travel-study component. Academics are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Keene State students come from 28 states and 4 countries, with just over half coming from New Hampshire.

Student life at Keene State is active with nearly 100 student clubs and organizations including several fraternities and sororities. On the Athletic front, the Keene State Owls compete in the NCAA Division III Little East Conference. The college fields seven men's and ten women's sports. Keene State College is a member of COPLAC, the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,282 (4,165 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,613 (in-state); $21,997 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,390
  • Other Expenses: $1,850
  • Total Cost: $26,753 (in-state); $35,137 (out-of-state)

Keene State College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 82%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,856
    • Loans: $9,562

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Architecture, Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, English, Health Science, Psychology, Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences, Sociology.

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 54%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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