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Tuition & Fees

$11,581

$18,183

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,900
Declined + 2,044
Total Received 7,944
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Management
  3. Criminal Justice
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School Facts

Kean University, founded in 1855, is a public university. Its 185-acre campus is located in Union, 12 miles from New York City.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,112
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)

Codes

SAT 2517
ACT 2582

Social Networks

Public

11,814

undergraduate students

2,298

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
24%
400-499
54%
300-399
17%
200-299
2%
600-699
6%
500-599
33%
400-499
50%
300-399
11%
30-36
3%
24-29
12%
18-23
51%
12-17
34%
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Union, NJ

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Union, NJ

185-acre, suburban campus in Union (population: 54,405), 12 miles from New York City. Major airport serves Newark (eight miles); train serves Newark/New York; bus serves Newark (eight miles). School operates transportation on Union campus. Public transportation serves campus. Additional location in Toms River, New Jersey and abroad in Wenzhou, China.

Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
42%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
28%
Top 1/2
66%
Bottom 1/2
34%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
24%
400-499
54%
300-399
17%
200-299
2%
600-699
6%
500-599
33%
400-499
50%
300-399
11%
30-36
3%
24-29
12%
18-23
51%
12-17
34%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 30 (priority deadline)
August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,900
Declined + 2,044
Total Received 7,944

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jennifer Kanellis
Director of Admissions
P: 908 737-7100
F: 908 737-7105
admitme@kean.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,565
Room & board $12,565
Additional fees $4,016
Books & supplies $1,384
Total $25,530
Average Financial Aid - $10,442
Total with Avg. Aid $15,088

Financial Aid

82%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,442

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $24,484,601
State $14,404,061
Institutional $1,820,563
Other external $407,849
Total $41,117,074

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $28,875
Institutional $0
Other external $0
Total $28,875

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
field hockey
football
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, ECAC, New Jersey Athletic Conference, Skyline Conference
Mascot
Cougars
School colors
navy and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Architecture
Art History
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Biology
Biotechnology
Chemistry
Communications
Communications Studies
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Earth Sciences
Economics
Educational Administration
Educational Leadership
Educator of Individuals with Disabilities
Elementary Education
Elementary/Middle/Secondary Education
English
English Writing
Exercise Science
Finance
Fine Arts
Fine Arts Education
Global Management
Health Information Management
History
Holocaust/Genocide Studies
Industrial Design
Information Technology
Instruction/Curriculum
Interior Design
International Business
Management Science
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Medical Technology
Music
Music Education
Music/General Performance
Nursing
Nursing Educational Leadership
Occupational Therapy
Physical Education
Political Science
Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading Specialist
Recreation Administration
School Psychology
School/Clinical Psychology
Science/Technology
Science/Technology Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology/Social Justice
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Language Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology
Studio Art
Sustainability Studies
Theatre
Theatre Design/Technology
Theatre Performance
Visual Communications
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Undergraduate

84%

11,814
students

Female
60%
7,125

Male
40%
4,689

Graduate

16%

2,298
students

Female
78%
1,788

Male
22%
510

undergraduateFull-time

77%

9,192
students

Female
60%
5,457

Male
40%
3,735

undergraduatePart-time

23%

2,622
students

Female
64%
1,668

Male
36%
954

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
27%
Hispanic/Latino
36%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

92%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Winter: November 18

Spring: January 1

Summer: May 15 and June 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

92

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 49
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Ecuador
India
Nigeria
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Yaruby Petit-Frere
Center for International Studies
908 737-0350
cis@kean.edu

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