Kean University

Union, NJ

Kean University

Union, NJ

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Tuition & Fees

$12,595

$19,771

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,541
Declined 2,999
Total Received 9,540
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Public

12,120

undergraduate students

2,189

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Kean University, founded in 1855, is a public university. Its 240-acre campus is located in Union, 12 miles from New York City.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 14,309
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational

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240 -acre, urban campus in Union (population: 56,642), 12 miles from New York City. Major airport and bus serves Newark (eight miles); train serves Newark/New York. School operates transportation on Union campus. Public transportation serves campus. Additional locations in Jefferson Township (Kean Skylands) and Toms River (Kean Ocean), NJ and abroad in Wenzhou, China (Wenzhou-Kean University).

  • Metropolitan area: New York City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Newark Liberty International

Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue
Union
07083

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • The National Society of Leadership and Success
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Kean University Council for Exceptional Children
  • Active Minds at Kean University
  • Kean University Rotaract Action Club

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Kean Day
  • Meet the Greeks
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
43%
400-499
42%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
48%
400-499
36%
300-399
5%
30-36
3%
24-29
21%
18-23
49%
12-17
27%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline August 15
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.1

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,541
Declined 2,999
Total Received 9,540

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 49
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,935
Room & board $14,802
Additional fees $2,660
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $1,753
Total $30,150
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Sand volleyball, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Sand volleyball, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Architecture
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
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
International/Global Studies
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, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sustainability Studies
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

14,309

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

12,120
students

Female
60%
7,267

Male
40%
4,853

15%

2,189
students

Female
78%
1,702

Male
22%
487

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

9,817
students

Female
60%
5,854

Male
40%
3,963

20%

2,303
students

Female
62%
1,413

Male
38%
890

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 74%
Student 4 year graduation rate 21%
Student 5 year graduation rate 20%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
31%
Hispanic/Latino
29%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,525

Transfer students enrolled

11%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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