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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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,809
Declined + 1,273
Total Received 9,082
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Public

11,824

undergraduate students

2,232

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Management
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Codes

SAT 2517
ACT 2582

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,056
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  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)

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Union, NJ

180-acre, urban campus in Union (population: 59,327), 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).

Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
38%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
41%
400-499
45%
300-399
6%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
43%
400-499
40%
300-399
8%
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
51%
12-17
31%
6-11
1%

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,809
Declined + 1,273
Total Received 9,082

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

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

Financial Aid

82%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,118

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,935
Room $11,418
Board $3,384
Additional fees $2,660
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $28,397
Average Financial Aid - $11,118
Total with Avg. Aid $17,279

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $27,375,236
State $17,893,132
Institutional $4,084,335
Other external $448,161
Total $49,800,864

Non-need-based

Federal
State $19,250
Institutional
Other external
Total $19,250
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 908 737-3190
F: 908 737-3200
finaid@kean.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Sherrell Watson-Hall
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@kean.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, crew, dodgeball, fitness classes, kickboxing, non-tackle football, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, Wiffle ball, yoga, Zumba

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Athletic Directors

Jack Mckiernan (men's)
Director Of Athletics & Recreation
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, ECAC, New Jersey Athletic Conference, Continental Volleyball Conference, Colonial States Athletic Conference
Mascot
Cougars
School colors
navy and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Architecture
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Biology
Biotechnology
Chemistry
Communications
Communications Studies
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counseling/Supervision
Counselor Education
Criminal Justice
Design/Visual Communications
Early Childhood Education
Earth Sciences
Economics
Educational Administration
Educational Leadership
Elementary/Middle/Secondary Education
English
English Writing
Exercise Science
Finance
Fine Arts
Fine Arts Education
Forensic Psychology
Global Management
Global Studies
Health Information Management
Hindi/Urdu Language Pedagogy
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
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Political Science
Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading Specialist
Recreation Administration
Recreational Therapy
School Psychology
School/Clinical Psychology
Science/Technology
Science/Technology Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Language Hearing Science
Speech-Language Pathology
Studio Art
Sustainability Studies
Theatre
Theatre Arts Education
Theatre Design/Technology
Theatre Performance
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Management

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

14,056

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

11,824
students

Female
60%
7,082

Male
40%
4,742

16%

2,232
students

Female
78%
1,734

Male
22%
498

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

9,609
students

Female
60%
5,739

Male
40%
3,870

19%

2,215
students

Female
61%
1,343

Male
39%
872

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
30%
Hispanic/Latino
30%
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

95%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

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 1

Winter: December 1

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
  • Career
  • Military
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • 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

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
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 39
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Columbia
Ecuador
India
Portugal
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact


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

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