Kean University

Union, NJ

Kean University

Union, NJ

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As a historically inclusive university designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Kean University prepares students for challenging careers in an evolving global economy. The University offers more than 50 undergraduate degrees and over 70 graduate study options. Kean’s wide range of academic programs allows undecided students many options to explore as they find their path in life.

Known as the producer of the best teachers in New Jersey, Kean celebrates the success of all its alumni, from chief researchers at national health care brands to athletic trainers on the sidelines at NFL games—and beyond. Kean prepares students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning, and fulfilling lives, all while maintaining one of the lowest tuition rates in New Jersey. 

Student and campus life
Life at Kean is a vibrant mix of academic, social, and cultural activities—students get involved both on and off campus with access to résumé-building internships. Kean is a 30-minute train ride to New York City directly from campus, or you can engage right here on campus at Premiere Stages—one of seven theatres on campus—which offers world-class music, dance, and theatrical performances. 

Residential Student Services
Ranked “Best Public Dorm Rooms” among public universities in New Jersey by, Kean’s residence halls are vibrant communities of close to 2,000 students, where leadership opportunities, Greek life, community service, dining, the arts, athletics, and so much more await you as a Kean resident student.

Financing your education
Kean is the most affordable comprehensive university in New Jersey, with students graduating with less debt than the national average. With Kean’s scholarships and aid programs, including an out-of-state campus residency scholarship, students can achieve their academic goals with less of a financial burden. 

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Ranked in the Top 50 for Social Mobility | U.S. News & World Report

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Named to the 2022 Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll

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Named a Best College in 2022 | Money magazine

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Ranked in the Top 20 in the North for Most Innovative | U.S. News & World Report

Kean Fast Facts

• Founded in 1855
• Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
• Most affordable comprehensive university in New Jersey
• 16,000+ student population
• 50+ undergraduate degree programs
• 70+ options for graduate study
• Average class size of 20 students
• 30 minutes from New York City, with a train station adjacent to campus
• Internships at top-tier companies in Manhattan and New Jersey
• Ranked “Best College Dorm Rooms” among public universities in New Jersey by Niche
• 170+ honor societies, cultural groups, and student organizations
• 11 eateries on campus, including Starbucks, Smashburger, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Auntie Anne’s, and Barnes & Noble Café

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