World Class Education


With a rich history in higher education that spans over 160 years, Kean University is a vibrant and diverse university offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning, and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of world-class faculty, and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. Located in UNION, NEW JERSEY, Kean’s 180-acre campus is located just 30 minutes from New York City.  


Type of School: Public university

Size of Campus:
Kean’s campus spans over 180 acres of metropolitan Union County, New Jersey.

Number of Students:
16,000+; 20:1 student-faculty ratio

Number of Faculty:

Colleges, programs, and degrees: 50+ undergraduate degree programs; 60 options for graduate study

Geographic Diversity:
One of the top five most diverse campuses in the United States as ranked by DiversityInc

International Student Services: The Office of International Student Services provides current and prospective international students with the best advice and assistance in understanding the regulations of your F-1 student status, the latest immigration news, and workshops and events to assist you with adjusting to life in the United States.

International Student Budget:
Tuition and Fees: $19,383
Room and Board: $14,470*
Total: $
*This amount reflects an average cost of the double occupancy residential rates.

Financial Aid: Students graduate with 36% less debt from Kean than the national average. International students can apply for various Kean Foundation Scholarships through one application. Deadline: March 1 for 2019–2020 academic year

Test Score Requirements:
Please note the TOEFL/IELTS requirement is only waived if you are a native English speaker or have completed an associate or undergraduate degree obtained from a US institution or a country whose native language is English. TOEFL minimum score: Internet based—80, paper based—550; IELTS minimum score—6

Application Deadlines and Fees: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis following the deadlines below. It is recommended that international students complete their applications
six months prior to their desired entry term. Undergraduate international applicant due dates:
• Fall: First-year Early Action—January 1; Regular Action and transfer—April 30
• Spring: First-year and transfer—December 1
• Application fee: $75

Fast Facts
• Founded in 1855
• Federally designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
• Most affordable comprehensive university in New Jersey
• 30 minutes to New York City, with a train station adjacent to campus
Internships in top-tier companies in New York City and New Jersey, such as MSNBC and Giorgio Armani
• Study abroad in 30+ countries, including Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU), one of only three US colleges with English-speaking campuses in China
• Ranked “Best College Dorm Rooms” at a public university in New Jersey by Niche
• 170+ honor societies, cultural and student organizations, fraternities, and sororities
• 14 NCAA Division III intercollegiate varsity sports
• Three fitness centers on campus
• On-campus access to New Jersey Transit, Zipcars, and shuttle buses
11 eateries on campus, including two Starbucks, Smashburger, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Au Bon Pain, Auntie Anne’s, Barnes & Noble Café, and Frutta Bowls (coming soon)

Rated as one of the top five “Most Diverse Schools” in the nation by DiveristyInc, Kean University prepares students for challenging careers in the evolving global economy. 

The University offers 50+ undergraduate degrees and 60 graduate-study options. Kean’s wide range ofacademic degree programs allows undecided students lots of options as they find their path in life.

In the sciences, the University’s Research First Initiative is the only program in New Jersey that offers a core curriculum in the first twoyears that integrates science and mathematics courses across STEMdisciplines.

U.S. News & World Report namedKean’s Occupational Therapy program one of the best in the nation. The Michael Graves College carries the name of one of the world’s premier architects and designers,Michael Graves, who infused his socially conscious philosophy intoKean’s Architecture and Design degree programs.

Whether you see yourself in the world of finance or beyond, you’ll receive the knowledge and technical skills you need in the ever-evolving international marketplace. Here at Kean, we celebrate the success of all alumni, from chief researchers at national health care brands to a Computer Science program with 100% job placement upon graduation and beyond. Kean prepares students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning, and fulfilling lives—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 at pharmaceutical companies and in nearby Manhattan. Kean is a 30-minute train ride to New York City direct from campus, while world-class music, dance, and theatrical performances engage you right here. Premiere Stages, one of seven theatres on campus, is a professional equity theatre that supports the development and production of work by local playwrights. Theatre majors at Kean have the uncommon opportunity to earn professional credits in the Actors’ Equity Association as students here on campus.
With 170+ honor societies, cultural and student organizations, and fraternities and sororities, Kean offers students a wealth of social and educational opportunities.

Residential student services
Ranked “Best College Dorm Rooms” among public universities in New Jersey by Niche, Kean’s residence halls are vibrant communities of close to 2,000 students, where new ideas and great independence are explored. Leadership opportunities, Spanish Speaking Program, service, dining, the arts, athletics, and so much more await you as a Kean residential student.

Kean Global: beyond study abroad
A global education is important to appreciating cultural diversity and success in multinational corporations. Kean goes global like no oneelse. With international internships and TraveLearn opportunities in over60 countries, Kean was also selectedas one of three US universities to operate a full-scale English-speaking campus in Wenzhou, China. Keanstudents can study for a semester oryear at Wenzhou-Kean Universityand immerse themselves in Chineseculture while keeping on track withthe courses they need to graduate.

Discover Kean
We encourage interested studentsand their families to visit Kean to learn more about the University andits many opportunities as well as experience our world-class facilities. Visit to take acampus tour and see where a world-class education takes you!