World Class Education


With a rich history in higher education that spans over 150 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:
14,250; 16:1 student-faculty ratio

Number of Faculty:

Colleges, programs, and degrees:
50+ major options for undergraduate degrees; 35 graduate degree programs

Geographic Diversity:
One of the top five most diverse campuses in the US 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: $19,009
Room and Board: $13,513*
Total: $32,522
*This amount reflects an average cost of the double occupancy residential rates.

Financial Aid: Students graduate with 34% less debt from Kean than the national average. International students can apply for various Kean Foundation Scholarships through one application. Deadline: March 1 for 2018-2019 academic year. 

Test Score Requirements:
Applicants must submit a general evaluation of their official high school (secondary school) transcript. The evaluation report must come from an organization affiliated with the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES). Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) official test scores are required for any applicant who has studied in a country where English is not the native language. Please note that the TOEFL/IELTS requirement is only waived if you are a native English speaker or have completed a college-level English Composition course in the US with a grade of “C” or better. TOEFL minimum score: Internet based: 80; Computer based: 213; Paper based: 550; IELTS minimum score: 6.0

Application Deadlines and Fees: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis following the deadlines below. It is recommended that international students complete their applications
three months prior to their desired entry term. Undergraduate international applicant due dates:
Fall: First-year Early Action, December 1; STEM programs, March 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 Dorm Rooms” at a public university in the state of New Jersey by
• 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
• 10 eateries on-campus including Au Bon Pain, Auntie Anne’s, Barnes & Noble Café, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Smashburger and Starbucks

Rated one of the top five most diverse schools in the nation by DiversityInc, Kean prepares students for challenging careers in the evolving global economy. 

The University offers 50+ undergraduate degrees and 85 graduate study options. Kean’s wide range of academic 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 two years that integrates sciences and mathematics courses across STEM disciplines. U.S. News & World Report named Kean’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 into Kean’s Architecture and Design degree programs.

Known as the producer of the best teachers in New Jersey, Kean celebrates the success of all alumni, from chief researchers at national health care brands to athletic trainers on the sidelines at NFL games and beyond. Kean University 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 world-class internships. 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 five 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 nearly 140 honor societies, cultural and student organizations, as well as 32 fraternities and sororities, Kean offers students a wealth of social and educational opportunities.

Residential student services
Rated the best in New Jersey among public universities by, Kean’s residence halls are vibrant communities of close to 2,000 students, where new ideas and greater independence are explored. A new freshman residence hall is slated to open in fall 2018.

Kean Global: beyond study abroad
A global education is important to appreciating cultural diversity and success in multinational corporations. Kean goes global like no one else. With international internships and TraveLearn opportunities in over 60 countries, Kean was also selected as one of three US universities to operate a full-scale English-speaking campus in Wenzhou, China. Kean students can study for a semester or year at Wenzhou-Kean University and immerse themselves in Chinese culture while keeping on track with the courses they need to graduate.

Experience Kean
We encourage interested students and their families to visit Kean to learn more about the University and its many opportunities as well as experience our world-class facilities. Visit to take a campus tour. See where a world-class education takes you!