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. From its roots as a teachers college, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate degrees and 70+ graduate program options.

Known as the producer of the best teachers in New Jersey, Kean’s Education programs give you the rich academic background and extensive classroom experience that’ll prepare you to get your certification and for an outstanding career as a teacher. Our alumni have received the most prestigious honors in education, including the Milken National Educator Award, the Preserve America History Teacher of the Year, and the New Jersey State Teacher of the Year.

And that’s just the beginning. 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 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. 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.

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
• Home to New Jersey’s first teachers college
• Most affordable comprehensive university in New Jersey
• 16,000+ students
• 50+ undergraduate programs
• 70+ graduate degrees
• 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 for “Best College Dorm Rooms” at a public university in New Jersey by
• 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

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “You need to come out of school with a set of skills that will give you the confidence in your ability to change children’s lives. Kean offered that to me.”

    • Mark Mautone '02
      2014–2015 New Jersey Teacher of the Year
  • “Kean faculty have been the greatest mentors I’ve ever had.”

    • Kenan Pierre '17