Kean University campus

Overview

Applicants
7,944
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
3.10

GPA Breakdown

9%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
35%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
410 - 500
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 520
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17 - 21

Deadlines


Early Action
December 1

Regular
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,362
with Terminal Degree

724
Women
638
Men
323
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
21%
Graduate in 5 years
42%
Graduate in 6 years
50%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Asian Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Nursing Science

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Sustainability Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration

  • Science Technologies/Technicians

  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Alan Paul ’71
Grammy award winner, singer, songwriter, member of Manhattan Transfer

Chris Bollwage ’81, ’89, H ’02
Mayor of Elizabeth, NJ

Joe Sheridan '80
Pres & COO of Wakefern

Kathleen D. Wilkinson ’78, Esq
Governor, PA Bar Assoc, partner Wilson Elser Moskowitz

Scott N. Schober ’92
Pres of Berkeley Varitronics Systems – National cybersecuriy expert

Paul E. Avery ’82
CEO & Pres at World of Beer Franchising

Jamel Holley ’06
Mayor of Roselle, NJ, State Assemblyman 20th district NJ

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
21%
Graduate in 5 years
42%
Graduate in 6 years
50%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,555

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,046

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,425

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,886

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
72%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,221

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
11,814
Out of State
2%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
50

Demographics

5.55%
Asian
20.21%
African-American
27.52%
Hispanic
36.57%
Caucasian
7.68%
Unknown
1.56%
International

60% female
40% male
2% are out of state
78% are full time
22% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
15%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
42%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Project Excel

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Marie Segal, Ed.D.

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational Battery within 3 years, test scores, diagnosis of LD and professional summary. All guidelines available at: www.kean.edu/~pexcel

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Full written evaluation and diagnosis of ADHD performed by a qualified practioner. All guidelines available at: www.kean.edu/~pexcel

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
No

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
156
Number of Honor Societies
30

Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Cougars)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Cougars)
7 Sports

Basketball
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups: kean.collegiatelink.net

Minority Support Groups: Many clubs & associations kean.collegiatelink.net

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Seton Hall University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: NJ Institute of Technology

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
60

Average Number of PC's per Lab
24

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Student/Staff/Faculty Discount

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Helena Ross
Managing Assistant Director

Address
1000 Morris Ave
Union, NJ 07083

Phone
908-737-7106

Email
admitme@kean.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University (Student) Center
Harwood Arena Sports Complex
Green Lane Academic Bldg
New Jersey Center for Science, Technology & Mathematics
Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success (CAS)
Vaughn Eames - Art Galleries, Human Rights Institute, Enlow Recital Hall, Wilkins Theater, Starbucks, Cougars Den Café, Liberty Hall Museum

Most Popular Places Off Campus
New York City
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
Jersey Gardens Mall
Newark Museum
NJPAC,Great Adventure,MetLife Stadium, Prudential Center, Woodbridge Center/Short Hill and Livingston Malls

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Saturday
M-Th: 8 -6, F: 8-430, Sat: 9 - 1
908-737-7106

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Tu 2pm; Fri 10am;Sat 9:30&11am or Appt
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Fridays 10:00 am

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
inzitarj@kean.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport is 5 miles from main campus: Newark Liberty International. University shuttle(s) available between main and east campus. By Train: Across street is Union Train station (NJ Transit, Raritan Valley Line. The Elizabeth Station is located on West Grand Avenue, one block west of Broad Street in Elizabeth, N.J., which is just two miles from campus by bus or taxi. The NJ Transit Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast line trains stop there. For further information about rail or bus schedules visit www.njtransit.com By Bus: NJ Transit #52 and #26 between Elizabeth and Springfield pass the Campus on Morris Avenue. NJ Transit #113 between Plainfield and Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, stops at Salem Road and Morris Avenue.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the Garden State Parkway Northbound: Take Garden State Parkway to Exit 140, keep right and follow signs for Route 82 East towards Elizabeth (Morris Avenue East). Stay on Morris Avenue (Route 82 East) and Kean University Campus will be 2 miles down on your right. Southbound: Take Garden State Parkway to Exit 140-A onto Route 22 West. Keep right and follow signs to Elizabeth (Route 82 East). Turn right on Morris Avenue (Route 82 East). Stay on Morris Avenue (Route 82 East ) and Kean University Campus will be 2 miles down on your right. For Kean Ocean in Toms River, NJ: please see www.ocean.edu/welcome/maps/maps_directions.htm

Local Accommodations
Numerous Accommodations in all price ranges.