Overview

Applicants
9,082
Acceptance Rate
86%
Average HS GPA
3.00

GPA Breakdown

9%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
31%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 540
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 540
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17 - 22

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 1

Regular — August 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,393
with Terminal Degree

757
Women
636
Men
395
Minority
16
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
23%
Graduate in 5 years
42%
Graduate in 6 years
49%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architecture.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP 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.

  • 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, Other.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.
  • Sustainability Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.

  • 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.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

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

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

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


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
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
Former Mayor of Roselle, NJ, State Assemblyman 20th district NJ

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
23%
Graduate in 5 years
42%
Graduate in 6 years
49%

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

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,593

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,848

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,370

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
75%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,407

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,458

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,593
Transportation for Commuters
$1,980

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)

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
11,824
Foreign Countries Represented
39

Demographics

5.45%
Asian
20.64%
African-American
30.07%
Hispanic
30.78%
Caucasian
7.86%
Unknown
2.49%
International

60% female
40% male
2% are out of state
81% are full time
19% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
16%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
38%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Donna Dingle

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Required for LD

Educational and Psychological evaluations

Documentation Required for ADHD

Educational and Psychological evaluations as well as Medical Verification

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
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
155
Number of Honor Societies
31

Number of Social Sororities
15
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

3% participate in intramural sports
3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Cougars)
6 Sports

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

Basketball
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Counseling services are available for students who identify as gay, lesbian and transgender as well as those who identify themselves as belonging to a minority population.

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

Sustainability

79/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Student/Staff/Faculty Discount

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)
CAS & Vaughn Eames - Art Galleries, Human Rights Institute, Enlow Recital Hall, Wilkins Theater, Starbucks, Smash Burger, Jersey Mike?s, Auntie Ann?s, Cougars Den Cafe, Liberty Hall Museum, Holocaust Resource Center, Wynona Moore Lipman Ethnic Studies Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
New York City
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
Jersey Gardens Mall
Van Gogh?s Ear Coffee Cafe/Coffeehouse
Other attractions: NJPAC,Newark Museum,Great Adventure,MetLife Stadium, Prudential Center, Woodbridge Center/Short Hills and Livingston Malls

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Saturday
M-Th: 8-6, F: 8-5, Sat: 9-1
908-737-7106

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Various- Monday 10AM & 3PM; Fri & Sat 10AM or by appt
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon 10AM & 3PM; Fri & Sat 10AM

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
benedicg@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: NJ Transit?s Union Train station (Raritan Valley Line) is adjacent to campus. 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 https://www.ocean.edu/content/public/about/campus-map.html

Local Accommodations
AVE Union is adjacent to campus: http://aveunion.reslisting.com/ The Kenilworth Inn? 3.7 miles to campus: http://www.kenilworthinn.com/


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