Kean University in Union

Union, NJ

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Kean University offers 267-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 70%. The most popular test is SAT - 77% of students submitted it in comparison to 9% of students who submitted ACT. 36.4% are women, and 63.6% are men. 2% percents of international students. Kean University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Kean University is 16951$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $17166 and $28008 per year. 47% of full-time Kean University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $45,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Kean University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Kean University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,287
$30,001 - $48,000$14,847
$48,001 - $75,000$19,096
$75,001 - $110,000$22,747

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 9658

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5993 of Kean University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 50 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Kean University number 15 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Jersey.

Students at Kean University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Kean University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball

Graduation Rate


Kean University graduation rate is below the national average.

47% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Kean University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Kean University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 2% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Kean University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 2% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Kean University full-time retention rate is 74% and part-time retention rate is 63%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Kean University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
840 - 1020

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 410 - 500
Math: 430 - 520
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Kean University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
17 - 21

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Evidence-Based Reading and Writing


For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Kean University is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Kean University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Kean University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New Jersey.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1000 Morris Ave address in Union, New Jersey.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Kean University with 0.26% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

The percentage of crimes on Ocean County College

The campus located by College Drive address in Toms River, New Jersey.


Ocean County College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Kean University with 0.06% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Ocean County College are burglary and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Kean University offers 267 programs in total: 150 are for Bachelor's degree, 105 - for Master's degree, 6 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 6 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 164 universities in New Jersey state. Kean University is one of the few institutions in New Jersey that offers a Master's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Jersey state average data to help you compare.


Kean University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 10456 students with 313675 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1620 with 38868 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Kean University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Received my education at this university for 7 years. I received my BA in Psychology and my MA in psychological services and marriage and family therapy. Loved every second of it!!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The one thing I can say about Kean, is the fact they wish to keep up appearances. You'd be hard press to find any litter, messy parking lots, or overfilled garbage/recycling. Traffic around campus can be horrendous, but it's primarily stop and go. Facilities available for all walks of life. And don't worry about parking. You'll get a spot...just might max out your steps for the day. So if, clean atmosphere, diverse culture of people, and a line on Starbucks is your thing...come to Kean, the education is good too.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Kean is a great University but there are advantages and disadvantages that comes along with it. The cost of tuition is good compared to other University's and college's in the state of New Jersey. Some of the professor are understandable and nicer than others. However, there is racism and discrimination on the campus. As a first year student at Kean University I experienced racism from classmates and students around the campus. The tension is very high between certain African Americans and Caucasian people. Kean's staff members have terrible organization skills . I volunteered at Kean's open house on September 23, 2017. The lady that was in charge of the volunteers did not know what was she was doing. There was nothing but confusion. Last, most of the Kean's police officers are not friendly. Majority of the officers have nasty attitudes. I remember walking to class with my friend and a officer almost hit my friend. Some of the officers are not cautious of the way they drive through the campus.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Library doesn't open till 8 a.m. Thousands and thousands of students but less than hundred computers for access. No computer lab in most of the buildings including business school building. Parking is no fun, but better than many other colleges. Campus police are not for your safety but to write tickets and make money. Staff and professors are great for most part.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

As someone that goes to this school, I suggest you not come here. Probably the worst experience I’ve ever had and very disorganized. The education department is all over the place and isn’t helpful at all. I truly wish I didn’t come to this school and waste years of time, energy and money.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1000 Morris Avenue


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9087375326

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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