Kean University

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School Overview

Kean University, locally referred to as Kean, is a four-year research university located in Hillside and Union, New Jersey. The university offers educational programs that focus on the liberal arts, the sciences and several professional disciplines. It is dedicated to the intellectual and cultural growth of its students and is well known for its humanities, social sciences and renown education programs. In fact, Kean University is responsible for graduating more teachers each year than any other university in New Jersey. Kean also offers a superb physical therapy program that is offered via a partnership with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

General Information

Admission Office

1000 Morris Avenue

PO Box 411

Union, NJ 07083-0411

(908) 737-7100

Fax: (908) 737-7105



Contact: Valerie Winslow

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1000 Morris Avenue, PO Box 411

Union, NJ 07083-0411

(908) 737-5326

www.kean.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 11,240

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,469

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,907

Graduate enrollment: 2,963

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 78%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Industrial Design B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Communications Technologies

Printing Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Elementary Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Speech, language & hearing science B

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Medical Records Administration B
Nursing Science B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy and religion B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B

Psychology

Psychology – General B
Psychology rehabilitation B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Science Technologies

Science and technology B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Kean University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (908) 737-5326
Website: www.kean.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: apply.kean.edu
Address: 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 14,309
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 49%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 12,707 (89% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $12,595
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,771
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,181

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Kean University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Kean University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 52
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Education 6101
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1531
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1231
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Science Technologies/Technicians 11
Social Sciences 32
Visual and Performing Arts 11
Grand total 252303

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Kean University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,595
Out-of-state $19,771
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $17,476
Out-of-state $22,438

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,645 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,356 76% $8,181
Student loan aid 1,155 65% $10,168

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 6,850 58% $7,141
Federal student loans 7,165 61% $6,953

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Kean University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Kean University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,540 3,689 5,851
Percent admitted 100% 68% 69%
Percent admitted who enrolled 19% 20% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Kean University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 14,309
Undergraduate enrollment 12,120
Graduate enrollment 2,189

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Kean University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
    • Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree
    • Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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