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Kean University Overview

Kean University is a public institution located in Union, New Jersey. The suburban atmosphere of Union makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Kean University Known For?

2,493 Undergraduate Awards
$31,712 Avg Cost After Aid
82% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Kean.
  • In 2017-2018, 26% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Kean with a bachelor's degree make about $46,100 a year. That's 13% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Kean University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Kean has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#108 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Kean.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Most Popular Online Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Online General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Online Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Health & Physical Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Most Popular Online Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Kean has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Special Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#6 Best Psychology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#12 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#18 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#27 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#57 Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Kean University?

Location of Kean University

Contact details for Kean are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908-737-5326
Website: www.kean.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keanuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KeanUniversity

How Do I Get Into Kean?

You can apply to Kean online at: apply.kean.edu

Admission Requirements for Kean

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Kean?

82% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores
Kean has an acceptance rate of 82%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to Kean submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 540. Math scores were between 440 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kean University  ( 440 to 540 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Kean University  ( 440 to 530 )
200
800
Kean received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Kean University  ( 16 to 22 )
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Can I Afford Kean University?

$31,712 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
6.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Kean is $31,712. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Kean, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $9,865 a year. That adds up to $39,460 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kean is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Kean University Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,609 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,824 undergraduate students at Kean, with 9,609 being full-time and 2,215 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Kean

There are also 2,232 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,609 full-time undergraduates at Kean, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Kean

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kean University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Kean Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 527
Black or African American 1,993
Hispanic or Latino 2,957
White 2,834
International Students 255
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,043

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Kean University. At this time, 10 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 55 countries are represented at Kean. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Kean University

491 Took All Classes Online
1,317 Took At Least One Class Online
52.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at Kean. In 2017-2018, 1,317 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Kean has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 8th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Kean

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kean University was 52.3%. This is the #487 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Kean regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Kean majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 7%
Business Administration & Management 20%
Business, Management & Marketing 9%
Educational Administration 26%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Kean ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Kean.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Educational Administration #32
Education #85

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Kean University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Psychology 384 0 52 0 436
Business Administration & Management 221 0 25 0 246
General Biology 186 0 0 0 186
Communication & Media Studies 171 0 0 0 171
Criminal Justice & Corrections 167 0 4 0 171
Special Education 96 0 68 0 164
Accounting 123 0 23 0 146
Teacher Education Subject Specific 102 0 17 0 119
Teacher Education Grade Specific 86 0 22 0 108
Design & Applied Arts 102 0 0 0 102
General English Literature 95 0 0 0 95
Student Counseling 0 0 90 0 90
Social Work 0 0 87 0 87
Marketing 81 0 0 0 81
Nursing 60 0 10 7 77
Public Administration 41 0 31 0 72
Finance & Financial Management 71 0 0 0 71
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 10 52 7 69
Sociology 67 0 1 0 68
History 57 0 0 0 57
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 1 0 33 22 56
Computer Information Systems 39 0 9 0 48
Recreation Administration 44 0 0 0 44
Educational Administration 0 0 33 6 39
Mathematics 39 0 0 0 39
Computer Systems Networking 38 0 0 0 38
Fine & Studio Arts 30 0 0 0 30
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 17 0 11 0 28
Allied Health Professions 20 0 0 0 20
Drama & Theater Arts 20 0 0 0 20
Romance Languages 19 0 0 0 19
International Business 18 0 0 0 18
Political Science & Government 16 0 0 0 16
Other Psychology 12 0 0 0 12
Health & Medical Administrative Services 11 0 0 0 11
Economics 11 0 0 0 11
Biotechnology 0 0 10 0 10
General Architecture 9 0 0 0 9
Mental & Social Health Services 0 4 5 0 9
Chemistry 9 0 0 0 9
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 8 0 0 0 8
Geological & Earth Sciences 8 0 0 0 8
Sustainability Science 7 0 0 0 7
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 5 0 5
Health & Physical Education 0 0 5 0 5
Writing Studies 0 0 4 0 4
Holocaust Studies 0 0 3 0 3
Music 3 0 0 0 3
Area Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Electronics Engineering Technology 1 0 0 0 1
International Studies 1 0 0 0 1
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,493 14 600 42 3,149

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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