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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Kean.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Kean has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Kean University?
Contact details for Kean are given below.
|Address:||1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083|
How Do I Get Into Kean?
You can apply to Kean online at: apply.kean.edu
Admission Requirements for Kean
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Kean?
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.
Can I Afford Kean University?
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
There are also 2,189 graduate students at the school.
Of the 9,817 full-time undergraduates at Kean, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kean University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,941|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,163|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Kean has changed over the last few years.
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|
|Business Administration & Management||20%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||9%|
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|
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Daniel Collins under License
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