Location
Union, NJ
Undergrads
9,899
Tuition (in-state)
$16,643 ($10,601)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 665 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not apart of it so I don't know.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our athletics teams are pretty good minus football. Not a lot of people go to them though. The gym and turf is nice, and the athletes get their own gym. School spirit is low. However there are a lot of athletes. The teams get a lot of nice stuff.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's a dry campus, and you can't do like anything bad in the new dorms but people do it any ways. The older dorms are more lenient. But you'll never see anyone do it in the open. Most of the drinking goes on off campus.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is really safe considering how horrible the surrounding area is. Health services is free and the doctors are nice.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: In the new dorms you can't do anything that creates any type of noise. You can't even dead bolt your doors open. They're insane. They're really hotels. The older dorms aren't that bad. People skip class ALL the time. Attendance really doesn't mean anything. A lot of my professors are really crazy about cheating. You have to sign in ANYONE that isn't a student that wants to come into your dorm. Even 3 year olds. You have to fill out a form in advance and have all your roommates sign it, annoying but I know it's for my safety.

1 College Freshman

Parking: There's no parking ANYWHERE on week days, but it is free. The cops are horrible with ticketing, which are at minimum $50, and never give you a break.

5 College Freshman

Academics: As a design major I feel like I have a lot of internship opportunities, because of the proximity to NYC and that most of the design professors are adjunct and are currently working in the field that I want to be in in the future. As far as the program goes it is great. The workload isn't that bad, because it's all art related which is what I love so it's not really work. The new Green Lane building has a whole floor specifically for design and is absolutely beautiful.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is none. I WISH Kean did. I would move out of the dorms in a heart beat. The dorms are way to expensive and the RA's treat it more like hotels. Very quite and dismal. However they're nice. But as far a as off campus housing goes there's none and you have to find your own apartment/ house, which is near impossible because everything in the area is over priced and not nice at all. And the surrounding town is not that safe. And we also don't have a greek row or set athletic houses so all the houses are scattered around the school. Most are pretty far away, and in dangerous areas.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The town of Union and Elizabeth are really sketchy and scary with NOTHING to do. I wouldn't walk around there. However NYC is like a half hour train ride away for like $13.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There is a trolley that runs all day. But doesn't go to the dorms which is annoying because the closest stop is like a ten minute walk from the dorms. But they get you to east campus. There's a train station practically on campus which can take you pretty much anywhere and the taxi's are readily available. But most people have their cars on campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Lots of opportunities for internships because of the close proximity to NYC.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I LOVE THE DESIGN DEPARTMENT. The professors are amazing, the new building is beautiful and he atmosphere is chill. The studio classes are long but it's mostly working time instead of lecturing.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: The frat houses and sports houses always have parties. But they're in the area around campus which is sketchy. Other than that nothing. Sometimes there is a small dorm get together, but that never works because the RA's are nazi's about that.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Theres a lot of diners around campus as well as Chinese places that deliver. But if it doesn't deliver you probably wont go there because the area around the school is scary.

2 College Freshman

Computers: Wifi sucks, as a student you can only connect two devices to the wifi which is your phone and laptop sorry if you have a playstation or anything. And it doesn't work the majority of the time, also when you take your laptop to a new building you have to reconnect each time. Theres like 3 open computer labs all night, and some have macs. The printing works sometimes but is free. You don't NEED your own computer cause there are so many labs but having one is preferred.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Starbucks is huge, but always busy. The new dorms are beautiful. I love the design department, great atmosphere and professors. Other than that the rest of the professors are really nice and helpful. Campus is pretty, everywhere you go. All the new buildings are unreal. The sports teams get so much nice apparel and are treated well. When it is nice out everyone is outside playing volleyball or basketball or just sitting outside, which is nice.

College Junior

Athletics: I am not on campus and do not know much about the Athletics

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I have lived here my whole life so it is pretty boring to me now

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is a class on this type of stuff. It was great. Most of my school friends are from different ethnic backgrounds and races.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I honestly do not know. I commute and do not live on campus.

College Junior

Academics: I do not know considering I am not on the actual campus.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not know what campus housing is life. I live at home and commute.

College Junior

Greek Life: Because I am not on the actual campus, I do not know much about Greek life.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: I live in the area where my school is located so I have always known about the nightlife. There are local clubs and bars we (me and my classmates) see each other at, or meet up at. It is fun for the most part. Usually we would have to travel down to Atlantic City, or up to New York City/Hoboken area. It is not a far drive, it is just a hassel.

4 College Junior

Majors: The difficulties I have encountered with getting into my program, is close to the same as the financial aid problems I have! Before I transferred to Kean University, I attened Ocean County College for three years. In my time there, I had taken classes I had not needed, and I had taken classes that I were told the credits were going to tansferr over and they did not. Once transferred is when I found all of this out. I had to retake certain classes because it was not first taken with Kean, these were classes that I had retaken in my three years at OCC. For an English Major, you obviously need Public Speaking. I took that twice at my community college. When I transferred over, I was told I needed to retake Public Speaking AGAIN! You need to make sure you keep everything organized and in a folder or binder (which ever you prefer) because if you don't, you will have to start certain things all over again. Do not wait until the last minute to ask an advisor for help with classes. Make sure you are taking classes that you absolutely need in order to graduate if you are paying out of pocket, double and triple check! Certain application processes take longer than others. I can only speak for myself when I say that mine is very long because I am going in two (not very) different directions once I graduate. They are not far off from each other but different nontheless.

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