Location
Union, NJ
Undergrads
9,899
Tuition (in-state)
$16,643 ($10,601)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 649 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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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.

4 College Junior

Majors: I love it! I am an English Major with a cert in Special Education. I have always loved helping people and teaching and seeing somebody grasp a concept on their own. I love that proud feeling. Really, it all kind of seems selfish if you ask me. I think I have always wanted to become a teacher, but in the past 4 years, I realized that I wanted to work with children that have special needs. Any type of schooling is a lot of work. It takes a lot of time to study, and understand things. The papers I have to write I always say "will be the death of me" but I'm still around and working toward a better future for myself.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I do attend or stay on campus. There is another campus closer to where I live that serves the same purpose rather than spend millions of dollars. I have lived in the area my entire life so I would say that the Off-campus dining is mediocre at best.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: In my experience with the financial aid at this school, you either have to have absolutely no money or you have fight and argue with the people who are on the other line of the phone. Financial aid is not easy to get via any school, but I have not tried every school. It is an extremely frustrating process that takes forever because when you are given something to fill out, you do not know that there are a plethera of other things to fill out, because nobody tells you until the last minute. There are deadlines for everything, financial aid included. Ask as many questions as you possibly can and anticipate long waiting on the phone if you are going to call them. Also expect attitudes!

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I like my school a lot.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live on campus. I live at home.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I dorm during the summer, it was a nice experience.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I haven't heard of anything.

4 College Freshman

Parking: The permits are free which is fantastic. I haven't been ticketed, thank god. There just need to be more parking.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Its alright being on campus, pretty quite. Its in Union, Newark being right next to it provides a great choice in entertainment when nothing to do.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not the best safety, but police officers on campus do take care of drug abuse with force. Not too much smoking going on around campus though.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics in this school are average. If a student is interested in a sport, Kean provides it with all fairness.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: off-campus housing is ok if you can afford it. It gets you through college is all I can say.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: They have decent get togethers

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't have any problems

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Better choices would help my diet.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't qualify for financial aid but I am struggling to pay for my tuition and I am not receiving the help I need with jobs and scholarship searches.

1 person found this useful Report
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