Kean University

1,119 reviews
  1. Union, NJ
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Kean University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Address
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
820-1000
ACT Range
15-22
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$15,110/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,287/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,847/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,096/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,747/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,042/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.96 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.93 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,283Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    78%
  • .....Unique
    11%
  • Friendly
    8%
  • Ghetto
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.111 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • LETS GO COUGARS!!!
    28%
  • Commuter school
    25%
  • Convenient
    19%
  • The best
    9%
  • Well rounded
    9%
  • Modern
    7%
  • Helpful
    4%

After Kean University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.78 responses

Reviews

1,119 reviews
  • Excellent
    168
  • Very Good
    380
  • Average
    463
  • Poor
    66
  • Terrible
    42
I love being at Kean. When I was choosing a college, Kean was the last college I wanted to go to. My first year at Kean was spent on campus despite living only about 15 minutes away. This was the best decision I made because I was able to meet a bunch of new people and learn about something I didn't know about. I was able to apply to be a Resident Assistant, but unfortunately, I did not get the position. That is until less than two weeks before school started when someone dropped out and I was asked to take their place. Taking the Resident Assistant position over going on vacation was by far the right choice because I now have 60 new friends and a family to be a part of. Kean is diverse and ever changing. It may be considered a commuter school but it's like a second home to me!
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
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.
  • College Junior
  • Apr 17 2014
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!
  • College Junior
  • Apr 17 2014