Keene State College

769 reviews
  1. Keene, NH
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Keene State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
Address
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
870-1060
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$18,899/ 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
    $14,053/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,703/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,703/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,827/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,529/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,566Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Party on weekends, study during the week
    57%
  • Drunk
    26%
  • Reaching for a goal
    9%
  • Average
    4%
  • Jock/Prep
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.51 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    45%
  • Community
    36%
  • Integration
    9%
  • Alcoholics
    5%
  • Friendly class mates
    5%

After Keene State College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses

Reviews

769 reviews
  • Excellent
    93
  • Very Good
    248
  • Average
    340
  • Poor
    65
  • Terrible
    23
As of this academic year, I have noticed a lot more cultural diversity in the Keene State community. Last year, ethnic diversity was rare - this year I'm seeing more and more culture and ethnic groups around campus. I have attended culture-acceptance workshops for my work study job on campus and it really sets the tone for acceptance and open-mindedness (though I did not need this training myself, other people have probably learned important lessons from it). This college is great when it comes to acceptance and it is slowly but surely becoming more culturally diverse. It's a wonderful thing to see!
  • College Sophomore
  • Dec 23 2012
There are plenty of different cliques at the college: there are sorority/fraternity sisters and brothers, athletic bros, athletic girls, partiers, burn outs, over-achivers, avid gamers, those who are committed to community service and other organizations on campus... and more! The best thing about Keene is that everyone meshes and hangs out together! The &quot;cliques&quot; are noticeable but it's not rare to see someone who loves to party hanging out with someone who loves to study and get work done! Everyone hangs out together and it really is a beautiful thing.
  • College Sophomore
  • Dec 23 2012
Campus Safety are great, visible and responsive but not over zealous. There are some sketchy areas in Keene close to campus. Generally you are safe in daytime/early evening hours even by yourself. Health services are okay, they are not available on weekends and I went in with a feminine issue and there was no one available to see me that day. If you have any sort of cold symptom, they will give you a pack of decongestants, soup mix and stuff and send you away! If you need off campus help (lab work, X-rays, etc), the health center will arrange a cab for you which is nice.
  • College Sophomore
  • Nov 25 2013