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Kean University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Kean University

Kean University

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Kean University Description:

Founded in 1855, Kean University is a large public university located on a 150-acre campus in Union, New Jersey, with easy access to Newark and New York City. The university has grown well beyond its early days as a teachers college, but education remains the most popular field of study. Undergraduates can choose from 48 degree programs. The majority of Kean students commute to campus, but the university does have several residence halls and an active fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the Kean Cougars compete in the NCAA Division III New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC).

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 15,391 (12,895 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 77% Full-time

Scholarships for Kean (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,610 (in-state); $16,643 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,504
  • Other Expenses: $3,180
  • Total Cost: $27,085 (in-state); $33,127 (out-of-state)

Kean University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 80%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 55%
    • Loans: 68%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,253
    • Loans: $9,179

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English, History, Marketing, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Kean University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.kean.edu/KU/Our-Mission

"Kean University is a public metropolitan university serving undergraduate and graduate students in the liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions. The University dedicates itself to the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all its members - students, faculty, and professional staff. In particular, the University prepares students to think critically and creatively; to adapt to changing social, economic, and technological environments; and to serve as active and contributing members of their communities.

Kean offers a wide range of demanding programs that provide the high quality of instruction and academic support services necessary to assure its socially, linguistically, and culturally diverse students the means to reach their full potential, including students from academically disadvantaged backgrounds, students with special needs, and adults returning or entering higher education.

Kean is steadfast in its dedication to maintaining an educational environment in which diversity can flourish and an atmosphere in which mutual respect characterizes relations among the members of a pluralistic community. The University seeks to combine excellence with equity in providing opportunities for all students.

Kean is a teaching university, and Kean faculty dedicate themselves to student learning as well as academic rigor. The focus on teaching excellence is supported by a commitment to research, scholarship, creative work, and innovative uses of technology. The focus includes the advancement of knowledge in the traditional disciplines and the enhancement of skills in professional areas.

Kean is an interactive university, and the University serves as a major resource for regional advancement. Kean collaborates with business, labor, government and the arts, as well as educational and community organizations and provides the region with cultural events and opportunities for continuous learning. Kean is also committed to providing students and faculty educational opportunities in national and international arenas."

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