Kean U

Kean University

1000 Morris Ave, Union, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    35
  • Class Notes
    22
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    13
  • Currently Enrolled
    55
  • Previously Enrolled
    127

Overview of Kean University (Kean U)

About this school

Kean University, founded in 1855, is a public university. It has an excellent reputation in allied health/life science fields and is the largest producer in the state of school teachers and administrators. Kean has an attractive and appealing campus environment and boasts student-oriented service programs. It has tuition that is lower than that of similar schools and also has a low student/faculty ratio. Its 150-acre campus is located in Union, 12 miles from New York City.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:11,984
    • Men:4,824 Men (40.3%)
    • Women:7,160 Women (59.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (Kean U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Kean University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
2
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
August 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for advising ACT: Used for advising

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1000 Morris Avenue
City, State, Zip
Union, NJ 07083
Phone
(908) 737-7100
Fax
(908) 737-3415
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins November 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
January 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 1

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 8,851 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
1622 admitted students enrolled
Men
1204 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.04
375 And Above
10%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
32%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
440-530 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
6%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
44%
• Score 300 - 400
9%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
7%
• Score 500 - 600
40%
• Score 400 - 500
47%
• Score 300 - 400
6%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
16-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
14%
• Score 18 - 23
44%
• Score 12 - 17
40%
• Score 6 - 11
1%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Kean U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $12,107|Out-of-state: $19,009 (41.38%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,513 (46.18%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,384 (4.73%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,257 (7.71%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Kean University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002622
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,637 (93.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,419 (86.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,325 (93.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
9 (.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$10,551
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 987 (74.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,356
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,314 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,540
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 357 (26.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
60 (3.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,464

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,837 (83.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
6,945 (88.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,653 (95.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
57 (.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$11,052
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,985 (74.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,690
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,507 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,574
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,109 (16.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
139 (1.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,237

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,277
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,409

Academics & Instruction (Kean U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


333

Part-Time Faculty


1,099

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


19%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 50% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
278,383
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1700
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Kean University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


20.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


42.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


50.0%

Programs & Majors (Kean U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (48)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • History, General
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Public Administration
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Psychology

Master's Programs of Study (43)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adult Education
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • School Nursing
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (Kean U)

Location & Geography

Population


68,247

Nearest Metropolitan Area


New York City

Campus Size


185 acres

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Newark
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Elizabeth

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


16% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


84%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cougar
School Colors
Royal blue and silver

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Kean University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, kean university council for exceptional children, american sign language club, national society of collegiate scholars, speech, language and hearing student association, outdoor adventure and recreation club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


9,516

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
11,984
Women
7,160
Men
4,824

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.6% Asian
  • 19.9% Black/African-American
  • 28.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 34.6% White
  • 8.4% Unknown

International Students


2.6% from 43 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


2,242

Student Resources (Kean U)