Kean University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New Jersey


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).

Most Popular Majors

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

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 14203
Total Grad Students: 1151
Undergraduate Students: 13052
Faculty: 364

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 39:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 36:1

Percent Male: 39%
Percent Female: 61%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 17%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1000 Morris Ave
Union New Jersey 7083


Main Email:

Main Phone: 908-737-5326

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Robyn Roebuck
Transfer Admission and Evaluation Specialist, Center for Academic Success

Transfer Services Contact:
Andrea Rosa
Transfer Admission and Evaluation Specialist, Center for Academic Success

International Admissions Contact:
Lilliam Hodge-Banner
Assistant Director, International Student Services

Athletics Contact:
Glenn Hedden
Director of Athletics, Athletics Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum required cumulative GPA from all accredited institutions attended is 2.0. However, some programs of study require higher GPA scores.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credit evaluations to determine transferability to Kean will be performed only after acceptance. Credit may be granted if a grade of at least a C has been earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
Maximum credits - 92 credits (this includes a maximum of 66 credits from two year colleges).

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT scores are not required for admissions consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Letters of recommendation are not required for admissions consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay is not required for admissions consideration.

Application Fee:
Yes, $50 nonrefundable application fee must be submitted with the application ($150 for international students).

Other Requirements:
Transfer students must have completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours. All developmental course requirements must be completed prior to enrollment at Kean. All transfer students must have an intended major.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 410 500
Math 430 520

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 70%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -70%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1800

Other Expenses: 3156

Room and Board: 13528

Tuition and Fees: 16012

Total Cost: 34496

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 10200

Total Cost – In-State: 28684

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer Student Scholarships - Kean University Transfer Merit Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, W. John Bauer Scholarship in English

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 8796

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 79%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 66%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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