Kean University (Kean)

1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ

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Kean, a public institution, offers a large number of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Union, NJ, it offers a suburban setting for students to study in. Approximately sixteen thousand students are enrolled per year at Kean University.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Psychology
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Security And Protective Services
  • English Language And Literature

Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. Most students accepted to Kean University score in-between 840 - 1020 on the SAT. Kean admits approximately 70 percent of students applying yearly. Of those accepted, around 42 percent enrolled. More information on admissions can be found at

The cost of undergraduate tuition is different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay nearly $11,000, while nonresidents pay $18,000 per year. The cost of on-campus housing is about $12,000 annually. Students enrolled at Kean may qualify for aid which is usually loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Kean University Cougars participate in several athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)

To see a full list of areas of study, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please take a look at the school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Kean University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Kean University is about 14,000, where graduate students make up roughly 11% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $16,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $75 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $7,600-$9,100
    • Out-of-State: $14,000-$17,000
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $300-$350 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $500-$600 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships60%$7,889
Receiving Student Loans67%$9,312

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Kean University may offer services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Kean University is around 46%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years19%
Graduating in 5 Years20%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Kean University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (New Jersey Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (New Jersey Athletic Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (New Jersey Athletic Conference)
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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