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Want the scoop on Kean University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Kean offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Kean University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Kean University was awarded 59 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is psychology.

Overall Quality

Kean landed the #1,020 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Kean also holds the #25 spot on the Best Colleges in New Jersey ranking.

See all of the rankings for Kean University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Kean?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Kean University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 82%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to Kean submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 540. Math scores were between 440 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kean University  ( 440 to 540 )

SAT Math Scores for Kean University  ( 440 to 530 )
Kean received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Kean University  ( 16 to 22 )

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Kean University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Kean University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Kean University is 24%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  24 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kean University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Kean University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 21% for first-time, full-time students at Kean, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Kean University.

Average Overall Diversity at Kean

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,984 undergraduates at Kean with 9,516 being full-time and 2,468 being part-time.

Kean Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Kean scored 56.02 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  56.02 out of 100
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How Much Does Kean University Cost?

The overall average net price of Kean is $19,044. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Kean

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,609 $16,179 $20,961 $24,464 $24,503

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Kean, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Kean, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $9,976 a year. That adds up to $39,904 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kean is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Kean Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Kean make around $46,100 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Kean graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Kean University make the most money.

Location of Kean University

Kean University is a public institution situated in Union, New Jersey. Kean is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Kean University

Contact details for Kean are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908-737-5326

Kean University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from Kean University. Of these students, 2,578 received undergraduate degrees and 627 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 426 $28,700
General Biology 192 $32,300
Criminal Justice & Corrections 185 $32,500
Business Administration & Management 172 $37,800
Communication & Media Studies 143 $30,500
Teacher Education Subject Specific 118 $37,000
Accounting 111 $38,700
Teacher Education Grade Specific 110 $40,700
General English Literature 107 $31,400
Special Education 101 $48,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Kean University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Kean

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,317 students took at least one online class at Kean University. This is an increase from the 1,029 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,317 491
2016-2017 1,029 353
2015-2016 1,284 204
2014-2015 764 97
2013-2014 1,137 112

Learn more about online learning at Kean University.

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