Kean University

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world rank  1406

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University Overview

Established in 1855, Kean University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Union (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New Jersey. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Toms River, Wenzhou. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Kean University (Kean) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Kean University (Kean) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 168 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Kean also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym Kean
Founded 1855
Motto Semper Discens
Always Learning
Colours Blue and silver

University Location

Address 1000 Morris Avenue
07083-0411 New Jersey
United States
Tel +1 (908) 737 5326
Fax +1 (908) 737 4636
Other locations Toms River, Wenzhou

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Hispanic-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is considered but not required
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 1000 Morris Avenue
Union 07083
(908) 737 7100

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Kean University's Library
Kean University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 177,961 physical volumes and 244 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Kean University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,128 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • APA Commission on Accreditation (APA-CoA)
  • Council for Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

Open Education Global

Not reported

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