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Kean University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Kean University, the regular decision application deadline is August 15 and the application fee is $75. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Kean University by November 1.

Considering Applying Early to Kean University?

Kean University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! Kean University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 1.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Kean University Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Kean University is moderately difficult. Kean University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Kean University **accepted 78% of students, around 7,913 of the 10,138 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Kean University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Kean University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Kean University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Kean University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Kean University must submit the following items. Double check with Kean University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Kean University?

Students admitted to Kean University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Kean University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 11%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 21%
2.50 and 2.9 21%
2.00 and 2.49 7%
Kean University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Kean University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 85% of Kean University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Kean University?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Kean University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Kean University students scored 550 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Kean University?

To be most competitive at Kean University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kean University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kean University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Kean University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Kean University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Kean University during the following terms: Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term

Kean University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Kean University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Kean University.

Does Kean University accept transfer credits?

Kean University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Kean University accepts:

DSST/DANTES Life Long Learning Credit ACE recommendations for credit

Does Kean University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

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Do I have to submit test scores to Kean University?

No, Kean University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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Kean University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

78%

How hard is it to get into Kean University? Kean University is a somewhat selective institution. The Kean University acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.

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Kean University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kean University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kean University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Kean University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

16 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

16 to 22

Avg

16 and Less

Low

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Kean University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

460 - 550

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Reading SAT Range

460 - 550

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Kean University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.2

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Kean University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.2. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,064

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

78%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,445

Out-of-State

$19,621

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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