If you want to apply to Kean University, the regular decision application deadline is August 15 and the application fee costs $75.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than November 1.
|Kean University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||85%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||7%|
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.
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 all applicants, 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.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
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 are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
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||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
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, student 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 considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Kean University has a test optional admissions policy. 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.
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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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.
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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
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:
Do I have to submit test scores to Kean University?
No, Kean University is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to send your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is Kean University's acceptance rate?
Kean University's acceptance rate is 78%.
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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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First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
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