ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled
Saved to My Favorites. View My Favorites
Colleges / Keene State College

Keene State College

Keene, NH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%

Keene State College Admissions

Keene State College is moderately difficult to get into. Keene State College admitted 90% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 4,487 students applied to Keene State College and 4,017 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Keene State College, the regular decision application deadline is April 1 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Keene State College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Keene State College's admissions stats.

Keene State College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 5.4%
Mean SAT Score 1065
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 18%
Waitlist No

Keene State College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Keene State College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 4 1

Considering Applying Early to Keene State College?

Keene State College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Keene State College Admissions

Transferring to Keene State College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Keene State College

Keene State College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Keene State College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Keene State College

Wondering what factors are considered by Keene State College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Academic GPA Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Keene State College for more information on admission factors.

Keene State College Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Keene State College?

Students admitted to Keene State College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 31.2% submitted a class rank. At Keene State College 5.4% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 21.7% were in the top 25% and 60.2% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Keene State College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 1.5%
3.75 and 3.99 11.9%
3.50 and 3.74 14.5%
3.25 and 3.49 20.3%
3.00 and 3.24 17.5%
2.50 and 2.9 24.9%
2.00 and 2.49 9.3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Keene State College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Keene State College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 18% of Keene State College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application.

What is a Good SAT Score for Keene State College?

To be competitive with other Keene State College applicants, you should aim to earn between 940 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Keene State College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 940, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Keene State College student is 1065.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Keene State College students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Keene State College students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

More Information on Transferring to Keene State College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Keene State College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Keene State College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Keene State College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Keene State College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Keene State College.

Does Keene State College accept transfer credits?

✅ Keene State College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Keene State College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Keene State College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Keene State College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Keene State College?

❌ No, Keene State College is test optional, so you can decide whether to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, 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.

What is Keene State College's acceptance rate?

✅ Keene State College has an acceptance rate of 90%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Keene State College?

❌ Keene State College does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Keene State College?

Choose one of the options below to find out more about about Keene State College:


Student Life


Tuition & Aid

Connect with other students, parents, and admissions professionals to learn more about about Keene State College in the College Confidential forums

Explore other colleges in New Hampshire or use the college admissions predictor to calculate your chances of getting into some of the top colleges and universities in the U.S.

Keene State College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Keene State College? Keene State College is a somewhat selective institution. The Keene State College acceptance rate is 90%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.


Keene State College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Keene State College is Apr 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Keene State College is Continuous processing.

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

Keene State College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1170


Math SAT Range

450 - 570


Reading SAT Range

480 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1170 and Above


940 to 1170


940 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Keene State College students is 1065. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Keene State College, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Keene State College.

Keene State College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Keene State College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.16. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment


Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Apr 1
Find Your Scholarship

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Search for Scholarship
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
Need Advice or Have a Question About Keene State College?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation