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Keene State College Student Life

Keene State College is on a 150-acre campus in a small town setting in Keene, New Hampshire. There are many activities and organizations for Keene State College students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Keene State College also has fraternities and sororities.

Keene State College has a thriving Gamers Guild. In fact, more students participate in Gamers Guild than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Keene State College include The Equinox student newspaper, Student Government, Delta Phi Epsilon (sorority) and Phi Sigma Sigma (sorority).

Keene State College students' favorite campus events are Winter Celebration, Spring Carnival and Spring Concert.

Keene State College Housing

Keene State College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Keene State College students live off campus. In 2021, 49% of undergrads at Keene State College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 51% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Keene State College. There are 1,996 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,099 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,516 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 65% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Keene State College offers coed housing.

Keene State College Athletics

At Keene State College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Keene State College:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at Keene State College

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Keene State College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Keene State College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Keene State College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Keene State College has Emergency Notification System.

Plan a Visit to Keene State College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Keene State College, take Interstate 91 to Keene, NH. If you need to fly, book your flight to Bradley International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New Hampshire you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Keene State College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Keene State College Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

96%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

47%

In State

53%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

81%

7%

5%

3%

2%

1%

0.39%

0.26%

0.10%

Undergraduate Students

3,099

Graduate Students

114

Non-Resident / International Students

12

Keene State College Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,213

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

91%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,638

Out-of-State

$24,994

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Dec 1
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