If you are thinking about applying to Kean University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 15 and the application fee costs $75.
Students who submit their applications to Kean University for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than November 1.
Here's an overiew of some of Kean University's admissions stats.
|Kean University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||15%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||17%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||2%|
These are the application deadlines for Kean University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 1||January 1|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 1||November 1|
Kean University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Kean University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 1.
Kean University accepts approximately 86% of early action applicants and 79% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Kean University admitted 5,326 of the 6,29 who applied early action.
➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Kean University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 shine.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Kean University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Kean University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Kean University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in 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.
Out of all students that were admitted, 23% submitted a class rank. At Kean University 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 68% were in the top 50%.
At Kean University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||11%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14%|
|3.00 and 3.24||18%|
|2.50 and 2.9||24%|
|2.00 and 2.49||8%|
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 Kean University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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.
Kean University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Kean University 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, 17% of Kean University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 2% 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 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.
To be most competitive at Kean University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Kean University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.
A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Kean University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.
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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
• Spring 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:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit
Does Kean University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Kean University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Kean University?
❌ No, Kean University is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your standardized test scores. 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 it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Kean University's acceptance rate?
✅ Kean University's acceptance rate is 79%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Kean University?
❌ Kean University does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Kean University?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Kean University was 86% in 2021.
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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 79%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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
23 and Above
17 to 23
17 and Less
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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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