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Kean Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

74.4%
Admission Difficulty for Kean University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Kean? The school has a 74% acceptance rate. Last year, 6,536 out of 8,785 applicants were admitted making Kean a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. Kean University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
910-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for Kean University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Kean University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1090
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Kean University?

Kean University typically requires applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Kean University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >83%
1000 to 1090 Avg + 74%-83%
910 to 1000 Avg - 63%-74%
820 to 910 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 820 Low <50%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
11%
ACT Scores for Kean University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Kean University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 22
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Kean?

Admission data indicates that Kean regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. 11 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kean University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kean University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >84%
19 to 22 Avg + 74%-84%
17 to 19 Avg - 65%-74%
15 to 17 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 15 Low <55%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.0
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Kean University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Kean University was 3.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Kean accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Kean University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 7% Good
3.50 to 3.75 9% Good
3.25 to 3.50 11% Good
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 38% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 12% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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Admission Statistics

Kean University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,924 3,430 8,785
Accepted 3,923 2,613 6,536
Acceptance Rate 80% 76% 74%
Enrolled 873 653 1,526
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 25% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kean University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Kean University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Kean University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=185262 IPEDS survey data for Kean University.