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Keene, New Hampshire

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Chances of getting into Keene State College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Keene State College
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Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into KSC and can I get accepted? The school has a 88% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in New Hampshire for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,400 out of 4,978 applicants were admitted making Keene State College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Keene State College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Keene State College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 94% of students submit SAT scores and 7% submit ACT scores.

KSC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
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Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Keene State College
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SAT Scores for Keene State College
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SAT Reading 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

KSC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

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ACT Scores for Keene State College
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ACT Scores for Keene State College
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ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class


Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into Keene State College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into KSC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Keene State College was 3.23 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in New Hampshire for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.23 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as KSC accepts 88% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.23 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Keene State College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,985 1,993 4,978
Accepted 2,690 1,710 4,400
Acceptance Rate 90% 86% 88%
Enrolled 463 380 843
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 22% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2022
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 198 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Keene State College is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Keene State College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Keene State College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Keene State College
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=183062 IPEDS survey data for Keene State College.


Does Keene State College prefer SAT or ACT?

94% of students submit their SAT scores to KSC. 7% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Keene State College?

88% of those who apply are granted admission to KSC. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.