Chances of getting into Keene State College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Keene State College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into KSC and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in New Hampshire for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,034 out of 4,958 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.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 65 percent. Keene State College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Sponsored by Cappex

Find out which students are getting accepted at KSC, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

Calculate My Chances

KSC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Keene State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Keene State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Keene State College?

Keene State College typically requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in New Hampshire for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 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.

Find Your Matches

Search, filter, sort and map over 4,000 U.S. colleges.

Find the college that's right for you. Search by location, major, cost, size, test scores and GPA with College Simply.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Keene State College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >88%
1050 to 1140 Avg + 81%-88%
960 to 1050 Avg - 71%-81%
870 to 960 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 870 Low <60%
Calculate My Chances Ad

KSC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Keene State College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Keene State College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that KSC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in New Hampshire for highest average ACT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Keene State College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Keene State College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >88%
21 to 24 Avg + 81%-88%
18 to 21 Avg - 71%-81%
15 to 18 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 15 Low <60%
Calculate My Chances Ad

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need about average high school grades to get into Keene State College. 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 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

Admission Statistics

Keene State College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,912 2,046 4,958
Accepted 2,452 1,582 4,034
Acceptance Rate 84% 77% 81%
Enrolled 513 437 950
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 28% 24%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2020
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Keene State College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Keene State College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank 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 IPEDS survey data for Keene State College.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

81% of those who apply are granted admission to KSC. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1140. 94% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 7% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

KSC Campus