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Keene, New Hampshire

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Chances of getting into Keene State College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
91%
Admission Difficulty for Keene State College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into KSC and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at KSC is 91%.  It ranks #12 in New Hampshire for lowest rate of acceptance. Keene State College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,844 out of 5,343 applicants were admitted.

Keene State College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.07. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The KSC application fee is $50 and applications are due by Apr 1.

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 submitted SAT scores and 7% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

KSC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
94%
SAT Scores for Keene State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Keene State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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KSC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
7%
ACT Scores for Keene State College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Keene State College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

KSC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.07
Typical High School Grades 
B

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 3.07 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in New Hampshire for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.07 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as KSC accepts 91% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Keene State College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 1.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 9.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 12.0% Good
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 20.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 28.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 16.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

56% of Keene State College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Keene State College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 6%
Top 25% of class 31%
Top 50% of class 56%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Keene State College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,177 2,166 5,343
Accepted 2,927 1,917 4,844
Acceptance Rate 92% 89% 91%
Enrolled 417 320 737
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 17% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
126

Applicants have 126 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Keene State College Application 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.

FAQs

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?

91% 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.