Chances of getting into Kean University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.2%
Admission Difficulty for Kean University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Kean and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #25 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,277 out of 8,851 applicants were admitted making Kean University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming 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 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Kean SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
960-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Kean University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Kean University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1050

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

Kean University 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 #24 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 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
1140 and Above Good >89%
1050 to 1140 Avg + 82%-89%
960 to 1050 Avg - 73%-82%
870 to 960 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 870 Low <61%
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Kean ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
13%
ACT Scores for Kean University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Kean University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

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 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 13 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 >89%
19 to 22 Avg + 82%-89%
16 to 19 Avg - 73%-82%
13 to 16 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 13 Low <61%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #23 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.0 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Kean accepts 82% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Kean University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

High School Class Rank

63% of Kean University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Kean University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 26%
Top 50% of class 63%
Bottom 50% of class 37%
Bottom 25% of class 11%

Admission Statistics

Kean University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,144 3,644 8,851
Accepted 4,354 2,923 7,277
Acceptance Rate 85% 80% 82%
Enrolled 1,010 774 1,784
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 26% 25%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 31, 2020
Days left to Apply
194

Applicants have 194 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 31, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Kean before the May 31 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14

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.