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Kean Admission Requirements

Union, New Jersey

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Chances of getting into Kean University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.6%
Admission Difficulty for Kean University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Kean and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,541 out of 9,540 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 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Kean SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Kean University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Kean University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1010

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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 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #20 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Kean University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >79%
1010 to 1100 Avg + 69%-79%
920 to 1010 Avg - 57%-69%
830 to 920 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 830 Low <44%
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Kean ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
9%
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 23
Average ACT Score 20

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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kean University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kean University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >79%
20 to 23 Avg + 69%-79%
17 to 20 Avg - 57%-69%
14 to 17 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 14 Low <44%
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Kean GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.0
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Kean University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Kean. 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 #24 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Kean accepts 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Kean University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,851 3,689 9,540
Accepted 4,021 2,520 6,541
Acceptance Rate 69% 68% 69%
Enrolled 1,038 732 1,770
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 29% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 31, 2021
Days left to Apply
133

Applicants have 133 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 31, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kean University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Kean University prefer SAT or ACT?

75% of students submit their SAT scores to Kean. 9% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Kean University?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to Kean. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Kean University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1100. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Kean University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. 9% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.