|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
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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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||920|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||550|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1100|
|Average SAT Score||1010|
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
|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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
63% of Kean University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||29%||27%|
Applicants have 133 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 31, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Kean University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
75% of students submit their SAT scores to Kean. 9% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.