Kean Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Kean University
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very 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
Applicants Submitting SAT70%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||480|
|SAT Composite 25th||960|
|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 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.
|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%|
Kean ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT13%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.0
Typical High School GradesB
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.
|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|
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)||23%||26%||25%|
Applications are DueMay 31, 2020
Days left to Apply194
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|
What are the requirements for admission to Kean University and what considerations affect 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.