Chances of getting into Kean University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
86%
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 86% acceptance rate ranking it #30 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,809 out of 9,082 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 74 percent. Kean University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% 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
890-1080
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Kean University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Kean University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1080
Average SAT Score 990

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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 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 790. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Kean University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1080 and Above Good >91%
985 to 1080 Avg + 86%-91%
890 to 985 Avg - 78%-86%
795 to 890 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 795 Low <68%
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Kean ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
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 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 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 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 9 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 >92%
19 to 22 Avg + 86%-92%
17 to 19 Avg - 80%-86%
15 to 17 Reach 72%-80%
Less than 15 Low <72%
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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 86% of all applicants.

 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

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 5,315 3,767 9,082
Accepted 4,657 3,152 7,809
Acceptance Rate 88% 84% 86%
Enrolled 1,021 794 1,815
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 25% 23%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 31, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on May 31, 2020.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

86% of those who apply are granted admission to Kean. Admission competition is 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 890 and 1080. 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 22. 9% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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