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Kean Admission Requirements

Union, New Jersey

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Chances of getting into Kean University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
78%
Admission Difficulty for Kean University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Kean and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Kean is 78%.  It ranks #19 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Kean University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 7,913 out of 10,138 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent (SAT 920/1100 ACT 16/22). Kean University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.2. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Kean application fee is $75 and applications are due by May 31.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Kean University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 75% of students submitted SAT scores and 9% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

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

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Kean University typically prefers 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 average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. Kean ranks #17 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >87%
1010 to 1100 Avg + 78%-87%
920 to 1010 Avg - 65%-78%
830 to 920 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 830 Low <50%
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Kean ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
16-22 
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 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 #17 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kean University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kean University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >87%
19 to 22 Avg + 78%-87%
16 to 19 Avg - 65%-78%
13 to 16 Reach 50%-65%
Less than 13 Low <50%
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Kean GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.2
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 3.2 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 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Kean accepts 78% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Kean University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 6.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 11.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 17.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 21.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 21.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 7.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Applying

Admission Statistics

Kean University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,297 3,841 10,138
Accepted 5,035 2,878 7,913
Acceptance Rate 80% 75% 78%
Enrolled 1,035 667 1,702
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 31, 2023
Days left to Apply
178

Applicants have 178 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 31, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Kean University is $75.

Application Requirements

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

Kean University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

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?

78% 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.

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 16 and 22. 9% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.