Kean University (Kean)

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Kean University can be found in Union, NJ, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over fifteen thousand students are enrolled at Kean University.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 920 (25th percentile) to 1100 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 17 (25th percentile) to 23 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants admitted to Kean University. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Kean average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.80 - 3.18. Kean University sends acceptance letters to roughly 70 percent of applicants each year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 27 percent registered for enrollment. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Kean acceptance rate 2021 will be around 72%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Kean Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Kean University was reported as 68.6% in Fall 2020 with over 9,540 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Kean ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • Kean Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Kean University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Kean University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Kean University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 78.2%
  • 2017-2018: 82.8%
  • 2018-2019: 86.0%
  • 2019-2020: 68.6%
  • Projected Kean Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 72.1%

How Does Kean Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Kean University is twenty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Seton Hall University73.6%
Rutgers University-Newark71.9%
New Jersey Institute of Technology72.8%
New Jersey City University94.6%
Stevens Institute of Technology40.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Kean (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 550
Math460 - 550
Total Score920 - 1100
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score17 - 23
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