Keene State College (KSC)

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Keene State College can be found in Keene, NH, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 5,900 students enrolled per year at Keene State College.

The majority of students accepted into KSC have scored in-between 1310 to 1620 on the SAT exam. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the KSC average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.25 for accepted students. Roughly 80 percent of all applicant were admitted at KSC, and from those that were granted acceptance about 25 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall KSC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Keene State College was reported as 81.9% in Fall 2013 with over 6,140 applications submitted to KSC. 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

  • KSC SAT Scores: 1310 - 1620
  • KSC Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Keene State College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Keene State College 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Keene State College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 70.8%
  • 2010-2011: 70.3%
  • 2011-2012: 74.8%
  • 2012-2013: 78.5%
  • 2013-2014: 81.9%
  • Projected KSC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 77.6%

How Does KSC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for KSC is forty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Landmark College86.5%
Franklin Pierce University84.8%
Marlboro College75.9%
New England College90.0%
Colby-Sawyer College83.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to KSC (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 540
Math440 - 540
Writing440 - 540
Total Score1310 - 1620
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