With a rich history in higher education that spans more than 150 years, Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse university offering more than 48 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs, with over 85 options for graduate study including doctoral programs in psychology and education leadership.
Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives, and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning, and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty, and a student-centered learning environment and campus community.
Kean is the third largest public university in New Jersey, and the largest producer of teachers in the state. Today, the University boasts New Jersey’s first comprehensive program dedicated to the development of a new generation of mathematics, science and technology teachers and researchers—the New Jersey Center for Science Technology and Mathematics (NJCSTM).
Kean also provides students with access to a very unique BS/MD program leading to a medical degree. Together with Drexel University Medical School and St. Peter’s Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, this highly competitive undergraduate program guarantees successful students admission to Drexel Med and a residency at St. Peter’s.
The University is home to Liberty Hall Museum a historic landmark housing some of the last undiscovered treasures of the American Revolution and the birth of our nation. The University officially acquired Liberty Hall in 2007. Our History Department currently is cataloguing thousands upon thousands of previously undiscovered manuscripts from the Revolutionary War period on.
With so much to offer, students who graduate Kean University leave well-prepared for success in careers… and life, in general. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
Kean University has officially adopted two cougars, Scout and Sage. They are housed at Essex County's Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange, NJ. Their exhibit is a beautiful natural environment. Amidst the rock walls, waterfall and pond, our cougar Mascots play, relax, and sun themselves.
Kean University provides financial support for our mascots. Each year we contribute $3,000 which covers our cougars food, medical costs, and toys. Financial support is provided by Kean Students, Staff, Faculty and Alumni. Please show your Cougar pride by visiting your mascots.