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New Jersey, USA

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  • 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’s faculty, staff, and student body all reflect the college’s dedication to diversity. Kean University's administration believes that exposure to diverse perspectives enhances the educational experience for all concerned. 

  • On November 16th 2011, the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China approved the application of preparation on establishing Wenzhou-Kean University that is cooperatively run by Wenzhou University and Kean University.

     

  • Kean University is one of New Jersey’s largest institutions of higher learning. Kean offers a world-class education with more than 48 undergraduate majors and 35 graduate programs meeting the needs of more than 15,000 students.  

Rich History

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.

Cougar Care

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.

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Conveniently Located

Kean is conveniently located in Union County, New Jersey—just 30 minutes from New York City and an hour from Philadelphia. New Jersey Transit serves the campus with a local train stop, and Newark International Airport is a 10-minute drive from the main campus. The University also operates a branch campus in Ocean County, New Jersey – Kean Ocean where students can earn both bachelors and graduate degrees from Kean. In 2012, Kean added a full scaled campus in Wenzhou, China being the only university in New Jersey, and one of only three in the country, approved to operate an additional location in China.