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Choose Kean University



At KEAN, we know that choosing where to attend college is one of the most important decisions a person can make. And we realize it’s a team effort. We provide information, valuable resources and statistics to parents and family members seeking to make an informed decision.

Campus Information

Kean University is located in Union, NJ. Situated on 180 pristine acres, Kean combines the beauty and serenity of a suburban campus with easy access to all of the cultural offerings of New York City.

Kean maintains its own police department that is conveniently located adjacent to the residence halls on campus. All Kean University police officers are certified by the State of New Jersey and patrol the campus 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

The Department of Public Safety & Campus Police offers escorts to any student that requests one while walking on campus during evening hours. “Blue Light” telephones have been strategically placed at 13 outdoor locations throughout the campus for use in both non-emergency and emergency situations. 


Kean prides itself on creating tomorrow’s jobs, today. The university strives to prepare its students to not only compete, but to thrive in today’s global economy. We specialize in many of the fields that offer the most employment opportunities over the next decade, including: education, nursing, science and technology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and accounting. 

Kean offers a Career Services department dedicated to assisting students with developing rewarding careers and meeting the demands of an evolving global economy. Please visit our Career Services page for more information. 

Cost of Attendance

Paying for a college education can seem like a daunting task. As the most affordable comprehensive university in New Jersey, Kean works with students and their families to provide the most financial support and assistance possible.

2017-2018 Estimated Summary of Costs 

  In-State  Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $12,107 $19,009
Room and Board $13,513 $13,513
Total $25,620 $32,522

80% of incoming freshmen receive some type of financial aid package. For more information on financial aid and the options available to you, click here.

The Kean University Foundation awarded over 1 million dollars in scholarships to Kean students last year. To learn more about the types of scholarships that you may be available to you, please click here.

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