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Study at Kean University

Kean University was formerly known as the Kean College of New Jersey and was established in 1855. This large liberal arts state university occupies 150 acres of land. The university is recognized for its physical therapy and education programs. It has 7 colleges under it:

  • College of Business and Public Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences
  • Nathan Weiss Graduate College
  • New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics Education
  • School of Visual and Performing Arts
Kean University has six residence halls:

  • Bartlett Hall
  • Burch Hall
  • Dougall Hall
  • Rogers Hall
  • Sozio Hall
  • Whiteman Hall
The university's official colors are white, baby blue and navy blue, and the mascot is the Cougar. Men's and women's sports include basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer and outdoor track and field. Petter Villegas, soccer player; Devon Storm, professional wrestler; and Bruce Williams, an American businessman, are among the famous alumni of the university.

Profile of Kean University

Union, NJ is home to Kean. Union is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Kean go up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in education and teaching and family and social work.

Kean Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 400. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 410 and 520.


Kean has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Kean has 13, 394 enrolled students .

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Kean Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching760elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, special ed, educational administration, physical education teaching, school Counselling, education of speech impaired, special education, . . .
Business and Management466business management, accounting, marketing, finance, management science, business administration
Liberal Arts285history, English, sociology, Spanish language, political science, economics, liberal arts and sciences
Therapy and Counselling246psychology, cognitive psychology, school psychology, psychology courses, educational psychology, marriage and family therapy
Family and Social Work177public administration, social work
Science107biology, geology, chemistry, biotechnology
Media101communication studies, printing management, public relations
Security and Law Enforcement75criminal justice and administration
Design74interior design, design and visual communication, industrial design
Nursing and Emergency Medicine51nursing science, nursing administration
Computer Science and Engineering41computer and info science, computer networking
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy41parks and recreation management, occupational therapy, athletic trainer, exercise science
Mathematics39mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Art Studies29art studies
Medical administration15medical records admin
Fine Arts12fine arts, art history and criticism
Engineering Technician10electronics tech, manufacturing tech
Photography and Commercial Art8film studies
Medical Support and Technology6clinical lab tech
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy and religious studies

Contact: Kean

Kean University

1000 Morris Ave

Union, NJ 07083-0411

General Phone: (908) 737-5326


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