Fall 2015 Enrollment
4,259 undergraduate students
96% of undergrad students are full time
44% male — 56% female
62% of students are from out of state
2015-2016 Academic Year
225 full-time faculty
238 part-time faculty
15 to 1 student/faculty ratio
94% of first year students live on campus
53% of all students live on campus
Keene is a small town (pop. 23,000) situated in the heart of New England. In just a five-minute walk from Keene State’s campus, students have access to the stores, coffee shops, and cultural events that can be found in downtown Keene. From outdoor activities to local boutiques, everyone can find something to enjoy!
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Retention Fall 2015
73% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full-time, first-time freshmen)
6-Year Graduation Rate 2015
63% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2015
|Black or African American||1%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||2%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||6%|
NCAA Division III. 18 varsity sports including baseball, lacrosse, softball, field hockey, track and field, cross country, swimming and diving, and volleyball.
Colors: White and Red
American Studies, BA; Anthropology/Sociology, BA; Architecture, BS; Art, BA/BFA (Graphic Design, Studio Art); Biology, BA/BS; Chemistry, BA/BS; Chemistry-Physics, BS; Communication, BA (Communication Studies, Philosophy); Computer Science, BS (General CS, Information Systems, Software Engineering, System & Networking, Web Development, Computational Mathematics); Criminal Justice Studies, BA; Earth/Space Science, BA; Economics, BA; Education, BS (Early Childhood Development, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education – Elementary); Engineering, BS (transfer program); English, BA (Literature, Writing); Environmental Studies, BS; Film Studies, BA (Critical Studies, Film Production) French, BA, General Science, BA, Geography, BA, Geology, BS; Health Science, BS (Health Promotion and Wellness ((Community Health, Behavior and Health)) Nutrition, Addictions); History, BA (U.S. History, European History ((19th-Century Studies, 20th-Century Studies)); Holocaust and Genocide Studies, BA; Individualized Major, BA/BS; Journalism, BA (News Media, Public Relations, Multimedia Journalism); Management, BS; Mathematics, BA (Mathematics, Secondary Teaching, Middle School/Junior High Teaching); Mathematics Education for Elementary Teachers, BA; Mathematics-Physics, BS; Music, BA; Music Composition, BM; Music Education, BM (Instrumental, Choral), Music Performance, BM, Music Technology, BM, Nursing, BS, Physical Education, BS (Teacher Certification, Exercise Science (Health, Coaching)); Political Science, BA; Psychology, BA; Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences, BS; Sociology, BA; Spanish, BA; Sustainable Product Design and Innovation, BS; Theatre and Dance, BA (Theatre Arts (Acting, Directing, Design and Technical Theatre)) Dance (Choreography and Performance, Dance Education); Women’s and Gender Studies, BA
Keene State’s students make connections—with dedicated faculty, with each other, with the community, with the world, with their futures. Opportunities for involvement are everywhere.
What happens in the classroom doesn’t stay in the classroom. It gets put into action through travel, field research, conferences, student media, concerts, dances, and more; the sky’s the limit for student involvement. Many students put their learning to use in more traditional arenas, but their opportunities to grow are best fostered through Keene State’s resourceful hands-on programs, whether that be through undergraduate research or performance. Keene State also offers an Honors Program for those who qualify, allowing truly extraordinary opportunities for those who are most driven to pursue them.
Off-Campus Learning and Service
Keene State students learn and do amazing things far beyond campus walls. They put their hearts to work by performing over 100,000 hours of collective community service each year. These hours are racked up through all of the students’ service work around the neighborhood, service-learning courses, internships that benefit this community and service-based trips across the country and around the world. No matter how—or where—they serve, Keene State students are always making a positive difference as they develop into responsible scholar-citizens. In addition to serving abroad, students are encouraged to participate in such global engagement opportunities as semester-long study abroad and faculty-led academic trips.
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Professors are primarily committed to the success of their students, aiming to provide the best undergraduate education that they can give to each student. They assist in research projects, lend advice regarding course material, and embrace the value that every individual brings to the classroom. More than half of classes have fewer than twenty students, and only one percent of classes exceed fifty. This ensures that students are able to interact one-on-one with their professors and get the assistance and wisdom that best supports their success.
Keene State’s Integrative Studies Program is a college-wide curriculum that introduces every student to a broad understanding of a variety of fields. This program is a balanced survey of the arts and sciences, helping students in any major connect the dots to other fields of study and see how their focus ties in to the greater span of academia.
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Keene State offers its students a bustling array of activities to pursue. Students have access to over 100 clubs, including sororities and fraternities, and are highly encouraged to get involved in organizations that allow them to express themselves and enjoy their lives outside of the classroom. The College believes that active engagement in social clubs helps students develop into stronger individuals; those who participate in extracurriculars are more likely to grow socially and maintain an excitement for their overall college experience. Between clubs, teams, and other activities, there’s something for everyone—even the option to found a new group.
Additionally, Keene State offers 18 athletics programs as a Division III school. The Owls participate in the Little East Conference. Many Owls have even won academic honors on top of their amazing athletic achievements. Students also have the option to join an intramural or club sport.
Living on Campus
First-year and sophomore students live on campus, as do many juniors and seniors. While the residence requirement is only applied to first- and second-year students, most see a great benefit in staying on campus throughout the entire collegiate experience. Living on campus puts students directly in contact with all the school has to offer, including two art galleries, frequent performances of many kinds, lectures, book discussions, and more.
On-campus residency may be enhanced through participation in a Living-Learning Community. Living-Learning Communities are groups of students who live together, bound by common academic or social interests. Additional benefits include peer mentoring, special field trips, and networking opportunities.
CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES
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Keene State’s “real-world education” is a broad and balanced program of study that gives each student the power to think critically, act creatively, and serve the greater good. Students innovate and collaborate, all while gaining an ability to integrate knowledge across fields and make new connections. Most colleges prepare students to move up in the world, but that’s not enough. At Keene State College, students are dared to change the world.
More than 40 percent of Keene State students are the first in their family to attend college, and all are given the tools to succeed as professionals of their fields. In a recent survey, 94 percent of graduates were either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation, and 73 percent reported that they were working in a field related to their students. Keene State alumni are an accomplished group of people, having made differences across fields and industries, serving their communities and demonstrating the value of their education in all endeavors.
Admissions Fall 2015
5,674 Total Applicants
4,469 Total Admissions
920 Total Freshman Enrollment
78.76% of applicants admitted
Admissions Deadlines for 2016-17 Admission
Rolling Admission? No
Closing Date: April 1
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Freshman Profile Fall 2015
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|SAT Critical Reading||440||550|
TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2015-2016
|Room and Board (on campus)||$10,712||$10,712|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$23,940||$32,040|
Average Financial Aid Packages 2014-2015
$11,636 First year students
$11,387 All undergrads
Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015
62% on average, the percentage of need that was met
11% of financial need students that had need fully met
$6,868 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,325 Average need-based loan