Fall 2015 Enrollment
4,186 undergraduate students
98% of undergrad students are full time
44% male 56% female
56% of students are from out of state
217 full-time faculty, 219 part-time faculty, 16:1 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. It’s just a five-minute walk from Keene State’s campus to stores, coffee shops, and cultural events 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
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|American Indian or Alaska Native||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||2%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||5%|
NCAA Division III. 18 varsity sports including baseball, lacrosse, softball, field hockey, track and field, cross country, swimming and diving, and volleyball. Mascot: Owl. 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 – the sky is the limit for student involvement. Many students put their learning to use in more traditional arenas as well, but they have those opportunities from the time they arrive on campus, whether their interests are in undergraduate research or performance.
In addition, Keene State students completed 104,124 hours of service in 2013–14. This includes student community service work, service-based trips, service-learning courses, and internships that meet the criteria for community service.
Global engagement is encouraged for all students, and opportunities exist for entire semesters abroad, faculty-led trips that are part of Keene State classes, and global service.
Keene State also offers an Honors Program for those who qualify.
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Professors are committed to the success of each student, and their priority is undergraduate education. 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 20 students. Only 1% of classes have more than 50 students.
Keene State’s required Integrative Studies Program, a broad and balanced survey of arts and sciences, helps students in any major connect the dots to other fields of study.
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Class size breakdown
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Keene State offers its students a bustling community of activities to pursue. Students have access to over 100 clubs, including sororities and fraternities. Keene State encourages all of its students to get involved in campus activities and organizations. The College believes that involvement helps students develop into stronger individuals. Students who participate in extra-curriculars are more likely to grow socially and maintain an excitement for their college experience.
First year and sophomore students live on campus, as do many juniors and seniors. Living-Learning Communities are available for students who want to combine their interests with their housing – and often come with benefits like peer mentoring, special field trips, and networking opportunities.
Between clubs, teams, and other activities, there’s something for everyone – or room to develop it.
Keene State is a Division III school, offering 18 athletic programs. The Owls participate in the Little East Conference. Many Owls have won academic honors on top of their amazing athletic achievements. Students also have the option to join an intramural or club sport.
The campus boasts two art galleries, frequent performances of many kinds, as well as lectures, book discussions, and more.
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, while gaining an ability to integrate knowledge across fields and make new connections.
In a 2013 survey of Keene State’s 2012 graduates, 94% were either employed or pursuing further education. Of those employed, 73% reported their work was related to their studies.
More than 40 percent of Keene State students are the first in their family to attend college.
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.
As Keene State’s website states, “Most colleges prepare students to move up in the world. That’s not enough. At Keene State College, we dare our students to change the world.”
Admissions Fall 2015
5,674 Total Applicants
4,464 Total Admissions
920 Total Freshmen Enrollment
78.67% of applicants admitted
Admissions Deadlines for 2016-17 Admission
Rolling Admission? No
Closing Date: April 1
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Freshmen 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)||$9,712||$9,712|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$22,940||$31,040|
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