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Keene State College is a public institution that was founded in 1909. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,933, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 150 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Keene State College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 87. Its in-state tuition and fees are $12,776 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,161 (2013-14).
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Keene State College prepares promising students to think critically and creatively, to engage in active citizenship, and to pursue meaningful work. As the public liberal arts college of New Hampshire, we offer an enriching campus community and achieve academic excellence through the integration of teaching, learning, scholarship, and service.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Keene State College, it's important to note the application deadline is April 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at Keene State College is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 78.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||78.5%|
|Application deadline||April 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||April 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Keene State College is 17:1, and the school has 50.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Keene State College include: Education; Psychology; Social Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||49%|
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Keene State College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,933, with a gender distribution of 42.9 percent male students and 57.1 percent female students. At this school, 54 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 46 percent of students live off campus. Keene State College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Keene State College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Keene State College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Keene State College, 23 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Keene State College.
|Students who have cars on campus||23%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Keene State College, 64.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,926.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$12,776 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$20,161 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,008 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data