Keene State College

2014 Quick Stats
229 Main Street

Keene, NH 03435

Phone: (800) 572-1909
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Apr. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#87 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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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).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.
Our liberal arts mission dedicates us to the development of knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of our changing world. As a public institution, we provide educational opportunities for all qualified students and continue our heritage of service to New Hampshire and the New England region.
We value
All members of our community: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends.
Strong relationships among students, faculty, and staff.
Excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship.
Commitment to learning and cultural enrichment.
Social justice and equity in our community and in our curriculum.
Educational challenge and support for a wide range of learners.
Physical and financial access and support.
Balanced development of mind, body, and character.
Diversity, civility, and respect.
Civic engagement and service to the community.
Environmental stewardship and sustainability.
Partnerships that enhance the quality of life in the Monadnock region, New
Hampshire, and the world.
An attractive campus that inspires and supports inquiry, reflection, and
social interaction.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1909
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $18,141,223


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.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 78.5%
Application deadline April 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by April 1

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Academic Life

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.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 49%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 18%
Psychology 11%
Social Sciences 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 8%

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Student Life

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.

Total enrollment 5,060
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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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

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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.

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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

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