With a rich history in higher education that spans over 150 years, Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering more than 48 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs, with over 85 options for graduate study including doctoral programs in psychology and educational leadership. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student.
Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. At Kean Ocean, students can earn both bachelors and graduate degrees from Kean.
Kean is the third largest public university in New Jersey, and the largest producer of teachers in the state. Today, the University boasts New Jersey’s first comprehensive program dedicated to the development of a new generation of mathematics, science and technology teachers and researchers—the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics (NJCSTM).
Kean also provides students with access to a very unique BS/MD program leading to a medical degree. Together with Drexel University Medical School and St. Peter’s Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, this highly competitive undergraduate program guarantees successful students admission to Drexel Med and a residency at St. Peter’s.
The University is home to Liberty Hall Museum, a historic landmark housing some of the last undiscovered treasures of the American Revolution and the birth of our nation. The University officially acquired Liberty Hall in 2007. Our History Department currently is cataloguing thousands upon thousands of previously undiscovered manuscripts from the Revolutionary War period on.
Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou, China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway. Launched in 2012, Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) sits on approximately 500 beautiful acres in Wenzhou and is now in the midst of a growth phase that will soon bring enrollment to 5,000 students. Wenzhou is only one hour by plane and just over three hours by high-speed train from Shanghai and Hong Kong. It is one of the most vibrant and economically advanced cities on China’s East Coast. WKU offers a unique model of higher education provided by a comprehensive, public University, approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. All instruction is in English and all curriculum is provided by Kean USA.