Kean University Reviews

  • 12 Reviews
  • Union (NJ)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,383
67% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
75% of 12 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 2/17/2021
  • Degree: RN to BSN
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"If you are planning to gain your BSN, don't go here. First, the program takes long to complete. If you already have a degree, why are you required to jump through the hoops? Alot of required course work, that has nothing to do with nursing. This program should be completed in 6-12 months, instead of three years! Second, this school requires two clinical rotations..why? I'm already a nurse, there's no need for unpaid free work. This program is not designed for busy working nurses, as the discussion post requires posting multiple times a day and week. When deciding to go to a public state college, choose one that understands nurses are busy."
Just Frustrated
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I selected Kean's online RN-to-BSN program program for several reasons. I wanted the opportunity to earn this degree regardless of where I moved to and I had found good reviews about Kean as a school. It was not until after being accepted and completing A YEAR of courses that I was told that some of the nursing courses are not online and I have to take them in NJ. I had already moved three hundred miles away at this point and invested over ten thousand dollars in classes that would most likely not be transferable to another school. No where on the website did it state that the program is not completely online and I was never told that in any way by any one that I spoke with. This is beyond frustrating. Also, the program is so new that a lot of the courses that you need for the degree are not offered online through Kean so you need to take them with a community college that they will accept the credits from. This is particularly difficult when you do not live in the state. And for the courses that are offered online a lot of the professors still have no idea how to manage the system. Then to add to this, the online nursing program is so limited that they only offer courses during specific times of the year. (Something else I had never been told and found out for myself when registering). So my graduation date is being pushed a YEAR because they just do not offer courses throughout all semesters. And when I do take those classes I will be paying out of pocket because I will have to take one class at a time because of the way that they schedule them?!?!?!?!?! To top it off the advisor for this program has no idea what is going on. She does not understand the dates in which classes are offered. She does not fully understand that the classes we need that are not offered through Kean need to be taken with a community college. And there is just so much more to advising online students that she needs explained to her. It is difficult to explain information to a person that is supposed to be providing you the information to begin with. Ugh, do not go here. There are so many other options for online nursing schools. I should have gone with another. Avoid making the mistake I made."
James Sheerin
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"Kean is a nice school in a great location. The school is located on a New Jersey Transit rail line and close to NYC. Kean has a large selection of majors to pick from. They also have one of the most divers student populations. Kean is a great school if you wish to become a teachers. They have a great art and theater program."
Xirena W.
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2017
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Kean University is a wonderful mid-sized School that offer individuals exceptional education. The class sizes are perfect for students who want to work closely with their professor. The career development resources are also amazing. At Kean as long as your willing to work hard you will do great!"
Anastasia Mendola
  • Reviewed: 4/12/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Kean University is a College like no other. When you walk onto campus, its as if you walked into a combination of people from all over the state that are all looking for the same goals and aspirations as yourself. The professors have no hidden agendas and aren't out to get you or make you fail. They take the extra time that you need to make sure you understand the material completely so that when you get into your field you can be more knowledgeable than the person next to you. Kean University is a one of a kind school and I would recommend anyone that wants to have a great college experience to go there."
Jacqueline Nieves
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Elementary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"To be frank, Kean University is the place to be if you're interested in a calm, wonderful college experience. Kean was my home away from home for four years. I was pursuing a double major, and as a result things often got complicated. I had to seek advisement in the Education department and the English department because I was studying Elementary/Middle School Education and also seeking the English Standard Option degree. In my opinion, my advisor was phenomenal. He broke down what classes I would need to take every semester based on the frequency of the courses offered. He encouraged me to work hard toward my goal. With that being said, I took thirteen credits one summer, and six credits another. Every semester I took eighteen credits. I was able to obtain my degree and complete my second major requirements in four years as opposed to five. I was encouraged to be a go-getter. I was not afraid to challenge myself and push boundaries. Looking back on my undergraduate experience, I wouldn't change a thing. I had the best support system both on and off campus. As a result, today I am currently pursuing my master's degree. I am a full-time teacher, a full-time graduate student, a full-time wife, and make time for community service. I believe that Kean University is a phenomenal place for one who wants to grow to their full potential and believe in the magic of their dreams."
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  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Special Education
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Kean University is a diverse school with many opportunities to offer. The campus is beautiful for the last 4 years they have been expanding the campus and building new dorms and academic buildings. The university offers a wide range of extracurricular activities on and off campus. There is are fraternities and sororities, as well as various championship winning sports teams."
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"I thought it was good, but difficult to get in touch with your advisors."
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"I loved it, but the books were expensive and it was difficult to get some of the classes that were needed to graduate and it was hard to talk to somebody there."
Kean special ed grad 2012
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2015
  • Degree: Special Education
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"Least expensive state school. Diverse population. Numerous organizations/clubs."
  • Reviewed: 1/23/2015
  • Degree: Beverage Management
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I am writing this review as a soon-to-be graduate of Kean University. Overall, the school isn't terrible; it's better than Willie P or quite a few of the local private colleges. However, there are HUGE problems which never get adressed because of a certain vindictive presidents agenda. Not to mention, this individual is protected by powerful friends, including Sen. Ray Lensiak. With Lesniak and Farahi out of the picture, this could be a solid school; the professors are usually as qualified as elsewhere. With them steering the boat, I wouldn't put a dead dog on the grass. Thankfully, I have a job secured with a well-known class one railroad in Virginia upon my graduation, (which is exactly what I wanted) so everything worked out in the end. (Actually, walking on the grass carries a $75 fine, courtesy of dear leader, so forget about putting anything on the grass.)"
Lisa Fennelly
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Kean University has been a wonderful atmosphere to receive my undergraduate degree. So much so, that I decided to attend the Nathan Weiss Graduate School - Marriage & Family Counseling program. This university obtains a comforting atmosphere, strives to constantly improve the student experience and provides excellent professors to be mentors."