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KEENE STATE COLLEGE - [KSC], KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Keene, New HampshireLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1909Established Year
  4282Enrollment

Keene State College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Located in the beautiful location of New Hampshire, Keene State College is a public institution built in 1909. This prestigious institute of the US Education System operates on a semester-based academic calendar and is ranked one of the best colleges for the year 2020. The students enrolled nearly 3,500 students in the year 2020 that represented applicants from different countries across the world.

It provides more than 40 undergraduate and various graduate and certificate courses for its international candidates seeking to enroll at the institute for studying in the USA. The college offers small classes and individual mentoring to all its candidates which are reflected in its student-faculty ratio of 17:1.

Admissions at Keene State College observe a common application deadline of April 1. The institute waives of the application fee for all applicants applying before January 1. However, entries received post January 1 must be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of 50 USD. The college observes an acceptance rate of around 81% which makes it one of the lightly selective institutes that admits any candidate with a decent overall profile.

Rankings

Given below are the rankings of the university as per the year 2020.

Us News

  • Regional colleges north: #10
  • Best undergraduate teaching: #6
  • Best value schools: #7

The Rankings

  • US ranking: up to 600

Niche Rankings

  • Top party schools in America: #167 of 1578
  • Best greek life colleges in America: #196 of 838
  • Colleges with the best professors in America: #349 of 1603

Highlights

Typepublic
EndowmentUSD 33.9 million
Cost of Attendance36,100 USD
Campus Housing Capacity55%
Application Fee50 USD (waived before January 1)
Application DeadlineApril 1
Acceptance rate81%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdesk603-358-2276
Student Retention Rate75%

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • Personal enrichment, self-development, self-expression, and the fun of living with people from different backgrounds are several benefits of living on campus at Keene State College
  • The location where the college campus is spread in a lush area 150 acres offers the students a wide range of opportunities. The students can visit the artist colony, an international music school, and some national touring companies.
  • The college provides a recreation center for all its students which consists of 3 full-size courts, fitness center, weight room, classes (Zumba, yoga, aerobics), and also intramural sports.
  • The main highlight of the college is the parent/family weekend organized by the parents association sponsors for the parents and guardians to connect and network with each other and with students.
  • Redfern Arts Center, Thorne Sagendorph Art Gallery, and Putnam Arts Lecture Halls are some of the creative societies in which a student can take part. Through them, a student can learn about theatre, music, hosting concerts, and dance.

Housing Facilities/Residence

  • At the institute, about 55% of the students live in college, -operated or -affiliated housing and 45% of students live off-campus.
  • In order to increase success and ease transition, the college encourages all the students studying in the first year and in the second-year students to live on campus.
  • The on-campus students are offered several professional residential life and housing staff in order to help them and to develop an environment that is safe, offering respect for others and a positive learning place.
  • The table tabulated below provides the information various living options available at the college
Residence HallsGenderOccupancy
361 Main StreetFemale361
Carle Hallco-ed302
Fiske Hallco-ed87
Holloway hallco-ed252
Huntress hallco-ed154
the commonsco-ed348
the butler courtco-ed216
Owl’s Nestco-ed434
pondside 1co-ed104 
Pondside 2 apartmentsco-ed120
Pondside 3co-ed154
  • Each room consists of a tile floor, movable furniture and outlet strips and overhead lights.
  • The halls provide facilities such as fireplaces in the quiet study area of the main lounge, as well as a building kitchen and game area.

Courses

  • The college offers a plethora of courses for international students including undergraduate, graduate, certificate and summer programs.
  • It provides more than 40 varied undergraduate courses in the liberal arts, social sciences, sciences, and other professional programs. It also offers some selected graduate degrees.
  • Programs such as Education, Economics, Geography, History, KSC, Public Health, Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences are offered to the students seeking admission in the Graduate programs.
  • Some of the unique academic programs that the college provides include safety and occupational health applied sciences, education, psychology, health science, management, and communications.
  • Some major popular programs offered by the college are Education, Engineering Technologies and Engineering Technologies, Health Professions and Related Programs, History, and Psychology.

Keene State college Application Process

How to Apply?

Application Portal: Apply using the University’s website or common application

Application Fee: No application fee before January 1. 50 USD after January 1

Application deadline: April 1

Basic Admission Requirements:

  • Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.50. Preference will be given to the students with a GPA score of 2.75 or more.
  • A student from a non-English speaking country is required to submit the scores of the English proficiency exam. A student can appear either for the TOEFL exam or for the IELTS exam. The minimum scores required are 550 and 6.5 bands respectively.
  • SAT or ACT scores are no longer required by the college
  • Graduate students are not required to submit the GMAT or GRE scores.

Supporting Documents:

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Essay along with the goal statement
  • Internship experience or work if there
  • Transcripts from all college-preparatory education in the English language are also required.

Keene State College Cost of Attendance

For all the prospective applicants of the college, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US for the year 2020-2021 is as mentioned below.

ExpensesResidents Of NhOut Of State
Tuition (full-time)11,754 USD21,466 USD
Room8,406 USD8,406 USD
Board4,118 USD 4,118 USD
Mandatory Fees2,884 USD2,884 USD
Total27,162 USD36,874 USD

Scholarships/ Financial Aid

The college offers various awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. The eligibility of every scholarship differs and some such studentships are discussed with their eligibility requirements as follows:

  • A need-based scholarship is offered to international students. It is eligible for the students with a high GPA and SAT score. Students excelling in extracurricular activities can also avail of the opportunity.
  • Academic talent scholarship is offered to the students with an exceptional talent for music, art, and academics. The student is given 3,000 USD after getting selected for it.
  • Some of the Endowed scholarships are offered by the college to the students. They are KSC Endowed Scholarships, Keene Endowment Association Scholarships, and Annual Gift Scholarships
  • Along with the Endowed scholarships, some other scholarships are awarded through department selections on the basis of financial aid applications and appeal requests.

The eligibility of the scholarship varies from student to student. In order to avail of the opportunity, a student is required to submit an application form. Students can apply for them via an online application that is available on the university’s website.

Alumni Network

  • Being an alumnus of the institute calls for some benefit, such as they can participate in summer recenter membership, pool and racquetball use at the gym, library privileges, they are open to discounts at the KSC bookstore and lower rates at arts events and area lodging.
  • Some of the notable alumni of the college are Ernest Hebert (American author), Molly Kelly (American politician), David Lozeau (Artist), Wesley McNair (American poet), and Jim Ferry (American basketball coach).

Placements

The college offers students varied opportunities to gain practical knowledge and experience. It organizes Future Fair Sponsorship programs to provide additional support to the KSC career programming and resources. It also provides an excellent internship opportunity for its students. Internships are available for credit and not for credit, paid or unpaid and take place during the academic year.

At the college, students are placed in 3-4 field experience areas depending upon their program. A student can gain knowledge from that fieldwork ranging from observation and analysis in an early experience to complete responsibility for the professional role in student teaching in the culminating field.

The institute offers students the assistance in getting into a job by providing them the steps to search, apply and manage various job opportunities. According to data provided by Payscale, the average salary of the Keene’s graduates is around 60,000 USD.

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Keene State College Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population4577
FAFSA Code002590
Application Cost$50
Accreditation NEASC
Average Cost of Attendance$20,432 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10359301140 91%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing530480580-
Mathematics505450560-
ACTCheck Detailed Score211824 10%
English211724-
Mathematics211824-

Keene State College Acceptance Rate

82.7%

Acceptance Rate

5580

Total Applicants

4577

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

45.0%

Male

55.0%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program82.7%
Total Applicants5334
Total Enrolled4409
Graduate
Graduate Programs82.4%
Total Applicants204
Total Enrolled168

Keene State College Enrollment

Enrollment
Keene State College Enrollment4577
Undergraduate Enrollment4409
Graduate Enrollment168
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate60.6%

Attendance Cost

$20,432

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$20,432 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$900 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,666 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,850 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,578 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,050 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,050 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,050 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
539123982993-
+1-603-3521909
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229 Main St, Keene, NH 03435
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Restaurant

The Pub Restaurant0.34 Km
Thai Garden0.67 Km
Koto Japanese Steakhouse0.75 Km
Chipotle Mexican Grill0.77 Km
Cherry Garden0.8 Km
Odelay Taqueria0.83 Km
Subway0.83 Km
Elm City Brewing Company0.88 Km
Country Life Vegetarian Restaurant0.94 Km
Luca's Mediterranean Cafe1 Km
Stage Restaurant1 Km
Panera Bread1.03 Km
LongHorn Steakhouse2.13 Km
Papagallos Restaurant2.16 Km
Dunkin'4.56 Km
Piedra Fina Latin Restaurant7.04 Km
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Book Store

The Toadstool Bookshop0.6 Km
Eagle Books0.91 Km
Enterprize Comics, Etc.1.14 Km
Toy City1.24 Km
Bull Moose1.42 Km
Lumunos6.36 Km
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Shopping Mall

Key Road Plaza Shopping Center1.02 Km
west street shopping center1.53 Km
Monadnock Marketplace1.82 Km
Supreme PACK and SHIP6.73 Km

Airport

Dillant-Hopkins Airport-Een2.21 Km
Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport2.86 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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