Founded 1855, Union
908-787-7100Founded in 1855, Kean University has become one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region. Boasting a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population, Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers and is a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment serving nearly 16,000 students. The Nathan Weiss Graduate College offers four doctorate degree programs and more than 60 options for graduate study learning to master’s degrees, professional diplomas or certifications. The university’s six undergraduate colleges offer 50 undergraduate degrees over a full range of academic subjects of campuses in Union and Toms River, New Jersey, and at Wenzhou Kean, its 300-acre full-scale campus located in China’s Zhejiang Province.
In 2007, the university acquired the history Liberty Hall Museum. Built in 1772, this valuable historic resource is a venue for classes, lectures and special presentations and is available to every department for creative learning opportunities.
The university dedicates itself to the intellectual, cultural and personal growth of all its members. In particular, the university prepares students to think critically and creatively; to adapt to changing social, economic and technological environments; and to serve as active and contributing members of their communities.
Collaborative efforts with area schools, businesses and organizations provide the opportunity for Kean University students and graduates to interact with members of the surrounding community and effectively prepare themselves for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives in a global society. Kean University maintains a commitment to excellence and equity in enrollment, instruction and administration.