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Specialized Programs for Incoming Students


Specialized Programs for Incoming Students

More than one-third (34.3%) of Kean’s currently enrolled students have transferred from another institution; near- ly half (47.4%) are admitted as traditional freshmen; and 18% are admitted into special programs. Kean has served Education Opportunity Fund (EOF) students since 1968, one of the first institutions in the state of New Jersey to offer the program. In operation since 1992, the Program for Academic Support Services Providing Opportunities to Remarkable and Talented Students (PASSPORT) offers similar support to students who do not qualify for EOF funding but who, in all other ways, share similar needs. The University is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institu- tion with a long history of offering non-native speakers introductory-level courses in Spanish while they simultane- ously master English in ESL courses in its Spanish Speaking Program, SUPERA (established in 1972).

Kean University has a long tradition of access, opportunity, and affordability for students seeking a college degree. Each year, Kean proudly builds on this distinguished history as it stays focused on guiding students to academic and professional success, thereby fostering social mobility. For the third year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Kean University as a top-performing school for helping economically disadvantaged students succeed and graduate, and was also named among the most ethnically diverse universities in the northern United States.

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