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Students walk on Kean University's Cougar Walk.

Kean Partners with County Colleges on Pathway to Kean Program

Kean University launched a new dual admission program called Pathway to Kean that gives students who don’t initially meet University admissions standards a clear path toward earning a bachelor’s degree. The initiative increases accessibility for an affordable four-year college degree in New Jersey.
Michael Diaz

Kean Student Wins Tuition-Free Semester through Cougar Climb: First Year Experience

Kean University architectural studies major Michael Diaz will have a tuition-free semester in Fall 2020 as the winner of the Cougar Climb: First-Year Experience program raffle. 
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Kean ocean graduate Kristen Weinbel celebrates graduation

Kean Ocean Graduate Started Own Company as a Student

Kean Ocean graduate Kristen Weinbel ’20 earned top honors and started her own business as a student, while also dealing with a rare medical condition. 
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Kean Hall

Kean Trustees Vote to Keep Tuition and Fees Flat for 2020-21

Kean students will not see any increase in their combined tuition and fees in the coming academic year after the Board of Trustees voted on June 22 to hold the existing rates amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Christina Darius, Christina Barnes and Nikki Hurd, Kean SLPD students, in their protective gear

Speech-Language Pathology Students Support COVID-19 Patients

Three students in Kean’s Speech-Language Pathology Doctorate (SLPD) program are bringing their training and skills to the COVID-19 response, helping rehabilitate patients coming off ventilators and protecting the quality of life of vulnerable patients.
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Ariella Askew is the Kean 2020 valedictorian

Honors Student, Mom - Kean Valedictorian Managed It All

When she applied to Kean as a transfer student years after she first started college, Ariella Askew was not sure whether she would be accepted.

A Message from President Farahi

Please read an important message from Kean University President Dawood Farahi, Ph.D., about recent events in our country.
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A composite photo of Kean's Class of 2020 during the traditional tassel turn.

Kean Celebrates Nearly 4,000 Graduates in Virtual Commencement

The first Kean University class to graduate in a virtual Commencement celebrated in a ceremony complete with a tassel turn, personalized videos and speeches from special guests including Whoopi Goldberg. Nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students earning degrees in dozens of fields marked the joyous day in living rooms, backyards and chat rooms during the online event.
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Michael DiTomasso, Class of 2020, Kean University

Third Time’s the Charm for Michael Graves College Graduating Senior

Michael DiTomasso’s educational journey at Kean proves there are different paths to success. The graphic design student is graduating magna cum laude after dropping out of Kean twice before. He also is already working in his field — as an art director at a Montclair advertising agency.
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Daniela Derius Rodriguez, Kean Class of 2020, poses with a photo of her mother.

Amid COVID-19 Sickness and Loss, Kean Student Graduates with Honors

Daniela Derius-Rodriguez recently lost her mother and grandfather to COVID-19, but the Kean senior pushed through sorrow and her own bout with the illness to graduate with top honors, just as her mother would have wanted.