Profile: Keene State College

Fast Facts

On Campus:57%
  • Fall 08/28-12/15
  • Spring 01/16-5/4

Tuition & Payments

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
1%Two or more races

Campus Profile

With more than 40 programs of study, Keene State College prepares students to think critically, act creatively, and serve the greater good. The 170 acre Keene State campus generates the ambiance of a small New England College, with ivy-covered buildings, grassy commons, and brick walkways. Living on campus is the choice of over half the students and residence halls at KSC are strong, vital communities in which students feel included and free to make their own unique contributions. Over 100 societies, clubs, academic, sport, and social organizations provide a multitude of co-curricular learning experiences.
Keene State College founded in 1909, is situated in the charming town of Keene, located in the heart of New England. Keene is the largest town in the southwest corner of New Hampshire and is known for its picturesque Central Square, shops and restaurants. There is a wide range of outdoor and social activities that take place in Keene.

Campus Location - Located on Main Street in Keene, N.H., the largest town (pop. 25,000+) in southwestern New Hampshire, the College is only a few minutes' walk to Keene's lively downtown. It's a two hour drive to Boston, four hours to New York City or 20 minutes to Vermont.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture

Area Studies: American Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Graphic Design, Studio Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Management

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Journalism

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Special Education

English: English, Film Studies, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies

Food Science: Nutrition

Foreign Language: French, Spanish

General Studies: Individualized Degree Program

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Health Promotion, Health Science, Nursing, Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Science, Substance Abuse/Addictions

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Mathematics, Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics, Mathematics-Physics

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Directing, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Theater Arts/Drama

Physics: Chemical Physics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Sociology

Technology: Design Technology, Technology Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs

Courses are not guaranteed in any major.

Notable Academic Programs
Holocaust and Genocide Studies - One of the few undergraduate institutions that offer a degree in Holocaust and Genocide.
Safety Science - Degree title is Safety and Occupational Health Applied Science BS.
Film Studies - Degrees in Film Production and/or Film Criticism
Political Science - Especially interesting to be in New Hampshire the semester before a Presidential Primary.

Unique Academic Programs
Holocaust and Genocide Studies - Offering the first four-year BA degree in the U.S. – examines both the Holocaust and the broader topic of genocide in an interdisciplinary exploration of history, philosophy, psychology, the arts, religion, and sociology.
Occupational Safety and Health - Major titled: Safety and Occupational Health Applied Science. Working in the high-tech TDS (Technology, Design, and Safety) Center at KSC, students learn about health and safety in the workplace, compliance with safety and environmental regulations, human resource management, and jobsite leadership. Internships put classroom knowledge into action.
Product Design - KSC’s program approaches the artistic, scientific, and technical aspects from a viewpoint that values sustainability and sound business practices

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/29/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Parking Fee: $100 Semester Plan B Optional

Important Notes: Some courses will have specific fees (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
KSC offers a variety of on-campus living options that are well run and supervised.

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
unlimited meals for $1789. per semester. Meal plan is required if living on campus. Very good food options at every meal.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.