Keene State College

Keene State College

Our liberal arts advantage means you’re free to explore our academic programs and co-curricular opportunities. Our size means you’ll have independence, but won’t get lost in the crowd. Most importantly, it means you will belong. Other colleges talk about their distinctive programs. We have those, but we’re more interested in creating a distinctive experience – one you won’t get anywhere else. Our size, culture, and liberal arts focus mean your college life will be integrated, full of experiences that connect to shape your present and your future. Work and play, living and learning, classrooms and real-world experiences, serving others and finding yourself – not to mention the opportunities to explore and blend academic disciplines, internships, and more.

Community and Connection

Our students are part of a community – residentially and academically – from the beginning. Our Integrated Studies Program and Academic Communities help students explore their options and make connections, whether they’re already certain of their path or finding their way.

Our students tell us that when they get involved with organizations and other co-curricular activities, they are more likely to thrive at Keene State because they build skills and form relationships while pursuing their passions. And with more than 85 student-run organizations, 18 Division III varsity sports (plus club sports and intramurals), student publications and performances, fraternities and sororities, community service and honor societies, there’s something for everyone.

Four years in this residential, liberal arts college in New Hampshire can take you anywhere! Keene State…

  • Focuses on you – the undergraduate student.
  • Is large enough to let you explore, small enough that you will find your place here.
  • Has professors dedicated to teaching and mentoring; none of our classes are taught by teaching assistants.
  • Prepares you for your life: your next move, and how to get there.
  • Is a good value: You spend four years here, committed to learning. We equip you for the next 40.

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