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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Keene
Population | 25,000
Enrollment | 3,528
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/28-12/15
Spring | 01/16-5/3

Keene State College

Keene, NH


About This Campus

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 student 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.

Location Information

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 and 20 minutes to Vermont.

Helpful Information

A welcoming campus that appreciates having exchange students.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? With seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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 (first in the nation) the semester of the 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

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology, Architecture, Art... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper or N/A Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/22/24

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 20

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Parking Fee $100 Semester Home Optional
Housing deposit Fee $100 Semester Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/22/24

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

Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plan is required if living on campus.


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/22/24

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


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