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Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve

Set in the beautiful New England city of Keene, at the foot of Mount Monadnock, Keene State College is the public liberal arts college of New Hampshire. Inspired by the college motto “Enter to Learn – Go Forth to Serve,” the institution focuses on rigorous academic programs and a tradition of small classes, faculty-student research and creative projects, and service learning. Keene State College offers 48 undergraduate majors and selected graduate degrees through three schools: Arts & Humanities, Sciences & Social Sciences, Professional and Graduate Studies. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of NCAA Division III athletics.U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Keene State College as one of the best colleges/regional universities in the North.

Living in the Community

Keene offers residents and visitors a wide range of cultural and educational opportunities.  Music and theater are presented in many forms and venues, often showcasing Grammy award winning performers and national touring companies.

The business community represents the full spectrum of enterprises from small, family-owned companies to world-wide leaders in their fields.  The Keene State College Community Service Office serves as a resource for students to connect with meaningful co-curricular service initiatives in partnership with local, regional, and international communities.  Keene State College currently engages with over 150 community partners.