About Keene and KSC
Keene State College is situated in the charming town of Keene, located in the heart of New England in an area known as the Monadnock region. Keene is the largest town in the southwest corner of New Hampshire (less than 20 miles from Massachusetts and Vermont) and is known for its picturesque Central Square, shops, and restaurants. Situated within sight of Mount Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in the Americas, it is only two hours from Boston and four hours from New York and Montreal. Keene State College is accessible to urban areas as well as many lakes, covered bridges, and quaint New England towns. The autumn foliage with its flaming sugar maples is famous world-wide; the warm months offer swimming, fishing, hiking, and boating; and the winter offers ice skating and excellent cross-country and downhill skiing.
Keene State College is part of the University System of New Hampshire. Founded in 1909, KSC offers almost 40 majors in the School of Arts and Humanities; the School of Professional Studies; and the School of Sciences and Social Sciences. The 170 acre Keene State campus generates the ambiance of a small New England College, with ivy-covered buildings and grassy commons. Living on campus is the choice of over 2,700 students; and residence halls at KSC are strong, vital communities in which students feel included and free to make their own unique contributions. Nearly 100 societies, clubs, academic, sport, and social organizations provide a multitude of co-curricular learning experiences.Campus Map