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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

  • Kutztown, PA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Rural
    setting
  • 57%43%
    student ratio
  • 8,815
    total students
  • $6,622 | $16,556
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 75%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 486
    sat math
  • 483
    sat reading
  • 471
    sat writing
  • 20
    act composite

Overview

This Public University in Southeastern PA Rates Highly with Students

Kutztown University (KU) is a 4-year public university located in Berks County, Pennsylvania. One of the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education schools, KU is a vibrant, modern institution with 9,804 undergraduate and graduate students. The diverse students and faculty members come from 31 states and 62 nations. The student-to-faculty member ratio is 20:1 and the average class size is 29.

The university offers more than 100 areas of study, opportunities to study abroad, 160 student organizations, 14 residential facilities, and 21 NCAA Division II athletic programs. The campus is located 20 miles from Allentown and Reading, 90 minutes from Philadelphia and 2 hours from New York City.

Comprehensive Degree Programs

Kutztown University comprises 4 colleges: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts. The most popular majors are criminal justice, communication design, psychology, the sciences, art education, and 5-year bachelor's to master's degree programs in social work and computer science.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards bachelor's degrees in anthropology, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, criminal justice, electronic media, English, environmental science, geography, geology, German studies, history, marine science, mathematics, paralegal studies, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, public administration, professional writing, sociology, social work, and Spanish.

College of Business

The College of Business awards Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and leisure and sport studies/sport management. Minors are offered in advertising and economics.

College of Education

The College of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in elementary education, secondary education, special education with concentrations in mental and physical handicaps and visual impairment, library science, and instructional technology.'

College of Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual and Performing Arts awards Bachelor of Arts degrees in music and communication studies, and Bachelor of Science degrees in art education and music education.

Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees are offered in communication design, crafts, and studio art with concentrations in digital media, drawing, painting, photography, print making, and sculpture.

Graduate Programs and Certifications

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree is awarded in computer science. A terminal Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree program is offered as well. The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree is awarded in counseling and English.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is awarded in art education, elementary education, elementary school counseling (certification and licensure), instructional technology, reading specialist, secondary education (with specializations), secondary school counseling (certification and licensure), and student affairs in higher education (administration and college counseling licensure). Master of Education degrees with specializations in teaching degrees are offered to provide initial teaching certification at the graduate level.

Also awarded are the following degrees: the Master of Library Science (M.L.S.), the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), and Master of Social Work (M.S.W.), and a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Communication Design.

Undergraduate Honors Program Provides Opportunities

KU's distinctive Honors Program challenges students in new and exciting ways, while offering unprecedented perks and privileges. Honors students access specialized courses, internships, and independent study programs. The Honors Program also offers a summer Honors Study Abroad program and scholarships.

Faculty Dedicated to the Classroom

At KU, faculty members are involved in important research and are leaders in their fields, but their primary focus is on classroom instruction. The majority of KU's 362 faculty members, 88%, hold the highest degrees in their fields.

Study Abroad and Student Exchange

KU participates in international studies programs with more than 75 study abroad programs. KU students can immerse themselves in the history and culture of England, Spain, Austria, China, Ecuador, or South Africa, just to name a few.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition differs for full-time Pennsylvania residents and non-residents. Approximately 80% of KU students receive financial aid through grants, private and institutional scholarships, military officer training programs, on-campus part-time employment, and loans. Pennsylvania residents should file the FAFSA form by March 1 to receive the Pennsylvania state grant, and no later than May 1 for other types of aid. KU offers an out-of-state tuition reduction program, providing 20% and 40% discount for qualified students.

For scholarship opportunities, interested students should visit www.kutztown.edu/costs-and-financial-aid.

Visit KU

KU offers daily tours, Monday through Friday and most Saturdays. KU also offers Open House events and Preview Days. Interested students can register by visiting http://visit.kutztown.edu.


Location & Contact

15200 Kutztown Road
Kutztown, PA 19530-0730
United States


Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • German Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Vision Impairments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Elementary School
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Secondary School
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rhetoric and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Library science
    • Library and Information Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Oceanography (Chemical and Physical)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Crafts, Folk Art and Artisanry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

75% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied8,533
    • Accepted6,406
    • Acceptance Rate75%
    • Enrolled8,815
    • Female Applicants5,015
    • Females Accepted3,853
    • Female Acceptance Rate76%
    • Male Applicants3,518
    • Males Accepted2,553
    • Male Acceptance Rate72%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some audition for music; portfolio and/or art test for arts
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.20
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 483 430 520
    • SAT Math 486 440 530
    • SAT Writing 471 420 510
    • ACT Composite 20 18 22
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$6,622
    • Out-of-state tuition *$16,556
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,902.00
    • Room and board *$8,350.00
    • Room only *$5,532.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students8,815
    • Male Student Percentage43%
    • Female Student Percentage57%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.9%
    • Black or African American6.81%
    • White or Caucasian78.82%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.15%
    • Asian1.2%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.11%
    • Two or more races1.74%
    • Unknown1.3%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.86% representing 25 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students10.6% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 44%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Board, Student Pennsylvania State Education Association, National Art Education Association, Residence Hall Association, Association of Campus Events
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other secondary door electronic alarm system in residence halls, 24-hour student desk personnel at main entrance of residence halls

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling No No No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division C No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Wrestling No Division 2 Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling No Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty448
    • Full-time Percentage92%
    • Part-time Percentage8%
    • Female Percentage46%
    • Male Percentage54%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio20:1 or 8,455 students to 418 faculty


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