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Kutztown University

This university wants students with spirit. Ones with character. Because that's a foundation they can build on.

At Kutztown, everyone is a work in progress. Whether students know exactly what they want to do, or they're still deciding, this is the time to explore. To try, to try again, and to go places they never thought possible. Access more than 100 areas of study, opportunities to explore the world and study abroad, more than 150 student clubs and organizations. Scale the indoor rock-climbing wall. Volunteer with the Special Olympics. Host a radio show. Become a student-athlete. Enjoy the camaraderie of Greek life. With so many living, dining, recreation, organization, athletic, and volunteer options, the choices are wide open. Students can discover what makes nearby Northeast US's best cities among the most dynamic in the nation. They have four years to do it all. And they'll never do it alone.

Community is a powerful thing

Kutztown University believes in having each other's backs. That creates a strong community which empowers individual freedom. Home to nearly 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, KU's community thrives with diverse students and faculty members from 31 states and 62 nations. With the right support, resources, and challenges students can grow, not into someone new but into themselves. And at their best, there's no limit to what they can do.

It all starts at Kutztown. And it's an experience they find only as a Golden Bear. It's good to be golden.

Comprehensive Degree Programs

When it comes to areas of study, there's a lot to choose from, including the university's Programs of Distinction, which prepare one to enter today's fastest-growing fields. From cinema, television, and media production, biochemistry, education, and marketing to communication design, criminal justice, marine science, and software development, KU has what students are looking for.

College of Business

Find an opportunity for success with KU's business programs. Interested in becoming an entrepreneur, excellent salesperson, or social media guru? Or advance a career with an MBA? Choose from a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with tracks in accounting, finance, management, or marketing, or a Master of Business Administration. Both programs are accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, placing KU's College of Business among the top 5% in the world. What this means to students, is that employers place a higher value on recruiting or hiring graduates of AACSB-accredited programs because they know how well prepared they are to meet today's market place challenges. Students will be ready for the ever-changing world of business to become outstanding employees, managers, and leaders in industry, civic, and social organizations.

KU's MBA program offers graduate students a hybrid delivery format designed with students, as a recent graduate or working professional, in mind. Complete the program in fewer than two years' time, or go at one's own pace. Network with others who bring industry knowledge and expertise to every discussion, and benefit from the College's connections to some of the region's top executives and business leaders.

The Leisure and Sport Studies program is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Association (COSMA). KU's Coaching Education Program is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE).

Students dreaming of a career in sport, athletic or recreation industries can gain the skills necessary for roles in the front office, back office, management, marketing, coaching, and more. 256.2 million Americans engage in some form of sporting activity creating an industry that generates revenue in excess of $160 billion annually and provides 1.9 million jobs. Choose from one of two distinctive concentrations, one in Coaching and Athletic Administration, and the other for those wishing to pursue careers in the Fitness Industry.

College of Education

Students thrive off the energy and excitement of the learning process. KU's faculty takes pride in discovering new and innovative ways to spark young minds.

Study and prepare for a career as a teacher and lifelong learner in Elementary Education (grades Pre-K-4 or 4-8), Secondary Education, Special Education, Library Science, or graduate programs in Instructional Technology, and School Counseling. KU offers a major in Special Education with a focus on Visual Impairment, one of only four undergraduate programs with that emphasis in the US. The university also boasts a clinically-based Reading Specialist programs as well as a new Autism Endorsement Certification. Teacher Education programs at Kutztown University are nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE).

Graduate programs offered through the College of Education include: Elementary Education, English as a Second Language, Instructional Technology, Reading Specialist, Principal Certification, School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, Secondary Education, Student Affairs in Higher Education, and a Supervisory Certification in Curriculum and Instruction. For practicing teachers, other certification options allow one to maintain their credentials and work toward promotions or tenured positions. The new Doctor of Education in Transformational Teaching and Learning is an exceptional opportunity to continue understanding and improving educational policies and practices in and out of the classroom.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The 21st-education that students seek can be found in the diverse programs of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Explore what fascinates many of us; from understanding the world in which we live, how people interact, communicating with others through spoken, written, and electronic means, and asking the big questions.

Dive into an area of interest: anthropology, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, criminal justice, 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, or Spanish. With a Liberal Arts and Sciences degree, students will develop the communication, writing, research, teamwork, and critical thinking skills that employers need.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Unleash creativity! The college pushes students to their limit and beyond to craft the best piece for a portfolio or the soundtrack of one's life.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts awards degrees in art history, music, music: commercial emphasis, music performance, communication studies, and cinema, television, and media production, as well as art education and music education. Fine Arts degrees are offered in applied digital arts, communication design (graphic design), crafts, and studio art. Minors offered in audio engineering, digital communication and new media, entrepreneurship, studio art, music history, performance studies, and jazz offer an eclectic opportunity to students pursuing the arts.

Benefit from close proximity to vibrant arts communities in Philadelphia, New York City, and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Visual arts and music programs are housed in the Sharadin Arts Building and the beautiful Schaeffer Auditorium. Those who wish to pursue a graduate degree in Art Education, Communication Design, Music Education or Arts Administration at KU will benefit from instruction from some of America's best educators in the field.

Undergraduate Honors Program Provides Opportunities

Students seeking a challenge will find the Honors Program at KU challenges them in new and exciting ways, while offering many perks and privileges. Honors students access specialized courses, internships, conferences, committees, and independent study programs. The Honors Program also offers a summer Honors Study Abroad program and a number of merit-based scholarships.

Study Abroad

Make the world a classroom! Choose to study away from campus, nationally or internationally, through more than 150 student exchange programs. KU participates in international studies programs where students can immerse themselves in the history and culture of England, Spain, Austria, China, Ecuador, or South Africa, just to name a few, all while maintaining a focused area of study and earning credits toward graduation.

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 faculty members, 88%, hold the highest degrees in their fields. Courses at KU are taught by faculty only. The university does not utilize graduate assistants for teaching purposes.

Visit KU

KU offers daily tours, Monday through Friday and most Saturdays. Attend a fall or spring Open House event to learn about campus life and explore what KU has to offer. Register by visiting www.kutztown.edu/visit.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Make the most of the college investment. With numerous scholarship, grant, loan, and campus employment opportunities; affordable tuition; and highly successful student outcomes, it's easy to see the tremendous value that is Kutztown University.

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. 

Scholarships and other forms of financial aid include: Golden Bear Maroon, Gold, and Platinum Level Awards (eligibility based on test scores and demonstrated financial need); Board of Governors Tuition Waivers; KU STEM Scholarship; Sesquicentennial, and President's Academic Honors scholarships for those planning to enroll in the Honors Program; a Transfer Book Award; Out-of-State Tuition Reduction program (providing a 40% discount, making KU the most affordable State System option), and more than 500 other awards with selective criteria. For details on all of KU's scholarship opportunities, visit https://www.kutztown.edu/scholarships

*Joint Kutztown University|Millersville University DSW program

Location & Contact

Address 15200 Kutztown Road
Kutztown, PA  19530-0730
United States
Contact Phone: 610-683-4000

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Library Science Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Application Fee
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Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Audition for music, portfolio and/or art test for arts

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 538 490 580
SAT Math 525 480 560
ACT Composite 21 18 24

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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

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Student Body

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Hispanic/Latino 8.97%
Black or African American 7.4%
White or Caucasian 76.27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.17%
Asian 1.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 3.45%
Other 1.4%


Male (46.84%)
Female (53.16%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 45%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Welcome Week, Bearfest and Homecoming

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Most popular organizations:
Marching Unit, Honors Club, American Marketing Association Kutztown Chapter, Humans versus Zombies: Kutztown Chapter and Paws for Love

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
secondary door electronic alarm system in residence halls, 24-hour student desk personnel at main entrance of residence halls


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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Bowling No No No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
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Golf No Checkmark No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
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Wrestling No Division 2 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Bowling No Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
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Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
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Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
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Wrestling No No No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 388
Part-time - 57
Male - 225
Female - 220