Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown, PA
location
Public
type
Rural
setting
53%
47%
student ratio
7,489
total students
Tuition Cost $7,492 | $11,238
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $8,699
Rolling
fall application deadline
73%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
525
sat math
538
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
21
act composite

Overview

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

15200 Kutztown Road
Kutztown, PA 19530-0730
United States

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • German Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish and Iberian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business, Management, and Marketing Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance and Financial Management Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • 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
    • Early Childhood Education
      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.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Elementary School
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Vision Impairments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Secondary School
      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.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      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.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      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.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
      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.
  • 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
    • 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.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Crafts, Folk Art and Artisanry
      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.

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
      audition for music; portfolio and/or art test for arts
    • 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

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$7,492
    • Out-of-state tuition *$11,238
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$2,495
    • Room and board *$10,282
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * 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

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$8,699
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$8,375
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$22,536
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,172
    • Average Grant Aid:$776
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$5,726
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:98%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 47%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 7%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students7,489
    • Male Student Percentage47%
    • Female Student Percentage53%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.97%
    • Black or African American7.4%
    • White or Caucasian76.27%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.17%
    • Asian1.38%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.11%
    • Two or more races3.45%
    • Unknown or International Student1.4%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.85% representing 32 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students12% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 45%
  • 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 Marching Unit, Honors Club, American Marketing Association Kutztown Chapter, Humans versus Zombies: Kutztown Chapter, Paws for Love
  • 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 Yes
    • 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 Division C 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
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • 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
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty445
    • Full-time Percentage87%
    • Part-time Percentage13%
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio18:1 or 7,198 students to 397 faculty


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