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.
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.
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
Kutztown, PA 19530-0730
Majors & Degrees
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business Administration And Management|
|Communication, Journalism And Related Programs||Associate||Bachelors|
|Digital Communication And Media/multimedia|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Computer And Information Sciences|
|Art Teacher Education|
|Early Childhood Education|
|Middle School Education|
|Music Teacher Education|
|English Language And Literature/Letters||Associate||Bachelors|
|Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies|
|Library And Information Science|
|Mathematics And Statistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Natural Resources And Conservation||Associate||Bachelors|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Parks, Recreation And Leisure|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Oceanography (chemical And Physical)|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||Associate||Bachelors|
|Security And Protective Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Political Science And Government|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Art History, Criticism And Conservation|
|Commercial And Advertising Art|
|Crafts, Folk Art And Artisanry|
|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 Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Critical Reading||538||490||580|
Tuition & Fees
|Black or African American||7.4%|
|White or Caucasian||76.27%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.17%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.11%|
|Two or more races||3.45%|
Freshman car parking
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||45%|
Welcome Week, Bearfest and Homecoming
Marching Unit, Honors Club, American Marketing Association Kutztown Chapter, Humans versus Zombies: Kutztown Chapter and Paws for Love
Campus Security & Safety
secondary door electronic alarm system in residence halls, 24-hour student desk personnel at main entrance of residence halls
|Cross-country Running||No||Division 2|
|Swimming And Diving||No||No||No|
|Track And Field||No||Division 2|
|Cross-country Running||No||Division 2|
|Field Hockey||No||Division 2|
|Swimming And Diving||No||Division 2|
|Track And Field||No||Division 2|