Students Say

Over the years, Kutztown University has developed a reputation as a place where students can receive a small school education at state-school prices. And while the prices aren't changing much ("It's really inexpensive!" students assure us), the size of the school is. Undergrads tell us that "Kutztown is expanding. The largest state-school residence hall in Pennsylvania opened here last fall...The academic side of campus is straying from the 'classroom' style buildings [the addition of] with lecture halls (capacity 175 per room)." Students tell us that "The growth of the school has definitely taken away its appeal," The situation isn't likely to change.

Overview

Applicants
8,533
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average HS GPA
3.17

GPA Breakdown

10%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
28%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
430 - 520
SAT Math
440 - 530
ACT Composite
18 - 22

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Over the years, Kutztown University has developed a reputation as a place where students can receive a small school education at state-school prices. And while the prices aren't changing much ("It's really inexpensive!" students assure us), the size of the school is. Undergrads tell us that "Kutztown is expanding. The largest state-school residence hall in Pennsylvania opened here last fall...The academic side of campus is straying from the 'classroom' style buildings [the addition of] with lecture halls (capacity 175 per room)." Students tell us that "The growth of the school has definitely taken away its appeal," The situation isn't likely to change. For those who can abide the burgeoning population, Kutztown offers a number of appealing programs. Education programs are strong, as is the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Science and nursing programs are gaining strength, with students informing us that "Interestingly enough, the hard sciences at this 'liberal arts' school are very thorough and the programs prepare the students for great successes in their careers."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
448
with Terminal Degree
348

243
Men
205
Women
70
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
62%
Graduate in 5 years
93%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Ardath Rodale
Chairwoman Emeritus, Rodale Press/Rodale Institute

John Gabriel
Manager, Orlando Magic

Maximo Torres
Professional Stage Manager off Broadway and London

Andre Reed
Football Player - Division II Hall of Fame

John Mobley
Football Player - Denver Broncos

Tom Kelchner
Art Teacher - PA Art Educator of the Year for 2000

Louis LeMaster
Partner of Buckno Lisicky and Company

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
84
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 30

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,767

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,384

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,111

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,901

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
79%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,552

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,622
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,556
Required Fees
$2,127
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,476

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

KU is home to "preppy teachers, laid-back students, and crazy art students" who "all get along because we respect each other and always learn something new about other people. It's more fun when everyone is different." Geographically, the campus is not so diverse; KU is "filled with students from the surrounding towns, and nearly everyone knows each other from their high school," although it should be noted that the school's location "near several urban centers" draws "rural, suburban and urban students equally, with the diversity and opportunities anticipated by this mixture of students." The school also has a substantial population of nontraditional students.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,815
Out of State

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
33

Demographics

1.24%
Asian
6.97%
African-American
6.09%
Hispanic
82.26%
Caucasian
1.32%
Unknown
1.03%
International

57% female
43% male
94% are full time
6% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Kutztown students are a studious and focused lot and "during the week it's [about] academics." Of course they also have their share of fun; the school sponsors a slate of activities including, "guest speakers, plays, concerts, comedians, movies, casino night, bingo, and other fun events." Additionally, "many students go to parties in town throughout the week." Fortunately, various organizations sponsor regular trips to New York City and Washington, D.C., and to professional sporting events in Philadelphia. Students with cars occasionally seek out fun in nearby Reading and Allentown. However, many students do tend to "go home on the weekends." One student explains, "KU is what they call a suitcase school. When it comes to 3:00 on Friday afternoon, there is traffic backed up throughout the entire campus."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
44%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
65
First-Year Students living on campus
89%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
87

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Patricia Richter

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psycho-educational evaluation, including aptitude and achievement

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Criteria in line with the DSM-IV criteria for ADD/ADHD

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
169
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
6

6% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

14% participate in intramural sports
12% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Golden Bears)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Golden Bears)
14 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Lehigh University

Sustainability

Green Rating
63

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
35

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
71

Average Number of PC's per Lab
18

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Educational prices thru bookstore; Dell FSS Program; Lenovo FSS Program

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Nancy Wunderly
Director of Admissions

Address
P O Box 730
Kutztown, PA 19530-0730

Phone
877-628-1915

Email
admissions@kutztown.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Taylor and Burnes Gourmet Coffee
Student Rec Center
Alumni Plaza-new walkway with outdoor amphitheater
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
Academic Forum

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Dorney Park / Wildwater Kingdom
Reading Outlets
Day trip proximity to five major cities
New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and the Harrisburg/Hershey area are all within easy driving distance.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
During Visitation

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
-Kutztown University Shuttle Bus - has internal and external loops. -Bieber Bus Company - local bus company that provides daily routes to Allentosn, Reading, and New York City. -Lehigh International Airport - Allentosn

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the North 81 South to 476 (PA Turnpike N.E. extension) to exit 56 - 78 West to exit 40 (formerly exit 12) and 737 South. Proceed into Kutztown to Main Street (Turkey Hill Mini Mart), turn right at light and continue up hill to campus. From the South 81 North - 78 East to exit 40 (formerly exit 12) and 737 South. Proceed into Kutztown to Main Street (Turkey Hill Mini Mart), turn right at light and continue up hill to campus. OR 83 North to 30 East - 222 North into Kutztown. Take the Kutztown exit and continue on road/Main Street to campus. From the East 78 West to exit 40 (formerly exit 12) and 737 South. Proceed into Kutztown to Main Street (Turkey Hill Mini Mart), turn right at light and continue up hill to campus. OR 76 West to 476 (PA Turnpike N.E. extension) to exit 56 - 78 West to exit 40 (formerly exit 12) and 737 South. Proceed into Kutztown to Main Street (Turkey Hill Mini Mart), turn right at light and continue up hill to campus. OR 76 West to 422 West to 222 North into Kutztown. From either South/North, Take the Kutztown exit and continue on road/Main Street to campus. From the West 80 East to 476 (PA Turnpike N.E. extension) to exit 56 - 78 West to exit 40 (formerly exit 12) and 737 South. Proceed into Kutztown to Main Street (Turkey Hill Mini Mart), turn right at light and continue up hill to campus. OR 76 East to 81 North - 78 East to exit 40 (formerly exit 12) and 737 South. Proceed into Kutztown to Main Street (Turkey Hill Mini Mart), turn right at light and continue up hill to campus.

Local Accommodations
Bed and Breakfast: Crystal Bed and Breakfast 610-683-7081 Hawk Mountain Bed and Breakfast 610-756-4224 hawk.mt.bb@worldnet.att.net Victorian Inn Bed and Breakfast 610-682-6846 victorianinn@fast.net Campground/Cabins: Pine Hill Campground 610-285-6776 lkemmerer@aol.com Saucony Park Campsites and Cabins 610-683-3939 Motel/Hotel: Campus Inn 610-683-8721 Holiday Inn Conference Center 610-530-4633 gina@allenhol.meyerjabara.com Sleep Inn 610-395-6603 Wingate Inn 610-366-1600 -sales@allentownhotels.com
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Key Stats

8,533
Applicants
8,815
Size
75%
Acceptance Rate
960
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists