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Academics

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."

Student Body

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.

Campus Life

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."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Krista Evans
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Address
P O Box 730
Kutztown, PA 19530-0730

Phone
484-646-4144

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

Contact Email Address for Visit
athletics@kutztown.edu

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

Admissions

Applicants: 6,870
Acceptance Rate: 93%
Average HS GPA: 3.26






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