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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."

Overview

Applicants
6,893
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average HS GPA
3.23

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 560
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 24

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
440
with Terminal Degree
357

228
Men
212
Women
82
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • German Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • LIBRARY SCIENCE.

  • Library and Information Science.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master'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

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 30

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,264

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,939

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,218

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
84%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$40,592

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,500

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,716
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$11,574
Required Fees
$3,234
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,440

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,434
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,204
Foreign Countries Represented
32

Demographics

1.97%
Asian
7.88%
African-American
8.85%
Hispanic
74.19%
Caucasian
2.89%
Unknown

55% female
45% male
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
49%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services Office (DSO)

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Linda Lantaff

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Documentation should include information regarding the following: ? Aptitude/Cognitive functioning including test scores from an intelligence or cognitive test such as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) or the Woodcock Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities ? Academic achievement including reading, writing, math, oral language and test results from an evaluation such as the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT) or the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement. ? Information processing/cognitive abilities including speed of processing, cognitive efficiency, visual-auditory processing, perceptual-motor processing and impact in the college environment ? Executive functioning including memory, concentration, and attention ? Language abilities including expressive-receptive language and speech

Documentation Required for ADHD

Documentation should include information regarding the following: ? Aptitude/Cognitive functioning including test scores from an intelligence or cognitive test such as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) or the Woodcock Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities ? Academic achievement including reading, writing, math, oral language and test results from an evaluation such as the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT) or the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement. ? Information processing/cognitive abilities including speed of processing, cognitive efficiency, visual-auditory processing, perceptual-motor processing and impact in the college environment ? Executive functioning including memory, concentration, and attention ? Language abilities including expressive-receptive language and speech

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
2

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
239
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
7

6% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

14% participate in intramural sports
6% 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 )
13 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
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


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
90

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Educational prices thru bookstore; Apple, Dell, Lenovo, Journey Ed.

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


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