About Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1866, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. is a Public college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 7,718 full time undergraduate students, and 795 full time graduate students.

The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 411 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate79%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range880-1080
ACT Range18-22

Admissions at KU are considered Less Selective, with ,70% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

60% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 22% were in the top quarter, and 5% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
31%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
22%
“Sometimes, but not often”
63%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
12%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
37%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
58%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
40%
“We bought the gear”
46%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
42%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
46%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
54%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
37%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
58%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
17%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
36%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
7%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
12%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
31%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
22%
“Sometimes, but not often”
63%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
12%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
37%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
58%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
40%
“We bought the gear”
46%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
8%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
42%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
46%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
54%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
37%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
58%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
17%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
36%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
7%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
12%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    193 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    146 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    199 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    207 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    206 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    203 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    205 Students rated local services 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    208 Students rated academics 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania?

67 Students rated Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Colleen - 08/06/2020

During an instant decision meeting with the current dean of admissions at the time, he mentioned over and over again about how highly recommended their psych program was. It ended up being terrible. And entire semester was spent discussing items you could use to get high. During the tour they wouldn’t let us test the Cafeteria. It ended up being not good food except for the bottom part of south and maybe one good meal a week if you were lucky for the top part other than that the food constantly would make your stomach hurt. I ended up transferring out because the psych program at KU made me not love it anymore.

Nyiah

Kutztown is a diverse campus that offers a quality education. There is plenty of food options and much to do around campus. There is always something to do. People are very friendly and professors are always willing to help.

Janine

Kutztown University is almost the best of both worlds. It is immediately surrounded by shops, restaurants, bars, and grocery stores. A little further down Main Street and you are suddenly surrounded by fields and farms. This gives it a good mix of busy and calm. The university is halfway between the two cities of Reading and Allentown. Both are around a 30 minute drive and there is easy access to the road that leads to both. There is plenty of housing options both on and off campus with reasonable cost compared to other universities in Pennsylvania. The dorms are a 10 to 15 minute walk to the academic buildings, which includes a street crossing. There is two crosswalks to cross the street. One has a crossing guard from morning until late afternoon and the other has a stop light. Parking is a bit of an issue at Kutztown. Freshman students living on campus are allowed to bring their cars, however they have to be parked on the other side of campus, which creates a 20 minute walk back to the dorms. The parking lots for commuters fill up fast, so it can take extra time to drive around looking for a spot to park or driving to a different parking lot. Safety is very rarely an issue and there is emergency buttons across campus that you can press if you are in danger. There is also an option to call a security escort if you feel unsafe walking through campus at night. The food at Kutztown is similar to other universities in Pennsylvania. It is good, but nothing too fancy. There is always some type of fun event happening. There is a wide variety of clubs and organizations that you can join. Anything you are interested in, there is probably a club for that. There is always clubs and organizations handing out free stuff for students. Overall, Kutztown University is a good school. It is less expensive than many of the other schools in Pennsylvania, but still provides a quality education. The benefits of attending Kutztown outweigh its flaws.

Kevin

I enjoy the well-kept and clean environment. The dorms have everything I need. The food is great too! They offer three dining areas, as well as a Chic-fil-A and Starbucks. What I really like too are the resources they have. They have a program called Center of Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) which helps students do just what the title says. There also the Writing Center, where students get one-on-one help on any writing assignment they have. There's many more, from developing leadership, building careers, and more.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is 79%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to never let yourself slacck off cause the work piles up quickly and it will only bring unneeded stress so just get every done has you get it will make life a whole lot easier.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Kutztown University is a diversed, big but small university, fun, and amazing school.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The fact that the lack of funding and regulation is leading to a more and more bloated student population. This leaves room for lesser qualifications, and bigger class sizes, not to mention the increase in prices of various things. Also, it fills up and overflows into the community, taking most of the jobs up that are in town and at the school.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known to be more myself and not so shy. Being shy made my first year of school really hard on me. I have since grown more out of my "shell" and enjoy my time here way more than before.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Kutztown University is a unique school compared to the other schools I considered. This university is in a more rural area and has about 10,000 students. Also, Kutztown has the double major option which is the best. The community is has a local sense of food, coffee, and is a nice place for college students. Plus, my university has serveral coffee and espresso bars. In the community sells local, farm products which are healthly and on a inexpensive way of paying for local items at a grocery store.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who lives in another state should not attend this school. People who are laid back may enjoy it . This is a suit case school so be prepared. A person who does not mind watching a movie and hanging out in the room with friends on a friday night should consider Kutztown University. An ideal Thursday consist of going to the bar and getting drunk just to have fun. If your out-going and want some to experience something new and adverture, this may not be the school for you.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    I really believe that diversity and student involvement are the best things about Kutztown. There is something to do everyday and there are so many types of people to do these things. The educaion program is also a very strong at Kutztown. The professors make sure that students know how to teach students and the standards are held very high for education majors.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    that you can almost always have a fun weekend there

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  10. Describe the students at your school.

    Open-minded and fun.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    teaching & art careers

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is stuck up and/or close-minded. If you care more about what you wear/your appearance than about your grades or extracurricular activities, then Kutztown is not the place for you.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The parking. I got several tickets until they told me I had the parking sticker on the wrong side of my windshield.

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    like i said, there's not really a lot of stereotypes. KU students do tend to be suitcase students - they do leave a lot on the weekends - but there's always people around, especially in the traditional living halls where half the staff is required to stay each weekend. KU students also do like to party, but it's never in excess - there's always more to do on campus or with schoolwork or even just in the halls.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    once you get past the general education classes in the 150 seat lecture halls on campus, the teachers almost always know your name. class participation isn't completely common unless you're in a class where everyone is engaged. KU has a small variety of interesting classes in all different parts.. i mean, i study marketing and I took an Astronomy class. KU doesn't have completely strict requirements, you have to keep a 2.0 before academic probation. but they do help you find a job.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Popular groups? It depends. Greek life, although small, is fairly popular. Each major offers quite a few groups and clubs that attend to their own agenda. There's always something going on in each residence hall, too. There's lots of football games, sports games, etc. In the dorms, many students leave their doors open [staff are required to, but who wouldn't want to?] Housing and ACE [Association of Campus Events] is always bringing guest speakers and concerts. We've had Jason Mraz, and most recently Frank from Post Secret and Renee from To Write Love On Her Arms. They LISTEN to what you want to see. Bearfest is the coolest thing every year. It's a festival we hold at the end of the school year, and there's always a pudding slide! It's gross but so funny to watch people on it. People party, but not all the time. Usually on a [thirsty] Thursday, everyone is out at KU. but that's about it. I don't drink while I'm at school, and I have a lot of fun just hanging out, taking trips to the diner, going to the mall, it's a lot of fun.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    it's hard to define one stereotypical KU student. i mean, there are some who party and some who don't. a pretty decent assumption though is that they probably go home on the weekends. a lot of KU students live close. although i have been hearing that KU is earning its rep as a party school.. but with the dry campus and the small town atmosphere, there aren't really that many parties to worry about..

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  18. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    i think KU is definitely just the right size. it's not too big, it's not too small. KU has an active housing life, so there's always something to do in the halls. KU has a really cute little town to go with it but it's not necessarily a college town. we're frequented a lot by 'RepentAmerica' but we've gotten used to it, lol. the best thing about KU is how friendly people are. especially with a knit community in the residence halls.. your friends at KU suddenly become your family and it's an amazing experience. KU's administration is okay. it depends on what you're looking for. but the President of the college has actually responded personally to almost all of my emails to him about complains I have, so he is, at least, personable.

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Student Body

Students

54%

female

46%

male

7,718

Total Undergrad Enrollment

795

Total Grad Students

14%

Out-Of-State

85%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

186

Student Organizations

9

Fraternities

8

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

44%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
8%
% White or Caucasian
77%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

92% of students attending Kutztown University of Pennsylvania receive some sort of financial aid. 37% were awarded federal grants. While 80% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$20,710

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,628

Books and Supplies

$9,438

Room and Board

31,776

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$15,208
$30 - $48K
$15,745
$48 - $75K
$19,276
$75 - $110K
$22,674
$110K & UP
$23,405

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