Kutztown University of Pennsylvania


Enrollment: 9,181.

Student Body: 57% female, 43% male, 9.6% out-of-state, 1% international (32 countries represented). Asian 1%, African American 6%, Caucasian 86%, Hispanic 5%.

Retention and Graduation: 78% freshmen return for sophomore year. 30% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 25% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 18% grads pursue arts and sciences degrees. 2% grads pursue law degrees. 7% grads pursue business degrees. 13% grads pursue medical degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 19:1. 461 full-time faculty, 77% hold PhDs, 15% are members of minority groups, 46% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors, masters, post-bachelor’s certificate.

Classes: Most classes have 20-29 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have 20-29 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Business administration and management; criminal justice/safety studies; psychology.

Special Study Options: Cross-registration, distance learning, double major, dual enrollment, honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program.

Honors programs: l)University Honors Program 2)Various Honor Societies. Combined degree programs: BS/MS Computer Information Science. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships, regional alumni.

Career services highlights include: Proudest of the wide array of services and events for Kutztown University students.


Housing: Coed dorms, women’s dorms, cooperative housing, apartments for single students, Apartment Units. 90% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Art gallery, German Cultural Heritage Center, Early Childhood Learning Center, cartography lab, observatory, planetarium, daycare center.

Computers: 25% of classrooms, 95% of dorms, 100% of libraries, 75% of dining areas, 100% of student union, 65% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: Rural.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/ theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student-run film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook, campus ministries, international student organization, Model UN.

Organizations: 218 registered organizations, 15 honor societies, 11 religious organizations. 9 fraternities, 8 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, tennis, track/field (outdoor), track/field (indoor), wrestling. Women: Basketball, bowling, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track/field (outdoor), track/field (indoor), volleyball. OnCampus Highlights: Taylor and Burnes Gourmet Coffee, Student Rec Center, Alumni Plaza-new walkway with outdoor amphitheater, Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, Academic Forum.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.03. 5.6% in top 10% of high school class, 22.4% in top 25% of high school class, 62.7% in top 50% of high school class. 99% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 430-530. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 440-530. SAT Writing middle 50% range 430-520. ACT middle 50% range 17-22. Minimum paper TOEFL 550. Minimum web-based TOEFL 79.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Class rank, rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores. Other factors considered include: Academic GPA, recommendation(s), character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, geographical residence, interview, racial/ethnic status, state residency, talent/ ability, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 4 mathematics, 4 science, 2 foreign language, 4 social studies.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 10,142 applied, 63% admitted, 31% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), statement of good standing from prior institution(s). Minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C-.

General Admission Information: Application fee $35. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 10/1. Nonfall registration accepted, admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual in-state tuition $5,804. Annual out-of-state tuition $14,510. Room and board $8,094. Required fees $1,928. Average book expense $1,100.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA. Priority financial aid filing date 3/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 3/30.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $9,899. Off-campus job opportunities are fair.

Financial Aid Statistics: 42% freshmen, 39% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 2% freshmen, 2% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 53% freshmen, 50% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 2% freshmen, 2% undergrads receive athletic scholarships. 82% freshmen, 76% undergrads receive any aid. 86% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $20,707.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: ~Non-need-based: Academics, art, athletics, leadership, minority status, music/drama.

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