Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown, PA

Kutztown is a public university. It was founded as a teacher training school in 1866, became a state college in 1960 and gained university status in 1983. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business, Education, Graduate Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Its 326-acre campus is located in Kutztown, midway between Reading and Allentown.

Website: www.kutztown.edu/

Public
Co-ed
7,489
Undergraduate
Students
(53.2%) 3,981 Women
(46.8%) 3,508 Men
840
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
74% of 8,073 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.20
SAT Math
480-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
538 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,284
Out-of-state: $29,142
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,802
Out-of-state: $14,660
Room and Board
$10,334
Average Percent of Need Met
38%
Average Freshman Award
$8,732
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$40,864
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
388
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 44% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Kutztown Population
5,004
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
45% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Golden Bears
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
9.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.9% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students
0.9% from 32 countries
First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
35.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
58%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Required for some
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
15200 Kutztown Road
City, State, Zip
Kutztown, PA 19530-0730
Phone
(610) 683-4060
Fax
(610) 683-1375
E-mail
admissions@kutztown.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Audition for music, portfolio and/or art test for arts recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 8,073 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 4,486 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 3,587 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,208 (37%) of 5,965 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,157 (35%) of 3,289 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,051 (39%) of 2,676 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.20
3.75 and Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
480-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
12%
Score of 500 - 600
55%
Score of 400 - 500
31%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
538 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
28%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
23%
Score of 18 - 23
57%
Score of 12 - 17
17%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 7%
Top quarter: 24%
Top half: 55%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,284
Out-of-state: $29,142
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,802
Out-of-state: $14,660
Room and Board
$10,334
Books and Supplies
$1,440
Other Expenses
$2,600
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 30
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003322
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,515 (94.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,233 (77.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,216 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
87 (6.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
38%
Average Award
$8,732
Need-Based Gift
Received by 744 (63.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,894
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,049 (88.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,505
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 897 (60.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
162 (11.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $978

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,109 (86.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,140 (84.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,047 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
377 (6.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
44%
Average Award
$9,158
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,179 (64.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,916
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,467 (89.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,535
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,681 (27.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
265 (3.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,399

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
83%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$40,864
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
392
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music
Number of Awards
30
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
265
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
144
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,900
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Digital Arts
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Studies
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Library and Information Science
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, social work
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
388
Part-Time Faculty
57
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
75%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 44% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
704,961
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1075
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art Education
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Reading Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Social Work

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Kutztown Population
5,004
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
289 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Kutztown
Nearest Train Station
90 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing
Students in College Housing
45% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
55%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
secondary door electronic alarm system in residence halls, 24-hour student desk personnel at main entrance of residence halls

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Golden Bears
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x    
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports, fencing, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, marching unit, honors club, american marketing association kutztown chapter, humans versus zombies: kutztown chapter, paws for love
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
7,489
Women
3,981 (53.2%)
Men
3,508 (46.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
7,053
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
9.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.9% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students.
0.9% from 32 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
840

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
35.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
50.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
53.1%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
58%
Average Starting Salary
58%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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