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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.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students8,569
   Women4,785 (55.8%)
   Men3,784 (44.2%)
Graduate Students649


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate79% of 8,061 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.1
SAT Math484 average
430-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading486 average
440-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing466 average
420-510 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $21,922
Out-of-state: $32,512
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,145
Out-of-state: $19,735
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met46%
Average Freshman Award$7,602
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 3% of classes
10-19 students: 19% of classes
20-29 students: 45% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes


Kutztown Population5,004
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPhiladelphia
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing90% of freshmen, 43% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
MascotGolden Bears
Sororities7% of women participate
Fraternities6% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
8.0% Black/African-American
7.3% Hispanic/Latino
0.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.3% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students1.0% from 31 countries
First-Year Students Returning73.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.08 3.32 477 498 497 23
Low 2.00 2.00 320 340 330 19
High 3.93 4.59 600 660 700 28
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• The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University preserves Pennsylvania German ("Pennsylvania Dutch") history, folkore and traditions.

• Kutztown students shovel the driveways of elderly people after snowstorms as a part of a program called "Operation Snowflake."

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