KU

Kutztown University

15200 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, United States
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  • Total Documents
    174
  • Class Notes
    127
  • Textbook Notes
    5
  • Study Guides
    42
  • Currently Enrolled
    243
  • Previously Enrolled
    109

Overview of Kutztown University (KU)

About this school

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 Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,489
    • Men:3,508 Men (46.8%)
    • Women:3,981 Women (53.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (KU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Required for some
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
15200 Kutztown Road
City, State, Zip
Kutztown, PA 19530-0730
Phone
(610) 683-4060
Fax
(610) 683-1375
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.20
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
525 average |480-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
31%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
18%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
28%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (KU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,987|Out-of-state: $13,733 (40.68%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,282 (41.88%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,684 (6.86%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,600 (10.59%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Kutztown University of Pennsylvania accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 30
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003322
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,594 (94.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,237 (77.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,212 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
83 (6.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
40%
Average Award
$8,384
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 768 (63.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,888
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,068 (88.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,456
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 732 (60.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
192 (11.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $919

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
6,321 (86.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,213 (82.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,106 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
349 (6.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
46%
Average Award
$8,860
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,284 (64.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,741
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,570 (89.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,431
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,408 (27.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
287 (3.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,169

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$40,084
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,572

Academics & Instruction (KU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Kutztown University of Pennsylvania provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


35.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


50.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.1%

Programs & Majors (KU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (42)


  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Studies
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Library and Information Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Business administration, social work

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (22)


  • Art Education
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Library Science
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics Education
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work

Campus Life (KU)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


45% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


55%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Kutztown University of Pennsylvania offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,053

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,489
Women
3,981
Men
3,508

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

Number of Graduate Students


840

Student Resources (KU)