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Kutztown University is a wise choice for those seeking a quality education at an affordable price. Comprising four colleges—Visual and Performing Arts, Business, Education, and Liberal Arts and Sciences—the university offers a range of excellent academic programs, including an Honors Program, to prepare students for successful careers. The campus is located in a beautiful rural setting with easy access to several major cities. Currently, 9,804 students are enrolled at the university from 33 states and 59 countries. About half of the undergraduates live on campus in residence halls, townhouses or apartments. Kutztown University offers well-rounded programs including co-curricular, athletic, cultural, and social events and activities. A member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, KU has 491 faculty members and boasts an overall student-faculty ratio of 20:1.
The Kutztown University community works toward the common goal of engaging students and inspiring leadership to help create a memorable collegiate experience. In a welcoming environment, students have ample opportunity to meet new friends, become involved in groups and organizations around a common interest, and become active in the local community. Often in concert with their academic program, students participate in a wide array of programs and opportunities that foster the development of self-identity, address the needs of a diverse student body, and encourage social and civic action to meet the challenges and responsibilities for life after graduation. By providing students with the resources necessary to enhance learning, overcome obstacles, and contribute to personal growth, Kutztown University works with students toward the common goal of graduation.
|Total Undergraduate Students||9,135|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||17||<1%|
|African American / Black||648||7%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||5||<1%|
|Two or More Races||159||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||177||2%|
|Where do KU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||11%|
|How old are KU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||6%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||17 - 22|
|Math||16 - 22||430 - 530|
|English||15 - 22|
|Critical Reading||430 - 530|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||22%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||60%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||78%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.13|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||69%|
The cost to attend Kutztown University of Pennsylvania varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||20 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||72%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||90%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||423|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||46%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||15%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||80%|
89% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
46% of all undergraduates live on campus
KU provides around-the-clock police and security protection for the campus. The Public Safety and Police Services Department comprises 15 police officers who are fully commissioned by the Commonwealth. Safety features include: safety walks, campus safety escorts, personal defense programs, student orientation programs, a campus alert system, CPR and first aid training, campus shuttles, emergency operation planning, and a neighborhood watch program in the borough. In addition, an external security agency supplements patrol efforts, dispatching services and parking enforcement.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods.||11%|
|Human Resources Management and Services.||7%|
|Criminal Justice and Corrections.||6%|
|Fine and Studio Arts.||6%|
|Links to degree programs at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 71%