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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, a member of the State System of Higher Education, was founded in 1866 as Keystone State Normal School, became Kutztown State Teachers College in 1928, Kutztown State College in 1960, and achieved university status in 1983. Today, Kutztown University is a modern, comprehensive institution and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000), the Pennsylvania Department of Education, AACSB, CACREP,  COSMA, CSWE, NCATE, NCACE, NASM and NASAD.  


  • Approximately 9,200 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students
  • Most are Pennsylvania residents
  • 57% women, 43% men

Academic Year

  • Two 15-week terms, two summer sessions and one online winter session

Special Academic Programs

  • Honors Program throughout the undergraduate curriculum
  • International exchange, study abroad and domestic study away programs, independent study
  • Internships
  • Student/faculty research
  • Living/learning communities.


  • Teacher scholars
  • Engaged in research, writing and consulting
  • Academic advisors and mentors
  • 87% tenure and tenure-track faculty have their doctorate or terminal degree
  • Student/Faculty Ratio of 20:1


  • 72,500 KU graduates can be found across the U.S. and beyond.

Academic Support Services

  • Center for Academic Success and Achievement
  • Career Development Center
  • Disability Services Office
  • Writer Center, Tutoring Services
  • Veterans Services Center

Rohrbach Library
A modern, spacious facility with wireless access.

  • 471,000 print and electronic volumes
  • 149 databases providing access to hundreds of thousands of e-books, full-text articles and images
  • Study and meeting rooms equipped with new technologies
  • Coffee shop

Special Facilities

  • Wireless classrooms and student areas
  • 50 computer labs containing PCs/Macs
  • Art galleries and studios
  • Planetarium and observatory
  • Science laboratories with modern equipment,
  • TV production facilities and FM radio station
  • Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
  • Environmental study area (Ecoplot)
  • Chincoteague Bay Field Station in Virginia

Financial Aid

  • Approximately 80% of students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans or campus employment.

Housing and Residence Life

  • Residence facilities include traditional, suite-style and apartment-style
  • Residence halls are wired for cable TV, local telephone service, wireless Internet access.
  • 41% percent of students live on campus
  • Newly renovated eateries will include all-you-care-to-eat and 24/7 dining beginning in 2016

Student Life

  • The McFarland Student Union serves as the campus living room with multiple lounges, TVs, study space, meeting areas, dining area, Starbucks® coffee shop, a movie theatre and radio station
  • Approximately 200 student organizations and clubs include: civic engagement, diversified focus, faith-based, Greek life, media and publications, recreational sports, special interest and visual and performing arts
  • The Student Recreation Center houses a rock climbing wall and provides fitness programs, racquetball courts, gymnasiums, fitness equipment and juice bar


  • Member NCAA Division II, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)
  • 8 men's intercollegiate sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, tennis, indoor and outdoor track & field, and wrestling
  • 13 women's intercollegiate sports: basketball, bowling cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track & field, volleyball
  • Athletic facilities include: swimming pool, stadium, fieldhouse, weight room, playing fields, tennis and basketball courts, indoor and outdoor track, cross-country course.
  • 19 recreation and sports clubs

Academic Year Undergraduate Full-Time Costs for 2015-2016

Pa. Resident Non-Pa. Resident
Tuition $7,060 $17,650
Total Fees ** $2,351 $2,579
Room * $5,552 $5,552
Meals * $2,958 $2,958
Total $17,921 $28,739

 * Meal and room costs are for the 14 premium meal plan and standard double-occupancy room, respectively; actual costs dependent on selection.

** First-time students are charged three additional fees (first semester only) that equal $238