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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, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, NCATE, CSWE, NCACE, NASM, and NASAD.  

Approximately 9,800 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Most are Pennsylvania residents, 58% women, 42% men.

Academic Year
Two 15-week terms, two summer sessions and one winter session.

Special Academic Programs
Honors Program throughout the undergraduate curriculum, international exchange and study abroad programs, freshmen seminars, independent study, internships, diversified academic support services.

Teaching-focused, with scholarly expertise; many are engaged in research, writing, and consulting. 88% tenure and tenure-track have their doctorate or terminal degree. We have a student/faculty ratio of 20:1.

A modern, spacious facility with wireless Internet access throughout the building; more than 400,000 books and bound periodicals; 74,000 print and electronic periodical subscriptions; 139 databases providing access to hundreds of thousands of e-books, documents, reports, and images; more than one million microforms; maps, videos and DVDs; state-of-the-art computer facilities; study rooms.

Special Facilities
Wireless campus with galleries, planetarium, observatory, TV production facilities, radio station, 50 computer labs containing 1,800 PC's/Mac's for student-use, smart classrooms, curriculum materials center, Ronald R. Rhein Environmental Study Area, Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, Chincoteague Bay Field Station in Virginia.

Student Life
Kutztown University provides an array of clubs and organizations for students to enrich their academic experience. The McFarland Student Union serves as the campus living room, with a movie theatre, campus radio station, student organization office space, computer lab, multiple lounges, coffee bar, a dining area and campus information center. More than 160 student organizations: advisory councils, academic, campus media, diversified interest, Greek, performing arts, public service, residency issues, social justice, spiritual, special interest, sports (intramural and club programs), visual arts affiliates; plus musical entertainment, dances, lectures, comedy, excursions and cultural events are available. Additionally, the student recreation center houses a rock climbing wall and provides fitness programs, racquetball courts, gymnasiums and fitness equipment.

Housing and Residence Life
Twelve residence facilities (nine coed and three modified coed) that include three apartment-style, two suite-style and seven traditional; accommodate 4,200 students. All residence halls are wired for cable TV, telephone, Internet and campus network access.

Eight men's intercollegiate sports (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, tennis, indoor and outdoor track & field, and wrestling) and 13 women's sports (basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track & field, volleyball, lacrosse, and bowling); athletic facilities include swimming pool, football stadium, fieldhouse, weight room, playing fields, tennis and basketball courts, indoor and outdoor track, cross-country course. Member NCAA Division II, PSAC.

Financial Aid
Approximately 80% of students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans or student employment.

55,000 KU graduates can be found across the U.S. and beyond.

Full-Time Undergraduate Costs of 2013-2014 Academic Year

Pa. Resident Non-Pa. Resident
Tuition $6,622.00 $16,556.00
Total Fees ** $2,197.20 $2,387.20
Room * $5,552.00 $5,552.00
Meals * $2,818.00 $2,818.00
Total $17,189.20 $27,313.20


* 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