Students gather in Alumni Plaza on KU's picturesque campus

Alumni Plaza, Kutztown University

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About KU

Comprising four colleges - Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania offers a wide range of outstanding academic programs to prepare individuals for successful careers.

Located on 289 acres, the campus is adjacent to the Borough of Kutztown in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

As of Fall 2016, enrollment at the university includes approximately 8,500 students from 29 states and 33 nations. About 44 percent of the undergraduates live in residence halls; the rest live at home or in nearby apartments. A well-rounded program of athletic, cultural, and social events and activities satisfies nearly every taste.

Ninety-three percent of our tenured/tenure track faculty have doctorates or terminal degrees.  Kutztown boasts a favorable 18:1 student:faculty ratio.

Kutztown University was founded in 1866 as Keystone Normal School.  The school became Kutztown State Teachers College in 1928, Kutztown State College in 1960 and achieved university status in 1983. (read more about the history of KU)

KU is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. The university is approved by the Pa. Department of Education (PDE). Professional accreditations include the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Kutztown University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The Board of Governors oversees the State System which includes Pennsylvania's 14 public universities. The Council of Trustees is the local governing body for Kutztown University. The Officers of Administration for the university are the president and members of the president's cabinet.


Kutztown University is committed to Affirmative Action, equal employment and educational opportunity in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, the Educational Amendments under Title XI of 1972, Sections 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Asst. Act of 1974, The Age Discrimination Act as amended, the Pennsylvania Veterans Preference Act, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Kutztown University provides reasonable access to facilities and programs. Please address Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity inquiries to the Social Equity Office at 610-683-4700. For questions about access or accommodations, please call the Disability Services Office at 610-683-4108.