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.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.  To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University's Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by e-mail at  

For questions about access or accommodations, please call the Disability Services Office at 610-683-4108.