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Here, you roar

This is the place where passion is ignited, skills are refined and the impossible is made possible. And it's all waiting for you.

Important Note:
KU is test-optional for freshmen applying for Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Fall 2023.
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Why Choose Kutztown

Commitment to Diversity

We value and appreciate the differences and unique aspects each individual brings to our campus community.

The diverse perspectives, ideas, background and abilities of our faculty, staff and students, help to create an environment for which each member can grow and ultimately be more prepared to thrive in our ever-changing society. We strive tirelessly to be open to change, listen to those who find challenge in this space, and respond in a way that makes everyone feel valued.

We call this place home

We know bears do best when surrounded by nature.

Our 289-acre campus is bursting with flowers, trees, fountains, and green spaces to study, socialize, or just kick back and relax.

Student Involvement

Discover unique opportunities.

Join an academic club, get behind the camera with KUTV, or take the stage with the Jazz Ensemble. With more than 200 student clubs and organizations, you’ll find ways to connect, grow, and uncover new passions.

By the Numbers

A closer look at Kutztown University.

93%

of graduates who responded to the most recent passhe survey report that they are employed or enrolled in graduate school*

17:1

student-faculty ratio

80%

of students receive financial aid

7,892

Golden Bears attend KU

34

states from which our students come to KU

33

countries represented among our many international students

24

average class size

92%

of tenure and tenure-track faculty have their doctorate or terminal degree

*2013 14 Pennsylvania State system of Higher Education Alumni Satisfaction Survey as of 09 29 2016

Life at KU

Learn, live and grow on our picturesque, award-winning campus.

Academics

This student shares a presentation during a class lecture.

Academics

Golden Bears receive unique opportunities to learn in internships and classroom experiences.

Life at KU

Spring in Kutztown is filled with possibilities.

Life at KU

Students find beautiful locations to study and relax.

Academics

Our small class sizes give students the opportunity to work closely with the faculty.

Athletics

The award-winning KU Cheer Team leads our Golden Bear fans at home games throughout the year.

Athletics

Keystone Field is one of the newest additions to campus. The multi-use stadium is enjoyed by varsity teams and all students for intramurals and clubs.

Athletics

Be sure to give a high five to Avalanche, our beloved Golden bear mascot.

Life at KU

You will love seeing all the colorful foliage on campus in the fall.

Athletics

Golden Bear athletes are fierce on the playing field and hard-working in the classroom.

Admissions

This can be you! Be a part of our next class picture.

Life at KU

Students enjoy pet therapy day with furry visitors.

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Campus eateries include all-you-care-to eat, 24/7 dining.

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With nature all around, students can enjoy time between classes on our beautiful campus.

Life at KU

In the snow, our campus is as beautiful as ever.

Academics

Students get hands-on experience in our classrooms.

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The clock tower above Old Main - the beacon on the hill for more than 150 years.

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Join President Hawkinson and Wynnie for a walk on campus.

Academics

Graduation is a time for celebration.

Life at KU

With wide open spaces throughout campus, studying with your friends will be fun.

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Dip your feet in the fountain of Alumni Plaza, a serene study location.

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From Connections Orientation through graduation, you can be part of something special at Kutztown.

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Old Main is the central and original building on campus.

Metal statue of an upright bear surrounded by lush flowering gardens and trees
A white female student standing at a whiteboard writing on the board with a marker
A white female standing in front of a projected screen with a brand strategy slide. The female is presenting the strategy to two male audience members.
thin limbs of a tree covered in white spring blossoms dangle in front of a blurred building windows in the back and a lush green lawn.
The sun shines through a lush green tree on campus. A student relaxes in a hammock hanging from the tree. A brick building with large windows is in the background.
A group of students seated with a professor around a table conversing. One white female looks at a tablet. A black male listens intently hands folded. An Asian professor explains the diagram on the screen behind them. A white male types notes on his laptop.
A group of male and female cheer leaders pose on the track in front of stands full of fans in Andre Reed Stadium.
Aerial shot of Keystone Field
Our KU mascot Avalanche the golden bear reaching up to a group of fans in the stands of the football stadium giving high fives.
The exterior of the academic forum on a fall day with green grass and vibrant fall foliage on the trees set against a clear blue sky.
A white male football player stands on the field of Andre Reed Stadium with a blue sky, green trees, and the old main tower in the background.
An arial shot of the Andre Read Stadium Filed from end zone to end zone with the golden bear logo on the field in the middle. Student stand in formation to create the letters K and U
A golden retriever looks right into the camera while holding a pride flag in it's mouth.
A white female student with red/blonde hair looks off to the right while smiling and holding a fork at a dining table.
Two students one female and one male laying on a blanket on a lush green lawn conversing. A stately green tree and the front of the library windows in the background.
a pristine field on untouched snow framed by pine trees lightly covered in snow and the KU water tower against a blue sky
A white male student wearing a black baseball cap and a black KU athletics t-shirt examining an arm of another student in a sports med classroom.
The silhouette of the old main building and clock tower against a vibrant blue red and yellow sunset sky
Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson and his wife Marie walk their dog Whynie across the street in front of the old main building. A group of students walk behind them participating in a weekly walk and talk event for students to casually converse with President Hawkinson.
A female student with long blonde hair wearing a graduation cap leaning over to kiss a golden retriever also wearing a graduation cap
three female students sitting on the DMZ lawn on a sunny warm day laughing and conversing while looking at a laptop screen
A female student sits in front of a wall of water while studying a piece of paper in front of her and holding a pen up to that paper to make a note. It is a bright sunny warm day in summer.
A while male student laughing and very enthusiastic in front of bleachers full of students all wearing spirit gold KU shirts at convocation celebrations
The old main tower against a clear blue sky basqued in the glow of an evening sunset.

Our Career Outcomes

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Percentage of graduates employed within six months: Bachelor's 60% Master's 81%

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Percentage of employed graduates employed in field related to their career goals: Bachelor's 79%, Master's: 96%

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14% of graduates furthering their education in graduate or doctoral programs.

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28%

Students who completed internships were offered employment at that organization.

Where are They Working? %
Business/Financial/Communications 17.7%
Education 25.7%
Health/Medicine/Sports/Science/Tech 17.7%
Social Services/Government/Environment 19.6%
Arts/History/Museum/Library 4.3%
Other 15.1%

79%

employed undergraduates working in a position related to their career goals

96%

employed graduate students working in a position related to their career goals

81%

graduates felt degree was helpful in finding employment opportunities

90%

employed graduates reported satisfied with their current occupation

Contact Us

Office of Admissions

P.O. Box 730
Kutztown, PA 19530

T: 610-683-4060
F: 610-683-1375

E: admissions@kutztown.edu

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