Information for Parents of Prospective Students

Kutztown University is a place where students thrive.  They grow academically and personally and when they graduate, they leave here feeling well-prepared to enter the workforce, graduate school, and beyond.  Expand the tabs below to learn why here, we ROAR!

  • An Environment that Lends to Success

    Close to Home, and a World Away

    Kutztown University is a medium-sized institution (8,199 students) located in a small town that is close to the major cities of Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C.  Our campus is home to professors who are the experts in their field in addition to a diverse student body to form a supportive campus community where students become the best versions of themselves.  While the majority of our students are from Pennsylvania, there is representation from 37 states and 38 countries at KU!  Golden Bears get involved outside of the classroom.  There are over 200 clubs and activities in addition to NCAA, club, and intramural sports.  It’s the best of everything your student could want in a college experience!  

    Small Classes

    The average class size is 24 students, and student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1.  This means that students connect closely with faculty and fellow students, which is important – faculty will know students by name, and know their interests and strengths.  All of our classes are taught by KU faculty, not teaching assistants, and 92% of faculty hold the highest degree possible in their field.

    Faculty Advisors

    Students work with a faculty member in their major to assist them with course selection each semester.  Faculty advisors are great resources to help students plan for graduate or doctoral degree programs, internships, and jobs.  

    Residence Hall Programming

    Students who live on campus take advantage of programming that helps them become familiar with resources and offices on campus beginning freshman year.  This helps them to become comfortable seeking out assistance and being proactive in their academic journies.

  • Planning for a Career

    There are many resources on campus that students should utilize beginning in their first year at KU. 

    The Career Development Center offers:

    • Over 200 employer partnerships
    • Counseling appointments
    • Career planning
    • Major advisement
    • Resume/Interview prep
    • Success certificates
    • Internship/job searching
    • “Handshake” resource to connect with internships and jobs

    The Student Success Center provides:

    • Success Workshops
    • Time Management Skills
    • Managing Test Anxiety and Test-Taking Skills
    • Tutoring
    • Note Taking
  • Golden Bear Alumni

    What do Golden Bears do after graduation?  Meet some of our alumni to learn more about what they've been working on after finishing their college degrees.  

  • Outcomes

    After graduation, our students get jobs in their fields of choice.  Some of the places you’ll find Golden Bear alumni includes Lego, Google, Adidas, Amazon, Mayo Clinic, ADP, Air Products, Lehigh Valley Health Network, E&Y, veterinary clinics, dental practices, law enforcement agencies at all levels, and school districts near and far.

    Our students intern with places like the Allentown Art Museum, Met Life Stadium, Buckeye Partners, Ernst & Young, Trucks, PPL Corporation, Habitat for Humanity, Lehigh Valley Zoo, Philadelphia Phillies, Office of Inspector General - Harrisburg, Rodale Institute, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Special Olympics, USA Rugby, and Reading Hospital, to name a few!

  • Resources

    You can find some helpful resources for the college planning process here.  Don't hesitate to reach out to your student's admissions counselor for assistance!