School Counselor Resources
Welcome high school, community college, CBO, and independent counselors! Thank you for your interest in sharing Kutztown University with your students. Below is some helpful information that will help you guide them through the admissions process. If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and we will be happy to help!
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Counselor Information Day
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Counselor Information Day will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Kutztown University. The event will include updates from each of the 14 PASSHE institutions, breakout sessions, lunch, and an optional campus tour. Registration will open soon!
Financial Aid Overview
Kutztown University offers merit-based and need-based financial aid. Students must file the FAFSA to be considered for all financial aid. We do not have a separate application for merit-based financial aid. Out-of-state students who are regularly admitted are eligible for a 40% reduction off of the base tuition amount.
Golden Bear Facts
Kutztown University is home to 8,300 students from 28 states and 31 countries. KU offers over 100 academic areas of study. The newest majors include Public Relations, Social Media Theory and Strategy, and concentrations in Personal Financial Management and Supply Chain Management. Popular majors include Education, STEM programs, Criminal Justice, Communication Design, Social Work, and Communication Studies. A full list of majors can be found here.
Students can complete internships, research, and out-of-classroom experiences in all majors. The average class size is 24, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. Over 92% of the faculty hold a terminal degree in their field. More than 67,000 KU alumni are living in the world today, including 5 NFL football players and one hall of famer, a 2-time MLB World Series Champion, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and several Pennsylvania politicians. Alumni can be found working at school districts, law enforcement agencies, the FBI, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Penske, the Philadelphia 76ers, Ernst and Young, Adidas, Google, MTV, Nickelodeon, Lego, and more! Several of the downtown Kutztown businesses are alumni-owned as well. KU is a top-ranked, military-friendly school in Pennsylvania, receiving recognition by the Yellow Ribbon program.
Student involvement is the key to having a memorable college experience. KU offers over 200 clubs and activities, including those that relate to academics, sports and recreation, public service, arts, or special interests. KU also offers Greek life through fraternities and sororities founded on principles of scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. The Community Outreach Center is the student-led community service and social outreach hub that facilitates opportunities for students to explore the community around them and give back through events like the Special Olympics and Alternative Spring Break.
KU features 21 NCAA Division II sports. Club sports are also available. Intramurals including flag football, soccer, dodgeball, and billiards are popular among students. All students have access to the Recreation Center, which features a 9,000-square-foot fitness center and weight room, two group fitness studios, suspended track, and rock climbing wall among other amenities.
About the Town
Kutztown University is close to some of the best cities in the country. The town is 110 miles away from New York City, 70 miles away from Philadelphia, and 165 miles away from Washington, D.C., making it possible for our students to visit these areas for class trips and internships.
KU is halfway between the cities of Reading and Allentown (approximately a 30-minute drive from each). The town of Kutztown offers small boutiques and restaurants and is home to the oldest continuously operated folklife festival in America, the Kutztown Folk Festival. The Kutztown Community Partnership, a liaison between the Borough of Kutztown, Kutztown University, and the Kutztown Area School District, is instrumental in hosting fundraising events, community service initiatives, and street festivals.