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Thank you for your interest in KU and supporting your students throughout the admissions process! 

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Admission Requirements:

First year student requirements

Transfer student requirements

Special Enrollment Programs:

Early Admission Program

The Early Start Program, which replaces a student's senior year in high school, may be of interest to the academically gifted student. Information about the Early Admission Program can be found under Other Admissions Options.

Honors Program

Kutztown is committed to providing unique academic opportunities to qualified students in all major fields. Additionally, the program provides leadership opportunities. Find out more about the Honors Program, including requirements and activities.


Learn more about the academic scholarships offered at KU.  

New Update for Fall 2017: Out-of-State Tuition Reduction Program:

Kutztown University's Out-of-State Tuition Reduction Program has new criteria for students entering in the fall 2017 semester. 

Kutztown University News:

•Programs of Distinction

Although Kutztown University offers more than 100 areas of study, we are particularly proud of certain programs that allow us to distinguish ourselves from other institutions. Kutztown University’s Programs of Distinction are as follows:

o Business
o Education
o Physical Sciences
o Social Work
o Visual and Performing Arts

New Academic Programs

KU is excited to announce new academic programs effective in fall 2016.  The programs include a B.A. Music: Commercial Music Track, B.S. Biology: Allied Health Track, B.F.A. in Applied Digital Arts, B.A. in Art History, M.A. in Arts Administration, and M.Ed. in Music Education.  Additionally, minors in Actuarial Science, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Disability Studies, ESL, Forensic Studies, Homeland Security, and Web Development have been added to our curriculum.

New 24/7 Dining at KU

Our dining facilities have undergone major renovations to better accommodate students.  In addition to the physical renovations, KU will be the first institution in Pennsylvania to offer 24/7 dining.  Below are the highlights of the changes:

  • Cub Café Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served 7 days a week in an all-you-care to eat facility.
  • South Dining Hall Complete renovation of first floor.  Renovated seating and lounge space, stage, fireplace, cyber lab, and pool table.  All-you-care to eat dining facility and 24/7 location.
  • Academic Forum Home of Chic-Fil-A and Starbucks.  All-retail location.
  • Meal Plan Changes Take affect for the 2016/2017 academic year.  Unlimited dining in Cub Café and South Dining Hall.  Comparable to 19-meal premium meal plan.  1st college\university in Pennsylvania to have anytime dining services   

Two Year On-Campus Housing Requirement

Beginning in the fall 2017 semester, all new students with fewer than 60 credits or under 22 years of age must live on campus for the first two years.  The housing requirement will include several exceptions including marital status, living at home with a parent/guardian if the distance is less than 30 miles from campus, age, enrollment status, and financial hardship. There is a correlation between students' academic and social success and living on-campus, per data from KU and national research studies.  The new housing requirement will give students more opportunities to be successful, as they will be immersed in an environment with academic support that fosters social growth. 

Living and Learning Communities

Kutztown University offers a variety of specialized housing options such as Living and Learning Communities that are built to enhance academic and social learning of our students outside of the classroom.  Typically all students living in the community share the same major and all live on the same floor or general area of one particular Residence Hall.

Academic Resources for Students

Several important resources available for student success on campus include access to the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA), the Act 101 Program, and TRIO Student Support Services.

CASA supports Kutztown University's commitment to student success by assisting students in the following ways: making a successful transition into, through, and out of the university; developing the academic skills needed to take full advantage of educational opportunities; cultivating the personal dispositions and habits that promote commitment and resilience; and encouraging every student to develop the commitment and motivation to learn. CASA will be home to the Act 101 Program beginning in fall 2016. 

The Act 101 Program will provide students with extra support to support their success at KU.  The services included will be orientation to the program, personalized academic support, academic advising and coaching, counseling, tutoring, workshops, and leadership. 

TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program that assists students in reaching their post-secondary academic goals.  The TRIO Student Support Services program includes individualized attention, academic and personal support, peer mentoring, a three-credit success course, a learning community, and cultural and social events.  

Visiting Kutztown University is a great way to experience our award-winning campus, learn the details of the application process and hear about our stellar academic programs. We offer campus tours and visits Monday - Saturday, as well as multiple Open House programs to fit your schedule. We will be taking spring visitation requests soon.

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