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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Overview

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a public institution located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The surrounding location of Kutztown is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Known For?

1,651 Undergraduate Awards
$27,543 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Kutztown University.
  • In 2017-2018, 88% of the faculty were full-time.

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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Kutztown University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#349 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Kutztown University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value General English Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Value Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Value English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Value General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Kutztown University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#12 Best Value Colleges for Design & Applied Arts College Factual
#27 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#35 Best Value Colleges for Social Work College Factual
#71 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#76 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#84 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Kutztown University of Pennsylvania?

Location of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Contact details for Kutztown University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 15200 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530-0730
Phone: 610-683-4000

How Do I Get Into Kutztown University?

You can apply to Kutztown University online at:

Admission Requirements for Kutztown University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Kutztown University?

83% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
94% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 83%, Kutztown University may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Average Test Scores

About 94% of students accepted to Kutztown University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 580. Math scores were between 480 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kutztown University of Pennsylvania  ( 490 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Kutztown University of Pennsylvania  ( 480 to 560 )
Kutztown University received ACT scores from 16% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Kutztown University of Pennsylvania  ( 16 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Kutztown University of Pennsylvania  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Kutztown University of Pennsylvania  ( 18 to 24 )

Can I Afford Kutztown University of Pennsylvania?

$27,543 Net Price
79% Take Out Loans
6.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Kutztown University is $27,543. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Kutztown University, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $7,532 a year. That adds up to $30,128 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kutztown University is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,458 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,200 undergraduate students at Kutztown University, with 6,458 being full-time and 742 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Kutztown University

There are also 995 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,458 full-time undergraduates at Kutztown University, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Kutztown University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Kutztown University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 126
Black or African American 505
Hispanic or Latino 559
White 4,807
International Students 70
Other Races/Ethnicities 391

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 39 countries are represented at Kutztown University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Africa.

Online Learning at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

287 Took All Classes Online
1,580 Took At Least One Class Online
36.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,580 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Kutztown University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 91st most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Kutztown University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania was 36.5%. This is the #608 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Kutztown University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Kutztown University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 1%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 17%
Visual & Performing Arts 17%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Kutztown University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Kutztown University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Library Science #6
Library & Information Science #6
Instructional Media Design #16
Teacher Education Grade Specific #43
Education #122

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 361 6 0 367
Teacher Education Grade Specific 126 52 0 178
Communication & Media Studies 121 0 0 121
Social Work 75 37 3 115
General Psychology 112 0 0 112
Criminal Justice & Corrections 104 0 0 104
Design & Applied Arts 78 2 0 80
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 73 0 0 73
Teacher Education Subject Specific 23 49 0 72
Computer Information Systems 71 0 0 71
Special Education 67 0 0 67
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 60 0 0 60
General Biology 55 0 0 55
Fine & Studio Arts 38 0 0 38
Writing Studies 32 0 0 32
Instructional Media Design 0 30 0 30
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 29 0 29
Student Counseling 0 28 0 28
General English Literature 22 4 0 26
Sociology 26 0 0 26
Geological & Earth Sciences 25 0 0 25
Natural Resources Conservation 22 0 0 22
Political Science & Government 21 0 0 21
History 20 0 0 20
Public Administration 6 13 0 19
Music 19 0 0 19
Library & Information Science 5 8 0 13
Physics 13 0 0 13
Mathematics 11 0 0 11
Liberal Arts General Studies 10 0 0 10
Geography & Cartography 10 0 0 10
Chemistry 9 0 0 9
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 8 0 0 8
Philosophy 8 0 0 8
Romance Languages 6 0 0 6
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 6 0 0 6
Computer Science 0 5 0 5
Anthropology 5 0 0 5
Arts & Media Management 0 4 0 4
Area Studies 2 0 0 2
General Visual & Performing Arts 1 0 0 1
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,651 267 3 1,921


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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