Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Admissions and School Information

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public educational institution that offers certificate programs and bachelor's and master's degrees. Some areas of study include business, education and the liberal arts.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania General Information

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1866, began as Keystone Normal School and offered specialized programs in education. Currently, the sstudent population is 10,393 and has a student-to-teacher ratio of 21:1.

Attendance at the university has increased substantially over the last decade, but the school has met the demands of its rising attendance numbers by opening a new academic building and a new residence hall. The school's mascot is the Golden Bear, and school colors are maroon and gold.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

First-time applicants should visit the campus to learn about the programs offered by the university. Freshman applicants should complete their applications and submit nonrefundable fees. Other required documents include high school transcripts and either ACT or SAT scores. Students applying to arts and theater programs must include portfolios or schedule auditions. Transfer students should provide transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended along with their application packages.

Colleges of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

College of Business

The College of Business offers undergraduate programs in accounting, finance, marketing and international business; it also offers the MBA. In addition to these programs, the college houses the Small Business Development Center. The center partners with local entrepreneurs and business owners to provide learning opportunitie, such as workshops, free online courses and consulting services. Currently, the center has offices in Reading, Exton, Harrisburg, Lancaster and Kutztown.

College of Education

The College of Education has seven academic departments in areas of education, human kinetics and library science. The Communications Disorder Center was developed in association with the speech-language pathology degree program. The goal of the center is to provide community members with services for speech, voice, language and hearing disorders.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is comprised of 16 academic departments and offers students a wide variety of bachelor's and master's degree programs. The college also offers numerous student-run clubs. Some of these clubs include the National Broadcasting Society, Social Welfare Club, Psychology Association and the Health Career Society. Membership requirements vary, and interested students are encouraged to contact clubs directly. Recently, the Geology Club visited Yellowstone National Park and is planning trips to Hawaii, Italy and Croatia for 2010.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual and Performing Arts has degree programs in fine arts, music, communication design, speech and theatre, and arts education and crafts. The Sharadin Art Gallery allows upperclassmen to exhibit paintings and works. Interested students must first complete all exhibition forms and meet the gallery's requirements before an exhibition date is set. The Sharadin Art Gallery has its own fine art gallery with works from painters such as Wallace Berman, Ludwig Stein and Reginal Jackson.

Contact Information

  • Address: 15200 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530
  • Phone Number: (610) 683-4000