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Kutztown University

Kutztown, Pennsylvania, United States
Comprising four colleges - Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania offers a wide range of outstanding academic programs to prepare individuals for successful careers.



Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, a member of the State System of Higher Education, was founded in 1866 as Keystone State Normal School, became Kutztown State Teachers College in 1928, Kutztown State College in 1960, and achieved university status in 1983. Today, Kutztown University is a modern, comprehensive institution.


At Kutztown University, you will be part of a diverse, creative and vibrant learning environment that fosters a successful education at undergraduate and graduate levels. Students who have graduated from Kutztown are teachers, performers, artists, scientists and business leaders - just a few of the myriad careers in which KU alumni have made a difference.

Such great achievements by our students are possible through the work of our dedicated faculty and staff at Kutztown University. Our educational leaders provide students with additional assistance and helpful suggestions as well as possible research and internship opportunities, all while keeping their classrooms upbeat and academically stimulating.


Kutztown University faculty and students from all disciplines are conducting research, scholarship, and creative inquiries. They participate in activities that lead to technological advancements, historical and cultural revelations, economic development, and better information and decision-making.

In addition to creating and disseminating knowledge, faculty who are active in their disciplines share current knowledge with their students, often utilizing examples from their own work to aid in the understanding of concepts and the relevance of those concepts in today's world.


  • 93% of our graduates who responded to the most recent Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education survey report that they are employed or enrolled in graduate school *
  • 90% of master degree graduates were either employed or furthering their education **
  • 77% of employed undergraduates and 88% of employed graduate students reported employment in a position related to their career goals **

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Student services

Approximately 200 student organizations and clubs including: civicengagement, diversified focus, faith-based, Greek life, media and publications,special interest, and visual and performing arts

Housing services

Kutztown University encourages development and student success by creating a supportive environment as you work toward your degree. The university offers a variety of student support services which will help students make the most out of their time at KU. Whether you need help with a paper, resume, or maybe you need a tutor for a certain class, KU has all the services you need. Not only do we offer educational help but also emotional, cultural and physical support as well. Kutztown wants to see students succeed, and with the support of numerous services students will be sure to reach their professional aspirations.

Library services

The Rohrbach Library of Kutztown University is a dynamic, intellectual environment dedicated to providing library and information services of the highest quality and meeting the information needs of the university's community, both local and distant.

Medical services

Kutztown University's Health and Wellness Center provides quality health care, health education and promotion, and counseling and preventative services to the campus community in a caring, cost-effective and convenient setting. A physician is on site 20-hours per week for scheduled appointments.

Student Life

Campus life

By opting to live on Kutztown's campus, you will join approximately 4,400 students who have chosen the same opportunity. This choice will open the door to a multitude of new and unique experiences. You will find that living on campus provides a community environment which offers far more than simply having a place to study and sleep. Living on our beautiful campus will provide the KU student with numerous rewards through our many available options.

Sports facilities

  • NCAA Division II, Pennsylvania State Athletics Conference (PSAC)
  • 8 men's sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, tennis, indoorand outdoor track and field, wrestling
  • 13 women's sports: basketball, bowling, cross country, field hockey, golf,lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor trackand field, volleyball
  • Athletic facilities include: swimming pool, stadium, fieldhouse, weightroom, playing fields, tennis and basketball courts, indoor/outdoor track,cross-country course

Student clubs

The Criminal Justice Association is a student organization that meets every month during the academic year. The purpose is to encourage professional growth and professional socialization among Kutztown Criminal Justice students. However, membership is open to students from all majors.

On campus meetings generally consist of speakers from criminal justice agencies, however, the Association also sponsors trips to career fairs, criminal justice agencies, and occasional social events.


KU is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. The university is approved by the Pa. Department of Education (PDE). Professional accreditations include the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Student Reviews

putting the U in KU.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Get your degree, and have fun at the same time.

My school review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

They don't have many international students

Forging My Future at Kutztown University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic science facilities with dedicated and supportive staff. The class sizes were perfect and allowed for you to develop strong relationships with colleagues and professors. The opportunities to advance through independent research were particularly useful. Most professors were willing to give you practical experiences by assisting them with research or recommending...

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