Kutztown University of Pennsylvia



Motto :”It’s Good to be Golden.”

Type :Public university

Established :1866; 156 years ago

Parent institution :PASSHE

Academic affiliations: CONAHEC

Endowment: $33.7 million (2020)

President :Kenneth Hawkinson

Location :Kutztown, Pennsylvania, United States

Campus :Rural, 326 acres (132 ha).

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (Kutztown University or KU) is a public university in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


On September 15, 1866, the Keystone State Normal School was established on what is now the site of Old Main. The needs of a burgeoning industrialization in the region placed more and more demands on teacher preparation, and in 1928, the institution was designated Kutztown State Teacher’s College and authorized to confer the bachelor’s degree.

Eventually, the area’s need for liberally educated personnel to staff its industries outstripped the need for teachers. In 1960, the Department of Education changed the institution’s name to Kutztown State College and diversified its goals toward “A center for learning for the best possible education of the youth of Pennsylvania in the arts and sciences and preparation of able and dedicated teachers.”

On July 1, 1983, the institution became Kutztown University of Pennsylvania of the State System of Higher Education.

As of Fall 2018, the university enrollment was approximately 8,300 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Admission Requirements

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Tuition And Fees

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Courses Offered

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania – International Student Scholarships.

What GPA do you need to get into Kutztown University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania was 3.17 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend.

What SAT score is required for Kutztown?

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 93%. Half the applicants admitted to Kutztown University have an SAT score between 950 and 1120 or an ACT score of 18 and 23.