About Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

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.

Located on 289 acres, the campus is adjacent to the Borough of Kutztown in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Enrollment at the university includes 9,600 students from more than 20 states and nations. There are 362 tenured/tenure-track instructional faculty and boast a favorable 20:1 student-faculty ratio. Eighty-eight percent of KU faculty have doctorates or terminal degrees.

Kutztown University was founded in 1866 as Keystone Normal School.  The school became Kutztown State Teachers College in 1928, Kutztown State College in 1960 and achieved university status in 1983.

Kutztown University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. 

Community Service

Kutztown University Students to Volunteer in Panama During Winter Break

The Kutztown University Global Brigades (GB) chapter is traveling to Panama in January to aid impoverished South American communities which lack access to medical care. The global brigades organization is the largest student-led international nonprofit. It serves to resolve global health and ec...

16 days ago
Graduation

Stroke Victim Fights Back, Graduates from Kutztown University

Despite suffering a stroke less than one year ago, Jennifer Sommers fights back to graduate from Kutztown University.

4 days ago
Achievement

Kutztown University Angler Corey Bechtel Earns Spot on National Stage

KU sophomore Corey Bechtel has earned a spot in the prestigious Forrest Wood Cup Bass Tournament, August 20-23, 2015, on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark. The tournament is the nation's premiere bass event featuring the top 45 pros and co-anglers in the nation. Bechtel qualified for the event ...

16 days ago
Community Service

Kutztown University's Katy Douillette Fights Fires at Home and Away

Katy Douillette '17 is a thrill-seeker--she loves the excitement of a call from the fire station in the middle of the night; the rush of speeding to the scene; the majesty of a wave of water falling over flames that lick the sky far above her head. But she's also a people person. Douillette has...

25 days ago
Visual Arts

Kutztown University Electronic Media Students Bring Home Two Crystal Pillar Awards from Regional Emmys

The Kutztown University Department of Electronic Media won two Crystal Pillar Awards at the Mid Atlantic regional Emmys Sept. 20 in Philadelphia, Pa. KU received four nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for the Crystal Pillar, the award given to colleges...

3 months ago