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. 

Drama or Musical Achievement

Music Student to Premiere Original Work at Piano Palooza

Kutztown University's music department will host Piano Palooza on Monday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main. The concert will feature pieces for one and two pianos as well as multiple musicians on each instrument. It will include works by Brahms, Debussy, Faure and Chasins. ...

10 days ago
Honor Society

Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society Inducts 18 at Kutztown University

The Kutztown University chapter of Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society has inducted 18 new members. Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in history, achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.1 in history and a 3.0 overall.

10 days ago
Honor Society

Kutztown University Inducts Nine Into Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society

Kutztown University's chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda national honor society for graduate students has inducted nine new members. In order to be considered for membership students must have completed at least 12 credit hours as a degree-seeking student in a graduate program, a grade point av...

10 days ago
Achievement

Kutztown University's Avalanche Crowned Champion of Mascot Madness

Avalanche, Kutztown University's golden bear mascot, earned the title of Mascot Madness Champion April 6 with a 15-vote victory over Rocky of Slippery Rock University. More than 12,000 votes were cast in the one-day championship round. The Kutztown University mascot program is run by twenty stud...

11 days ago
Drama or Musical Achievement

Kutztown University Choral Students Heading to Carnegie Hall

Members of Kutztown University's choral program will perform Mozart's Solemn Vespers (Vesperae solennes de confessore) on Monday, April 13 at 8 p.m. in Carnegie Hall, New York. The singers will join nearly 200 from colleges and universities across the country. They will be accompanied by the Ne...

11 days ago