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. 

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...

2 months ago

Deidgre Green Named to The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Deidgre Green of Philadelphia is working for the state Department of Revenue as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

3 months ago

Alexa Korber Named to The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Alexa Korber of Bernville is working for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

3 months ago
Academic Award

KU Sociology Major Participates in American Sociological Association Honors Program

Theresa Gassert '14 participated in the American Sociological Association's (ASA) Honors Program this August, at their 109th annual meeting in San Francisco. Gassert, who received her bachelor's degree in sociology from KU, presented research from her senior honors seminar at a roundtable session.

2 months ago

Connections Orientation Staff Give New Kutztown University Students a Solid Start

Thirty-two Kutztown University upperclassmen are spending their summer making sure incoming freshman get a solid start to their education. Connections, the freshman orientation program at KU, is in full swing for the month of June.

5 months ago