Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Comprising four colleges - Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts - the 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.
In 2012, enrollment at the university includes 9,804 students from more than 20 states and nations. About half of the undergraduates live in residence halls; the rest live at home or in nearby apartments. A well-rounded program of athletic, cultural, and social events and activities satisfies nearly every taste.
We have 362 tenured/tenure-track instructional faculty and boast a favorable 20:1 student-faculty ratio. Eighty-eight percent of our 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. (read more about the history of KU)
KU is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education and approved by Pa. Department of Education (PDE). Professional accreditations include the 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).
Kutztown University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The Board of Governors oversees the State System which includes Pennsylvania's 14 public universities. The Council of Trustees is the local governing body for Kutztown University. The Officers of Administration for the university are the president and members of the president's cabinet.
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