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  • 07/20/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    14 out of 15 people found this review useful. 1 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone open to new experiences looking for a quality education at a decent price.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely search around before you make a final decision. Don't ever settle for something for any other reason than because you truly want to.

    Bang for the buck

    Coming from a community college, the expenses are the biggest issue for me, and at Kutztown, a campus more than 10x larger than my community college, I don't pay much more than I had at my community college, and I have the ability to get my Baccalaureate Degree.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful and very well taken care of. The people are welcoming and the campus is within a wonderful community.

    Will learn a lot

    I have been warmly welcomed and feel that I will be given a great education at this institution.

  • 12/04/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 2 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    With Kutztown's size almost any student can succeed here. Just warning you that if you are looking for a school with alot of activities and things to do on the weekend, you should look elsewhere because the campus is empty on the weekend.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you did well in high school I would look into the honors program. You get preferred scheduling and with the number of students that Kutztown has it is hard for freshman to get into the courses they need

    Bang for the buck

    Something most students don't realize that if you are a full-time students you are paying the same amount for 12 classes as 18 classes. Kutztown charges you as if you are taking 18 credits so try to take as many credits as you feel you can handle.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am currently a freshman at Kutztown University. I have been, and am, involved in sports, honors program and resident life. If you are looking for parties you can find them here. If you are looking for something more fulfilling you are going to have to make an effort. Talk to people in your dorm and your classes. You are going to have to put yourself out there to make friends.

    Am learning a lot

    If you were a A-B student in high school you will most likely do well at Kutztown. That is not to say that A-B students are guaranteed to succeed and C students can't do really well. If you are willing to put in the work your grade will reflect it.

  • 12/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    With small classes almost anyone can succeed here. Choose Kutztown if you want to receive a great education.

    Tips for prospective students

    For incoming freshman, my advice to you is get involved as much as possible. Not only do you make friends, you will also be less homesick and enjoy being at school more. For first generation college students, I would advise you to get involved with a program that I am currently in called SSSP. It is to help with the transition into college and will help you throughout the couple years you are here. They will help you with picking classes and develop many skills, such as time management, which is very important. They also give some scholarships out and the best part about being involved with SSSP is you receive early registration, which allows you to pick classes about a week or so before everyone enrolled at Kutztown. This is great because it pretty much guarantees you the classes you want for the next semester.

    Bang for the buck

    Kutztown gives you so much for your buck. There are so many events planned where they give away lots of free goodies. Kutztown is one of the cheaper schools where you will still receive a great education. I am paying for school by myself and Kutztown is one of the schools that does not exceed a tight budget. Kutztown is definitely the way to go when you have a tight budget and want a good education.

    Am enjoying being here

    Kutztown has many clubs and organizations to get involved in. The rec center is a great place to meet new friends and get involved in different activities, such as different coed sports teams. The campus promotes involvement within the school and the community. There is a lot to do for any personality at Kutztown.

    Am learning a lot

    Kutztown offers a wide variety of majors as well as professors to teach the classes. All of the professors are well qualified in their specific area and really enjoy teaching and developing their student’s knowledge and experience in their field of study. The professors try to involve their students in the class room as well as out of the class room in clubs and organizations.

  • 12/04/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kutztown is a great school for anyone who wants to push themselves to create a better future for themselves. It is also wonderful for anyone who wants to attend college, but is financially bond to a low budget.

    Tips for prospective students

    For any student whom wants to attend Kutztown, I wish you luck, and highly recommend it. The biggest tip I have that I could share with a prospective student is to try their best to come to school without any form of prejudices, or prejudgments on what college is all about; leave the stereotypes behind and take advantage of meeting new people whom will become your lifetime friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Money is something that is very tight for me. I am financing my entire way through school, so it is important to save as much money as possible, so I am not worrying about having to pay back loans for the rest of my life. With tuition being one of, if not THE lowest, in PA, Kutztown University is a great school with a wonderful reputation, that will not burn a hole in your pocket for attending.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am currently living on campus at Kutztown University and cannot describe how much I enjoy it. There are constantly activities going on within every dorm in order to get students familiar with processes of school, as well as with others living with them in their dorm. While walking around campus, it is only on an extremely rare occasion that you will ever see someone who does not pass a smiling face back at you. In general, the people at Kutztown University are very kind-hearted, and would be more than willing to lend a helping hand if someone needed it, in any way they knew how, for anyone.

    Am learning a lot

    Being an art major requires a enormous amount of dedication and time, as well as knowledge. With the help of the remarkably intelligent staff at Kutztown University, the learning environments are ones in which a student can feel comfortable asking questions without feeling any less intelligent than others. However, it is not only within the art field that professors treat students with enormous respect. All professor I have encountered over the last three semesters I have attended Kutztown University have only wanted one thing for myself, as well as my classmates, which was to see each and every one of them at their highest potential in order to help them succeed further in college.

  • 11/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE! Take my word, you will all love this university. Kutztown is the way to go!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always keep this in mind; You are here for your education, not for anything else. I realize it is fun once in a while to go out and have a good time, however don't let this take over your life. A few of my own friends have made the mistake of enjoying college a little too much and now completely regret it. Not only have they lowered their gpa, but they are on academic probation and were kicked out of their own majors, as well as losing friends due to inappropriate actions while intoxicated. Be smart, not dumb!

    Bang for the buck

    This university is definitely worth the money. I for one, pay for my own tuition. I have no money whatsoever, and am paying with every dime I make in my own job. For a 19 year old college student, this is very difficult. The only reason I haven't left this school yet is because of how amazing and worth it the university really is. I am in the process of getting another job that way I can hopefully pay off more of my tuition. For those of you who are fortunate enough to take out a loan, or have your parents assist you with paying tuition, then you are very lucky and should definitely still consider Kutztown University. An overall AMAZING school!

    Am enjoying being here

    Since fall semester had started, I easily made friends within the first week, and am now part of the greek organization Delta Zeta (a national sorority). Greek life has truly involved me in many volunteering oppurtunities which benefit me in the long run.

    Am learning a lot

    I transferred out of Indiana University of Pennsylvania because it was an awful school. Once I was accepted at Kutztown, I didn't know what to expect. On the very first day of classes, I could tell things here were so much different. Academics here ARE very important, and professors have equal respect for you and really do care about how you do in their class. They let you know that they are always ready to help you and to never feel like a question you may ask is going to be stupid. Believe me, this school is the place to go if your looking for an affordable state school that is challenging.

  • 10/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    it's cheaper than private colleges and the education value is still great!

    Am enjoying being here

    i'm a comuter so i'm not involved as much but the school has organizations specially for comuters so we know about events that are happening on campus so we don't miss out

    Am learning a lot

    there's a pretty wide variety of classes

  • 02/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for social students. Students looking to work with children (there are two day-cares on campus) or the public. The school has a noted Criminal Justice Department and a newly expanded Art Building.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring some pictures of family. Also don't go home often. The best part of being here is the actual home-from-home atmosphere. Most colleges boast they have it, but you can really feel it here.

    Bang for the buck

    The dorms are pleasant, albeit a little expensive for a state school. But they are high quality and very comfortable.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do for such a little town. The students are all warm and friendly so there is never a lack for company. Also with 200+ clubs and organizations there is always an event or program that may interest you.

    Am learning a lot

    I love Kutztown! I've learned so much about myself, not just what the Profs. have to say. The learning is not just limited to the classrooms, and lecture halls.

  • 05/15/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This school's tuition is very reasonable to me. It is not too expensive and you will get the education you paid for and maybe even more.

    Will enjoy being here

    This campus is beautiful. I love the trees and fountains the campus has and green, green grass.

    Will learn a lot

    I have read that this school has great academics. I am excited to learn more at this school and even about myself.

  • 08/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kutztown University is great for students who aren't looking for city-living. It is more small town with down to earth professors and peers.

    Tips for prospective students

    College isn't as scary as people make it out to be. Always remember to stay organized. Get a calendaror white board to write down your scheduled dates for homework and papers due. You will get out of this school what you put in.

    Am enjoying being here

    Kutztown has an amazing atmosphere for brotherhood/sisterhood and getting to know tons of people.

    Am learning a lot

    I learn a lot from my classes here. The smaller classes are good for more one-on-one time with teachers. They also have lecture halls which appeals to a different group of students as well.

  • 10/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All different types of student will befit from this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should take a tour of this beautiful campus.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a quality education for a minimum price.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am enjoying being here. There are many clubs to join at KU.

    Academic Rigor

    I am learning a lot about myself in the short time I have been here. You just need to learn what is best for you.

  • 12/17/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your major is still being offered. Recently, to save money, the university has cut back on a major or two, so don't spend money at a school where you won't get what you need.

    Bang for the buck

    The food is sometimes sub-par, and a few of the dorm buildings are pretty poorly run. However, it does have its good days, and they generally outnumber the bad.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is a club or group for every type of person. Every student is almost guaranteed to find a group of like-minded people who will accept them for who they are.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here want their students to learn, even if it's just another gen. ed. for the student. They love the subjects they teach, and will go to great lengths to help the students understand the notes.

  • 04/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for someone who is looking for a school in a small town. Also for students going to school for education or art. Both programs are great and well recognized.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! It will strengthen make your college experience.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is affordable.

    Am enjoying being here

    I currently live on campus at Kutztown University and I love it. There is always plenty of events to attend and things to do. Even though it is located in a small town there is enough stuff always going on to keep you busy.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the professors are very nice and always willing to help. I feel I have learned a great amount of information that will be extremely helpful after graduating college.

  • 05/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    people with a passion for art

    Tips for prospective students

    check with admissions to make sure your application got through, mine had issues even though i did everything correct.

    Bang for the buck

    this is without question the best financial option for me, i wouldn't have been able to afford college without k-town

    Will enjoy being here

    every time i visit i cant wait to stay

    Will learn a lot

    i haven't learned anything yet but i am exited for the experience

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kutztown is great for anybody really. It has the feel of a small city without the ridiculous traffic and noise yet it's far enough away from everything that it feels very rural at times. I encourage you to visit at least once to get a feel for the campus before deciding to attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit the campus first to get a feel for it. It is a gorgeous place but it may not be for everyone. Also, don't worry about not being able to make friends or that everyone already has their group. There are so many new people coming in all the time. There are no set groups or cliques. Everyone is friends with or at least friendly to everyone. Just relax and enjoy yourself when you're there.

    Bang for the buck

    Any college education is worth the money but this is one of the cheaper places to go. The tuition is relatively low and the classes are great. At first it may seem like you're not learning anything new, especially if you were an honor student in high school, but by second semester your brain is full of new knowledge.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and all the people are warm and friendly. There's plenty to do around town whether that means just hanging in the dorms or taking a walk down Main Street. Also, there are usually plenty of on-campus events organized by students.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are fantastic as long as you pick the right professors. Ask around before you schedule so that you know which professors you will like and which ones to avoid. They really are the key to learning in a college class.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kutztown has an excellent art department, whether it's art education, communication design, or fine arts. It is also well known for those who are interested in becoming teachers for all grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely take a tour of the campus and do not be afraid to ask questions. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable about the campus and education provided here at Kutztown.

    Bang for the buck

    Although going to college is expensive, and with the budget cuts it has only become more expensive, Kutztown is still focused on providing the best possible education for it's students. Since Kutztown is a state school, it is cheaper than other colleges/universities, but you receive an excellent education. The professors here have graduated from outstanding schools, such as Harvard and Yale and are very knowledgeable. As far as the atmosphere of the University, it is very welcoming. It's definitely an experience of a lifetime.

    Am enjoying being here

    The University and surrounding town is very welcoming and provides tons of activities for all students, from incoming freshman to seniors. The University works with the community in many events and has many different groups and clubs for you to join; there's something for everyone here.

    Am learning a lot

    Kutztown provides a wide variety of choices for majors and courses. Not only is Kutztown an excellent school in general but it is especially known for its teaching and art schools within the university.

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kutztown University is known for its great education and art programs. Also some other popular majors include and are not limited to: English and writing, psychology, criminal justice, math, political science, and the sciences. Every one I know is very enthusiastic about their major and loves the school! Also if you are a student who is very involved with your family and work at home this school is great for you because a lot of students like to go home on the weekend. You will love this school if you want to be close to home but far enough to be independent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware of your self control. Know how much fun you can handle with out going over board and forgetting why you are at Kutztown University! It is easy to get lost in fun events, meeting new friends as well as parties. As long as you stay focused in your studies you will be rewarded with great outcomes and confidence. Also don't forget to reward yourself because if you work hard you deserve it!

    Bang for the buck

    Although college puts a hole in my pocket, it is affordable for a university that has a beautiful campus and worth wile classes that will provide you with knowledge for a lifetime. Kutztown is great for someone who has a moderate budget and still wants a quality education. With any university you go to there is a price to pay and you are definitely getting your money's worth at Kutztown University!

    Am enjoying being here

    Kutztown University provides their students with a lot of fun events such as trips to NYC, movies every weekend, and other events from the ACE program. Although there are events that keep me entertained I am still provided with quiet hours where I can focus on big projects and study. That is why I love Kutztown University so much because I am able to study hard with out getting distracted but I can also reward myself at the end of the day with fun activities around campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a current student at Kutztown University, I am going to be a Junior, and I have lived in the residence halls for two years and plan to continue living in the residence halls this upcoming year. Ever since I have been in Kutztown I am challenged to the fullest of my knowledge. I learn so much in my classes and I am really enthusiastic about learning more. Kutztown provides me with the best environment for my brain to soak up intelligent information.

  • 07/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Kutztown University is great for all students there is a wide variety of ethnicity's that attend this school. They have just about everyone personality group and clubs you can think of.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip is for prospective students is do not judge kutztown right away if you are a city person like me it may take a little time to get use to the smell of the grass.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a commuter student living in the local apartments and I pay with financial aid the tuition is not as bad as other schools I consider this tuition to be cheap I am glad I chose this school.

    Am enjoying being here

    YES!!!!!! Kutztown is in the middle of nowhere it would seem that you would be bored out your mind but that is not the case. There is so many activities always going on they always have things for students to do and if you don't want to participate its always time to hang out downtown which there are a variety of things to do.

    Am learning a lot

    I learned a lot at Kutztown University I am a current student and I am a Junior. I have not had any bad experiences with any of my teachers, they arenice and always willing to help you.

  • 07/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ANY!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not loose yourself! Get involved and active with the campus life! Be bold and make friends! There is so much to do and you will grow as a person as you go along. I absolutely love the friends i have made and the connections between staff, and professor's.

    Bang for the buck

    Kutztown Univesity tries their very best to keep everything at a low cost. There are multiple scholarships and always are willing to help find a way around money issues.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at Kutztown University! There is always something to do, you just need to be bold and go out to the activities. There are so many organizations that you can get involved in. Last year i was in a few and it kept me busy, and i met wonderful people along the way.

    Am learning a lot

    If you are a person who is scared to be in huge lecture classes then Kutztown is place for you. You get to be one on one with your professors and you are not seen as just a body, you can create a one on one relationship with your professor. Causing you to reach the maximum learning ability possible. The professor's are there to help out the student, and teach them more than just the material, they will also help you build the skills that you will use for the rest of your life.

  • 08/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who love to party. There is always a party, no matter what your race is. There is also lots of on-campus activities but you have to be pro-active about it. I wasn't into the activities or parties, so I was bored. I am hoping to have a better year and to engage more.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip for prospective students i not to settle for a school you are not completely sure or enthused to go to. When I went to visit, I didn't feel what I had heard you would feel when you knew it was right. I kept trying but I didn't. I did however like the campus but I just did not feel like traveling to visit other schools. I feel that if I had and in the end still chose KU, then I would be at peace with my decision. Unfortunately, I feel that there were other possibilities out there that I could have taken but I chose to just visit that one only... and I had gotten accepted to many. After i made my decision I was happy but even to today I still wonder what if....

    Bang for the buck

    If you take advantage of the education, you should do well.

    Am enjoying being here

    My Freshmen year was interesting. Lol Going into my Sophomore, I am looking forward to having a better year overall.

    Am learning a lot

    I honestly learned a lot about myself.

  • 12/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone

    Tips for prospective students

    There are guided tours available if you're interested in this university. Come to the campus in person and see for yourself. It's located in rather a rural setting. So if you love the city life, this may not be the place for you.

    Bang for the buck

    As an international student, I have to pay way more than the usual rate. However, there are some scholarships available for almost everyone. So it's not bad.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a beautiful campus. But it's pretty much empty during the weekends.

    Am learning a lot

    Quality of education is decent. But it could be more challenging.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the clock tower on top of the old main building is called the chicken because from certain angles, it actually does look like a chicken's head!

    What to do for fun

    i personally love going to the gym for fun. they have group classes like zumba and yoga.

    Tips for prospective students

    keep in touch with your advisers; they will help you plan your future. also, use all the resources on campus like the writing and math centers.

    In three sentences

    kutztown university is great for all types of students; athletes, artists, and everyone else alike. all the teachers i have had a willing to help with my academics if i ever have trouble. i rate kutztown 10 out of 10!

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is tip-top. The campus security and the local police can be considered one big law enforcement entity. This means you are safe on campus and off campus. What a combo!

    Greek Life

    KU has greek clubs from the Alphas to the Zetas (literally).

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs...lots of activities. One club is in particular is cool...The Afterhours Club. This is a club that performs everything from jazz to showtunes, from rap to rock. The best thing is the club is not limited to music majors...anybody can join, and perform!

    Great for these types of students

    Kutztown University is great for those students who come from a high school where everyone knows each other. You will definitely not get lost in the crowd...but it's just the right size to give you the freedom of independence.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not come across any unusual traditions or locations on campus. The grass between the dorms is freshly cut and looks like it could be the model for any gardener.

    Bang for the buck

    If you come to Kutztown University, you definitely get more bang for the buck. It is a mid-sized school with all the amenities of a large college campus. Rolling green hills dot the campus and off-campus living is not very far from the university. Come for a visit!

    What to do for fun

    For fun, we hang-out in each others suites or apartments listening to music, playing video games or board games all night, and playing nighttime touch football (guys and girls). Sometimes we form intramural sports teams and go to the gym to play basketball, compete in weightlifting, swim laps. Off campus is fun too! There is a main strip where everyone just hangs out and sometimes a mobile dance club comes to campus for those under 21 years old and sets up shop at the fairgrounds and includes a DJ, lights, everything!

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining hall is your average college stuff. But there are lots of take out restaurants in the area who also deliver and 24 hour diners are around too! All dorms have a kitchen and sometimes the students host chicken wing parties and seafood sales--delish!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Kutztown University is pretty cool. Of course, all college campuses have parties and the students engage in drinking. But here at KU, there are Party Busses to take you to the parties being hosted off campus and security will make sure you arrive at your dorm safely.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor (how hard you push yourself to pass the class) can be rated a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10. The professors know you are here to receive an education and it is their job to instruct us. There is no easy ride. They will push you to excellence; after all, their reputation is on the line too.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip is to check the background of your potential instructors and talk to those students who have taken the class. It could help you pass with flying colors or fail miserably

    In three sentences

    Kutztown University of Pennsylvania has a diverse student body and well-rounded educators highly experienced in their field of study. The university offers small classes for those who thrive in that type of environment. Kutztown University truly cares about its' students financial capability of attending and will do all they can to ensure you are able to enroll regardless of your financial hardships.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    About average. Public safety doesn't do much else besides give you tickets for parking in an improper place.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities available to anyone interested but it is difficult yo join if you work or if you are a commuter.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want a good education without the price, and a good general education. The College of Visual and Performing Arts is very well-known.

    Food and Dining

    The food at South Dining Hall is awful, it makes many people sick. Other places to eat are overpriced and unsanitary.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are overpriced and many do not have air conditioning or heat.

    Academic Rigor

    I find the classes to be a bit too easy for me, but I don't mind the course material itself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go into it with a bad attitude because its a state school, overall the school is very nice.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown is a nice, open environment within driving distance of Reading, PA. The overall climate, in my opinion, is accepting and individual-based. The campus is open and has many nice areas to rest outside.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are willing to put in the effort to work towards what you want, than there is no type of student that this school is for. Kutztown is for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    My one tip is to do your work. I'm currently a sophomore and i realized just this year how much it takes to keep yourself going. Everyone thinks that Freshman year you can do whatever you want, but keep in mind that your freshman year impacts the rest of your college career just as much as any other year. Another thing, if you guys are looking to talk to new students just like you join this group, its for incoming freshman, class of 2016!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/227049750681385/

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools, Kutztown isn't bad with money. Especially since it is a state school, and there are so many opportunities for scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful. The people here are great as well, there are many opportunities to be a part of something or be someone on campus. I've made so many friends just being in a dorm setting and these are friends I plan to keep for the rest of my life.

    Am learning a lot

    Attending Kutztown was one of my better decisions, The classes aren't so big that you feel like you are overwhelmed and some are even like high school classrooms. If you need help with anything, the professors are always willing to give you extra attention and most of the time if you put in the effort to work harder, they'll give you extra points.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to be any type of education or art majors! This school has a lot to offer for these fields, as well as business majors! Come to Kutztown!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! My first couple of weeks were hard but once I started meeting people and joined NAEYC ( a club for people to get involved with little kids). After doing this, I was fine. GET INVOLVED!

    Bang for the buck

    Kutztown is a very reasonably priced school. A great education for a great price! The food is expensive if you don't have a meal plan, so make sure you get one that fits around how much you eat.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the atmosphere here at Kutztown. The campus is very pretty. It rains very often, but it is still beautiful. The people at this school are really nice and have a lot to share about their experiences here.

    Am learning a lot

    I have almost completed my first semester here at Kutztown and I already learned so much about my major from just being in general education class. It is a great school for varies majors.

  • 11/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Artistic, looking to become a teacher, not necessarily afraid of a big or small population

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in something you care about as soon as possible. Make friends, put yourself out there, and don't be afraid to talk to people! Especially professors!!

    Bang for the buck

    Of course every poor college student asks for lower tuition and less expenses everywhere, but it really is worth it compared to other school prices I've seen.

    Will enjoy being here

    I love it here! Every place I've visited has been so inviting and fun. There are so many things to get involved in, and everyone's so friendly!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors really care about their subject, and if you put forth effort in their class, they want you to succeed, too. They have comprehensive knowledge of the class material, and are willing to help you learn everything you need or want to know.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    kids who do not mind walking or driving to the nearest grocery store.

    Tips for prospective students

    do not procrastinate! It will come back and haunt you when finals come around or a big test or project!

    Bang for the buck

    yes its worth the money! the campus is gorgeous; green and lushes

    Am enjoying being here

    As an out-of-state student I was worried about making friends, but everyone in the dorms and the staff are really friendly. The campus' atmosphere that is warm and inviting.

    Am learning a lot

    The college is very well organized. As an art major it is a great school to go to because their art program is fabulous and the professors are willing to help you when you need it.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ANY and ALL!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would go here if you like outsdoors things and for a peaceful time. There is of course the party scene but not everyone goes out and if you're into that then it definitely has that side as well. All in all is is a well balanced school and i think that anyone would feel welcome at Kutztown.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say Kutztown is a pretty cheap school. Both of my parents went there and both have great full time jobs, meaning K-town has some credibility.

    Am enjoying being here

    I don't know where else i would want to be. Kutztown has some of the friendliest students and the town around the campus is quiet enough during the day and fun enough at night, but not to fun...

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very helpful and very personable. The course load isn't too bad and can be managed with the use of the librar, which i do like very much.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    sorority

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 94

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    After awhile it may seem like there isn't much to do in and around the college but once you get involved with any of the clubs and activities that soon fades away. If your not into the clubs just making stuff to do with your new friends takes up the time.

    Food and Dining

    Well its nothing like home cooking but the food isn't that bad. There are many different place on campus that all serve different types of food. There are heathy options for those are try to stay on the healthy side and the dinning service even provides options for those with special needs such as having allergies and being a vegetarian.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't bad at all its actually where I made most of my friends. The dorms are pretty clean, granted not everyone is the cleanest person.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the professor that you mange to get but most professors are will to work with you, as long as you try and they see that you are trying. Some professors are difficult and expect a lot out of you because you are in college but you just have to work with their style.

    In three sentences

    The campus and town are very nice. Everything is within walking distance from the campus and there're malls and other stores 20-30 minutes in either direction on Main St.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ku has its own public safety department, which is an actual police force that is commissioned by the state of pa. that police force, combined with 24 staffed desks at the front of the residence halls makes for a campus that is safe and enjoyable.

    Greek Life

    our greek life is phenomenal. at this point, the greek culture on campus is growing and getting larger, and the students in the greek life organizations are committed to community service and making kutztown seem like a socially exciting school.

    Clubs and Activities

    out of this world. over 150 clubs to choose from. if you want to try something and you can't find the right club to join that fits your needs, start a club. it's that easy.

    Great for these types of students

    students that are comfortable meeting others, spending time with friends, going to class regularly, being held accountable for their own actions and academics, and who can enjoy the simple things on a college campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we have a festival called bear fest, which has been going on for about 35 years now. in april towards the end of the semester, there is a week long outdoor festival and all of the events are free. the tradition is that on tuesday night, there is a pudding slide. yeah, i said it. pudding slide. there are about 500 gallons of chocolate and vanilla pudding laid out on tarps and students can slide down them, all covered in pudding. great fun, and really fun to watch.

    Bang for the buck

    just like stated before, you can't get a phenomenal education like this for this price anywhere else. the professors here are top of the line, and they put a lot of hours in to making sure that students get the education that they pay for and they deserve.

    What to do for fun

    there is always something to do on campus. for those that say there is never anything to do, my response is always the same: you aren't looking hard enough. we have free movies that play thursday-sunday nights, sponsored bus trips to nyc, free food and games in the student union building, over 150 clubs and organizations to try out, among many other things. there is always something to do that is a fun and exciting.

    Food and Dining

    kutztown recently changed food vendors to aramark, the same company that supplies food to the philadelphia phillies stadium and other colleges and major sports venues. the food is great, and the prices are affordable.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is great. it is a fun, energetic atmosphere where there are always non-alcohol related programs that students can attend-for free! at ku, the residence halls surround a large grassy plot of land on the south end of campus, so all of the dorms leak out on to one area of campus. that are acts as a hub for hangouts, sun bathing, frisbee, and campus wide events.

    Academic Rigor

    you will get out of college what you put in to it. that rings true with academics as well. the classes are hard, but only if you make them hard by not attending class and not studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure that you come to college with an open mind. in high school, conforming to other's beliefs was cool, at college, it's cool to come up with your own. also, make sure that you are able to balance the academic and social life appropriately. it's ok to have fun, but make sure that you are able to handle both.

    In three sentences

    kutztown university is a phenomenal choice for students choosing to continue their education in the pennsylvania state-school educational system. ku has caring professors, a great student-driven atmosphere, and the campus has received awards for its attractive appearance. there is not another school in pa that can compete with the affordable tuition and the great education that students will receive.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    check out the gym, coffee house, or downtown area

    Food and Dining

    the food served here is exceptional

    Dorm Life

    i have had a good experience with my roommate. i will be checking into rooming with others in a suite situation next year.

    Academic Rigor

    i am learning many new things and feel challenged in my studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    priortize work, sleep, and socializing for best learning results.

    In three sentences

    i am very happy with my experience with kutztown university. the campus is just the right size for me.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very protecting good at their job.

    Greek Life

    multiple sororities and clubs to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    anything and everything from the bible clubs to the swimming clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    if you love the open field and country like places. not a big city person then its best for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    not really, besides paint the town gold. go here for more information : http://www2.kutztown.edu/

    Bang for the buck

    i don't understand this question o.o

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends :d

    Food and Dining

    it is super god but in my opinion it gets boring after awhile. but that is why there are many other food places to eat :) like chick-fil-a for example.

    Dorm Life

    it is completely great depending on where you choose to live.

    Academic Rigor

    easy if youy study and pick great professors. go to ratemyprofessors.com for help. very helpful and useful site.

    Tips for prospective students

    study your best.

    In three sentences

    kutztown university is a beautiful campus in a nice rural area. the dorms are quite lovely, especially if you get into a suite, like university place or golden bear for example. it also has great facilities and resources for your advantage. like the recreation center for example. free zumba classes and everything. even self-defense classes for women. so take the opportunity since you're paying for it anyways . :)

  • 02/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is great! There are blue buttons all over campus that you can push and a Public Safety officer can come help you or walk you somewhere. The shuttle runs from 7:30 am till 4pm on week days and from 7:30 am till 3 am on Thursday through Saturday, in case you need to get somewhere safely! The doors to all dorms need to be swiped into with your ID so strangers will never be able to get into the building, and the rooms all have locks and dead bolts so your stuff is safe when you leave!

    Greek Life

    Kutztown has Fraternities and Sororities and both are welcoming to all! Greek Life movies are nothing like the real life experience, they are excepting and fun and give you great connections for the future.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kutztown has hundreds of clubs, intramural sports, free movies, and free and fun activities. I'm sure you could find plenty of clubs and activities that fit your interests and schedule!

    Great for these types of students

    Kutztown is a good place for anyone, but the biggest and best programs are Art and Education, so if you're interested in painting/sculpting, any type of creating or teaching, this is your school! But Kutztown has a lot of other good programs and could be a marvelous fit for any student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Several places around in town are special to the Kutztown Students, the Airport Diner is open 24/7 and is so close you won't be able to help yourself, you and friends will walk down for breakfast in the middle of the night for sure! Spuds and Mama's Delight Pizza Shop are also popular places to grab a bite to eat late and night or for lunch on the weekends. The Strand is a popular movie theater that is family owned and only costs $5! The campus has many fountains that on hot days you might spot people splashing around in, and every year at the end of the year Kutztown has a pudding slide! You're in for a lot of fun if you come to Kutztown!

    Bang for the buck

    The dorms are nice, the classes are interesting and the town is nice. You get a lot for the little amount of money you pay, and it is a good reputable University.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities that Kutztown sponsors, moon bounces, dancing, singing, movies etc. There are also a million clubs you can join, intramural sports, scientific clubs, crafty/creative clubs anything you can imagine! So get out and do anything and everything you can! The town is close enough to walk back and forth everywhere it has a CVS, a Dollar Store, several restaurants and lots of stores.

    Food and Dining

    Their are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, a buffet style cafeteria, a Chik-Fil-A, Burger Studio and a Starbucks! There are two pizza places, to other burger places, and two wrap/salad places also on campus! Their are also three coffee places called Java City that have bagels, donuts, coffee etc. Their are places all over so you won't have to walk far to find the food you want! It's usually tasty and comes with variety!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are less than what you expect probably, there are a lot of students living all in one place, you'll most likely share a bathroom with 30 or more people and you'll have a room mate. The beds and furniture are standard, nothing special but the buildings are generally nice! Respect the other people that live there, and hopefully they'll respect you too. You may even meet your best friends in the hall you live in. Set rules with your room mate right off the bat, so that when problems arise you can go back to the rules and say We agreed to this. The dorms do have quiet hours, and guest rules, but don't complain it's for your safety and benefit!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are a lot of work, and that should be expected it's not High School anymore. You're going to need to go to class and do the work, don't get too caught up in the freedom and forget what you're paying for, put effort into the classes and then have fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go out and do everything you can, join clubs and do activities! The way to have a good college experience is to make friends and go do things! There are plenty of activities, something for everyone from Quidditch to Football to Art Club.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown University has a beautiful campus, with old brick buildings and short distances between them. The Professors are intelligent and helpful. Kutztown is a friendly town, and everything is walking distance!

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    kutztown is a great school with lots of opportunities for students. has a great athletic program and its close to home without being to close.

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have our own police force.

    Greek Life

    according to the kutztown university website, there are 3 greek councils, 9 fraternities and 7 sororities on the ku campus, this semester.

    Clubs and Activities

    according to the kutztown university website, there are over 198 club and activities for you to join, this semester. this number does not include the 19 clubs and activities in greek life. the club are group in 13 categories, including but not limited to public service, sport and recreation, visual arts, academics, and spiritual. in academics alone, there are 56 club and activities separated into 3 subcategories. there are even clubs for special interest such as: vegetarian education groups and eating disorders and awareness.

    Great for these types of students

    all types of student will love it here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a starbucks on campus that you can uses your meal plan at.

    Bang for the buck

    there are a lot of options for a school this size.

    What to do for fun

    i love to go to sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    there are a lot of options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    you meet a lot of people in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    there are a lot of tough courses here.

    Tips for prospective students

    you should apply early for the best chance of getting in.

    In three sentences

    i am currently a freshman here and i love it here. every one is so, nice. i have never meet so many nice people.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public safety is pretty good at responding. I've never felt unsafe, but that doesn't mean you don't have to be careful.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's clubs for everyone that are anywhere from once a week to more or less depending on how involved you really want to be. It's so fun to be involved!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The fact that the logo is the clock tower on Old Main is really amusing because it looks like an angry chicken. Everyone sees it!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is pretty decent considering how much you get out of it. One semester of tuition covers up to 18 credit hours, so that's awesome.

    What to do for fun

    The programs run by organization on campus are super fun and free food is always a great motivator to go.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. Lots of wraps, the dining hall isn't too bad and Thursday lunches are almost always Chinese food. It could be better, but it's not anything worse than any other college.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and are as nice as to be expected of any traditional dorm setting. The Honors Housing is awesome! There are so many options that even if you stay on campus all four years you won't be stuck in a little dorm room for even more than a year. I love the programming that housing does that tried to include everyone on campus even if they live there or not.

    Academic Rigor

    I transferred in a lot of credits from my community college that transferred perfectly to KU. The teachers don't ask too much from you, but they make sure that you learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep asking questions even when you think you know the answer. Kutztown has so much to offer and just asking makes your life a lot easier because there's always something new to learn.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. Kutztown University has its own police officers and police station. There are officers all over the campus and call boxes outside every dorm, apartment, and building.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for every type of person. If you are interested in something special or if you believe in something really strongly, there is a group on campus just for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There isn't much that is unusual about the campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on. There are magicians, comedians, and singers that come to the school all the time. There are more than 30 groups on campus and they all host events.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is all about balancing education and social life. If you decide to go to Kutztown University, make sure that you include yourself with a group or a club. Being a part of a group or club on campus will make the years that you spend here more memorable and fun.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown University is a huge school with a lot of people. The classes are easy and the professors are willing to help you with whatever you need. The school has a lot for students to do and opportunities to get involved with.

  • 04/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities on campus. Try HvZ!

    Food and Dining

    There is a large variety of food at the dining hall's upper level, in the form of an all you can eat buffet. That way, everyday one can have something different.

    Dorm Life

    At times the people at the dorms can be a little loud and annoying, so I leave and go to study at the library and enjoy a nice cup of coffee.

    Academic Rigor

    I am constantly challenged by the work that is assigned, and am always pushing myself further in order to increase my knowledge and expand my understanding of the world around us. As long as one keeps their study sheets and takes good notes, then you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be yourself! College is a place to start over and remake yourself! Take the work seriously and don't slack off. Have fun and take time for yourself when you need it! Get a job here so you can have some money in your pocket.

    In three sentences

    A very warm and loving community of people ready to help when they can. Strongly based on the liberal arts and celebrates diversity on campus. The professors are ready to further explain their subjects and take constructive criticism well.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 94

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    exceptional learning experience

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are everywhere and multiplying by the minute. i always feel safe!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a big deal here on campus. They host a lot of fun campus events.

    Clubs and Activities

    kutztown has a lot to offer

    Great for these types of students

    athletic. The gym is right next to the dorms.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are 24hr computer labs in the old main building. great for last minute printing and so peace and quiet!

    Bang for the buck

    i wish the dorms were a little less pricey but everything else is pretty much bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    we live on Main street! what isn't there to do for fun!?

    Food and Dining

    could be a little healthier. not too bad though

    Dorm Life

    New rooms and furniture! i love living on campus in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    great academics

    Tips for prospective students

    Always choose to live in traditional dorms your freshmen year.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school. Kuztown is very welcoming and has a lot to offer. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Academics, sports Enthusiast, Non city-dwellers

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of tuition is reasonable when considering comparable Institutions.

    What to do for fun

    meet new people, join a couple clubs, network

    Food and Dining

    Food is good.

    Dorm Life

    It is what it is.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the class. You get out of it what you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be engaging with your professors. Ask questions, clarify things that you don't understand, and by-all-means go on the Rate Ur Professor site and use it to pick your classes. Good Luck!

    In three sentences

    Pretty good professors, beautiful campus, but not really my scene.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Academic Rigor

    This school offers a major in education for the blind and visually impaired, it is not a very easy major to come by. If it weren't so far away then I would definitely go to this school.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    This is where most of the on campus activity comes from. Not every greek group is great, but there is a large pool to choose from of the ones that are.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and organizations are great, but some of the events they do aren't.

    Great for these types of students

    The ones that want to be a teacher. Excellent education program.

    Bang for the buck

    If you do decide to be active and attend stuff, it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on. Flyers and ads are constantly posted around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best quality or variety.

    Dorm Life

    It all depends on where you live. Go for newer buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors care about their classes, however, there are a few that don't.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with one of the many groups and activities on campus.

    In three sentences

    Diverse campus and academic program. Located in a good community with plenty to do. Generally good professors.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think KU can fit a lot of different students. Its not a huge campus and is set in a small college town so that might make some students more comfortable while for the students that like bigger cities both Allentown and Reading are both only 30 mins away.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing that KU does that I think is fun is Humans VS. Zombies.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do for fun at KU. There is alway advertising for clubs and in the MSU they nearly always have something to do. KU also has a lot of different sports teams you can either join or watch.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining can be iffy. Some of they places to get food are GREAT while others are only so-so. One great thing is in the South Side Cafe they have an all you can eat play that fits on your meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life really depends on what dorm your in. I spent my first year in Deatrick and HATED it but when ever I went to visit some of the other dorms they were much nicer. As long as you get a good roommate and take advantage of some of programs your dorm runs dorm life is good.

    Academic Rigor

    You definitely have to be willing to work hard. Some of the classes are really difficult but if you work hard great grades are possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    While Kutztown may seem like a little now where town if you take the time to walk around there are a lot of nice little stores all over town. Make sure that you spend time getting to find your classes early though because some of the buildings can get a little confusing.

    In three sentences

    I love attending Kutztown University. The outdoors are gorgeous full of trees and flowers and its just a lovely place. Its definitely not a small amount of students but its not crazy and crowded either, it's a nice in the middle amount.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The town of Kutztown gives you many dining, partying, and relaxing places to visit or you can feel safe and open a book under a tree and breathe in the fresh air.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life gives you a family to belong to and forever lasting friends! You may just be dorming with the best man or bridesmaid to your future wedding!

    Academic Rigor

    The faculty is highly qualified to teach the students and give them the chance to be the most skilled in the area.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend Kutztown I recommend you bring your own ideas and beliefs to faulty and fellow students because your originality is always welcomed here.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown's college is a beautiful campus full of life and belonging. The faculties sense of urgency makes you feel like you are the only student they have. They are committed to providing the best education and family life balance as possible.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    There are several options for on campus living. There are traditional dorms, suites and apartments. Choose one that you feel is right for you.

    In three sentences

    Great social work program. Has a lot of activities for students. Excellent professors.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 94

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always on the ticket giving side.

    Bang for the buck

    Well-worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Workout at the gym which is included with tuition. They provide great workout classes.

    Food and Dining

    Its not the best but very decent.

    Dorm Life

    Living the independent life is the best.

    Academic Rigor

    Always challenging, which makes for better interest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check ratemyprofessor.com Always ask question when unsure, there are no dumb questions. Try your best to keep up with attendance, very important aspect of your grade.

    In three sentences

    The beautiful campus helps with the stresses relating to school. Would recommend to students interested to save tuition cost. Education well-worth more than the cost of attendance.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is GREAT. They have big poles places around campus that have buttons you can push if there's ever an emergency - security will be there within the next 5 minutes. Kutztown also has a system where you can call security when you're out studying late or something and you need an escort back to your dorm. I feel completely safe on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a million clubs to join! I'm part of Humans vs Zombies and my Quidditch membership is pending. Also, on most saturdays, you can board the art bus for a $20 round trip to New York.

    Great for these types of students

    It's a dry campus, which is great for me because I don't party or drink. I feel safer knowing that alcohol will not be on campus or in my dorm.

    Bang for the buck

    Not only am I going to Kutztown because it's an amazing school, I'm going because it's affordable.

    What to do for fun

    There's a huge recreation area on campus with a gym, a rock wall, a pool, an indoor running track, basketball courts, ping pong tables and more.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are easy to understand and convenient. The food is good - Mama's pizza is close by, they have Chick-fil-a in one of the dining areas, and an all-you-can-eat buffet dining hall. There's places for ice-cream and smoothies on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really nice - the one downside is that not all of them have air conditioning. There is luxury housing, with suites and AC. It's definitely fun to meet all of the new people that will be living there with you.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not sure what my classes are going to be like yet since I haven't started.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus and a look inside the building where I'll be studying won me over! If you're thinking about Kutztown, check it out in person and you'll fall in love too. It seals the deal.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown's campus is beautiful and big. I just recently attended the Connections program and everybody was helpful and really nice. The art program and professors seem absolutely amazing, so I'm incredibly excited for the fall.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. It's well known as an art and education school, but it is so much more than just that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You will constantly hear people referring to the Angry Chicken. This is the clock tower on top of Old Main, which, when looked at from a certain angle, resembles an angry chicken.

    What to do for fun

    There are always parties going on the weekends, and if that isn't your scene, there's always something going on on-campus. There are a lot of cute shops on main street, and the Allentown and Reading aren't too far away if you have a car.

    Food and Dining

    It's no home cooked meal, and some of it could use some work, but for school food, it's not as bad as it could be. There is a lot of variety and different places on campus to get better food than the traditional dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    I've had a few not-so-great experiences with roommates, but everyone else I have talked to love the dorms. Be careful who you choose to room with.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors are more difficult than others (and difficult to get along with), but for the most part they are all very friendly and more than happy to help or give advice, even if they don't have you in their class. Do NOT procrastinate, and keep up on studying, you'll regret it if you don't. Also, go to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make nice with your professors, the more they like you, the more they'll help you if you need it. Do not slack off freshman year, it's not fun trying to get your GPA back up after bombing the first year.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and very well maintained, and the staff (for the most part) are all very friendly and helpful. It's set in a small town, but close enough to the city that you're not completely stranded.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The choices you have for plans, the food selection. There is something for everyone, pretty much everyone.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on where you are housed . I like the idea of having the students who play sports be housed near each other. Sharing a bathroom though, not sure yet.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to have class but am looking forward to those classes I will be taking. I look forward and am ready to be challenged. If you need extra help they have many services to help you stay on track.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will have a blast when you go to Connections! You meet a lot of new people. When you are going through the application process and you are not sure of what you need completed, when it is due, do not be afraid to ask as many questions as you can. The people there are awesome and are willing to answer those questions.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a market, bookstore, over 200 clubs and activities, sports, and a great variety of authentic shops, restaurants, and ice cream parlors, just right off of campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria offers a great variety of different foods such as: Italian food, Asian food, burgers, Chick-fil-le, deli wraps and sandwiches, and many types of drinks. I had the Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during orientation, and it is filling and satisfying.

    Dorm Life

    I am going to be commuting while attending Kutztown. However, I was informed at orientation about the many activities and clubs students can get involved in to spend there time on campus. Also, Kutztown is closely monitored for safety throughout the campus, with emergency calling booths located throughout the walkways.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are great and want everyone to succeed. There are hours after school where the professors help you one on one, or you can get tutoring from students who are doing well in a particular subject. Anyone could fall behind or not understand something, but Kutztown has many opportunities to get back on track and excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure that you keep a schedule for yourself through which you purchase your books on time, take care of your financial aid, and get your parking situation taken care of before school starts. If you need help with anything at all, just look in your student handbook given during orientation, or go online. Someone will take care of your requests or provided you with the appropriate guidelines.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown has great people working there to provided the best help for all of your needs. The orientation takes place through a two-day program in which you get to know everything from classes, locations, professors, activities, and see the diverse and accepting community found here. Kutztown is a smaller school but offers great curriculum, clubs, and provides a peaceful and fun environment.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Kutztown's Campus is very safe. Security teams, Kutztown University Public Safety, and the Kutztown Police all maintain a presence on campus. It is a very safe, quiet campus during the week with a fairly rowdy nightlife on the weekends. There is lots of walking to do, and as a guy I always feel comfortable. However, there have been incidents (as every school has) and some girls that I know don't necessarily feel the same way about walking back up Main Street at night as I do.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at Kutztown is here-and-there. Greek fraternities and sororities do NOT have actual housing on or off campus at Kutztown, but the organizations themselves do exist. You do go to meetings and perform community service, etc. Greek Life is well-respected at Kutztown, but you do not get a place to live out of it. Full-on Greek Life did exist at Kutztown at one point, but it fizzled out as many frats and sororities were suspended for hazing practices.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO MANY clubs and activities, everyone will find something to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Laid back, relaxed students who don't mind going to school in a VERY small town. This school is literally built with corn fields surrounding it and you WILL see many horse and buggy's from the nearby Amish folk if you live on campus. If you need to get away from the city or like the country with a small-town flair, Kutztown is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Golden Bear graces you with open arms on campus in three different spots. And, every spring, Zombies vs. Aliens occurs. This is a giant on-campus Nerf Gun war, which may even find its way into a hallway or dorm building near you.

    Bang for the buck

    Kutztown is one of the least expensive state schools in Pennsylvania, but it does not show it. Most of the upperclassmen residence buildings are brand new (unfortunately, not so much with the lowerclassmen buildings) and all academic buildings have A/C throughout (even Old Main, built in the 1800s). Academic buildings are well taken care of, and buildings are incredibly nice inside. No expense seems like it is spared.

    What to do for fun

    The dorm associations do a GREAT job of creating activities in your dorm building from movie showings to game nights, etc. HARLO, The Housing and Residence Life Organization, does a great job with events like Bearfest (every May), Casino Nights, Pudding Slides, Carnivals, Free Food Days, and more. There is NEVER a shortage of activities on Kutztown's Campus. Off campus offers, of course, parties, and for the 21+ crowd there are three incredibly nice bar/restaurants on Kutztown's Main Street.

    Food and Dining

    There is NEVER any shortage of food both on or off campus. The South Dining Hall, the main dining hall, always has surprises, but can get old after a few months. But, Dixon Marketplace offers its own ice cream shop and convenience store right next door. There are places to get wraps, pizza, make-your-own burgers, salad, sandwiches, and even Chick-Fil-A on campus. Stepping off campus, you have 20+ restaurants within walking distance. Highlights include Spuds (80+ different kinds of French Fries), Airport Diner, Pop's Malt Shoppe, Pretzel Revolution, Main Street Cafe, Mamma's Pizza, The Bagel Bar, and many, many more.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is GREAT at Kutztown. During your first year, live in a traditional dorm...they are not the prettiest accommodations at Kutztown, but this is how you will get to know potential friends. Kutztown has an open door policy in its traditional dorms, which helps you meet people, but in the bigger suites buildings (Dixon Hall, for example), a closed door policy is in place. Live in a smaller hall your first year, too. It's like a little close-knit family. Then, in sophomore year, live in Dixon Hall (if you can get in). They are suites and are only going on 4 years old. The accommodations are AMAZING. In your junior and senior years, live in Dixon Hall, Golden Bear South Apartments, or off-campus on Main Street or at The Edge/Apex. Stay away from The Cliffs and Sacony Commons; they are not updated and are very old with their own little problems. Both Apex/The Edge and on-campus apartments are BEAUTIFUL and almost brand new. Main Street offers many nice apartments above businesses too.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others, as are some professors. However, it is a Pennsylvania state school, so its academic rigor isn't too high. Some classes I've personally taken are difficult, others are so much of a joke you don't even have to go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on a visit - and then go back and explore on your own. You'll learn a lot on the tour and on your own you will find out even more. Check out the businesses on Main Street and get a feel for the town. It's a great town with a great school, but a lot of people don't give it a chance. And, speaking of that, DEFINITELY visit DURING the school year; in summer the town is VERY inactive.

    In three sentences

    Great school, affordable and great location. For where it is located, there is oddly no shortage of activities or things to do. Dorms are nice, some nicer than others. Off-campus housing is plentiful and sometimes cheaper.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Is always around if you need and escort at night etc don't hesitate to call them.

    Greek Life

    If your into that then you shouldn't have a problem deciding what sorority or fraternity you want to be apart of.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to even name

    Great for these types of students

    As long as your someone who's willing to make friends and come out to events and do your work you'll do fine.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The DMZ is mostly where alot of events are held

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth the tuition to go to Kutztown as long as you make the best of your experience and do what's asked of you by your professors.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, go to the sports events, the different events they have on campus go to parties etc, join a team there's plenty to do you just have to look into it.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good you'll get tired of it at first it's like great all you can eat and you don't have to pay but as the semster goes on you'll get tired of it there's always plenty of option, and the academic side food is the best but they close after a certain time that's the only downside.

    Dorm Life

    Get out of your room meet your hallmates etc talk to people you won't be bored go to the activities they host in the hall.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't speak for every major mines is Sociology and I've loved my classes so far. Every professor is different but mostly they are helpful if you need help. It's alot of material you have to read but if you study you'll do just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to meet people or talk to someone you don't know it could be your neighbor the person sitting next to you in class etc. Have fun yes it's college but you still have to make the best of your four years there. And don't sit in your dorm mad at the world get out and make friends , go to the events and games etc. Enjoy this time of your life while you can because once it's gone you can't get it back.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown is a great school. Even though it's a town I would say it's still about a 7 on my scale.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not only do they have security guards but they also have there own police force. Once you leave campus you will see a Kutztown city police officer as well. This school is very safe and will make anyone feel comfortable.

    Greek Life

    Kutztown has a very active greek life that is recognized through out campus. It doesn't matter race, background, or anything; you will find a home in one the many members of the greek life community.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can think of it Kutztown has it most likely. If you are into sports they have multiple intramural programs that consist of anything from ping pong to flag football. Kutztown has at least one academic club per major. You will even find different kind of clubs such as hula hoop clubs and the newly added quidditch club.

    Great for these types of students

    Kutztown has something for everyone. The art department is second to none in my opinion and the athletics is top in the country in almost every sports at the Division 2 level. The multicultural center is always flooded with students and provides an opportunity for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    KU is a Pennsylvania state school so the price is one of the cheapest in the state for PA residence. A large number of KU students are from other states as well and have really been satisfied with the cost.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at KU. South Campus housing makes it convient to walk out of your dorm and in five minutes be inside the football stadium on Saturdays. Almost every sport is played on South Campus and the other two baseball and softball are located on North Campus. Kutztown has hosted many festivals from outside vendors that college students are welcomed to attend such as; Renaissance Fairs, Craft Shows, Art Shows, and many more. KU also has its own movie theater, where you can watch movies for free with multiple showtimes throughout the week. There is so much going on that you can find something to do daily here at KU.

    Food and Dining

    Food is actually very good here. South Dining Hall has many options to choose from, including: Buffet, Grill, Coffee bar, pizza, deli, and much more. On North Campus you will find the Student Union Center is another great place to eat. There you will find a Chick-Fil-A, Burger Studio, and another deli. That isn't all either the Academic Forum hosts a Starbucks and another dining center inside.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are located on South Campus and there is only two academic halls on the South Campus. One is Old Main that is also a dorm for women and the other is Keystone Hall. Keystone is home to the basketball arena and behind it is the soccer and lacrosse fields. The dorms are near each other and you will always see peers roaming the campus in groups. There is always something to do and many students not only enjoy living on campus but will continue to live on campus throughout their college career. You will find traditional dorms all the way to suites and apartments. Kutztown housing really makes it enjoyable to live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Do not let the acceptance rate fool you. This University is built on opportunity. The classes will challenge you and it is up to you to create your future. The faculty is willing to help and the campus has countless options you can utilize to get you to your ultimate goal.

    Tips for prospective students

    This University allows you to have the ability to grow up and create your future. It resembles a small city that consists of college aged adults. You will be prepared to take on the real world after Kutztown, because for the four years you will spend here you are already learning what it takes.

    In three sentences

    If you are willing to take the challenge, Kutztown will help you succeed. Faculty is prepared to take every step to help you get to where you want to be. I have never been so impressed by a University.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Like any campus, anywhere, Kutztown has it's fair share of campus issues. All issues are addressed upon the time they are reported and the University offers a student alert system which notifies each student by text if there is any suspicious activity on campus. Kutztown also offers security escorts at any time of the day upon request. There is also a weather/crime alert system on campus which includes poles that blink when there is any danger on campus. Each pole is also equipped with an emergency button.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kutztown makes it very easy for any student with some drive and a good idea to be able to start their own club on campus. The clubs on campus are very welcoming and interactive with all the students who wish to be a part of them. There are clubs and activities for everyone from Gaming Club to Renaissance Club.

    Great for these types of students

    Kutztown University is very well-known for it's education programs. Any student who is pursuing a career in education will flourish here. Students who enjoy a rural setting and a small town feel will adore the city of Kutztown and the University. Also, students who prefer smaller classes and more individualized attention would feel comfortable here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are two fountains on campus, and a man-made waterfall. It is tradition that students who have been inspired by something create a saying or picture with the beautiful stones of the waterfall. Anyone can do it and it's fun to see whats new! There is also a lot of open, beautiful land around campus to have picnics on, play sports, or just sit and read.

    Bang for the buck

    Kutztown University offers classes such as Research Methods in which a research project, that benefits the scientific community, is picked and performed by students. This research is completely funded by the university and gives students a rare opportunity to begin research in their freshman year.

    What to do for fun

    Kutztown University offers well over 100 different clubs and organizations that host interactive and fun events weekly such as movie nights, mechanical bull rides, and open mic opportunities. The university also supports a number of sports teams, making sporting events the place to be for everyone! Student admission to all events is free, unless otherwise specified (which is very rare!).

    Food and Dining

    Kutztown University has a wide variety of places to eat on-campus, offering an impressive selection of diverse foods and dishes. The main food court has over 5 stations to choose from leaving no one unsatisfied. Over the past year, the dining hall has added countless options for people who prefer vegetarian/vegan options.

    Dorm Life

    The life of a student dorming at Kutztown University is paradise, from the friendly and helpful dorm staff in every building to the easily accessible on-campus ice-cream parlor and convenience store. The town of Kutztown is full of delightful shops if you want to venture off campus, but worry not, the on-campus events are plentiful and always a great time.

    Academic Rigor

    Kutztown University offers a wide range of degrees that are each difficult in their own respect. Kutztown is a fully accredited institution and produces extremely competent professionals annually. The academic integrity of Kutztown University is outstanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be sure to form a professional, yet cordial relationship with everyone of your professors. By forming these relationships, you will feel more comfortable asking for help, participating in class, and could possibly receive positive recommendations from them for your future endeavors.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown University is a fantastic institution, for even more than just teaching. The campus is beautiful and the classes are small, making it the ideal place for academically serious students. If you want to do well, be offered a wide range of internships and would like a truly motivating staff of professors, Kutztown University is the place to be.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe and text alerts are sent to students if anything is happening and what they can do to find safety. There are campus police that are always on duty patrolling the streets and keeping the students safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Kutztown is a great campus for any kind of student. Students can make friends with many different types of people and there are fun activities to take part in after classes are over for fun or educational reasons.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and there are many varieties to chose from. The prices of food to purchase is reasonable for students and great for the wallets.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a great place to meet students at the campus and make new and long lasting friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Semesters are challenging but if the effort is put into it then anyone can succeed.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    You can always call security for an escort if you don't feel safe. They're available 24/7. Also, they have posts for emergencies everywhere around campus in case of emergency.

    Greek Life

    Several different Greek Life experiences. You choose where you want to go. A lot of people have fun with Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I mentioned before there is Greek life and many other clubs and activities. Zombies vs Humans is a very popular club there. Leadership club, multicultural clubs and many many more.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a lot of little things for what you pay. What I mean by this is that what you're paying includes bus, nurse, tutoring, library, and many more things. It's great if you use everything to your advantage.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs are always fun. They have zombies vs humans. Leadership clubs. Multicultural clubs as well. Also, greek life. You can also go downtown to the shops.

    Food and Dining

    Great food. Chick-fil-a, buffet upstairs, vending machines for a quick snack, and a lot to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty simple not too small and not very big. Includes desk for each student in the dorm room and you can move things to where you like it, excluding the dresser.

    Academic Rigor

    I have no rating for this due to the fact that I have not attended any classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are rumors out there about every college. Remember that even with bad rumors it all comes down to you. What you, how you act, who you're with is what decides your future. Just keep on top of your game.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown has a lot to do. Kutztown is a nice mid sized university for anyone. Kutztown is more than what you think or have heard.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public safety is everywhere on and off campus.

    Greek Life

    They do have ferturnities and sorities here, but I don't know what they have at Kutztown University. As I said before you can look on there website and check it out.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a lot of clubs and activities here that they offer. Basketball, football, volleyball, wrestling, cheer leading, dance, rugby, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, bowling swimming, education club, psychology club, SWK club, biology club, LBGTQ, business and accounting club, and many many more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Main street in Kutztown is where you'll see everyone hangs out and gets to know each other.

    Bang for the buck

    its worth every buck. Kutztown offers a lot of stuff here. The library here rents out amazing things such as a digital camera, camcordar, digital projectors, dvd players, ipods, voice recorders and many more. They also have macbooks and regular PC laptops that they allow you to use in the library. they have a lot of computer labs avaiable on campus. they give you 300 pages to print, many students do not use them all if so you can get more. they provide transportation, rec center, and many more. They also give out free goodies. So I believe its worth every dime. Tution isn't so bad.And they provide a great education.

    What to do for fun

    They do have plenty of events on campus. They have a lot of different clubs and organizations you can join. Sports events are popular and where you're see most of the students. There is a lot you can do on campus. Night life here isn't so great though unless there is an event going on. Weekends here is like a ghost town because most students go home. If they decide to stay, you'll see everyone on Main Street at Mama's Pizza shop or Main street Cafe. Everyone is on main street walking up and down the street looking for something to do. You are more likely to bump into someone you know if you decide to walk down the street.

    Food and Dining

    Being that I don't have a meal plan I don't eat that much on campus. When I do I'll rather eat on the north side of campus because they have a better variety than the south side. South side dining hall isn't so great. They usually serve the same food everyday and you get tired of it. They also do the same on the North side of campus, but I guess the food taste better. South Side dining hall food isn't so great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life here is great. I transferred here and was lucky to get into the apartments they have here on campus. (Golden Bear Village South) Ever since I've been here I always assign myself to live in the apartments because they have a kitchen and you are not required to have a meal plan. And it just feels like a place of your own. you can also decide if you want to have a roommate or have a single if you live in the apartments. Another great hall on campus is Dixon Hall. They're one of the newest resident halls and you can also choose your roommate or decide to live in a single, but you're have to share the bathroom area for the other person who has a single in that suite. The other resident halls they have here on campus are great too but they're not as new as the Dixon and Golden Bear apartments. Be sure to talk to your roommates and people in your hall because that's how you meet people and know how to get around campus. Everyone is really friendly here. You will love it.

    Academic Rigor

    They do have a lot of different academic courses here and you can find them on our website. www.kutztown.edu

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice for incoming students is that they should come in knowing what they want to major in. If they don't they will probably be here an extra semester. They should get involved with the campus events, clubs, activities, and organizations. You'll make a lot of friends that way and its a great resume builder. they will enjoy it.

    In three sentences

    I believe Kutztown University is a great education school. the Faculty and Staff here are really helpful and they believe in their students that they can do their best in what they're striving for. I would rate a 4.5 out of 5.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've been on campus for 4 years. It's safe. Just don't do stupid things and think before you act. Basically be smart about walking home at night.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life has a pretty good rep here. They are always looking to get people involved and are always asking for new people.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs...so many I can't list them all. You have Hall Council, RHA, NRHH, Care Bears, FAC, FAB...a lot of on campus things. You have Friends of Rachel too.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like anime go to the anime club. Students who are artistic go to AGIA meetings. Students who love getting involved go to your hall's Hall Council, RHA, NRHH. For ones who want to do community service get involved with Care Bears and Student Community Servies in the Student Union building.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When it comes to tradition each hall can have traditions like Old Main Haunted House. Bear Feast is huge in the spring. Also Humans Vs Zombies is large among a lot of students.

    Bang for the buck

    Kutztown over all is great. Again is more what you put in is what your get out. It's all about involvement.

    What to do for fun

    For fun get to know your Community Assistant, they know a lot of things to do. There is Bear Feast every Spring. There are campus events. There is cool shops (The Attic) and great food (Mama's).

    Food and Dining

    Food is good if you know where to look. South Dinning Hall burger place. There is great coffee for those all nighters. And Student Union Sub is one of the best place to get food.

    Dorm Life

    Again it all in how much you want to get out of it. If you sit in your room dorm life will suck but if you look pass your door you will find amazing people. Students should get to know their Community Assistant, if they have a freshmen mentor, and building director. Also get involved with student organizations such as RHA and Hall Council those places can take you far.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on your teacher, your course level, and how much effort you want to put in. You get out what you put in. There is a lot to learn in the classes if you really want to learn it and utilize your professors. There are a lot of passionate and intelligent professors here.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students your need to get involved. Do not sit in your room. Go to hall council, get to know your housing staff and most importantly get to know yourself.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown University is an amazing school that has many opportunities. Finding your niche here is easy just look a bit pass your resident hall door and you will find friendly faces. It is safe and there is a decent amount to do with student involvement and clubs.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities and clubs here, its unbelievable, there is also free movie nights, where they showcase movies that are currently in theaters for free, and many fundraisers for students to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is amazing, can choose from any kind of food you want, many different options.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter, but from hearing from the students who dorm, This school has great dorm options.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk too you teachers when you need help, use all the resources and tutors available for the school

    In three sentences

    It is a very convenient school, with great adviser's that helped me realize my potential. It also has great teachers that are willing to assist on a one on one basis

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We've had many crimes. The most are car break-ins and robberies. Public safety does a good job handling the situation and the school does a even better job informing the students with the KU Alerts.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kutztown University is home to over 150 clubs and organizations. You should get involved in any kind of club or organization.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, my friends and I participate in some on-campus activities, watch the sports games, go see movies that are playing, and we go to the gym. Since I have a car, we try to find things off campus to do. There are not many places to go off campus considering the location. But somehow, err always manage to find something.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not your usual home-cooked meal, but it's good. You may not like the choices in the dining hall, but you could always choose another place to eat. There are many places to get food so that you aren't limited to one thing.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is amazing. You make many friends within your building. You alp may even hang out on campus together. The resident buildings are in very good condition. Follow dorm rules and regulations and everything well be fine.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are amazing. They are here to help you whenever you need it. Don't be afraid to ask for help. There are many places on campus that you can use as resources. You can also sign up for a tutor or become part of a study group.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Be outgoing 2. Step out of your comfort zone 3. Make friends on and off campus 4. Have fun 5. Get involved 6. Play hard, work harder

    In three sentences

    Here at Kutztown University, you get a taste of all different kinds of cultures. The campus is very diverse and it gives you a chance to work with people of many backgrounds. Even though there are many different people here, you still have the opportunity to be yourself and everyone well accept you.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In my last semester there was 1 stolen car and 2 armed robberies. However the 2nd armed robbery ended up being a drug deal that went bad. So much happens here. There was actually a armed robbery in my dorm the second semester. They did catch the suspects though. But I can gladly say that nothing bad has happened to me yet.

    Greek Life

    Most of the Fraternities and Sororities just sit around and hand out cookies. They seem nice though

    Bang for the buck

    The book store and the marketplace are very unusual. Some items that you think might be pricey are cheap however day to day essentials are completely overpriced. For example; a bottle of shampoo that normally cost $3.50 will now cost you $5-6.

    What to do for fun

    If you like to party then this is a great school! If you like to join clubs, there's a million of them here. There is actually a lot to do. Some of the club meetings can be inconvenient but still they help alleviate some stress.

    Food and Dining

    Eating at the dining hall completely messed up my stomach lining. I'm getting ready to go back for next semester and I have no clue what I will be doing for food. I know that I will try my best to not eat there.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are cool. The bathrooms are disgusting! You already know how people act once they're away from mommy and daddy. If you choose to come here, you'll see it within the 3rd week.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not hard from what I've seen so far. Looking back I barely did any work and I got great grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are just trying to get your work done and get good grades, this school is not for you. If you're lucky your surroundings might not be filled with party animals, but the chances of that happening are slim.

    In three sentences

    It's an okay school. If you put about 10% of time into studying, you should do great. The classes are fairly easy, but other than that, everything else sucks.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I honestly don't know what there is to do for fun because I'm a freshman. Usually lots of stuff happens off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The Food at Kutztown is ok. Honestly, after a while I get sick of eating the ame foods over and over but maybe that's just me.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life could be better. Maybe I'm just saying that because I live in Old Main, which is the oldest dorm on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I honestly think it depends on the professor you have but in general I say the classes are not too easy not too hard, depending on your professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to kutztown, don't forget to buy rain gear. I unfortunately didn't think about that stuff when I moved on dorm. First day it rained I was soaked. Rain boots and an umbrella is a must, especially since you have to walk everywhere and not everything is close by.

    In three sentences

    I think kutztown University is an OK college. I don't think its the best but it is definitely not the worst either. I give it a 3 out 5.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police safety is available 24/7 and it is very helpful. If you ever need an escort you can call the police safety office and they will send someone over. There are also stations among campus where you can press the button in an emergency and someone will be right with you.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very popular at Kutztown. You always see people walking around in their t-shirts for their sorority or fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for almost every interest. Definitely get involved because it can be a great thing to meet people that have your same interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the DMZ which is a large grassy area between the dorms where many kids just go there and play football and sit and read. Also on the DMZ is the fountain where many people go to sit and hangout.

    Bang for the buck

    College is very expensive as we all know and I think Kutztown isn't one of the more expensive ones.

    What to do for fun

    Obviously you can just hang out in your friends dorms to have fun, but there are other things you can do too. There are many sporting events that you can go to for some fun. There are also many clubs or fraternities/sororities to join to have some fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, but it is definitely not like cooking from home. There aren't many options so you get tired of the food very quickly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Kutztown really depends on which dorm you are in and the people around you. My experience has been okay. I like the dorm I live in, but not the neighbors in my hall. Also, it has been hard getting along with my roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many academic choices at Kutztown. They have almost every major and I think that's great. For the most part, the teachers do a good job and the work is fairly manageable if you are organized.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay focused on school and always put your work first. Partying can be fun once in a while, but your main goal is to graduate. You don't want to spend thousands of dollars and goofing around.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown is a nice place to go. It is very quiet and that is nice when it comes to studying. However, there is not much to do and every so often you can smell the farm work.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel so safe here. They have to check your ID every time you come in your dorm and yes at times it can be annoying, but its safe and I am happy they do it.

    Greek Life

    What I have heard about Greek life does not make me want to join but I know girls who love it so its your own personal preference,

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs for every one and you can start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    There are so many different clubs to join for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kutztown loves their football team. It is really fun to go see them play.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive for most books. The cost for the school is much cheaper than most though. It is really hard to find a job.

    What to do for fun

    There is tons of activities to do here on campus. You can go out with your friends and hang out or do activities in the gym. Or you can see many speakers and plays that are usually good.

    Food and Dining

    Some of the food I do not enjoy but there are plenty of places on campus to get a bite to eat. In the sub they have chic-fil-a which is awesome. They have really good burgers and wraps. I do not complain often about the food. It is just eating the same things every day as your here. Warning it gets old.

    Dorm Life

    Living on your own is awesome. I love being around people all the time. We all get along and have fun. I thought I would not like the showers but they are always being cleaned and the water is hot for hours.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes make you think and help you with anything you need.

    Tips for prospective students

    I came to kutztown undeclared. This campus has many different degrees too choose from and that is one of the reasons I came here.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown is a very traditional campus vividly filled with creative intellectual students. It is a great place to get your degree.

  • 02/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Be smart!!! campus security is willing to pick you up f you have a late class and don't want to walk back alone. Go places with friends, and stay where there are people. Also there are emergency buttons all over campus, which notifies campus police and the Kutztown police of where you are.

    Greek Life

    I am apart of an honors Frat. and it was one of the best decisions i ever made. They are welcoming and loving towards everyone

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs and activities that you could ever find. Get involved and have fun. The more you get involved the more you will be able to find things to do.

    Great for these types of students

    any type. There is a place to fit in anywhere

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Undies run, every year there is a short run for charity. You donate your clothes to a local charity and take a lap around the DMZ (big field in front of all the dorms)

    Bang for the buck

    really you will get yours moneys worth if you use the facilities, the gym the dinning hall.

    What to do for fun

    Its college so there are parties but for those who don't like the crazy scene there are movies every weekend and there always housing events going on, casino night, glow dance, bingo, and lots more.

    Food and Dining

    Dinning hall food is like cafeteria food but somethings are good, burgers, and sandwiches. On the north side of campus the food is amazing, but they have limited hours on the weekend

    Dorm Life

    Freshmen year is a hard one to deal with, because of the change, but be friendly and social able and you will find your fit. Also stay true to who you are and you will find the people that have similar interests

    Academic Rigor

    I am a fine arts major so the outside work is sometimes extensive but Professors are willing to work with the students to do their best work. All is possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a breath we have all been there and are willing to help if you need it.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown University is a friendly open minded university. Worth the expense of college, very rewarding and Kutztown is very helpful when it comes to paying. You will meet many different types of people, you will fall in love with this place.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    You get what you put into it.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, hang out with friends

    Food and Dining

    Just don't it will kill you.

    Dorm Life

    Traditional dorms suck

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on class and major

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what works for you and do not goof around your first semester.

    In three sentences

    It is a decent college with nice professors. Do not come unless your an art, music or education major though. The science program is lack luster.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe campus!

    Greek Life

    Unknown

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    Business majors, science majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Still learning - only first year student

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition will not put you into serious debt after college!

    What to do for fun

    Campus activities, gym, parties, go to town.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options within easy walking distance

    Dorm Life

    Typical dorm life - great people!

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging science classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    Just do your best and have fun!

    In three sentences

    Great school. Good professors. Nice dorms.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The price isn't too outrageous, plus the people at Financial Aid are always willing to help.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of clubs on campus. There is also Greek Life if you want to join a fraternity or a sorority. There is also the Student Rec Center which holds classes to learn things like zumba and kick boxing.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! I can't complain about. There are a lot of places on and off campus to get a good meal.

    Dorm Life

    My roommate is awesome, along with most of my neighbors. Living in a dorm is a great way to start feeling like you're on your own.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be tough, I'm not going to lie. However, they are not impossible, and there are tutors if you need the help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the time to try out the clubs. They are a lot of fun and a great way to make friends.

    In three sentences

    It has a nice location. This price isn't too outrageous. The dining hall's food is good.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Very easy to become a part of, but in no way dominates campus life.

    Great for these types of students

    Hippie kids, video game nerds, hipsters, skaters, girls that like to read alone against trees, athletes, 420ers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cantelobber Women's Oasis GLBT Association Humans v Zombies

    What to do for fun

    Lots of fun places to eat and socialize on main street, shopping oppertunities, TONS of on campus activities, and if you have a car, you're only minutes from the excitement of Reading or Allentown.

    Tips for prospective students

    Makes sure to rateyourprof.com before choosing classes, also beware of using all your flex in the first month, you'll need it for midterms and finals!

    In three sentences

    Kutztown is amazing. The students are friendly, the staff is knowledgeable. The entire campus, dorms, buildings and faculties are awesome.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Although the campus has had a few criminal issues recently, the campus security has upped it's patrol immensely. We not only have the state and local police working with our school now but it's own public safety unit. We also have this unique group called KuBok a teacher and a few students created a few years ago. They walk up and down Main Street every Thursday-Saturday nights to make sure no issues arise and they also will walk home students if they seem like they can't take care of themselves. Kutztown tries it's hardest to make sure each student feels safe.

    Greek Life

    There is an extremely active greek life at Kutztown. They are a tight knit group of students that are always holding events around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I have said, there are clubs for everyone. There are dance teams, community service clubs, religious groups, international student clubs, if there is as club you can think of, it exists. If it doesn't exist the school will work with you to start it yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    Kutztown is great for all different kinds of students! There are clubs for any type of person. There is the traditional Greek life, marching band, sports, clubs for each major, Humans vs. Zombies and so many more. The campus is welcoming for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    The university always tries its hardest to keep the school affordable for everyone, and at Kutztown your money goes far. The tuition not only pays for the usual classes, housing, etc. but also a writing lab where you can get help writing your papers, language labs, campus events, and so much more.

    What to do for fun

    Kutztown is a typical small town, so you have Main Street which has a bunch of little pizza places and restaurants. On campus has events throughout the semester and every weekend there is a free movie playing. The school is always trying it's hardest to keep everyone entertained and it shows.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good depending where on campus you go. The dining hall near the dorms isn't too amazing but it's not bad either. There are two other places on North campus that are much better. There are plenty of options too. There are burgers, pizza, chicken, salads, wraps, and a lot more. There is also a Chik-fil-a! Off campus places have some of the best mom and pop restaurants I have ever had.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be awesome if you let it be. Living in a traditional dorm is the best idea for incoming freshman. There are other dorms that are suite or apartment style for students too depending on what you prefer.

    Academic Rigor

    The course load isn't too bad, it really all depends on your major. Some professors grade harder than others, but it's never too impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to go out of your way to ask for help, you are paying for your education and you should use the school to it's full potential. Get involved! There are so many ways to get involved at KU which makes it super easy to make friends.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown University is a welcoming campus. The professors here are always willing to help you when you need it. The campus is also beautiful.

  • 05/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are some issues but not many compared to others.

    Greek Life

    I'm not Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a state school so it's affordable compared to private school.

    What to do for fun

    You can do just about anything here.

    Food and Dining

    I usually do my own thing. The food here is not bad.

    Dorm Life

    I am very comfortable with my dorm life.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'm a Chemistry major. If you are looking for Education program or the Arts. This is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    They have a great Honors Program. Easy access to all my classes. A great atmosphere.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    reasonable safe

    Food and Dining

    amazing

    Tips for prospective students

    keep working hard

    In three sentences

    is the best

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is very safe campus and just in case something does happen there are safety buttons spread throughout the entire campus, and they have their own police force.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities here and they always love when people want to join in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are intramural sports throughout the school year and you can sign up for any sport with only a five dollar charge and that includes playoffs.

    Great for these types of students

    Kutztown is great for all kinds of students, everyone loves it there.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Jazz and Nates is a must go to if you want incredible fries with wacky things on them.

    Bang for the buck

    For me Kutztown is very fun and a great University to go to.

    What to do for fun

    Kutztown has a wide range of things to do for fun, from going to the rec. center and playing sports to just relaxing in your dorm playing pool.

    Food and Dining

    Like any other college the food was ok. It's good for college students when your really hungry because then you can just go to the dining hall and eat as much as you want.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life for me was very good, I was friends with my whole hall, and everybody there was very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Kutztown University is a very good school and it really helps shape what you want to do as your occupation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be sure to go to your classes and go to professors office hours if needed.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown University is a very unique and well speculated college. The professors there are great and really go out of their way to help you. The decision to go to this college was the best decision I could of made!

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    extremely safe

    Greek Life

    they have multiple fraternities so I think they are doing pretty good

    Clubs and Activities

    very diverse selection of activities and clubs, i plan on joining three or four myself

    Great for these types of students

    great for every type of student including the athletes

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    apparently they have an on-campus zombie game that is always happening, no breaks allowed for participants

    Bang for the buck

    campus isn't as big as others but still a great place

    What to do for fun

    There's almost 200 clubs to join so they pretty much have everything you could want to do for fun

    Food and Dining

    I have heard they have excellent food all around the campus

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in their dorms yet

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved as much as possible with on-campus life

    In three sentences

    Very welcoming faculty and very friendly students. Very nice campus and provides tons of great opportunities for activities

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Make friends! Join clubs! Find folks on the kutztown fb page of your graduating class with the same interests as you.

    Food and Dining

    You'll get tired of eating the same thing every single day but, when it's gone, you'll crave it.

    Dorm Life

    As previously stated, traditional dorms are more fun than suite style dorms. Overall, dorm life is fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are fun and reasonable skill wise. Some professors are hard but make sure you check ratemyprofessor in order to ensure you will be with a great professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    You don't HAVE to party every week(end) nor at all (i didnt and i still have friends). Get to know people. Don't include yourself in the wrong crowds. Stay safe. Don't try and get into a relationship the first year there because most people aren't serious yet.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown is only sociable if you get involved. Also, living in traditional dorms will grant you more friends than living in suite style or apartment style dorms. It's a fun school once you know what is going on every day.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Many small stores on main street and has bus trips to new york/ pilly/ and broadway shows. Allentown is very close as well.

    Food and Dining

    Would enjoy healthier alternatives

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who enjoy a small town feel and a great sized campus where it's not easy to get lost in the crowd, but you won't know everyone on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Kutztown is a whole lot of experience for a not so big price. You will get so much out of Kutztown and not be as deep in financial problems as you might with other schools.

    What to do for fun

    The area of fun is a little different for everyone in college. You will find the kids who feel that they need to go to parties every weekend in order to meet people and have fun. Then you will find the kids who never leave their dorms and claim they are having fun being alone, and believe me you can MAKE your own fun in the dorms with people that live there as long as you reach out and attempt to meet new people. I made my own fun in the small town of Kutztown my freshman year, you just have to be willing to explore. Being outdoors is always a safe bet to find fun things to do, and people who are willing to join you.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of options for dining in Kutztown, including 3 different buildings to eat in. For most people, the closest building South Dining Hall is the quickest and easiest option for them, and will most likely be where you eat most of the time. At times you will get tired of eating the same food but try going to the buffet where the food changes more often and not the quick a-la-cart style food in the bottom. The food does in fact taste great and I have never been incredibly disappointed with it. Keep in mind that college is not a 5-star restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    Being in the honors program at Kutztown, I was upset that I did not live in the honors building my first year because they were apartment style, and I decided to live in a traditional dorm where it was anything but private. After the first week or two of living in the dorm I knew that I had made the right decision. I did not meet a single mean person in my dorm, we never had any of our doors closed and greeted each other every single time we passed each other's doors. We were a close family in no time. I never will regret living in the dorms. I experienced some crazy things and met some incredibly off the wall people, but I would not have it anyway. Believe me, if you live in a traditional dorm, you will have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    It is hard to give a rating to the difficulty of what you will be experiencing with your school work because you get out exactly what you put in here at Kutztown. Certain classes will feel like an Easy A for you and yet some will make you second guess everything you thought you understood about a subject. There is always room to go above and beyond in a class, and you can always go the easy route in a class, but that route will never lead to the grade and experience you are hoping for.

    Tips for prospective students

    If I were to help out any prospective student of Kutztown I would have to say, let down all of your walls. You do not know what you are capable of until you completely let go of everything you are used to at home and experience everything at college that you can. I realized upon completion of my freshman year that I was extremely judgmental. By the end of the semester... some of the best friends I made during the year were those I had judged the most from the beginning. Kutztown has a great beautiful campus full of beautiful people. Just be prepared to go beyond what you are comfortable with to find those that are different from you.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown's current slogan is The best choice I ever made and I would have to say this fits me perfectly. I never thought I'd pick a school that could enrich me in so many different ways, and I honestly thought I would have to settle and make compromises at whatever school I went to. Kutztown University was the school I chose, and I have yet to be dissatisfied with any experience I have had there.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They assure your safety, they make sure you sign in and out of where ever u go so they know when u were here and where you left to, etc. They also have buttons outside just in case you need some one.

    Clubs and Activities

    One of my favorite clubs is the zombie vs. humans club , so fun!

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing, happy, people who want to see change, very diverse and different. Very accepting school

    What to do for fun

    there is 180 different types of clubs, so you can do anything. There is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    There food is really good for cafeteria food and they even have chick-fil-A and Rita etc.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are pretty big for a dorm room, very comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    They are very dedicated to their academics and are one of the top schools for general education. They work hard to see you be successful in your studies and tell you how it is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep A positive attitude. Work Hard! Have fun!

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing. Kutztown is everything they say they are and are very diverse. I can't wait to start in the Fall.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Just never walk alone. Be smart. Call public safety if you have to.

    Greek Life

    You don't hear about it too much, but the parties are fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to do! Keep yourself busy :)

    Great for these types of students

    Don't fall for peer pressure.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bearfest is awesome!

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of activities or clubs to join. Join a lot! They're fun.

    Food and Dining

    College food isn't the best or the healthiest.

    Dorm Life

    You might need lights for your room, so remember to bring them. The floors can get cold, so maybe bring a rug. Roommates are easy to get along with, just respect them and their things.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes were a bit more intense than HS. Just study more and take it seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Jackets and sneakers! It is hilly, but it is great to walk. Or bring a bike so you don't have to walk everywhere.

    In three sentences

    It is beautiful. It gets chilly so pack warm clothes! The campus is friendly.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite location on campus is the fountain when you go there you will realize that there is this huge water fountain that you can actually walk on. Is the best place to take a picture your first day on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do on campus, my favorite thing to do is go to the Rec which is the gym. The Rec is filled with equipment and class that everyone can use and attend. There is also a lot of clubs and sport opportunities to take advantage of.

    Food and Dining

    The food is definitely something you need to get use to and learn what meal plan you have and at what time to use your meal.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms is where you spend most of your time so spend it wisely.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic life is what you make it, if you go to class and do your work you will get the grade that you deserve.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for any college student is TIME MANAGEMENT learn how to make time for friends and time for schoolwork.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown University is a very small campus, filled with a variety of student from African Americans, to Hispanics. It is very easy to make friend here, because every is so nice and opened minded. It is also very easy to get around campus and find your way to classes.

  • 08/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Students learn campus safety in their freshman year and its required for very one to complete a class on alcohol safety

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs for anyone!!!

    Bang for the buck

    The book store can be expensive

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs that does fun activities. Not sure the name of this club but you can run around campus with a nerf gun In two teams. it looks like fun and its fun watching them run around shooting each other.

    Food and Dining

    The food there is ok depending where you go. they offer a good variety of foods on campus. Although I prefer eating off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter, I have heard it was ok

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are difficult and it takes a lot of your time to get the material. Certain majors require portfolios as well as essays and such.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become aware of the programs the school offers, there are MANY programs that can help you in your class work as well as your social life. Talk to your counselor and consult then whenever you need help. Its good to make a connection with them and for them to know better so they can offer you better help.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown University is in small town, most of the stores there are locally own. The environment is mostly calm yet there are times where you can feel the hustle and bustle of the people. The University offers many programs dedicated to help you with class work as well as your social difficulties.

  • 08/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There honestly is not a ton to do around Kutztown. Although it is a dry campus, for those over 21 there are a few pubs and bars and such in town. There are also a lot of small restaurants like Mama's Pizza, Subway, Betty's, etc. Another place where people like to go is the Attic, which is similar to a Plato's Closet or a thrift type of clothing store. There is a small movie theatre called The Strand located in town that is very cost effective as well as several movie theaters and shopping centers within about 20min driving distance.

    Food and Dining

    I would only rate food around Kutztown's campus at about a 3 as far as the traditional dining hall goes. There isn't a ton of selection if you have a special diet such as vegetarianism, gluten free, or even a diet and the options don't change very frequently. There are multiple other places on campus to eat such as the Academic Forum and the Student Union Building, which in my opinion both are closer to the 4 range in taste. Without a meal plan or flex, buying food around campus is very pricey.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty typical, I would rate them at around a 3-4. Several halls have just recently, as in the past year, been revamped and made much nicer. There are also several non-traditional housing options such at University Place, Golden Bear, etc. that offer more of an apartment or suite style living situation. Price is average as far as this size school goes and accommodations are definitely nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I would rate the academic rigor at 3-4 stars. I am a part of the Honors Program and if you take Honors classes, these are a bit more difficult. For the most part however, the classes are not extremely difficult, but are well taught by experienced professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. This is the most important thing and will change your experience here on campus dramatically. We have so many clubs, sports, and organizations available to you that will make your time at Kutztown so much more enjoyable. It's a good to way to feel comfortable on campus, meet people, and generally just make the best experience out of college that you can.

    In three sentences

    I am a Communications Design Major at Kutztown University and although some people doubt the validity of Kutztown's program due to it not being an art school, I can personally say they offer an absolutely amazing program. I have grown so much as an artist and had professors along the way who have taught me how to change personally as a creative and to find my style. If you are looking for a school that is not strictly for art, yet still has a stunning art program, Kutztown is exactly what you're looking for.

  • 10/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you like sports then you can go to the many sports events. If you live in a dorm there are normally events taking which anybody can get involved in. There are also places on main street that you can go to. Also on weekends in the auditorium there is a movie playing.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, but it gets very tiresome. Even there are multiple places to eat like the buffet area upstairs in the south dining hall, chick-fil-a, the grill, etc. the same thing is always be served.

    Dorm Life

    Its great way to make new friends, which is something that can't be done when you commute. Its also easier to get involved in things that go on around campus because of the flyers that's post around the dorm building.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are mostly great. Its best to figure out your learning strategy otherwise you won't feel like your learning anything, because most teachers talk and you have to figure out what is important based on what they are saying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its best to get a car because there not many places to go around campus without a car. Also make as many friends as you can because it gets boring hanging with the same people constantly, unless those people are doing something new everyday.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful, both the north side and south side. The set up of the campus where the dorms are separated from class buildings makes it easier to relax on the weekends without thinking about class. Lastly the college has almost everything you need.

  • 11/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many hiking areas and look outs. There are many fun little diners and little shops to attend on the main street of Kutztown.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please attend this university - it is located an hour outside of Philadelphia and it is in the middle of nowhere in a very quiet area. You will be helped by both students and teachers who are all interested in your education.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown University has been a stepping stone in obtaining my key to the law school door. It has been truly a blessing as I have developed friendships with my professors and the chair of the political science department. I am blessed to be able to attend a great university such as this.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs. Events that are planned by dorm hall, clubs, or Kutztown.

    Tips for prospective students

    First, is to have an open-mind if you are not use to living in rural area and sharing a small room with another person. Join at least two clubs in the first year.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown University is a good college for students who like a rural/country area. It has a decent amount of majors. It provides four languages like Chinese, German, French and Spanish.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of student activities to get involved in. I joined a marketing club and many members are now my close friends. Also Kutztown has movie nights sometimes and those are always nice and free.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different food options at Kutztown. However, I do not understand the pricing of certain foods. There are two different places to get wraps and one costs almost 2 dollars more than the other and they are the same thing.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Kutztown is very open and friendly. It is very easy to meet new people and make friends. If there is ever a problem with a roommate, the building directors do whatever they can to help.

    Academic Rigor

    Kutztown offers many different courses that are specific to your program. They also offer great elective courses such as yoga. Many professors care about the success of their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask questions. There are many staff members that could help you with something you're struggling with. Also have an open mind when meeting new people.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown University is a great school with many different students enrolled there. Everyone on campus is very friendly and helpful. It is very easy to make friends.

  • 01/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, go out on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    The Academic Forum and the Cub Cafe have the best food on campus. South Dining Hall is okay.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus for 2 years. It's not bad, but I enjoy living in an apartment more. You definitely make a lot of friends living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the classes. I've had a few classes I've had to dedicate so much time to and study my brains out just to get a B. On the other hand, I've had classes I've breezed through with an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus first! It's beautiful and what made me fall in love with Kutztown.

    In three sentences

    Best bang for your buck.

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone interested in computer programming or any type of education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hug the bear statue. Just do it.

    Bang for the buck

    You get out of it what you put in, so work hard and take every opportunity!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things going on: clubs, day trips, events. Try anything and everything, and you will meet tons of new people.

    Food and Dining

    I don't know about the dining hall, but the Academic Forum and student union buildings have good food!

    Dorm Life

    I'm a commuter, but from my visits to the dorms, they aren't too bad.

    Academic Rigor

    Sometimes college is really easy, but don't underestimate it! Expect challenge, and ask for help when you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    You won't ever regret getting involved, so if you see an interesting event, do it!

    In three sentences

    The campus is great (but big, so wear sneakers!). The professors are knowledgeable and helpful (very, very helpful!). There are tons of resources, especially for an inexpensive school.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue light call boxes, always a friend to walk with, security cruisers are always nearby.

    Greek Life

    EXCELLENT! My best friends are Greeks!

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many excellent Frats and Sororities to mention. If you are not involved, you didn't try.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No other school has our Chicken Clock (Old Main)

    What to do for fun

    I joined a sorority and I attend other clubs on campus. I also attend sport events and socials.

    Food and Dining

    I have a more than generous meal plan. I do not eat to much anyway, plus my mom always sends food with me. They always have good choices.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I am not a fan of the floor I am on, in my dorm. It is too loud for my taste and I can not study. The girls are simply disrespectful to others.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are not difficult for me, but I read and study daily. Many of my classmates end up dropping courses because they are not committed. In any course, it is possible to achieve an A or at least a B, unless you slack off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students need to get involved in a sport, group, club, frat or sorority. Students should also know that they are here to learn and that takes work. They will not be successful coasting through courses. To maintain a high GPA, you need to focus on your goals and work your way to them. Nothing comes easy in college, you need to work for everything.

    In three sentences

    Kutztown professors and staff are very knowledgeable and kind. The campus is clean and safe, but the dorms can be a bit loud. I love the education I am getting from Kutztown.

  • 04/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This depends on the situation. Every campus in America experiences sexual assults and rape that goes unnoticed. Kutztown is trying to make an effort with the help of the Women's Center.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are really nice to meet new people.

    Great for these types of students

    Liberal Arts students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    PA Dutch festival in the summer

    Bang for the buck

    The tutition is great for state university. The housing, meals, and extra fees are way overpriced though.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and organizations. Volunteer on campus or off campus. Get a part time job if you have transportation.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Talk to your advisor as soon as possible. If you don't like the advisor...I'd switch to different one. - Walk the campus before classes start. - Have payments ready for the university -Join awesome clubs like FMLA, ALLIES, BIO CLUB

    In three sentences

    1 out of 10. I'd give it a strong 6 rating because there's not a great public transportation available to students or for the town. Also, there's mushrooms farms around the area which makes the campus smell really interesting.

  • 04/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's obviously incidents that will go unreported, but if you call campus safety they're more than happy to escort you home, make sure you're safe, make sure no one is bothering you (if that's what you're worried about - feeling uncomfortable somewhere) and there's Kutztown PD who also patrols all day everyday into the nights as well. You should always feel safe here.

    Greek Life

    We have multiple fraternities and sororities, as well as a co-ed honor fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said, always something to do, including Greek Life!

    Great for these types of students

    Those who like a small, home-y environment, adorable quaint college towns, and maybe aren't the strongest in all of the subjects they took in High School.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Incoming freshman are expected to take a picture with the Golden Bear statue in the middle of campus at some point during their first semester.

    Bang for the buck

    It's not half bad, tuition saves money for sure but like I said everything else on campus is overpriced (as is any college) so be prepared to spend $5 on a coffee at Starbucks.

    What to do for fun

    There's loads of club sports including Quidditch the Harry Potter game, there's always conferences, art showcasing, stuff going on at the fitness center, video game tournaments, you can always find something once you start looking.

    Food and Dining

    It's obviously overpriced and terribly unhealthy.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know much about dorm life, I live in an off-campus apartment, but I've heard great things about university Place Suite Style living.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are challenging depending on the content and professor, but for the most part it's like High School Part II.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out and make friends in your first semester, don't be so shy. It will make the rest of your time at Kutztown so much more enjoyable. Be careful with underage drinking though, it's a slippery slope of failing grades, fines, missed classes and a bad GPA that you don't want to be on.

    In three sentences

    It's not a terrible institution to attend, some professors are really caring and offer a good deal of help. The services available on campus (public safety, tutoring etc.) are really nice to have just in case something is ever needed. The only downfall is that a lot of people see this school as more of a party school rather than an institution that is known for its academics, almost anyone can get accepted here.

  • 07/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police can be rude at times... But I feel like they keep us safe.

    Greek Life

    I am in a coed fraternity and I love it. As for social greek life, most of them are rude and stuck up. But there are many that are nice and open. Many of them are in the leadership groups on campus and it's nice to see them really helping the school rather than just themselves.

    Clubs and Activities

    Spot on! They literally have a club for everyone! Make sure the check out everything! And if you don't see a club that you want to be on the list, create it! You can be the founder of your own club!

    Great for these types of students

    It's incredibly diversified so there's something for everyone! Even gamers!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the money. College is a great educational experience as well as a great way to start your connections now!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many events always happening! Create the correct friendships and networks and you will never be bored!

    Food and Dining

    Chick-fil-a. That's all folks.

    Dorm Life

    Wasn't a fan of dorm life... Lived on campus for a year and then signed a lease to move off campus...

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are generally helpful, the classes are small, and the tutors are incredibly friendly!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open with people and be sure to get help from professors when needed! The school offers many helpful ways to pass classes! Utilize those ways! And speak up if you feel uncomfortable!

    In three sentences

    Kutztown University is a great school! There's a plethora of diversity and activities. The people are friendly and there are always people willing to listen to what you have to say and what you think could enhance the school!