Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA, USA

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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
3.68 Average Rating

Donielle from Shoemakersville, PA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
14 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
I have been warmly welcomed and feel that I will be given a great education at this institution.
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.
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.
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.
Great for these types of students
Anyone open to new experiences looking for a quality education at a decent price.
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Sarah from Dunmore, PA

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Great for these types of students
With small classes almost anyone can succeed here. Choose Kutztown if you want to receive a great education.
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Freshman Elementary Education Major

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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Caitlin from Lewisville, PA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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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.
Am enjoying being here
Kutztown has an amazing atmosphere for brotherhood/sisterhood and getting to know tons of people.
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.
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.
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Chelsea from Laurys Station, PA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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!
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!
Great for these types of students
EVERYONE! Take my word, you will all love this university. Kutztown is the way to go!
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Janaya from Northumberland, PA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Rodney from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Greek Life
KU has greek clubs from the Alphas to the Zetas (literally).
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!
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Thomas from West Lawn, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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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.
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...
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.
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.
Great for these types of students
ANY and ALL!!!
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Jayaruwan from Sri Lanka

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Quality of education is decent. But it could be more challenging.
Am enjoying being here
It's a beautiful campus. But it's pretty much empty during the weekends.
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.
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.
Great for these types of students
Anyone
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Kelly from Allentown, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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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.
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!
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.
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!!
Great for these types of students
Artistic, looking to become a teacher, not necessarily afraid of a big or small population
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