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Address: 15200 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530, United States
Tel: +1 484 646-4256
Email: international@kutztown.edu
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Celebrating 150 years, Kutztown University is a public university founded in 1866 with a combined undergraduate and graduate student population of 9,000 – 8,300 undergraduate students and 700 graduate students. It is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Close to 100 international students from over 30 countries currently attend Kutztown University. Tuition waivers for international students are awarded based on merit and financial need.

Kutztown University is located in the small rural town of Kutztown in southeastern Pennsylvania, which is in the northeastern part of the United States. Students get complete immersion in the daily life and culture of the U.S. They are surrounded by the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, clean air, and award-winning campus grounds. It is also easy to access major U.S. cities from Kutztown. A bus terminal in town provides daily routes to New York City (2 hours) and Philadelphia (1.5 hours). The cost of living in Kutztown is relatively low, especially compared to a big city.

*Out-of-State Tuition Reduction

Kutztown University offers international students an Out-of-State Tuition Reduction which provides tuition savings of about $7,500 for first-time, undergraduate first-year and transfer students.

*Academic Scholarships

Kutztown University offers academic merit scholarships to international students that have proven to excel in their academic performance.
For more information visit: https://www.kutztown.edu/intlfinancialaid


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KU boasts many unique facilities on campus, including:

  • KUR Radio Station
  • Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
  • Planetarium and Observatory
  • Student Art Galleries
  • Student Recreation Center
  • Television Production Studio
  • Small Business Development Center

Kutztown University also has a robust and well-rounded offering of extracurricular programs, including:

  • 21 men and women’s varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level
  • Club and Intramural sports
  • Over 200 student organizations
  • Honors program

Students may live on campus for the entire length of their studies in one of our many residence halls. There are traditional two-person residence halls, suites, and apartments. Students also have several options for off-campus housing that are within walking distance of the campus or served by a campus bus/shuttle route.


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Kutztown University offers more than 160 majors, minors, and concentrations at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University is comprised of four colleges:

  • College of Education
  • College of Business
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts

Academically, you will find at Kutztown University:

  • Highly qualified faculty with 87% having earned doctorates or terminal degrees in their field
  • Low student to faculty Ratio of 20:1
  • Small upper-level class sizes
  • Faculty-taught classes (Kutztown University does not employ teaching assistants)
  • Research opportunities for undergraduate students
  • Business
  • Social Work
  • Education
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Physical Sciences

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Kutztown University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The following programs are also nationally accredited:

  • Business (AACSB)
  • Social Work (CSWE)
  • Education (NCATE)
  • Visual Arts (NASAD)
  • Music (NASM)
  • Sport Management (COSMA)

Kutztown University provides the following support services for students:

  • Career Development Center
  • Center for Academic Success and Achievement
  • Counseling Center
  • Disability Services Office
  • GLBTQ Center
  • Health and Wellness Center
  • International Student Services
  • Multicultural Center
  • Tutoring Center
  • Women’s Center
  • Writing Center

Applications are currently being accepted at www.kutztown.edu/apply.

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