Be Golden

Picture yourself at Kutztown

Here, you’ll strike gold.

Dig a little deeper at Kutztown and you’ll find yourself growing into exactly the person you were meant to become. Through our host of academics, organizations, research opportunities and vibrant campus life, you'll shine here.

Why Choose

We believe in setting our students up for success by exposing them to a wide range of opportunities and preparing them for outstanding careers.


of graduates who responded to the most recent PASSHE survey report that they are employed or enrolled in graduate school. *


Years of academic excellence.


Student-Faculty ratio.


Of students receive financial aid.

*2013-14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Alumni Satisfaction Survey (as of 9/29/2016)

Apply to Kutztown University

Interested in becoming a Golden Bear? We’ve made the process easy and we’re always available to walk through it with you.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Kutztown University operates on rolling admissions, which means we accept applications throughout the year. Check out when classes begin and how to get enrolled.

Admissions Checklist for Accepted Students

  1. A non-refundable $275.00 Advanced Registration Deposit (ARD) is due by May 1, or within three weeks of your offer of admission (if after May 1), in order to secure your spot in the incoming class.

    Submit payments online via your MyKU portal at Login information, including Network ID and password, are provided in this acceptance packet. For assistance, please contact the Office of Admissions.

  2. Within 7 days of submitting your deposit, you will receive information about setting up your student email account. This communication will be sent to the primary email address that you provided in your application. If you have not received information regarding this within 7 days of submitting your deposit, please contact the IT Help Desk at 610-683-1511. When calling, please be sure to have your Network ID and password available.

  3. Please log into your MyKU portal at You will need your Network ID and password in order to log in. When entering the Network ID please omit the portion. For example, if your email is, your login will be jsmith1. If you need assistance, please contact the IT Help Desk at 610-683-1511.

  4. To be considered for financial aid, please file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at Applications are available starting October 1. Please be sure to list Kutztown University as a recipient of this information. Our school code is 003322. The priority deadline for incoming students is February 15. More information is available at For assistance, contact the Financial Aid Office at 610-683-4077.

  5. You need not apply for on-campus housing. Receipt of your Advanced Registration Deposit will put you in housing if you have indicated you wish to live on campus on your application. Check your status at For assistance, please contact the Offices of Housing and Residence Life at 610-683-4027.

  6. Incoming students are required to attend an orientation session to meet with their advisor, select courses, and receive their schedule for the upcoming term. For your convenience, a wide range of orientation sessions are available throughout the summer. Students and parents do not need to attend the same sessions. Further information regarding registration and programming will be sent to you via mail and email. For assistance, please contact the Orientation Program at 610-683-4088.

  7. Incoming students are required to complete an online Math Assessment prior to attending Orientation. You will receive further information regarding this once you’ve submitted your deposit. For assistance, please contact the Math Department at 610-683-4410.

  8. Students who have college credit transferring into KU can view their Transfer Credit Evaluation via their MyKU portal. For assistance, please contact the Office of Admissions.

  9. In order to complete enrollment and secure financial aid, all students are required to submit their official high school and/or college transcripts, including the most recent grades and an official signature with graduation date. Transcripts that are sent through Parchment are considered official. We will not accept final transcripts submitted via fax or email.

Making Kutztown Affordable

We believe college should be affordable. That’s why we provide you with numerous scholarships, grants, loans and college employment opportunities to put a quality education within reach.

Costs & Tuition

We are committed to providing an outstanding education at an affordable cost for every student.

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Financial Aid

Finances shouldn’t limit your ability to learn. That’s why more than 80% of our students receive of financial aid.

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Kutztown Scholarships

We offer more than 500 awards based on a variety of different criteria and factors. Find out exactly what you qualify for.

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Kutztown Seal

Aim Higher. Surpass Expectations.

This is the place where passion is ignited, skills are refined and the impossible is made possible. And it's all waiting for you.


At Kutztown, you have access to a diverse range of courses, learning environments and faculty relationships.

Undergraduate Programs

We offer more than 160 majors, minors and concentrations for undergraduates to choose from.

Undergraduate Programs

Honors Program

Our Honors Program provides academic and leadership opportunities to qualified students through specially designed courses and service experiences.

Honors Program

Study Abroad

As a member of the College Consortium for International Studies, our students are able to study abroad in more than 30 different countries.

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We offer a host of different internships, at home or abroad, to provide field experience for academic credit.

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Undergraduate Research

Our faculty and students continually conduct research, scholarship and creative inquiries across disciplines.

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Graduate Programs

Cutting-edge programs to bolster your credentials and career. Here, we offer 26 graduate degree and two doctorate programs, plus a full array of teacher certifications.

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Reach out to us

15187 Kutztown Rd
Kutztown, PA 19530
Mailing Address
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 730
Kutztown, PA 19530