Founded in 1866, Kutztown University’s 330 acre campus is nestled in eastern Berks County among bucolic farms, a rich Pennsylvania Dutch heritage, and a well-maintained and award-winning campus landscape that is considered one of the most attractive in the nation. KU is a member of the State System of Higher Education and is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary School, and professionally by the National Council of Teacher Education.Growing from a one building college for training future teachers to the 10,700 student University it is today, KU offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees through four individual colleges: Liberal Arts and Science, Education, Business, and Visual and Performing Arts.
KU is conveniently located less than an hour from Philadelphia and approximately three hours from the center of New York City, the town and university enjoy daily commerce with Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and New Jersey. With the exponential demand for graphic designers created by the Internet, Kutztown University’s program in Communication Design is in high demand. Students within this ever-changing field of study are on the cutting edge of computer graphics, advertising, product and web design. Because of the university’s proximity to Philadelphia and New York City, KU’s “CD” program often places interns at major advertising and design firms. Graduates from this program can be found throughout the nation working for top companies creating computer-generated art, greeting cards and even children’s television programming.
Breaking new ground and announcing major discoveries is fast becoming a tradition for Kutztown University’s Department of Geology. A KU research team recently revealed fossilized evidence of a dinosaur digging into the burrow of a mammal. The news made international headlines and helped scientists across the globe better understand how these two prehistoric creatures interacted.
KU has an active and vibrant student life that is supported by approximately 160 student organizations including advisory councils, academic, diversified interest and student clubs, pre-professional organizations, honorary societies and more.