Kutztown University of Pennsylvania: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a public university with an acceptance rate of 89%. Founded in 1866 and located on 289 acres in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, KU's 8,000 students are supported by a 17-to-1 student / faculty ratio. The university offers a wide range of academic programs across the colleges of Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, and Visual and Performing Arts. Beyond academics, KU students can choose from over 200 student clubs and organizations. In athletics, KU competes in the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).

Considering applying to Kutztown University of Pennsylvania? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2019-20 admissions cycle, Kutztown University had an acceptance rate of 89%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 89 students were admitted, making Kutztown's admissions process less competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 6,893
Percent Admitted 89%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 23%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Kutztown University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 94% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 490 580
Math 480 560
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Kutztown's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Kutztown scored between 490 and 580, while 25% scored below 490 and 25% scored above 580. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 480 and 560, while 25% scored below 480 and 25% scored above 560. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1140 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Requirements

Kutztown University does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that KU participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Kutztown University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 12% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 16 23
Math 17 24
Composite 18 24

This admissions data tells us that most of Kutztown's admitted students fall within the bottom 40% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Kutztown received a composite ACT score between 18 and 24, while 25% scored above 24 and 25% scored below 18.

Requirements

Note that Kutztown does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Kutztown University does not require the optional ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2019, the average high school GPA of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania's incoming freshmen class was 3.23, and over 50% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.25 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Kutztown University have primarily B grades.

Admissions Chances

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, which accepts more than three-quarters of applicants, has a less selective admissions pool. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average range, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, Kutztown also uses a holistic admission approach that considers academic achievement in a rigorous high school curriculum that includes four years of language arts and three years of science, math, and social studies. For applicants submitting the Common Application, the personal essay is optional, but applicants are required to submit a supplemental essay explaining their reasons for applying to Kutztown. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside Kutztown University's average range.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Admissions Office.