Tuition & Fees

$15,190

$23,692

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
33%
400-499
40%
300-399
14%
200-299
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
37%
400-499
34%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
16%
18-23
53%
12-17
20%
6-11
4%
30-36
9%
24-29
25%
18-23
37%
12-17
29%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
61%
12-17
13%
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undergraduateRatios

58%

42%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,883
Declined + 281
Total Received 2,164
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Public

2,888

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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Codes

SAT 2660

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School Facts

Pennsylvania State University -- Berks, founded in 1958, is a public, coeducational university. Its 240-acre campus is located in Reading.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 2,888
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Reading, PA

240-acre campus in Reading (population: 87,575). Served by air.

Pennsylvania State University — Berks
Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610-1016

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
24%
Top 1/2
63%
Bottom 1/2
37%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
33%
400-499
40%
300-399
14%
200-299
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
37%
400-499
34%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
16%
18-23
53%
12-17
20%
6-11
4%
30-36
9%
24-29
25%
18-23
37%
12-17
29%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
61%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,883
Declined + 281
Total Received 2,164

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

James McCarty
Admissions Counselor
P: 610 396-6060
F: 610 396-6077
berksadmissions@psu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,214
Room $6,180
Board $5,100
Additional fees $976
Books & supplies $1,760
Total $28,230
Average Financial Aid - $10,537
Total with Avg. Aid $17,693

Financial Aid

60%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,537

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,197,928
State $3,311,670
Institutional $2,649,733
Other external $542,796
Total $11,702,127

Non-need-based

Federal $407,022
State $21,736
Institutional $381,443
Other external $122,038
Total $932,239

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), NEAC, NAC
Mascot
Lion
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Psychology
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Childhood/Early Adolescence Education
Communication Arts/Sciences
Criminal Justice
Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Global Studies
Hospitality Management
Information Sciences/Technology
Kinesiology
Letters/Arts/Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Leadership
Professional Writing
Rehabilitation/Human Services
Science
Security/Risk Analysis
Theatre
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Undergraduate

100%

2,888
students

Female
42%
1,221

Male
58%
1,667

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

88%

2,553
students

Female
43%
1,079

Male
57%
1,474

undergraduatePart-time

12%

335
students

Female
43%
142

Male
57%
193

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tutors
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