Tuition & Fees

$15,190

$23,692

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
3%
700-800
7%
600-699
20%
500-599
48%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
39%
18-23
38%
12-17
16%
6-11
1%
30-36
19%
24-29
43%
18-23
25%
12-17
13%
30-36
3%
24-29
46%
18-23
42%
12-17
9%
More Admissions Details

undergraduateRatios

59%

41%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

More Student Details

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,097
Declined + 350
Total Received 2,447
More Admissions Details

Public

2,719

undergraduate students

More Student Details
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

More Majors

People Who Liked This School Also Liked…

Name Location
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
New York University New York, NY
Temple University Philadelphia, PA
Columbia University New York, NY
Alvernia University Reading, PA
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, PA
Eastern University St. Davids, PA
The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
Manhattan College Riverdale, NY
Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, PA
See All School Suggestions for You

Codes

SAT 2660

Social Networks

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 2,719
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  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

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

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
8%
Top 1/4
28%
Top 1/2
62%
Bottom 1/2
38%
Bottom 1/4
11%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
3%
700-800
7%
600-699
20%
500-599
48%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
39%
18-23
38%
12-17
16%
6-11
1%
30-36
19%
24-29
43%
18-23
25%
12-17
13%
30-36
3%
24-29
46%
18-23
42%
12-17
9%

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 Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,097
Declined + 350
Total Received 2,447

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

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Admissions Right Now

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 $1,840
Total $28,310
Average Financial Aid - $9,706
Total with Avg. Aid $18,604

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,706

Average financial aid

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,609,256
State $3,214,282
Institutional $2,579,483
Other external $557,360
Total $10,960,381

Non-need-based

Federal
State $28,273
Institutional $425,440
Other external $77,410
Total $531,123

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), NEAC, NAC, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Mascot
Lion
School colors
blue and white
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising/Public Relations
Aerospace Engineering
African/African-American Studies
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural/Extension Education
Agriculture Science
Animal Science
Anthropology
Archaeological Science
Architectural Engineering
Art
Art Administration
Art Education
Art History
Art/Architecture
Asian Studies
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Atmospheric Science/Meteorology
Biobehavioral Health
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Engineering
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Technology
Biorenewable Systems
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics/Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Communication Arts/Sciences
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Community/Environment/Development
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Corporate Communication
Corporate Innovation/Entrepreneurship
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Data Science
Digital Media/Arts/Technology
Earth Science/Policy
Earth Sciences
Earth/Mineral Sciences
Economics
Education
Education/Public Policy
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Elementary/Kindergarten Education
Energy Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Science
English
Environmental Resource Management
Environmental Science
Film/Video
Finance
Food Science
Forensic Science
Forest Science
French/Francophone Studies
Geobiology
Geography
German
Global Studies
Global/International Studies
Graphic Design
Health Policy/Administration
Health/Human Development
History
Hospitality Management
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Immunology/Infectious Disease
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Health/Safety
Information Sciences/Technology
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Labor Studies/Employment Relations
Landscape Contracting
Latin American Studies
Letters/Arts/Sciences
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Engineering Technology
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medieval Studies
Microbiology
Mining Engineering
Music
Music Education
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Nutritional Sciences
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Leadership
Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Sciences
Political Science
Pre-Medicine
Professional Writing
Project/Supply Chain Management
Psychology
Recreation/Park/Tourism Management
Rehabilitation/Human Services
Risk Management
Russian
Science
Secondary Education
Security/Risk Analysis
Social Data Analytics
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Telecommunications
Theatre
Toxicology
Turfgrass Science
Veterinary/Biomedical Sciences
Wildlife/Fisheries Science
Women's Studies
Workforce Education/Development
World Languages/Education
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Undergraduate

100%

2,719
students

Female
41%
1,126

Male
59%
1,593

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

88%

2,411
students

Female
41%
988

Male
59%
1,423

undergraduatePart-time

12%

308
students

Female
45%
138

Male
55%
170

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
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

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
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

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

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
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

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
^ TOP