Tuition & Fees

$15,198

$24,450

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
50%
400-499
20%
300-399
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
22%
500-599
50%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
30-36
13%
24-29
30%
18-23
45%
12-17
12%
30-36
13%
24-29
47%
18-23
27%
12-17
13%
30-36
9%
24-29
43%
18-23
40%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

60%

male

40%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,585
Declined + 232
Total Received 1,817
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Public

2,578

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 2660

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Location

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 2,578
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  COE (Council on Occupational Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Reading, PA

240-acre campus in Reading (population: 88,423). Served by air.

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

Campus Life

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

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
50%
400-499
20%
300-399
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
22%
500-599
50%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
30-36
13%
24-29
30%
18-23
45%
12-17
12%
30-36
13%
24-29
47%
18-23
27%
12-17
13%
30-36
9%
24-29
43%
18-23
40%
12-17
8%

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 yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,585
Declined + 232
Total Received 1,817

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

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

Not Considered

Class rank
Interview
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Erika Pulaski
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
P: 610 396-6060
F: 610 396-6077
berksadmissions@psu.edu

Financial Aid

60%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,793

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,214
Room $7,530
Board $5,200
Additional fees $984
Books & supplies $1,840
Total $29,768
Average Financial Aid - $9,793
Total with Avg. Aid $19,975

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,139,281
State $2,709,121
Institutional $2,758,179
Other external $687,619
Total $10,294,200

Non-need-based

Federal
State $17,510
Institutional $377,776
Other external $178,866
Total $574,152
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 610 396-6070
studentaid@psu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Erika Pulaski
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
eag120@psu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

bowling, cheerleading, dance, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

bowling, cheerleading, dance, equestrian sports

Intramural/Recreational Sports

dance team, skiing, snowboarding, step team, yoga/meditation

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Athletic Directors

Lisa Beibler (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Kristin Hawley (women's)
Coordinator Of Athletics Programs/swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Administration of Justice
Advertising/Public Relations
Aerospace Engineering
African Studies
African-American Studies
African/African-American Studies
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Systems Management
Agricultural/Extension Education
Agriculture
Agriculture Science
Agroecology
American Studies
Animal Bioscience
Animal Science
Anthropological Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Psychology
Archaeological Science
Architectural Engineering
Art
Art Administration
Art Education
Art History
Arts/Architecture
Asian Studies
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Biobehavioral Health
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Biological Anthropology
Biological Engineering
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biorenewable Systems
Biotechnology
Business
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business/Liberal Arts/Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics/Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Communication Arts/Sciences
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication/Media Studies
Communications
Community/Environment/Development
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Corporate Communication
Corporate Innovation/Entrepreneurship
Creative Writing
Crime/Law/Justice
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Data Science
Digital Media/Arts/Technology
Earth Science/Policy
Earth Sciences
Earth/Mineral Sciences
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education
Education/Public Policy
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Elementary/Kindergarten Education
Energy Business/Finance
Energy Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Science
English
Environmental Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental Systems Engineering
Film/Video
Finance
Food Science
Forensic Science
Forest Ecosystem Management
Forest Science
French/Francophone Studies
General Arts/Sciences
Geobiology
Geography
Geosciences
German
Global Studies
Global/International Studies
Graphic Design
Health Policy/Administration
Health/Human Development
History
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Humanities
Immunology/Infectious Disease
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Health/Safety
Information Sciences/Technology
Information Systems
Integrative Arts
Interdisciplinary Business/Engineering Studies
Interdisciplinary Digital Studio
International Business
International Politics
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Labor Studies/Employment Relations
Labor/Employment Relations
Landscape Contracting
Latin American Studies
Letters/Arts/Sciences
Liberal Arts
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Engineering Technology
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Media Studies
Medieval Studies
Meteorology/Atmospheric Science
Microbiology
Middle Level Education
Mining Engineering
Music
Music Education
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutritional Sciences
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Leadership
Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Planetary Science/Astronomy
Plant Sciences
Plastics Engineering Technology
Political Science
Pre-Medicine
Professional Writing
Project/Supply Chain Management
Psychology
Psychology/Social Science
Public Policy
Rail Transportation Engineering
Recreation/Park/Tourism Management
Rehabilitation/Human Services
Religious Studies
Risk Management
Russian
Russian Translation
Science
Secondary Education
Secondary Education Social Studies
Security/Risk Analysis
Social Data Analytics
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Structural Design/Construction Engineering Technology
Supply Chain/Information Systems
Telecommunications
Theatre
Toxicology
Turfgrass Science
Undecided/Exploratory Studies
Veterinary/Biomedical Sciences
Visual Art Studies
Wildlife/Fisheries Science
Women's Studies
Wood Products
Workforce Education/Development
World Languages/Education
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

2,578

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,578
students

Female
40%
1,024

Male
60%
1,554

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

2,277
students

Female
40%
905

Male
60%
1,372

12%

301
students

Female
40%
119

Male
60%
182

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
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

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

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

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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

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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