Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Berks is a public college that has a fair number of majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Reading, PA, in a predominantly rural area. Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Berks has a yearly student enrollment of around 2,800.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Elementary Education
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
- Kinesiology And Exercise Science
Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Students may take either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions to this school. A score in a range of 1270 to 1610 on the SAT, or 17 to 23 for the ACT is common among accepted students. This school accepts roughly 80% of students applying yearly. Of those students admitted, about 38% attended the school. More information on admissions can be found at admissions.psu.edu.
The cost of tuition is different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay nearly $15,000 and nonresidents pay $22,000 for the year. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus for a cost of $6,200 annually. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.
Athletic programs are available at Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Berks through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic programs available:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Golf (NCAA Division III)
- Soccer (NCAA Division III)
Students should visit the Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Berks website to get a complete list of academic programs offered, financial aid details, and more.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Berks accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Berks is about 2,900. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 27% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $21,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range estimates:
- In-State: $14,000-$16,000
- Out-of-State: $21,000-$25,670
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $570-$680 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $890-$1,100 per credit unit
- May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||85%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||61%||$6,867|
|Receiving Student Loans||72%||$8,249|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Berks may provide student services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Berks has an overall graduation rate which is around 57%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||33%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||17%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1993)
Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Berks is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (365)
- Basketball (365)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Berks by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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