Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, a member of the State System of Higher Education, was founded in 1866 as Keystone Normal School, became Kutztown State Teachers College in 1928, Kutztown State College in 1960, and achieved university status in 1983. Today, Kutztown University is a modern, comprehensive institution and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, PA Department of Education, NCATE, NLN, CSWE, NASM, and NASAD.
Comprising four colleges - Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts - Kutztown University offers a diverse range of excellent academic programs to prepare individuals for successful careers.
Located on 325 acres in Kutztown (population:4,500), the university is 20 miles from both Reading and Allentown, 90 miles from Philadelphia and 100 miles from New York City. LVI International Airport is 25 minutes from campus. The campus is in a beautiful rural Pennsylvania Dutch community, an easy walk from the borough of Kutztown which has ample stores and shops to meet the needs of students.