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  • Fall 08/29-12/17
  • Spring 01/23-05/13

Tuition & Payments
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
2%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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The region is rich in history and its own brand of diversity, with the Pennsylvania German heritage as well as sizable populations of Hispanic and African American students.

Kutztown University offers a well-rounded program of athletic, cultural, and social events and activities for over 9,000 students. Recently completed projects include the renovation of Schaeffer Auditorium and the addition of a tailgating space and outdoor basketball courts near the residence halls.

Campus Location - The campus is in a beautiful, rural Pennsylvania Dutch community. Located on 325 acres in Kutztown (population 5,000),the University is 20 miles from Reading and Allentown, 90 miles from Philadelphia, and 100 miles from New York City. ABE International Airport is 25 minutes from campus.

Closed Programs
Art education and communication design.

Audition or portfolio required for some music and art classes. Minimum 3.0 GPA for education courses.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Art/Design/Fine Art: Applied Art, Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Commercial and Advertising Art, Crafts, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fiber-Fabric, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Public Relations, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Electronic Media, Graphic Communication, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Radio and Television Studies, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Television, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: Computer Game Design, System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Paralegal Studies

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Earth Science, Geology, Physical Sciences, Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Bilingual, Elementary Education, English, Instructional Sciences, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education

English: English, English for New Media, Language and Literacy, Professional Writing, Rhetoric, Writing

Environmental Studies: Ecology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Geology, Environmental Sciences

Foreign Language: German, Spanish

Geography and Urban Studies: Applied Geography, Environmental Planning, Geography, Planning

Geology: Geology

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Technology

International Studies: International Studies

Library Science: Library Science

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology, Marine Sciences, Oceanography

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Pure Math

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Music Industry

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Counseling, Industrial Psychology, Psychology

Recreation: Leisure Studies, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Change and Development, Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • With seniors
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, N/A computer or 79 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 7/28/2016.
  • Estimated cost: $5,040.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18 ($294 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 18 ($294 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/28/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
ID Card: $15 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Orientation Fee: $115 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Application Fee: $75 Year Plan A & B Optional
Additional Deposit Fee: $70 Year Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: The housing application fee only applies to those students who plan to live on campus. It does not reduce the cost of your housing, as it is only an application fee. The addtional $70 for the deposit will be applied towards the cost of on-campus housing and/or meal plan. It is part of the $200 Advanced Registration Deposit.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $700 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003322

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 7/28/2016.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,500
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $550
  • Proximity to campus: 2
Notes About Housing
In general, on-campus housing is available to students who seek it. On-campus housing information is at Off-campus housing information is available at There is a campus shuttle that has an off-campus loop to some of the local student apartments.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1859 per semester for 21 meals per week.
  • $1759 per semester for 21 meals per week.
  • $1395 per semester for 15 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Students may choose between one of two 24/7 meal plans (students living in traditional and suite halls are required to choose one of these two plans) or a 24/5 meal plan (Mon-Fri) designed for non-required meal plan residents and commuters. Go to for more information.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.