Pennsylvania State University, Berks (Penn State)

Reading, PA

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Pennsylvania State University, Berks

Pennsylvania State University, Berks Student Essentials

Pennsylvania State University, Berks Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.bk.psu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $12,776
Out-of-State Tuition: $19,548
Retention Rate: 83%
Enrollment: 2,771
Year Established: 1958

About Penn State

A Big Ten branch university in a small, tightly knit setting provides students at Penn State Berks with the best of both worlds.

Penn State Berks in Reading, Pennsylvania is one of Pennsylvania State University’s 19 campuses. With academics mainly focused on the sciences, Penn State Berks offers bachelor’s degrees in such fields as Biology, Engineering, Information Sciences, Communications, Theatre and Kinesiology.

Since the Berks student population is small, classes are intimate and the chances to work individually with professors are good.

However, since it is a PSU campus many large university opportunities exist at Berks. One of these is the chance for undergraduates to work on important collaborative research with professors.

Also, since it’s part of the larger university system students may begin their study at Berks and transfer to any of the other campuses.

Another excellent opportunity is the internship program, which connects students with numerous work opportunities related to their major.

Student life is also a good balance of opportunity and intimacy. Student organizations range in scope and focus from an ethnic society to a performing arts group to an agriculture club. NCAA Division III athletics are also offered with varsity, club and intramural sports including everything from cycling to golf to ice hockey to baseball.

Admission to Berks is fairly competitive with the grades of most admitted students falling somewhere in the middle 50%.

Since it’s a state school, tuition is lower for Pennsylvania residents. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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Penn State Map & Location

Pennsylvania State University, Berks
2080 Tulpehocken Rd
Reading, PA 19610


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Getting Around Penn State

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Reading, PA

Winter
Dec
41
24
Jan
36
19
Feb
40
21
Spring
Mar
48
28
Apr
61
38
May
71
48
Summer
Jun
80
58
Jul
85
62
Aug
83
61
Fall
Sep
76
52
Oct
64
41
Nov
52
33

Penn State Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,701
Freshman Class 894
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,771

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 78%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 6%
African American 7%
Caucasian 78%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%
Women 45%
Men 55%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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