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Penn State Berks
  • 4 Year
  • READING, PA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade C minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

editorial

Penn State Berks is an above-average public college located in Spring Township, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,277 undergraduate students. The Penn State Berks acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Business, Accounting, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 59% of students, Penn State Berks alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,100.

About

TULPEHOCKEN RD
READING, PA 19610
Branch of
Penn State
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Eastern Athletic Conference

Penn State Berks Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

PSU Berks Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$22,393 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,014 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 26 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 41 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 41 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    72%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,277 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
301
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Diverse
    37%
  • Driven
    37%
  • Excellent.
    15%
  • COMPLETE AMAZING AND MOTIVATED
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Unmotivated
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 55 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Academic
    63%
  • Family
    26%
  • AMAZING
    4%
  • Boring
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 19 responses

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