B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Penn State Berks is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610
Branch of
Penn State

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1110
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$20,767/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,083/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,457/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,631/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,940/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,019/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,602Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    36%
  • Driven
    36%
  • Excellent.
    21%
  • Unmotivated
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Academic
    57%
  • Family
    36%
  • Boring
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
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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I loved Penn State Berks, I dreaded graduating because I didn't want the experience to end. Anything I say falls short of the amazing experiences I've had there and all the wonderful professors and staff that I have developed close relationships with as well as the great quality of education. The only thing I would recommend changing is the on campus food, however, there are plenty of place within walking distance of the campus that more than make up for it. I would highly recommend going to this College!
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Going into Berks I was extremely nervous. The name itself is intimidating. Upon arrival at Berks there were so many welcoming students to help unload my belongings. The entire weekend they were extremely helpful. With Berks being a small branch campus, its easier for students to get to know their professors, vice versa. Teachers are always willing to help, and stay longer with students, Any financial issues the student aid office helps in every way they can. I truly wouldn't want to change anything at Penn State Berks.
The campus isn't that big so everything is close by. The walk to the academic buildings from the dorms isn't a long walk at all. The campus is very nice and diverse. Everyone is friendly. Since the campus isn't so big, a lot of people know each other will have the same group of friends. The campus is comfortable and the café hours are very convenient being that it stays open until 11pm during the week. The professors I had were very nice and caring. They really showed interest in helping the students in need whether it be a question during office hours or trying to help a student get back on track with the work for that class. I felt very safe on campus. The school has a lot of campus activities such as the talent show, magic shows, movie nights at the nearby movie theatre, etc. The only thing I didn't like, which the school can't change is the number of activities there are to do off campus and in the area.