402 reviews
  1. Reading, PA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Scores Range
850-1090
ACT Scores Range
18-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Penn State Berks

Cost

Net Price
$20,466/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,388/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,877/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,151/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,510/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,705/ 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
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,480Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Driven
    38%
  • Diverse
    31%
  • Excellent.
    23%
  • Unmotivated
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Academic
    54%
  • Family
    38%
  • Boring
    8%

After Penn State Berks

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
47%
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

Penn State Berks Reviews

402 reviews
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I am currently a freshman in Penn State Berks, and so far, it has been amazing! From day one, you feel so welcomed by the OLs (they have the best OL program in all of Penn State). The campus is not too big and the location is convenient, with the numerous shops that surrounds the campus. The students here are very welcoming and it seems like every one is friends with each other!
Penn State Berks is a friendly, small/medium campus with 3000+ students. The resadant halls offer many choices along with a few amenadies that you won't find everywhere such as a weekly cleaning service for your bathrooms. The teachers here are very nice, down to earth, and are more than willing to help with any problems you may face. There are many opportunities to get involved including THON, the largest student run philanthropy group in the world!
Coming here as a freshman I was nervous what to expect, but I was happy to know I fit right in. They have endless academic opportunities for the students and the diverse amount of students allows a welcoming community and to have the chance to become culturally aware of others. The athletics team are not high names but the teams are close-knit. The campus is dry, but with multiple other campuses around it is not difficult to find something to do on the weekends. With the size of the campus being small, the professors have plenty of time to sit down and talk with their students. The dorms stay clean and are more or less newly built, the campus food is not fantastic but many restaurants are walking distance.