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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
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Penn State Berks is an above-average public college located in Spring Township, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,411 undergraduate students. The Penn State Berks acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Business, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Graduating 59% of students, Penn State Berks alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,100.
Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610
Branch of
Penn State
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About Penn State Berks...
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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,411Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
308
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    37%
  • Driven
    37%
  • Excellent.
    21%
  • Unmotivated
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
72%
of students say they don't have Greek life.47 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Academic
    63%
  • Family
    32%
  • Boring
    5%

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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I love the way they make it feel like a family. Being a family at berks I got to experience wonderful professors, that love to go out they way to make you feel like you’re at home. Also, I got to meet my wonderful mentor Ms. Alexa Hodge she’s very good at her job and love the students from the aspire program. She cares so much and amazing at what she do. If there was more people like her at berks, berks would be a wonderful place to live at!
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Penn State Berks consists of a well-knit campus community. The faculty and staff are truly passionate for what they do and are there to help students succeed in college and in the future. Being a highly-involved student in academics, research, and student organizations, I can attest that the quality of the school is high. I can also say that Penn State Berks has helped me acquire a job post-graduation and accomplish my dream of being accepted into dental school.
Ever since I stepped onto Berks Campus, I knew it was my forever home. I've never felt anywhere new feel some much like home. And I knew I needed a home for my endless adventure of college. Maybe it was because my dad graduated there as well; maybe it was the fact it was only 30 minutes away from home; maybe even it was the smallness of the campus. It didn't matter, it quickly became my home. From faculty to students to professors, everyone you encounter is super friendly and supportive.