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

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

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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
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
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Penn State Berks Reviews

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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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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!
The small campus and classroom sizes make Penn State Berks the perfect place for students who want one-on-one attention from professors. Most professors are willing to to help individual students both during class and office hours. There are many different clubs to join and the school also offers different activities. Besides that though, there is not too much to do, as there are no parties on campus, and not much in the area surrounding the campus. The food is also not the best and there is not much diversity.