Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks
Reading, PA 19610-1016

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,888
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 805 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

87%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,164 applications and 1,883 students were granted admission. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks is at the #85 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 7% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 78% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT870 to 1110
ACT19 to 24

Application Fee

$65
Undergrad students
$65
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $21,874 and in-state students paid $13,868.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$20,767
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$13,868
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$21,874
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 87% of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 33% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,237 (which is 4.4% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks in 2016-2017, was 579, which is 74% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,608 (which is 5.8% above the national average.)

$4,237
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,608
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
87%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks has enrolled a total of 2,888 students (2,553 students full-time and 335 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,888 students, 112 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 58% men and 42% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 35 students for distance studies.

2,888
Total Enrollment
112
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 66%

Hispanic: 12%

Black/African American: 10%

Asian: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 20% 231 75
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 13% 150 50
Engineering 12% 138
Psychology 8% 94 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 7% 78 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 5% 62
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 4% 48
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 4% 42
Education 3% 33
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 32

Graduation & Dropout Rates

56%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

3%
Still enrolled
41%
Dropout rate
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Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$38,600
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks graduates 6 years after enrollment is $38,600. Last year, out of the total 22,314 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 20,975 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 22,752 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 20,932 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $38,600 $48,500
Employment Rate 94% 92%
Total Graduates 22,314 22,752

Campus Location

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