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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks - Reading, PA

Tulpehocken Rd, Reading, Pennsylvania 19610-1016

General information:(610)396-6000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:2,873(2,830 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
Admissions
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $12,750 $13,250 $13,636 -3%
Out-of-state $19,078 $19,828 $20,408 -3%
Books and supplies $1,360 $1,456 $1,536 -5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,820 $9,054 $9,432 -4%
Other $3,924 $3,924 $4,050 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,242 $10,548 $9,432 11%
Other $6,444 $6,444 $4,050 37%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,582 $3,582 $3,906 -8%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $26,854 $27,684 $28,654 -4%
Off Campus $30,796 $31,698 $28,654 11%
Off Campus with Family $17,692 $18,288 $19,078 -5%
Out-of-state
On Campus $33,182 $34,262 $35,426 -3%
Off Campus $37,124 $38,276 $35,426 9%
Off Campus with Family $24,020 $24,866 $25,850 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $12,776
In-state fees $860
Out-of-state tuition $19,548
Out-of-state fees $860
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $17,172
In-state fee $860
Out-of-state tuition $23,332
Out-of-state fees $860
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 728 83% --
Grant or scholarship aid 451 51% $2,770,521 $6,143
Federal grants 309 35% $1,412,238 $4,570
Pell grants 303 34% $1,151,739 $3,801
Other federal grants 245 28% $260,499 $1,063
State/local government grant or scholarships 314 36% $834,811 $2,659
Institutional grants or scholarships 206 23% $523,472 $2,541
Student loan aid 648 74% $4,468,299 $6,896
Federal student loans 641 73% $3,580,409 $5,586
Other student loans 84 10% $887,890 $10,570
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,182 81% $9,096,351 $4,169
Pell grants 895 33% $3,433,727 $3,837
Federal student loans 1,875 69% $12,488,894 $6,661

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $18,048 $17,826 $19,822
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $15,151 $14,779 $16,541
$30,001 - $48,000 $17,761 $16,413 $18,641
$48,001 - $75,000 $20,900 $21,072 $21,881
$75,001 - $110,000 $23,559 $24,037 $25,049
$110,001 and more $24,324 $24,956 $25,590

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 2,873
Undergraduate enrollment 2,830
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 128
Graduate enrollment 43
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$65

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,909 1,571 1,338
Percent admitted 82% 82% 81%
Percent admitted who enrolled 82% 33% 28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 814 92%
ACT 42 5%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 420 530
SAT Math 440 560
SAT Writing 410 520
ACT Composite 17 23
ACT English 17 22
ACT Math 17 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 77 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 37-
Basketball 1514
Golf 19-
Soccer 2919
Softball -19
Tennis 1613
Track and Field, X-Country 118
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations98 8
Liquor law violations222736
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 001
Drug law violations 766
Liquor law violations 81229
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 441
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 441
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Bachelor's degree
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Business and Management, Other1-
Category total1-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization-3
Category total-3
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-13
Category total-13
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business/Commerce, General458
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other2-
Category total658
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-21
Category total-21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Information Science/Studies3-
Category total3-
Education Colleges
Elementary Education and Teaching-35
Category total-35
Engineering Colleges
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-20
Category total-20
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician5-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician5-
Category total10-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-5
Category total-5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-12
Category total-12
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Occupational Therapist Assistant32-
Category total32-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies4-
Category total4-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-13
Category total-13
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-28
Category total-28
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-14
Category total-14
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Acting-2
Category total-2
Grand total56224