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Pennsylvania State University Penn State Berks

Pennsylvania State University Penn State Berks

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks, also referred to as Penn State Berks, is a public institution located in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in the year 1958. The campus has 15 buildings which spread across an area of more than 240 acres. The institute offers more than 10 baccalaureate degrees, several associate degrees, and other minor degrees in various fields of study.

Penn State Berks maintains an active athletic life. The team mascot is called the Nittany Lion. The men's and women's teams compete in the NCAA Division III. They participate in varsity sports such as volleyball, cross country, hockey, rugby, golf, baseball, tennis, soccer, softball, and basketball. The institution also hosts club sports including bowling, ice hockey, and cheerleading.

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks
Tulpehocken Rd
Reading , PA 19610-1016
General Phone: (610) 396-6000
http://www.bk.psu.edu/

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management64business
Liberal Arts44American studies, foreign language and literature, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy32exercise science, occupational therapist assistant
Engineering Technician30electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech
Engineering19electrical engineering
Education and Teaching18elementary school teaching
Computer Science and Engineering17information science
Therapy and Counseling17psychology
Science13biological and physical sciences
Hospitality12hospitality administration
Agricultural Science and Management1agricultural business

Number of programs and degrees for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Associate's degree748
Bachelor's degree19311

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks had a total enrollment of 2,824 students (2,731 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 60%
Women 40%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 96%
Graduate 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 7%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 56%
20-21 22%
22-24 9%
25-29 4%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 40 %

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Room and Board (2007)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks offers campus housing for 804 of its 2,731 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Reading, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total3,3542,53275%92937%
Men1,7991,36476%55541%
Women1,5551,16875%37432%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420540
SAT Math430560
ACT Verbal1722
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1723

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT5%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,282
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,370
Room and board $ 8,262
Room charge $ 4,830
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,160
Books and supplies $ 1,264
Other expenses $ 3,510

Financial Aid:
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332906)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Faculty

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured3118
Non-tenured, but on tenure track138
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1927

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year5$84,3551*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$84,3552*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year6$84,2554$77,841
Associate professoracademic year19$71,88213$71,691
Assistant professoracademic year17$65,1379$56,982
Instructoracademic year7$52,2199$46,234
Lectureracademic year9$57,30916$55,301
All faculty totalacademic year58$66,55051$59,943

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

SportConference
Basketball Other
Baseball Other
Track Other

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, Other

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Hospitality
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Science
Biological and Physical Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Highlights

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What Sets Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Apart:

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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 9%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 10%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Number of students
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 14%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Male % of student body
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Top 14%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Top 16%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 19%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks % of degrees in business and management
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Top 19%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Dorm rooms per full-time student

Notable:
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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