Penn State Berks

396 reviews
  1. Reading, PA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Range
850-1090
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

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
Data not available
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

Reviews

396 reviews
  • Excellent
    74
  • Very Good
    146
  • Average
    141
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    13
They is a fair amount of things to do but they are regular things. There is a shopping plaza located a minute away from campus. There are stores from Target to Barnes and Nobles. Also there are a ton of food options near campus, from fast food chains (Mcdonalds, Chick Fil-A) to actually restaurants (Olive Garden, Smoky Bones, Chili's). The local mall is located about three minutes from campus so there are more shopping and food places down there.

They is a museum and planetarium around 10 minutes away from campus. They hold different events here, even weddings! They also hold shows inside the planetarium for christmas and the 4th of July. Other museums are more of a drive to get too.

There are different sporting events, such as weekly baseball games and hockey games. Sporting events aren't too popular in our town. You would have to drive at least an hour to get to the main events. But there is a huge concert hall that holds concerts, events and graduations that is nearby.
  • College Senior
  • June 18 2014
Penn State Berks is a friendly, small/medium campus with 3000+ students. The resadant halls offer many choices along with a few amenadies that you won't find everywhere such as a weekly cleaning service for your bathrooms. The teachers here are very nice, down to earth, and are more than willing to help with any problems you may face. There are many opportunities to get involved including THON, the largest student run philanthropy group in the world!
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
Penn State Berks is an amazing place call a home away from home. Some of my closest friends are the students who gave me my first tour here as a high school student! I am in love with the close-knit campus community and the large university connections and resources. The faculty, staff, and fellow students are open-minded, inclusive, and always willing to share a smile or lend a helping hand. I will miss Penn State Berks when I move to University Park next fall!
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 28 2015