The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania - Comments and Student Experiences|
First thing you NEED to know - Kutztown is a suitcase school. What does this mean? A majority & when I say a majority I mean 80%+ live close enough to the university that they can and do go home on weekends. Now, my experience in the dorms was that it was complete empty I can recall being the only girl on my floor numerous times on weekends. Could it have been different off campus? Possibly yes. But again, I never lived off campus.
Food: while I know I've heard a lot of negative comments being made about food when I compare KU to where I transferred to the good was MUCH better at KU. KU in my opinion offered a wide selection of food! You had 3+ different locations for food & tons of options to choose from. That was honestly one thing I missed when I transferred was the amount of options I had for food!
Dorms: the dorms were disgraceful. I'm just being honest. KU is VERY behind the times as far as college dorms go. They were falling apart. Every other college I looked at offered like 3-4 people share a bathroom. Dixon? The new dormitory was built VERY VERY poorly. You could hear EVERYTHING. Dorms are awful. Even off campus housing was VERY expensive & falling apart!!!
Professors: I LOVED the education I got at Kutztown. As far as my program went, my professors were extremely knowledgable, went above & beyond to help the students. Absolutely amazing faculty & staff. Their communication program was Excellent in my opinion.
The People: I for one found the people at KU to be a mixed bag. I made some wonderful connections with whom I still keep in touch with & who still encourage me on a daily basis. However, I also met more rednecks & hicks at KU then I did after transferring to a college in the south!! I personally never quiet felt I fit in at KU. I know others however, that made lots of friends & loved it so it's really the person.
The town: Kutztown itself is a DUMP!!! There is NOTHING but corn fields, a few (decent) restaurants, & a weis grocery store. The houses to rent are falling apart, there are NO movie theaters, bowling alleys, etc. the bar scene is "lacking" with one or two popular bars. Nothing happens in this town it's the middle of nowhere.
Safety: I never felt unsafe on campus. Not one time did I feel scared or uneasy. There weren't many reports of breakins or anything of the sort.
OVERALL - if you are local, if you want to save money, if you want a GOOD education at a cheap price & are more focused on studying & don't care about having any type of social life KU is for YOU.
If you like to party during the week & go home on weekends & like have your friends from HS - KU is for YOU
-If you are someone who is more of a city person & likes having a large variety of things to do & loves meeting new people & branching out KU IS NOT FOR YOU-
My opinion is mixed. Had you asked me a few years ago I would have said this school is god awful but after attending another institution I found myself missing some aspects of KU!Hope I helped
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