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The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

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Fact: KU only has a 34% graduation rate;Quite BrightOther
Fact: KU only has a 34% graduation rate; that's just a little over a third of those who attend will actually graduate. And no, this appallingly low graduation rate isn't because the academics are brutally difficult; most of the students either drop out (because they're not college material to begin with and just come here to please their parents) or they transfer out because they realize this school is not a place that will allow you to get a proper education and grow. It's gotten to the point where the school has even set up retention programs in an desperate attempt to get people to stay. It makes it difficult to learn in an environment where students aren't motivated enough to be successful and just skip class and party all the time. It's impossible to have an intelligent conversation with someone. This school will just accept anyone who can keep shoving money down their throat. Parents, I would really advise against sending your children to this school if they're truly motivated and desire success in life. Yes, aesthetically the campus looks appealing and yes, the tour guides are peppy and make it seem like an amazing place. It really isn't a great place at all. Think of your return on investment; you'll spend upwards of a thousands of dollars to send you child here, possibly take out some loans, to only make a mediocre salary (the average 10 year salary of a KU grad is roughly $40k, which is below the national average).
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Friendliness: C-, Education Quality: F
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If you're looking for a college experience thatBrightOther
If you're looking for a college experience that is going to offer you unique opportunities and expose you to different kinds of people, Kutztown University is NOT the school for you. The only people who attend this place are a bunch of closeminded, classless people who have never and probably never will leave their backyard. To them, partying is more important than schoolwork. If you're not dumb, obnoxious, cliquey, and loud, good luck finding friends. Academics here are kind of a joke as well. If you're a science major, good luck finding research opportunities. You're treated like you're still in high school and it's pretty annoying, but I guess that's because many of the students still have the high school mentality. The food on campus is greasy and unhealthy, public safety works harder to ticket every petty parking violation instead of keeping students safe, and the dorms here are a huge hit or miss. You can either land in a new, renovated place or a craphole that hasn't been updated since the mid 60s. I came here for one semester and I'm glad to be going elsewhere come this fall.
1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: A, Education Quality: F
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Every negative review you will find online aboutQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Every negative review you will find online about this institution is 110% accurate! I have completed (wasted) my first year here and will be attending a much more reputable school next fall. Do not attend this so called "school" if you want a promising career. Sure, the tuition inexpensive, especially if you're an in-state student, but I would recommend springing for a better place. Their College of Business has very little to offer to their students in terms of resources for finding internships. Their job fairs are an absolute joke! They don't emphasize the importance of field experience enough on freshmen. How are we supposed to compete in an already cut-throat job market if we haven't gained enough experience? I honestly have no clue how they got AACSB accreditation. I'm highly convinced they bribed them. Also, most of the professors (especially the Econ professors) speak very poor English and will not hesitate to fail you if they dislike you. They play the favorites game. Also, you can only take 2 classes per semester during your freshman year related to your field. Be prepared to take a bunch of irrelevant gen-ed courses and regurgitate a bunch of useless information. And most Gen-Ed professors WILL treat you like you're still in high school.

Other thoughts/opinions on the university:

-The Registrar and Financial Aid offices are the most corrupt, disorganized, and incompetent bunch ever. Be prepared for your financial aid to get screwed up.

-The dining options on campus are pretty limited and pretty unhealthy. The food in the AF is pretty good, except the hours are very limited. The same with CUB cafe. South Dining Hall....just no. I'm pretty sure dog food has more nutritional value. Also, the meal plans are pretty terrible. If you want a decent meal on campus, be prepared to use your FLEX. The meal plan is pure highway robbery!

-The residence halls are pretty dismal. They're in the process of renovating a few of them. I was placed in a dingy, old hall that felt more like a prison cell.

-Most of the student body hails from local areas within the state of PA, many being commuters. You have some people from Jersey, but really no diversity in terms of location. Most of the student body consists of a bunch of unintelligent, immature, imbeciles who haven't left high school yet.

-Public safety is a joke; they spend more time looking for vehicles to hand out parking tickets to (and believe me, they WILL find an excuse to ticket you) than fighting actual crime.

-Also, the school tried to implement a pay-per-credit system this past year. Basically, if you took 12 credits per semester (which wouldn't allow you to graduate on time), your tuition is reduced. However, if you were a motivated, ambitious student who actually wanted to graduate on time (which requires 15 credits/semester), your tuition went up TREMENDOUSLY. The graduation rate at this school is already pitiful enough!

1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: A, Education Quality: F
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