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Study at 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.

Profile of Penn State Berks

Penn State Berks is in Reading, PA. Reading is a medium-sized suburb. The school is a public institution. Penn State Berks issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include business and management, computer science and engineering, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Penn State Berks Selectivity

Not all applicants to Penn State Berks are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 530 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 430 to 560 in 2007. People seek out Penn State Berks, and many students are from other states.


The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The Penn State Berks teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 2, 824 students study at the school .

Student Life

Penn State Berks makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students participate in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference athletics.

Penn State Berks Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management92business
Education and Teaching50ESL instruction, elementary school teaching
Computer Science and Engineering34information science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy33exercise science, occupational therapist assistant
Liberal Arts29technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, foreign language and literature, American studies
Science23biological and physical sciences
Engineering Technician22mechanical engineering tech, electronics tech
Therapy and Counselling16psychology
Engineering16electrical engineering
Hospitality6hospitality administration
Agricultural Science and Management1agricultural business

Contact: Penn State Berks

Penn State Berks

Tulpehocken Rd

Reading, PA 19610-1016

General Phone: (610) 396-6000

http://www.bk. psu.edu/

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