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Penn State Berks at a Glance

History: Penn State Berks was founded in 1958.
Enrollment: About 2,800 full- and part-time students
Faculty: 216 full-time and adjunct 
Location: Penn State Berks is located in suburban Reading, PA
Campus Life: More than 50 special interest clubs and organizations; intramural, club, and varsity athletics; a range of theatre, arts, and entertainment.

Student Demographics:

Average Class Size: 24
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

Geographic Distribution of Students: 
Pennsylvania Residents: 2,482
Out of State: 261
International: 41

Graduates from Berks in 2012: 356

Full-time Undergraduates: 2,432
Part-time Undergraduates: 311

Male Undergraduates: 1,518
Female Undergraduates: 1,229

Computers on Campus
For Student Use: 475 desktops, 132 laptops, 607 total
Research Computers: 80
Total (counting faculty & staff): 1,077
Laser Printers for Student Use: 37
No computer for student use is more than 3 years old.
Wireless capabilities are available in all campus facilities, including the outdoor Perkins Plaza.

Housing & Food Services

Number of Residential Students: 805
Number of Single (1-person) Rooms: 192

(Based on Fall 2012 data)

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Penn State Berks
Tulpehocken Road
P.O. Box 7009
Reading, PA 19610