Admissions

Welcome to Penn State New Kensington!

Our campus is located on 72 wooded acres in Upper Burrell, Pennsylvania, just 17 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. We offer students an exceptional academic experience combined with a safe, personal environment.

Whether you start the first two years of one of Penn State's 160+ majors with us, or you complete one of our 10 baccalaureate or 5 associate degrees entirely here, at Penn State New Kensington you'll have the advantage of smaller classes and one-on-one interaction with faculty.

We encourage you to apply soon and become part of the Penn State family.

Nittany Lion mascot stands next to the campus Lion Shrine.

From first-year, transfer, and international students to veterans from our Armed Forces and high school guidance counselors, we have the information you need.

Five Penn State New Kensington Lion Ambassadors pose with the Nittany Lion Mascot

Visiting a campus and taking a tour is a great way to determine if a college is the right fit for you.  We hope you'll choose to visit Penn State New Kensington during your college search.

A newly accepted students poses for a photo with @psnkadmissions Instragram picture frame

Congratulations and welcome to Penn State New Kensington! We understand how overwhelming the process of enrolling into a college can be. That’s why we’ve created a step-by-step checklist to assist you.

An aerial view of the campus buildings and the well kept grounds

Our campus is located 17 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh with easy access to the city and is home to ~700 students.