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Penn State New Kensington named safest college campus in PA

Already one of the safest campuses in Pennsylvania, Penn State New Kensington can now boast the top spot for college safety in Pennsylvania. 

The campus has also been listed as the ninth safest in the entire country.  The new rankings come from Niche, a company that surveys and reviews colleges nationwide. Previously, the campus was ranked as the sixth safest in Pennsylvania and 57th in the country.

Mariela Shaker plays the violin

Syrian refugee speaker and violinist to visit Penn State New Kensington

Mariela Shaker fled war-torn Aleppo, Syria in 2013 after receiving a scholarship to attend college in Illinois to study music performance. A virtuoso concert violinist and ambassador for peace, Mariela was named as a Champion of Change for World Refugees by President Obama and was honored at the White House in 2015. She has been speaking and performing at colleges and universities nationwide, including Georgetown and Harvard.

Penn State New Kensington Golfer Dan Smith

Penn State New Kensington Golfer Earns Student-Athlete of the Year

Penn State New Kensington's Dan Smith was honored by the United State Collegiate Athletics Association (USCAA) as the Student-Athlete of the Year for Men's Golf. Smith was presented with the award following the USCAA Golf National Championship at the Penn State University Blue Course.

John Zaffis

John Zaffis to present to campus and community

Ghost Hunter John Zaffis visits Penn State New Kensington for an evening exploring hauntings, paranormal activity, exorcisms and more on Thursday, October 19 at 8:30 p.m. in the Forum Theatre

Students play catch on the field at PNC Park

Penn State in Pittsburgh

This series of events brings hundreds of Penn Staters together each year to enjoy the culture and beauty of Pittsburgh. From baseball games to trips to the theater, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Brady Boyer sits on the ground and holds a penguin during his internship with the Pittsburgh Zoo.

Alumni Spotlight: biology and the 2+2 plan

From interning with the affectionate penguins at the Pittsburgh Zoo to researching orchid bees in the tropical forests of Peru, this biology major maximized his Penn State experience.
Female professor explains something to two female students during Chemistry Lab

You can study almost anything with the 2+2 Plan

From Accounting and Advertising to Women's Studies and World Languages Education, you have plenty of options in between when you study at Penn State.
GREAT Program students and staff wear bright yellow vests and white hard hats while visiting a Massaro construction site

Spotlight on the GREAT Program

This unique program, available exclusively at Penn State New Kensington, prepares engineering and IST students for the workforce with specialized out of class activities and workshops.
5 radiological sciences students stand in front of their poster at the annual Research & Creative Expo

Radiological Sciences students earn awards at conference

This student research project about the bone disease Hypophosphatasia won the poster competition at the Pennsylvania Society of Radiological Technologists state conference.
Psychology students and faculty in classroom

Four campus psychology students awarded A-K Health Foundation scholarships

Four students in the psychology program recently earned Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation scholarships.

Senior Jamie Herstek of Upper Burrell, junior Serena Buday of Tarentum, sophomore Jon McCabe of Lower Burrell and senior Jill Dickun were presented the awards on campus by John Pastorek, president and CEO of the foundation. Each year, the foundation distributes more than $28,000 to area students pursuing postsecondary education.