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 275+ majors with us, or you complete one of our 10 baccalaureate or 4 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.

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COVID-19 and Admission to Penn State

Penn State New Kensington is here to support and guide our future students impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are here to help you as you work through the undergraduate admissions application process for Penn State. Please be assured that your health and safety, and the health and safety of the entire Penn State community, is of the utmost importance to us. With an abundance of caution in protecting all current (and future!) members of the Penn State community, a variety of visit options for admissions events are available including virtual and in-person opportunities.

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How to Become a Penn Stater

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

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Visit Campus

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.

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Accepted Students

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 guide to assist you.

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Facts about Penn State New Kensington

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