Penn State’s tradition of academic excellence, investment in student success, and commitment to providing unrivaled opportunities make the University a great place to study, but it is the dedication of our students, faculty, and staff that make it truly exceptional.
We are looking for students that want to share in the passions and talents of this impactful Penn State community. Discover how your Penn State years will not only shape your academic and career pursuits, but will broaden your perspective, establish life-long connections, and set the stage for experiences you cannot even begin to imagine.
Start your Penn State story.
Penn State New Kensington offers you the advantage of a small, intimate college setting as you transition to college life while having that world-renowned reputation. We consider the following students as First Year:
- earned a high school diploma or equivalent before starting at Penn State
- attempted fewer than 18 college credits at another institution
- enrolled in college courses at a higher education institution while in high school