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Pennsylvania State University – Penn State New Kensington

3550 Seventh Street Road, New Kensington, PA

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Pennsylvania State University - Penn State New Kensington, a public institution, offers a variety of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Upper Burrell, PA, the school resides in a rural setting for students to study in. The higher teacher/student ratio and access to teachers is due primarily to the small student body, over 900 students, maintained by Pennsylvania State University - Penn State New Kensington.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business Administration
  • Psychology
  • Radiology Technician
  • Communications

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then studied by the admissions staff. Students may provide either the SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admissions at Pennsylvania State University - Penn State New Kensington. A score between 1225 - 1605 on the SAT, or 17 - 27 for the ACT is common among admitted students. This school has an admissions rate of 85% of which only 46% decided to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay approximately $14,000 and nonresidents pay $21,000 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

Contact information, tuition information, areas of study offered, and much more may be accessed on school's website at http://www.nk.psu.edu/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students Pennsylvania State University – Penn State New Kensington accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University – Penn State New Kensington is around 660 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 27% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.

$14,200

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $13,000-$15,000
    • Out-of-State: $19,000-$23,280
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $520-$630 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $810-$970 per unit
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships81%$6,336
Receiving Student Loans65%$6,089
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Pennsylvania State University – Penn State New Kensington may provide services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

Pennsylvania State University – Penn State New Kensington has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 54%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years26%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Radiology Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1979)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Pennsylvania State University – Penn State New Kensington is a Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA). The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Pennsylvania State University – Penn State New Kensington by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Psychology

Security and Protective Services

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
79.13%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
94%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
12:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
14

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,257