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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    D+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Penn State New Kensington is an above-average public college located in Upper Burrell Township, Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 484 undergraduate students. The Penn State New Kensington acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Radiation Therapy, Electrical Engineering, and Information Science. Graduating 47% of students, Penn State New Kensington alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,100.
3550 Seventh Street Road
New Kensington, PA 15068
Branch of
Penn State
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About Penn State New Kensington...
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
990-1190
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,533/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,396/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.7 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.7 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
484Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
111
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
14%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
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Penn State New Kensington Reviews

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If I could do it all again I would stay all 4 years at PSNK, and never gone to PS Main Campus. The teachers are so wonderful at PSNK, and I only had an issue with one grad student/teacher. She was a fill in for some odd reason, and she was the only issue I had there. Anyhow, I think the campus is beautiful for its size, and has the potential to be a bigger sport involved school. The only thing that it lacked was students interest to join club sports, but the funding is there to create them! The school resources are excellent, it's no different than PSU Main, just different landscaping. My diploma from Penn State got me an excellent job working Forensic Investigations for Allegheny County, Thanks PENN STATE, and PSNK CAMPUS is my campus of choice since I experienced both PSU Main and PSNK.
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Overall, my experience with Penn State New Kensington has been positive. The faculty work well together and everyone is extremely pleasant and helpful. This campus network of students and employees alike is very much liked a family. Small class sizes are also ideal for student/professor relationships. The instructors know you by name and do everything in their power to help you succeed, not only academically but personally as well. WE ARE!
Although many would think that branch campuses wouldn't offer a very enriching experience, this university proves those people wrong. Penn State New Kensington puts in a tremendous amount of effort to make the college experience as enjoyable and educational as any other campus. They continuously have exciting events going on around campus that help people to connect. The small classroom atmosphere helps students have a direct connection with their professor, which results in an enjoyable curriculum. They provide a success center where there a multitude of tutors for every class on the campus. The best part is it's all free to a student of Penn State. They also provide all adobe apps for students to use, for free, throughout their time they spend at Penn State. Everyone around you is willing to lend a helping hand.