Why Penn State New Kensington

At Penn State New Kensington, we are building leaders and innovators of the future by offering industry-specific programs and resources within a small campus environment located in a growing economic region just north of Pittsburgh. Discover unique programs such as our Electromechanical Engineering Technology program designed to meet the growing field of automation and robotics or our Radiological Sciences (X-Ray) program—one of the most successful in the region—which boasts a high job placement rate. Leverage entrepreneurial and startup programs including our innovation hub, The Corner, located in downtown New Kensington along the city’s transforming Corridor of Innovation.

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Enroll in one of our ten four-year or four two-year degree offerings or take advantage of our 2+2 plan and begin nearly any of Penn State’s 275+ majors here before transitioning to another campus, like University Park. No matter which major matches your interest, you’ll be backed by the strength of the Penn State network, our top-ranked research enterprise, faculty experts, and more than 775,000 alumni worldwide ready to open doors to future opportunities.

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A Vibrant Community

At Penn State New Kensington, our tight-knit campus environment—with access to the educational and cultural offerings of nearby Pittsburgh—allows you to take advantage of a host of opportunities to enrich your college career and prepare you for the future. Programs like our Penn State in Pittsburgh series and Leader Launch provide networking opportunities with Penn State alumni and professionals in our region. On campus, we offer nearly twenty clubs and organizations, eight USCAA and PSUAC athletic teams and intramural sports, cultural programs, an art gallery with monthly exhibitions, community engagement and service projects, and more.