Campus New Kensington

Campus New Kensington

Penn State New Kensington’s location in Upper Burrell Township offers easy access to the athletic, cultural, and arts events in downtown Pittsburgh, and multiple hiking and nature trails.

The campus provides students with a safe environment that encourages academic and personal success. Throughout the year, students enjoy a variety of cultural and entertainment-related opportunities including concerts, plays, community service trips, and other special events.

Penn State New Kensington offers students the personal attention of a small college environment along with the academics, programming, and other opportunities of one of the largest public research institutions. Students enjoy benefits such as small class sizes; research opportunities; access to full-time career services, learning support, and peer tutoring; and opportunities to participate in innovative new programming through the new Corner Launchbox Entrepreneurial Center.

Campus Facts


Privately owned housing is available adjacent to campus.


686 attend classes here.


Student to teacher ratio of 12:1

Clubs & Organizations

12 Clubs & Organizations


Penn State New Kensington offers 10 baccalaureate degrees and 5 associate degrees that can be completed in their entirety at Penn State New Kensington. Nearly all of Penn State's more than 275 baccalaureate programs may be started at Penn State New Kensington as part of the 2+2 Plan.


Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC)
United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)

Upcoming Events

Please visit the Penn State World Campus Calendar to view upcoming webinar events.

Campus Majors

Penn State offers more than 275 majors, with four-year degrees offered at all 20 of our undergraduate campuses.

2+2 Plan

Starting a program at a Commonwealth Campus and completing at University Park. The most common path to a Penn State degree.