Penn State New Kensington is a public, state school in an small town setting in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Penn State New Kensington was founded in 1958 and now enrolls around 528 students a year, including 528 undergrads.
Penn State New Kensington employs one full-time professor for every 9.5 undergrads enrolled.
|2021 Penn State New Kensington Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||73%|
|Mean ACT score||24|
All regular decision applicants will be notified by October 1.
Penn State New Kensington does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
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It is moderately difficult to get into Penn State New Kensington. In 2021, Penn State New Kensington accepted 73% of applicants. Last year, 544 students applied to Penn State New Kensington and 395 were admitted.
Penn State New Kensington reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.
Penn State New Kensington is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Penn State New Kensington, applicants must submit the following items.
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The mean ACT score for Penn State New Kensington students is 24.
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Penn State New Kensington is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 62% submitted the SAT. 7% submitted the ACT.
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Penn State New Kensington meets 59% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,034 a year.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.
There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.
Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Penn State New Kensington, around 78% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 159 students who started at Penn State New Kensington as first-time freshman, 49 graduate within four years.
Penn State New Kensington's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 43%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $34,304 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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Penn State New Kensington is located in the small town setting of New Kensington, Pennsylvania.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Penn State New Kensington is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Penn State New Kensington is Continuous processing.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State New Kensington is 24. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State New Kensington. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Wondering what life at Penn State New Kensington is like? There are approximately 528 students enrolled at Penn State New Kensington. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from PA and 6% percent of students are from other states.
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