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Penn State New Kensington

New Kensington, PA 4-Year Public
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About Penn State New Kensington

Penn State New Kensington Overview

Penn State New Kensington is a public, state school in the small town setting of New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Penn State New Kensington was founded in 1958 and presently has around 492 students a year, which includes 492 undergrads. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by October 1.

Student Activities at Penn State New Kensington

Interested in music or performing? At Penn State New Kensington you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Penn State New Kensington students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Planning to play sports? Penn State New Kensington has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Penn State New Kensington on the Student Life page.

2022 Penn State New Kensington Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 27%
In-State Tuition $13,552
Out-of-State $22,414
Percent of Need Met 57.3%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,871

Is Penn State New Kensington a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what Penn State New Kensington offers and if the college seems like a good choice for you.

Penn State New Kensington Acceptance Rate 2022

Penn State New Kensington is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 92% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 588 applications received in 2022, 542 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State New Kensington

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 70% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Penn State New Kensingtonreturn for their sophomore year. Around 55% of students who started at Penn State New Kensington earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Penn State New Kensington Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Penn State New Kensington directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State New Kensington

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Penn State New Kensington meets 57.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,871 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $32,702 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State New Kensington.

Based on this information, does Penn State New Kensington seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Penn State New Kensington a good school for you?

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Where is Penn State New Kensington?

Penn State New Kensington is located in the small town setting of New Kensington, Pennsylvania.

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College Info

3550 Seventh Street Road New Kensington, PA 15068

Campus Setting: Small Town

Penn State New Kensington Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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Penn State New Kensington ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State New Kensington is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State New Kensington. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State New Kensington SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

540 - 620


Reading SAT Range

530 - 600

Penn State New Kensington Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State New Kensington is like? There are approximately 492 students enrolled at Penn State New Kensington. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from PA and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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