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About Penn State New Kensington

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
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Mean ACT score 24
In-State Tuition $13,552
Out-of-State $22,414

2022 Penn State New Kensington Regular Decision Application Deadline

All regular decision applicants will be notified by October 1.

Penn State New Kensington Early Admission

Penn State New Kensington does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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The deadline to apply early to Penn State New Kensington is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

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Penn State New Kensington Acceptance Rate

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 Waitlist

Penn State New Kensington reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Penn State New Kensington?

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.

Penn State New Kensington Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Penn State New Kensington

The mean ACT score for Penn State New Kensington students is 24.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Penn State New Kensington.

Does Penn State New Kensington Require the ACT or SAT?

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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Does Penn State New Kensington Have On-Campus Housing?Penn State New Kensington does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commote from at home or find their own housing.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Penn State New Kensington.

Financial Aid at Penn State New Kensington

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.

Is Penn State New Kensington a Good School?

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.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State New Kensington

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 Outcomes and Debt for Penn State New Kensington Grads

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.

Based on this information, how does Penn State New Kensington sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! 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

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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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Penn State New Kensington ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 29

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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 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.

Penn State New Kensington SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

480 - 600


Reading SAT Range

460 - 610

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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 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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