Penn State New Kensington is only 17 miles from downtown Pittsburgh and all of the sports, arts, and cultural events it offers.

Whether you start the first two years of one of Penn State’s 275+ majors with us, or you complete one of our 10 baccalaureate or four associate degrees entirely here, at Penn State New Kensington you’ll have the advantage of smaller classes and one-on-one interaction with award-winning faculty.

The well kept grounds at the Hintz Family Alumni Center at Penn State's University Park campus with flowers in the foreground an a mallard duck on the lawn

The 2+2 Plan

At Penn State, students have the opportunity to start their major at one campus and transition to another campus to finish it. We call this the "2+2 Plan," and, with more than half of our students choosing this path each year, it's the most common path to a Penn State degree. Learn more!

Staff in the Success Center

The Success Center

The Academic & Career Success Center is home to Career Services, Academic Advising, and Learning Center Resources all in one convenient location.  Visit us in the lower level of the Student Union Building.