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Pennsylvania State University Penn State New Kensington

Pennsylvania State University Penn State New Kensington

Pennsylvania State University-New Kensington was established in 1958. Its campus is spread across 72 acres of land in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.

Penn State-New Kensington offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. Students can choose from over 160 majors in the fields of business administration, sciences, nursing, applied psychology, information sciences and technology, organizational leadership, and teacher education. Several continuing education courses and international programs are also available.

The athletics department of Penn State-New Kensington sponsors intercollegiate basketball, golf, soccer, softball, wrestling, and volleyball teams, which compete in the United State Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Penn State University Athletic Conference.

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington
3550 7th Street Road Rte 780
Upper Burrell , PA 15068-1765
General Phone: (724) 334-5466
http://www.nk.psu.edu/

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management27business, business management
Computer Science and Engineering20information science
Engineering Technician18electronics tech, biomedical tech, mechanical engineering tech
Medical Support and Technology16radiation therapist
Therapy and Counseling11psychology
Media9communication studies
Engineering7electrical engineering
Liberal Arts4liberal arts and sciences
Science1biological and physical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine1various nursing

Number of programs and degrees for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree645
Associate's degree498
Award of less than 1 academic year11

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington had a total enrollment of 912 students (780 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 54%
Women 46%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 95%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 40%
20-21 19%
22-24 13%
25-29 7%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 8%
50-64 2%

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 25 %

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of New Kensington, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total56148286%21144%
Men28424185%11447%
Women27724187%9740%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430540
SAT Math440570
ACT Verbal1922
ACT Math1924
ACT Composite1922

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT6%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,700
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,490
Books and supplies $ 1,264

Financial Aid:
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332912)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington Faculty

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured116
Non-tenured, but on tenure track52
Non-tenured and not on tenure track711

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*3$59,498

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*0*
Associate professoracademic year7$84,6966$73,184
Assistant professoracademic year8$64,4501*
Instructoracademic year7$69,6349$47,952
All faculty totalacademic year23$73,81416$60,045

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Engineering Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Media
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Science
Biological and Physical Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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