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Dr. Kevin Snider
Chancellor, Penn State New Kensington

Welcome to Penn State New Kensington!

We hope you will consider making Penn State New Kensington YOUR Penn State campus! 

Most people are familiar with the prestigious Pennsylvania State University, but few are aware of one of its most respected campuses – Penn State New Kensington. Located on seventy-two beautifully wooded acres, the New Kensington campus offers a serene and intimate campus setting with the faster pace of city life just seventeen miles away. So whether you prefer a quiet intimate setting or prefer the hustle and bustle of city life, Penn State New Kensington could be the perfect place for you!

Once on campus, you will have an opportunity to explore vast student life activities, meet new friends with common interests, and gain valuable knowledge in your field of interest. I’m sure you will find that our highly qualified and talented faculty will enhance your learning experience, our state-of-the-art facilities and wireless capabilities will suit your needs, and our experienced and friendly campus service personnel will assist you in all areas--from academic advising and professional tutoring to career planning and placement assistance.

Regardless of your educational and career goals, Penn State New Kensington is sure to have something to offer. You can complete eight associate degrees, seven baccalaureate degrees, a master’s degree, and numerous certificate programs without ever leaving our campus. You can also begin any one of more than160 Penn State degree programs, to be completed at University Park or another Penn State campus.

Penn State New Kensington offers many opportunities for you to become involved on campus.  Opportunities include undergraduate research, community service projects, internships, leadership seminars, varsity sports, and over twenty-five student clubs and organizations, just to name a few. Our student activities staff has planned a full schedule of cultural programs and performing artists for fall and spring. 

Over the next few months, I invite you to take a look around, to get to know us better, and to make our University your home. You will soon discover what it means to be Penn State Proud! I am always available to talk with prospective students, schedule a visit today!

I look forward to seeing you around campus soon!

Dr. Kevin Snider