Penn State New Kensington

Category: Public Universities with fewer than 10000 enrolled students | State: Pennsylvania

About Penn State New Kensington

Penn State New Kensington is located on seventy-two wooded acres in Upper Burrell Township, within easy commuting distance from almost anywhere in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties. The campus is only seventeen miles from downtown Pittsburgh and all the sports, arts, and cultural events it has to offer. Penn State New Kensington offers eight baccalaureate programs, five associate degree programs, seven minors, and the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors. That's one of the advantages of starting at Penn State New Kensington-you'll have smaller classes and one-on-one interaction with our award-winning faculty.
2017 Military Friendly® STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

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Why attend Penn State New Kensington

As a veteran looking to advance your career, increase your earning potential, or fulfill your personal aspirations, you deserve the best education options. At Penn State New Kensington, you'll find the resources you need to be successful. With dedicated staff and faculty who offer one-on-one support, and a variety of programs and learning methods to choose from, we are dedicated to your success. Penn State University was ranked the #1 national university for veterans (U.S. News & World Report, 2013)

Ratings

Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamBioengineering & Biomedical Engineering

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

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Business Administration & Management, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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Communications, General

A program that focuses on the comprehensive study of communication, and that spans the study of mass communication/media studies, old and new media technologies, social and political applications, and speech communication and rhetoric. Includes instruction in interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural communication; theories of communication; critical thinking, argumentation, and persuasion; written communication; printed, electronic, and digital media; rhetorical tradition and criticism; media, society, and culture; consequences and effects of mass media; media social science and criticism; and quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry.

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Computer & Information Systems Security/Information Assurance

A program that prepares individuals to assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. Includes instruction in computer architecture, programming, and systems analysis; networking; telecommunications; cryptography; security system design; applicable law and regulations; risk assessment and policy analysis; contingency planning; user access issues; investigation techniques; and troubleshooting.

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Computer Science

A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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Criminal Justice/Police Science

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

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Criminalistics & Criminal Science

A program that focuses on the application of clinical and criminal laboratory science, investigative techniques, and criminology to the reconstruction of crimes and the analysis of physical evidence. Includes instruction in laboratory science, laboratory procedures, criminology and police science, evidentiary testing and analysis, computer applications, record-keeping, reconstruction techniques, evidence handling and storage, and applications to specific types of evidence and crimes.

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Engineering (general)

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Psychology

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $12,718 $19,598 N/A N/A
Fees $898 $898 N/A N/A
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Books $1,860 $1,860 N/A N/A
Other Expenses N/A N/A N/A N/A
Totals $15,476 $22,356 N/A N/A
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • ACT or SAT test score requirements waived for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Mental health counseling
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes