Visit Us

At Penn State New Kensington, you will find the appeal of a small private college with the recognition and prestige of a major research university.

We encourage all prospective students to visit us and to take a tour of our beautiful campus. You can join us for one of our upcoming Admissions Events, or contact Admissions to schedule an individual appointment. 

Our close proximity to Pittsburgh provides a variety of entertainment opportunities.  Scroll down for a list of resources that may be helpful during your visit.

Campus courtyard with students and staff seated around tables and taking in some sun

Plan Your Visit

Penn State New Kensington offers many programs and services that help make life better in our region. To truly experience the opportunities that Penn State New Kensington offers, you should come and visit us.

A rollercoaster getting ready to take the plunge at Kennywood Park

Amusement Parks

During your visit, why not check out one of our local amusement parks.

A hotel room with twin beds and two chairs


If your visit requires an overnight stay, the following hotels are all within a 15-mile radius of the campus.

The Pennsylvania State University makes no representations or endorsements for the nearby hotels listed. The Pennsylvania State University has not inspected or investigated these hotels and disclaims any responsibility for the condition of any premises, terms of any associated agreements, or compliance with any applicable laws or regulations.

Four women holding many shopping bags


Do you like to shop? With five local malls all within a 25 mile radius and two outlets within a 60 mile radius, you have a lot of shopping options during your visit.

A view of PNC Park with the city skyline in the background

Sports Teams

If taking in a major sporting event is more your style, Pittsburgh has the following hockey, baseball, soccer, and football teams.

The entrance to the Benedum Center as viewed from the street

Theater Entertainment

If you enjoy cultural arts, your opportunities for catching an opera, ballet, play, or symphony performance are abundant.