The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related, land-grant university.
The University has 24 campuses throughout Pennsylvania, including a virtual World Campus. The enrollment at Penn State is over 84,000 students, placing it among the ten largest public universities in the United States. Penn State offers more than 160 majors and administers a $1.4 billion endowment. Although it receives funding from the state and is connected to the state through its board of trustees, it is otherwise independent and not subject to the state's direct control.
The New Kensington campus is located on 72 wooded acres in the town of Upper Burrell, within easy commuting distance from almost anywhere in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Indiana and Westmoreland counties. The campus was founded in 1958 in New Kensington (hence the name), before settling in its present location in 1966.
Key vacilities include the Engineering Building, the Science Building, the Athletics Center, the Elisabeth S. Blissell Library and the Theatre & IST Building, which includes the 348-seat Forum Theatre and the Information & Technology Center as well as a study area, TV lounge and game room.
The offices and most facilities are open weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Call for more specific information.
Free, on-site parking is available.