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Tuition & Fees

$34,720

$34,720

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,322
Declined + 922
Total Received 3,244
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Private (nonprofit)

1,989

undergraduate students

321

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Accounting
  2. Management
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 2353
ACT 3604

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
48%
400-499
38%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
43%
400-499
34%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
40%
400-499
41%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
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School Facts

King's College is a private college located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame, its 48 acre campus is located in a residential area of Wilkes-Barre.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,310
Established in 1946
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Wilkes-Barre, PA

48-acre campus in Wilkes-Barre (population: 41,200), 100 miles from Philadelphia. Served by bus; major airport serves Philadelphia, smaller airport serves Avoca (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

King's College
133 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
51%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
48%
400-499
38%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
43%
400-499
34%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
40%
400-499
41%
300-399
10%
200-299
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Recommended

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,322
Declined + 922
Total Received 3,244

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

James Anderson
Director of Admissions
P: 888 546-4772
F: 570 208-5971
admissions@kings.edu

Cost

Tuition $34,720
Room & board $12,136
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $48,106
Average Financial Aid - $23,731
Total with Avg. Aid $24,375

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,731

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,990,148
State $2,421,515
Institutional $19,658,804
Other external $287,178
Total $25,357,645

Non-need-based

Federal $206,638
State $6,600
Institutional $5,436,104
Other external $135,831
Total $5,785,173

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Freedom Conference (Division III), Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Monarchs
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Communications
Computer Science
Computer/Information Systems
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies/Science
Exercise Science
Finance
French
General Science
Health Care Administration
History
Human Resources Management
International Business
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Reading Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Theatre
Theology
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Undergraduate

86%

1,989
students

Female
49%
970

Male
51%
1,019

Graduate

14%

321
students

Female
73%
234

Male
27%
87

undergraduateFull-time

90%

1,801
students

Female
48%
853

Male
52%
948

undergraduatePart-time

10%

188
students

Female
63%
117

Male
37%
71

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 4
Countries most often represented China
Denmark
Ireland
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

De Martin
Director of International Student Recruitment
570 208-5834
deloriesmartin@kings.edu

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