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Tuition & Fees

$33,570

$33,570

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
31%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
42%
400-499
26%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
39%
400-499
36%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,586
Declined + 578
Total Received 3,164
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Private (nonprofit)

2,421

undergraduate students

2,632

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 2977
ACT 3756

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School Facts

Wilkes is a private university. Founded as a junior college in 1933, it achieved college status in 1947, and university status in 1989. Its 25-acre campus is located in Wilkes-Barre, 20 miles from Scranton.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,053
Established in 1933
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Wilkes-Barre, PA

25-acre campus in Wilkes-Barre (population: 41,243), 120 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

Wilkes University
84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
77%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned 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
25%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
31%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
42%
400-499
26%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
39%
400-499
36%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1 (priority 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 Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,586
Declined + 578
Total Received 3,164

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Essay
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

David Rhodes
Interim Vice President for Enrollment Services
P: 800 WILKESU
F: 570 408-4904
admissions@wilkes.edu

Cost

Tuition $33,570
Room & board $13,632
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $48,702
Average Financial Aid - $24,966
Total with Avg. Aid $23,736

Financial Aid

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,966

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,198,492
State $3,780,880
Institutional $26,499,567
Other external $270,157
Total $34,749,096

Non-need-based

Federal $1,925
State $0
Institutional $2,370,461
Other external $60,998
Total $2,433,384

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Freedom Conference (Division III), Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Colonels
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied/Engineering Science
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminology
Earth/Environmental Science
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Management
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
Finance
History
Individualized Program
Integrated Media
International Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Middle Level Education
Music Theatre
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Sports/Event Management
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

48%

2,421
students

Female
48%
1,160

Male
52%
1,261

Graduate

52%

2,632
students

Female
73%
1,929

Male
27%
703

undergraduateFull-time

93%

2,254
students

Female
48%
1,070

Male
52%
1,184

undergraduatePart-time

7%

167
students

Female
54%
90

Male
46%
77

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: in August

Spring: in December

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • 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

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 8
Countries most often represented China
India
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
The United Arab Emirates
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Georgia Costalas
Executive Director, Diversity Affairs
570 408-7854
georgia.costalas@wilkes.edu

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