King's College

Wilkes-Barre, PA

King's College

Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$40,080

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,737
Declined 423
Total Received 3,160
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Private

2,347

undergraduate students

443

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,790
Established in 1946
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

48-acre campus in Wilkes-Barre (population: 40,806), 100 miles from Philadelphia. Served by bus; major airport serves Philadelphia; smaller airport serves Avoca (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
51%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
65%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Other application fee (waived if filed online)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline December 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,737
Declined 423
Total Received 3,160

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Recommendations
Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

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Financial Aid

85%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$23,553

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,062
Room $7,364
Board $6,644
Additional fees $2,018
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $55,388
Average Financial Aid - $23,553
Total with Avg. Aid $31,835

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,193,215
State $2,267,353
Institutional $28,992,533
Other external $510,515
Total $34,963,616

Non-need-based

Federal $360,120
State
Institutional $6,757,552
Other external $130,224
Total $7,247,896

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 570 208-5868
F: 570 208-6015
finaid@kings.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes yes
Wrestling yes

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference, Freedom Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Studies. yes
Gerontology. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes yes
History, General. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Philosophy. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Psychology, Other. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Theology/Theological Studies. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Physician Assistant
  2. Accounting
  3. Criminal Justice

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,790

total students

69%

in-state

31%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

2,347
students

Female
48%
1,118

Male
52%
1,229

16%

443
students

Female
74%
327

Male
26%
116

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

2,089
students

Female
46%
957

Male
54%
1,132

11%

258
students

Female
62%
161

Male
38%
97

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Ireland
Italy
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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