Tuition & Fees

$38,724

$38,724

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
28%
500-599
53%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
20%
500-599
53%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
43%
400-499
38%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
5%
24-29
39%
18-23
48%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,330
Declined + 962
Total Received 4,292
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Private (nonprofit)

2,269

undergraduate students

300

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Physician Assistant
  2. Accounting
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 2353
ACT 3604

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,569
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)

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Wilkes-Barre, PA

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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
48%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
28%
500-599
53%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
20%
500-599
53%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
43%
400-499
38%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
5%
24-29
39%
18-23
48%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
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
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Recommended

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,330
Declined + 962
Total Received 4,292

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

Dr. Barry Williams
Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 888 546-4772
F: 570 208-5971
admissions@kings.edu

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,254

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,724
Room & board $13,464
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $53,488
Average Financial Aid - $27,254
Total with Avg. Aid $26,234

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,471,371
State $2,339,297
Institutional $30,266,889
Other external $448,521
Total $36,526,078

Non-need-based

Federal $237,277
State
Institutional $7,048,514
Other external $88,014
Total $7,373,805
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Jared Menghini
Director of Financial Aid

Varsity Sports

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

Cheryl J. Ish (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Athletic Training
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
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
Mechanical Engineering
Neuroscience
Nursing
Philosophy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Reading Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Theatre
Theology
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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

2,569

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

2,269
students

Female
48%
1,095

Male
52%
1,174

12%

300
students

Female
75%
225

Male
25%
75

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

2,066
students

Female
47%
957

Male
53%
1,109

9%

203
students

Female
68%
138

Male
32%
65

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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
7%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

31%

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

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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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

International Student Contact

Emily Liu
Director of International Student Recruitment
570 208-8403
emilyliu@kings.edu

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