King's College

Wilkes-Barre, PA

King's College

Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Undergrad Health & Medicine Catholic

Tuition & Fees

$40,080

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
47%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
43%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
30-36
9%
24-29
42%
18-23
39%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,380
Declined 796
Total Received 4,176
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Private

2,231

undergraduate students

288

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,519
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: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Wilkes-Barre Scranton International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
47%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Association of Campus Events
  • Student Government Association
  • Accounting Association
  • International/Multicultural Club
  • Biology Club

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Friends and Family Weekend
  • All College Ball
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
67%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
47%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
43%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
30-36
9%
24-29
42%
18-23
39%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.37

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,380
Declined 796
Total Received 4,176

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
interview
recommendation(s)
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 8
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $38,062
Room & board $14,008
Additional fees $2,018
Books & supplies $1,300
Other fees $1,300
Total $56,688

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Rugby, Soccer

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Soccer

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Theology/Theological Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

2,519

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

2,231
students

Female
47%
1,050

Male
53%
1,181

11%

288
students

Female
73%
210

Male
27%
78

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

2,042
students

Female
46%
935

Male
54%
1,107

9%

189
students

Female
61%
115

Male
39%
74

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 72%
Student 4 year graduation rate 57%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

85

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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