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Tuition & Fees

$34,720

$34,720

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,731
Declined + 1,121
Total Received 3,852
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Private (nonprofit)

2,082

undergraduate students

339

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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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
46%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
47%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
43%
400-499
38%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
42%
18-23
48%
12-17
7%
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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 2,421
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: 40,569), 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
49%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
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
18%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
46%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
47%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
43%
400-499
38%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
42%
18-23
48%
12-17
7%

Admissions Facts

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

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,731
Declined + 1,121
Total Received 3,852

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

Corry Unis
Vice President for Enrollment Management
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 - $24,694
Total with Avg. Aid $23,412

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,694

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,695,787
State $2,349,116
Institutional $22,567,694
Other external $324,805
Total $27,937,402

Non-need-based

Federal $105,883
State $0
Institutional $5,202,087
Other external $187,943
Total $5,495,913

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
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
Philosophy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Reading Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Theatre
Theology
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Undergraduate

86%

2,082
students

Female
48%
995

Male
52%
1,087

Graduate

14%

339
students

Female
73%
246

Male
27%
93

undergraduateFull-time

91%

1,907
students

Female
47%
885

Male
53%
1,022

undergraduatePart-time

9%

175
students

Female
63%
110

Male
37%
65

Student Break-down

6%
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
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

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

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 Denmark
Italy
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
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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