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Tuition & Fees

$35,830

$35,830

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
49%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
47%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
43%
400-499
38%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
47%
18-23
38%
12-17
7%
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undergraduateRatios

54%

46%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,080
Declined + 1,274
Total Received 4,354
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Private (nonprofit)

2,197

undergraduate students

271

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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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 2,468
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)

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
53%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
72%
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
42%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
49%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
47%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
43%
400-499
38%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
47%
18-23
38%
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 3,080
Declined + 1,274
Total Received 4,354

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 $35,830
Room & board $12,408
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $49,488
Average Financial Aid - $25,459
Total with Avg. Aid $24,029

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,459

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,865,728
State $2,406,332
Institutional $26,861,401
Other external $312,102
Total $32,445,563

Non-need-based

Federal $188,299
State
Institutional $6,364,429
Other external $102,531
Total $6,655,259

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference, Freedom Conference
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
Nursing
Philosophy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Reading Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Theatre
Theology
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Undergraduate

89%

2,197
students

Female
46%
1,021

Male
54%
1,176

Graduate

11%

271
students

Female
74%
201

Male
26%
70

undergraduateFull-time

92%

2,025
students

Female
46%
914

Male
54%
1,111

undergraduatePart-time

8%

172
students

Female
63%
107

Male
37%
65

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 6
Countries most often represented Canada
Ireland
Italy
Jordan
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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