King's College

Wilkes-Barre, PA

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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King's College

Wilkes-Barre, PA

King’s College offers the strength of a community rooted in the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame. When you step foot on campus, you experience the warmth of our caring, nurturing environment.

Guided by principles of faith and trust, King’s was founded in 1946 by priests and brothers from the University of Notre Dame to educate the sons of miners and mill workers. While much has changed over the years, our commitment to provide a solid foundation in the liberal arts—along with the professional tools to enjoy a successful career in a number of fields—continues to this day.

Students of all faiths and backgrounds benefit from a curriculum that’s as focused on the mind as it is the soul.



• Athletic Training
• Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
• Biology
• Business
- Accounting
- Finance
- Human Resources Management
- International Business Management
- Marketing

• Chemistry
• Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
• Computer Science
• Computers and Information Systems
• Criminal Justice
• Economics
• Education
- Foreign Language (Grades K–12)
- Middle Level–Math/Science (Grade 4–8)
- Preschool–Grade 4
- Secondary Level
- Special Education

• Engineering
- Civil
- Engineering (dual degree with University of Notre Dame)
- Mechanical

• English—Literature
• English—Professional Writing
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
• Exercise Science
• French
• General Science
• History
• Mass Communications
• Mathematics
• Neuroscience
• Nursing
• Philosophy
• Physician Assistant (five-year master’s)
• Physics
• Political Science
• Pre-chiropractic
• Pre-dental
• Pre-health
• Pre-law
• Pre-medical
• Pre-pharmaceutical
• Pre-theological
• Pre-veterinarian
• Psychology
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Theatre
• Theology

Special Concentrations
• Chemistry of Materials
• Ethics
• Forensic Studies
• Geography
• International Studies
• Latin American Studies 
• Physics
• Political Economy
• Statistics
• Women’s Studies

A King’s education is a four-year “laboratory” that helps you discover what you’re passionate about while preparing you for your professional career. Our CORE curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and designed to help students explore a variety of subjects to help them find the interests that will let them flourish for the rest of their lives. This broad-based approach to learning encourages students to explore the past and question the future, helping them develop critical-thinking and communication skills that are in high demand in today’s workplace. Forbes ranks King’s as one of “America’s Best Colleges” in recent listings, and U.S. News & World Report has ranked King’s among “America’s Best Colleges” for 22 years straight.

Our academic programs are accredited by the most respected agencies, including AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistants, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, the American Chemical Society, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
• 99% of King’s graduates are employed or attend graduate school within six months of graduation.
• King’s alumni are leaders in such
fields as nuclear medicine, cardiology research, and materials science and include a Tony Award–winning Broadway designer and top executives at Fortune 500 companies. They form a strong professional network of support for job-seeking graduates.
• Internships, student teaching abroad, and experiential learning opportunities annually place 200 students around the globe for experiences that employers value.
• King’s offers Civil and Mechanical Engineering degrees and a unique 3+2 Engineering Dual-Degree Program in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame.
King’s now offers two paths to Nursing degrees: an RN-to-BS degree and a dual Bachelor of Science degree.
• Undergraduate programs with
the most majors at King’s are Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, and Physician Assistant Studies.
• King’s offers an LSAT prep course. Recent Pre-law graduates have been accepted to Boston College, Dickinson, Duquesne, Georgetown, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova, among others.
• The new King’s on the Square facil
ity is the state-of-the-art home for the College’s highly regarded Physician Assistant Studies Program, the top-accredited Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP), and the new Exercise Science Program.
• King’s residence halls offer a variety of living arrangements, from single rooms to apartments, all wired for internet access. In the halls there are 24-hour computer labs, lounges with cable TV, and laundry rooms that text you when your clothes are done.
• The library offers computerized databases and provides access to research libraries across the United States.
• Student activities enhance classroom
learning. There are diverse social, cultural, and recreational opportunities in more than 50 clubs and organizations.
• The Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center provides meal options such as a takeout café and marketplace dining. Features include an internet café, an art gallery, a conference center, a courtyard, and a waterfall.
• Visit an arena with its own ice hockey team, concert sites that host national acts, and an athletics stadium with professional baseball. There are also outdoor sports for all seasons in the nearby Pocono Mountains. Cultural events include art and musical presentations, films, discussions, and performances by visiting artists, entertainers, and lecturers.
• King’s offers 27 NCAA Division III athletic programs for men and women as well as a variety of intramural sports. The Scandlon Physical Education Center features a state-of-the-art sports medicine facility, three multipurpose courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool, handball and racquetball courts, and wrestling facilities. The McGrane Gymnasium accommodates seating for 3,200. The Betzler Fields Athletic Complex features fields for baseball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, and softball on 33.5 acres, plus a fully equipped field house.
• Over 96% of incoming freshmen receive financial aid from King’s, and over 70% of the average aid package is in the form of gift aid. Students may receive assistance in the form of federal, state, or institutional aid and private sources via scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study.
• King’s offers numerous private scholarships and grants that are unique to our institution. King’s also offers deferred payment plans, which allow families to make monthly payments on the balance of tuition, fees, room, and board, less any financial aid received.