King's College

Wilkes-Barre, PA

King's College

Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Transformation. Community. Holy Cross.

King’s College is a private college  founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame. Our 48-acre campus is located in a residential area of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. 

King’s gives you the tools to succeed while you’re here and long after you graduate. A variety of majors, special programs, and unique experiences will help you discover your passions and develop the core of who you are. Small classes ensure personal interactions with faculty and access to résumé-building opportunities. It’s all part of a caring environment where you’ll find supportive professors, impressive coaches, and friends for life. 

We have many unique academic offerings to consider, such as our Dual-Degree Engineering Program with the University of Notre Dame and our five-year Physician’s Assistant Studies Program. We offer our students the choice to take courses in a special concentration that complements their major and gives them an edge over their peers in the job market. Additionally, if graduate school is in your plans, our pre-professional programs have excellent placement rates in some of the most competitive dental, chiropractic, medical, and veterinary schools throughout the country.

King’s has 28 NCAA Division III varsity athletic teams for men and women. Almost half of our students participate in athletics. Our student-athletes are driven to excel on and off the field. Outside of academics and sports, King’s offers more than 50 different clubs and activities to get involved with on campus.

King’s is located in Wilkes-Barre, a small city in Northeast Pennsylvania. Our campus is near the downtown area along the beautiful Susquehanna River. We have an abundance of malls, theaters, coffeehouses, and restaurants that are just minutes away from campus. Local venues also offer concerts, Triple A baseball, minor league hockey, and arena football.

We invite you to explore what King’s College has to offer.



Listed as one of the best colleges and universities in the US by Forbes


Ranked in the top 10% for Best Buys in College Education by Barron’s


Ranked as one of the best colleges in the Northeast by The Princeton Review


22 consecutive years ranked among the Best Colleges in the US by U.S. News & World Report

Our academic programs are accredited by the most respected agencies, including the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), 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.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “King’s College is an institution that makes it clear from day one that they prioritize more than just your academic success. They care about your success as a person holistically; spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, the list goes on.”

  • “Students should choose King’s College because small class teaching means you have more opportunities to communicate with professors. The rich campus cultural life and social practices promote the students’ health and growth to the fullest extent.”

  • “My experience at King’s has played a significant role in shaping me into who I am today. The thing I loved most about my time at King’s is the environment and how it incorporates all aspects of student life.”

  • “King’s is a place where you can not only get a degree, but also learn more about yourself. Here you can discover what your interests are and what king of person you want to be. You can find different resources that will help you achieve your goal.”