Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$38,752

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
520
75th
610
25th
520
75th
25
25th
19
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,334
Declined 299
Total Received 3,633
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Private

2,639

undergraduate students

3,843

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Wilkes University, founded as a junior college in 1933, is a private institution that achieved college status in 1947, and university status in 1989. Its 25-acre campus is located in Wilkes-Barre, 20 miles from Scranton.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 6,482
Established in 1933
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

25-acre campus in Wilkes-Barre (population: 40,806), 120 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Wilkes University
84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA
18766

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
520
75th
610
25th
520
75th
25
25th
19
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) May 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,334
Declined 299
Total Received 3,633

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

87%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$23,767

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $36,888
Housing $9,306
Food $6,094
Additional fees $1,864
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $55,752
Average Financial Aid - $23,767
Total with Avg. Aid $31,985

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,951,176
State $2,638,099
Institutional $33,589,008
Other external $577,782
Total $40,756,065

Non-need-based

Federal $24,816
State $4,122
Institutional $4,406,467
Other external $190,607
Total $4,626,012

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 WilkesU
F: 570 408-4004
financialaid@wilkes.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, climbing, cricket, running, skiing, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, cheerleading, climbing, cricket, dance, running, skiing, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, billiards, bowling, flag football, indoor soccer, softball, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Freedom Conference, Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminology. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Education, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship. yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes
Finance, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
History, General. yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
International School Administration/Leadership. yes yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Online Educator/Online Teaching. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Nursing
  3. Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,482

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

41%

2,639
students

Female
50%
1,317

Male
50%
1,322

59%

3,843
students

Female
74%
2,849

Male
26%
994

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

2,223
students

Female
50%
1,111

Male
50%
1,112

16%

416
students

Female
50%
206

Male
50%
210

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

6%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: in August

Spring: in December

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented Greece
India
Kuwait
Panama
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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