Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$38,752

not including room and board

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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.

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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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
Percent 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-prepatory 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
Room $9,306
Board $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
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field x country
Volleyball
Wrestling

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

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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