Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$37,622

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
28%
500-599
54%
400-499
16%
700-800
5%
600-699
25%
500-599
53%
400-499
17%
30-36
12%
24-29
33%
18-23
49%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,953
Declined 803
Total Received 3,756
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Private

2,351

undergraduate students

2,329

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 4,680
Established in 1933
Coeducational Coeducational

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: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Wilkes-Barre Scranton International

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
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
83%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
28%
500-599
54%
400-499
16%
700-800
5%
600-699
25%
500-599
53%
400-499
17%
30-36
12%
24-29
33%
18-23
49%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.57

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,953
Declined 803
Total Received 3,756

Admissions Factors

Very Important

class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
academic GPA
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,793

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $35,814
Room & board $15,108
Additional fees $1,808
Books & supplies $1,600
Other fees $2,200
Total $56,530
Average Financial Aid - $4,793
Total with Avg. Aid $51,737
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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 Sports Men

Basketball, Cross-country running, Football, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Skiing (downhill), Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Skiing (downhill), Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminology
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Finance, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Information Science/Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

4,680

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

50%

2,351
students

Female
50%
1,183

Male
50%
1,168

50%

2,329
students

Female
74%
1,724

Male
26%
605

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

2,110
students

Female
50%
1,047

Male
50%
1,063

11%

241
students

Female
57%
136

Male
43%
105

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 52%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

126

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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