Tuition & Fees

$34,896

$34,896

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
31%
500-599
53%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
54%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
35%
400-499
43%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
27%
18-23
45%
12-17
17%
30-36
7%
24-29
48%
18-23
34%
12-17
11%
30-36
7%
24-29
46%
18-23
38%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,063
Declined + 1,004
Total Received 4,067
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Private (nonprofit)

2,491

undergraduate students

3,054

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 2977
ACT 3756

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,545
Established in 1933
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Wilkes-Barre, PA

25-acre campus in Wilkes-Barre (population: 40,569), 120 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
67%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned 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
23%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
31%
500-599
53%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
54%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
35%
400-499
43%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
27%
18-23
45%
12-17
17%
30-36
7%
24-29
48%
18-23
34%
12-17
11%
30-36
7%
24-29
46%
18-23
38%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,063
Declined + 1,004
Total Received 4,067

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Essay
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Terese Wignot
Associate Provost - Enrollment
P: 800 WILKESU
F: 570 408-4904
admissions@wilkes.edu

Financial Aid

71%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,457

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,896
Room & board $14,270
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $50,766
Average Financial Aid - $25,457
Total with Avg. Aid $25,309

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,981,274
State $3,348,178
Institutional $31,892,422
Other external $609,318
Total $39,831,192

Non-need-based

Federal $24,668
State $9,140
Institutional $3,164,707
Other external $111,166
Total $3,309,681
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Financial Aid Deadline

State aid form
May 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Jane Dessoye
Interim Executive Director of Student Financial Services
jane.dessoye@wilkes.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
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/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Flag Football, Indoor Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Adelene Malatesta (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Freedom Conference, Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Colonels
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied/Engineering Science
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminology
Digital Design/Media Art
Earth/Environmental Science
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Management
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
Finance
Geology
History
Hospitality Leadership
Individualized Program
Integrated Media
International Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Middle Level Education
Music Theatre
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Secondary Education
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Sports/Event Management
Theatre Arts
Theatre Design/Technology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Psychology

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

5,545

total students

81%

in-state

19%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

45%

2,491
students

Female
47%
1,160

Male
53%
1,331

55%

3,054
students

Female
77%
2,340

Male
23%
714

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

2,233
students

Female
46%
1,014

Male
54%
1,219

11%

258
students

Female
57%
146

Male
43%
112

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

38%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: in August

Spring: in December

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 9
Countries most often represented China
India
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
The United Arab Emirates
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Georgia Costalas
Executive Director, Diversity Affairs
570 408-7854
georgia.costalas@wilkes.edu

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