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King's College

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 49%51%
    student ratio
  • 2,144
    total students
  • $30,310 | $30,310
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 71%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 528
    sat math
  • 519
    sat reading
  • 511
    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Academic Opportunities and Challenges Abound at King's College in Wilkes-Barre

King's is a liberal arts, Catholic college located on a small urban campus in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and it provides a challenging education that prepares students for a successful future. Small classes and labs allow for meaningful interaction with professors, which translates into better graduation rates than at institutions with larger classroom environments. The faculty at King's have earned the highest degrees in their fields and bring their enthusiasm for teaching and extensive industry experience to the classroom.

King's College encourages practical experience through the Honors Program, where exceptional students receive an individualized education to match their specific career goals. The Study Abroad Program offers students the opportunity to travel and learn in a new culture, giving them a global perspective that employers want. King's College also encourages exploration of the arts through the Experiencing the Arts Program, and the college's Shoval Center for Community Engagement and learning exemplifies students making a difference by serving the community, both locally and around the world..

King's College provides its students with many avenues where they can receive emotional, spiritual, and academic support. Faculty make it a point to be available to students, whether it is during set office hours, over coffee, or via e-mail. King's also has an extensive network of advocacy offices and departments that offer support including the Office of College Diversity, Academic Skills and Writings Centers, and the King's College Campus Ministry.

King's College is Nationally Recognized

Faculty members at King's College in Wilkes-Barre are committed to excellent teaching as their first responsibility, both in the core curriculum of general studies which all undergraduates follow, and in the major programs of the College of Arts and Sciences and the William G. McGowan School of Business.

King's College offers students 40 undergraduate degrees and areas of study, 10 concentrations, and seven pre-professional programs. All of the degree programs at King's College encourage students to develop practical experience and skills that will allow them to pursue rewarding and successful careers.

King's College consistently ranks high in the top college national review issues of several major publications. It has earned the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll; been ranked in the top tier of "U.S. News & World Report's" list of Best Colleges in the United States for 17 straight years; and been placed among the nation's top 10% of colleges for its 11th consecutive edition by "Barron's Best Buys in College Education."

In addition, the college has been named as one of only 16 "Leadership Institutions" nationwide for visionary innovations in undergraduate education by the American Association of Colleges and Universities' Greater Expectations Initiative and been recognized by The John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges in its select group of 100 colleges nationwide. King's College in Wilkes-Barre is also one of 48 undergraduate schools of business in the country accredited by AACSB International--the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Financial Aid Options at King's College

While higher education is never inexpensive, King's College in Wilkes-Barre strives to make the cost of an education as affordable as possible. The college encourages every student to apply for financial aid regardless of family circumstances because every situation is unique. Only after students have applied and been considered for all available assistance will they have a true idea of what the cost will be.

Over 97% of incoming freshmen receive financial aid from King's College. In addition, students may receive additional assistance in the form of federal, state, or institutional aid, and may explore private sources such as scholarships, grants, and loans.

King's College offers deferred payment plans, which allow families to make monthly payments on the balance of tuition, fees, room, and board after any financial aid has been received. There are no interest or finance charges on deferred payment plans. Parent PLUS Loans and private alternative loans are also available to help finance educational costs.

On- and Off-Campus Activities Create Vibrant Student Life at King's College

King's College offers its students many opportunities to become involved, allowing them to socialize, learn, and play outside of the classroom. The college has over 50 clubs, organizations, and societies on campus where students sharpen their leadership skills and explore common interests. Signature organizations include WRKC, the on-campus radio station, KCTV, the college television station, and student-run publications such as The Scop and The Crown. Students can also express themselves through literary, musical, theatrical, and fine arts organizations, and have outlets to deepen their faith through Campus Ministry and volunteer groups that serve locally in Wilkes-Barre and around the world.

King's College also gives its community and students plenty of competitive sports action with 19 NCAA Division III varsity women's and men's sports. The Robert L. Betzler Fields (33 acres) and William S. Scandlon Physical Education Center are excellent facilities for sporting events at the small-college level. The Scandlon Gymnasium ranks as one of the top multi-purpose facilities in the MAC and has undergone a major facelift with the construction of a new addition and major improvements to the original building. The new addition features three multi-purpose courts that benefit all student at King's while also providing more room for indoor practices and events. For students who want to keep in shape, King's has a Wellness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight equipment.

Close to campus, right in Wilkes-Barre, students socialize in restaurants, theaters, and malls that are only minutes away. King's College has a bookstore positioned inside a Barnes & Noble, which is also host to a Starbuck's cafe. Other local venues offer students plenty of possibilities to enjoy concerts, AAA baseball, and minor league hockey. The King's College campus in Wilkes-Barre is also close to the excellent biking, kayaking, and snowboarding of the Pocono Mountains and just a few hours away from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City.


Location & Contact

King's College

133 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0801
USA

Mr.James Anderson

Director of Admission

Phone: 570-208-5858
Fax: 570-208-5971
Email: admissions@kings.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication and Media Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

71% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,780
    • Accepted1,988
    • Acceptance Rate71%
    • Enrolled2,144
    • Female Applicants1,260
    • Females Accepted955
    • Female Acceptance Rate75%
    • Male Applicants1,520
    • Males Accepted1,033
    • Male Acceptance Rate67%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.38
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 519 470 570
    • SAT Math 528 470 580
    • SAT Writing 511 460 560
    • ACT Composite
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$30,310
    • Out-of-state tuition *$30,310
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$11,368.00
    • Room only *$5,568.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,144
    • Male Student Percentage51%
    • Female Student Percentage49%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino6.39%
    • Black or African American2.47%
    • White or Caucasian73.69%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.09%
    • Asian1.87%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.09%
    • Two or more races1.73%
    • Unknown6.16%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.15% representing 4 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students29% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 50%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Association of Campus Events, Student Government Association, Accounting Association, International/Multicultural Club, Biology Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football No Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track Yes No No
    • Volleyball No No No
    • Wrestling No Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track Yes No No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty231
    • Full-time Percentage58%
    • Part-time Percentage42%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 1,197 students to 161 faculty


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