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Wilkes University

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 47%53%
    student ratio
  • 2,388
    total students
  • $29,750 | $29,750
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 80%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 531
    sat math
  • 509
    sat reading
  • 498
    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Engineering/Industrial Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • International Relations and Affairs
      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.

Admissions

80% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,120
    • Accepted2,500
    • Acceptance Rate80%
    • Enrolled2,388
    • Female Applicants1,547
    • Females Accepted1,264
    • Female Acceptance Rate81%
    • Male Applicants1,573
    • Males Accepted1,236
    • Male Acceptance Rate78%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 30th Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 30th Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 509 450 560
    • SAT Math 531 480 590
    • SAT Writing 498 440 550
    • 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 *$29,750
    • Out-of-state tuition *$29,750
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,512.00
    • Room and board *$12,808.00
    • Room only *$7,704.00
    • * 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 offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,388
    • Male Student Percentage53%
    • Female Student Percentage47%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.36%
    • Black or African American3.31%
    • White or Caucasian73.66%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.17%
    • Asian2.6%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.13%
    • Two or more races2.51%
    • Unknown1.93%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout7.19% representing 11 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students17% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 44%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • 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 Not Reported
  • 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
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty378
    • Full-time Percentage44%
    • Part-time Percentage56%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported

Location & Contact

84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766-0002
USA

Ms.Melanie Wade

Vice President of Enrollment Services

Phone: 570-408-4400
Fax: 570-408-4904
Email: admissions@wilkes.edu



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