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Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Overview

Wilkes University is a Comprehensive institution located in Wilkes-Barre, PA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA  18766
United States
Contact Kishan Zuber
VP Enrollment Management & Marketing
Email: admissions@wilkes.edu
Phone: 570-408-4400
Fax: 570-408-4904

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Criminology Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,633
Applied
3,334
Accepted
2,243
Enrolled
92%
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Female Admissions

1,801
Females Applied
1,676
Females Accepted
93%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,832
Males Applied
1,658
Males Accepted
91%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.55
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 568 520 620
SAT Math 568 520 610
ACT Composite 23 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

36,888
Private
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Fees

1,864
Full-time student fees
15,400
Room & board
9,306
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

28,902
Avg. Financial Aid Package
31,197
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
22,520
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,360
Avg. Loan Aid
17,827
Avg. Grant Aid
23,497
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
73%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
14%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,243
Total Undergrad students
5%
International Students
24%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.35%
Black or African American 5.21%
White or Caucasian 73.35%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 2.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.09%
Two or more races 2.96%
Other 1.92%

Gender

Male (48.46%)
Female (51.54%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 41%

Student Activities

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Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 2 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

420
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 176
Part-time - 244
Male - 176
Female - 244
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