2,491
Students
Financial aid thermometer
25,457
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
75
75%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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 Terese Wignot
Associate Provost Enrollment
Email: admissions@wilkes.edu
Phone: 570-408-4400
Fax: 570-408-4904

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Marketing/marketing Management 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
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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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
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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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
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,067
Applied
3,063
Accepted
2,491
Enrolled
75%
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Female Admissions

1,966
Females Applied
1,497
Females Accepted
76%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,101
Males Applied
1,566
Males Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.53
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 August 30th Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 564 520 610
SAT Math 564 520 610
ACT Composite 21 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

34,454
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Fees

1,740
Full-time student fees
14,682
Room & board
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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

25,457
Avg. Financial Aid Package
25,631
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,348
Avg. Loan Aid
14,482
Avg. Grant Aid
21,706
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
71%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
13%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,491
Total undergrad students
8%
International Students
19%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.35%
Black or African American 4.58%
White or Caucasian 71.21%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.42%
Asian 2.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.13%
Two or more races 3.36%
Other 2.69%

Gender

Male (53.43%)
Female (46.57%)

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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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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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 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 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

416
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 180
Part-time - 236
Male - 213
Female - 203