Penn State Wilkes-Barre

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
201 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802-1294
(570) 675-9238
(800) 966-6613
Fax: (570) 675-9113

Contact: Anne Rohrbach
Executive Director for Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address
PO Box PSU, Old Route 115
Lehman, PA 18627-0217
(570) 675-2171

www.wb.psu.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 619
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 179
Degree-seeking undergrads: 534
Graduate enrollment: 65

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 85%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Business A
Agricultural Education Services B
Agricultural Mechanization B
Agriculture – General B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Food Science B
Horticulture Science B
Landscaping B
Soil Science and Agronomy B
Turf Management B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Design and applied arts B
Film Studies B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B
Pathology – Human/Animal B
Toxicology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Labor/Personnel Relations B,C
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B,C
Information Sciences/Systems A,B

Education

Adult/Continuing Teacher Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Educational Evaluation/Research B
Educational/instructional media design C
Elementary Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Architectural Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Science B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Manufacturing Engineering A
Materials Science B
Mechanical Engineering B
Mining/Mineral Engineering B
Nuclear Engineering B
Petroleum B
Surveying Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Metallurgical Technology A
Surveying Technology A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies A,B
Human Nutrition B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Italian B
Japanese B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Communication Disorders B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Premedicine B
Rehabilitation and therapeutic studies B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B,C

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Medieval/Renaissance Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forest Sciences/Biology B
Forest Technology B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Science Technologies

Biology Technician B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Forensic Technologies B
Law Enforcement Administration B,C
Security and protective services B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Archaeology B
Development Economics B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(570) 675-2171
Website:wilkesbarre.psu.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:admissions.psu.edu/apply/
Address:Old Route 115, Lehman, PA 18627-0217
Setting:41
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:487
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):50%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:247 (51% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$13,540
Out-of-state Tuition:$20,420
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:90%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,584

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services412
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111
Engineering2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total759

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services211
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Grand total333

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,540
Out-of-state$20,420
Books and supplies$1,840

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$19,638
Out-of-state$24,944

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid12790%
Grant or scholarship aid11682%$6,584
Student loan aid9567%$6,386

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid43889%$5,505
Federal student loans32867%$6,635

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants366229137
Percent admitted100%80%88%
Percent admitted who enrolled34%40%25%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment487
Undergraduate enrollment477
Graduate enrollment10

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Accreditation

This institution is accredited by

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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