Wilkes University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
(570) 408-4400
(800) 945-5378
Fax: (570) 408-4904

Contact: Michael Frantz
Vice President of Enrollment Services
Main Address
84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
(570) 408-5000

www.wilkes.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 2,309
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 565
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,211
Graduate enrollment: 3,323

Setting
Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 75%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 78%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Elementary Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Environmental Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Engineering/Industrial Management B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B
Pharmaceutical Sciences B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

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.

Wilkes University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(570) 408-5000
Website:www.wilkes.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.wilkes.edu/admissions/apply-undergraduate.aspx
Address:84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:5,552
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):58%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,474 (45% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$33,568
Out-of-state Tuition:$33,568
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$22,643

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Wilkes University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Wilkes University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services51
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education3131
Engineering33
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields11
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs31
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences3
Psychology1
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total40211

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Wilkes University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education10
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Grand total12

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Wilkes University 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$33,568
Out-of-state$33,568
Books and supplies$1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$24,096
Out-of-state$24,096

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid56497%
Grant or scholarship aid56197%$22,643
Student loan aid48884%$10,302

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,02384%$19,514
Federal student loans1,79074%$7,111

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,2452,0762,169
Percent admitted100%76%76%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%17%15%

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

Wilkes University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment5,552
Undergraduate enrollment2,561
Graduate enrollment2,991

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

Wilkes University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Language Intensive English Program)

*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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