Wilkes University: Ranking & Review

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Wilkes-Barre
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United States
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World
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17912807
Top 17%

Wilkes University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate75%75%76%
Applicants4,0672,1011,966
Admissions3,0631,5661,497
Enrolled undergraduates607348259
Enrolled total (including graduate students)5,5452,0453,500

3,326 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,566 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores514
Percent of students submitting SAT scores89%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
565
Math
565

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores128
Percent of students submitting ACT scores22%
ACT Composite
23
ACT English
22
ACT Math
23

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40. Application fee for graduates - $45.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

Wilkes University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$53,966$53,966
Off-campus$49,496$49,496
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,270 and other expenses per full academic year.

Wilkes University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,099 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$33,208$33,208
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,688$1,688
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$996$996
Tuition for Full-time graduates$23,280$23,280
Fees for full-time graduates$1,776$1,776
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$1,044$1,044

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Education2261923664
Health Professions and Related Programs954999243
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11577192
Engineering821092
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities6868
English Language and Literature & Letters124961
Psychology4343
Biological and Biomedical Sciences4242
Social Sciences3232
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2929
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2810
Physical Sciences1010
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services77
History66
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies44
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics44
Mathematics and Statistics224
Visual and Performing Arts11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Grand Total5768141221,512

A total of 576 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Wilkes University.

At the master's and doctor's level 936 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate60%61%58%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%
  • Part-time retention rate - 0%

General info

Alternative namesWilkes
WU
Founded1933
MottoUnity Amidst Diversity
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff705
Instructional FTE259
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewilkes.edu
Address84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 18766
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population41,000
Phone5704085000
Fax+1 (570) 408 4904

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