Wilkes University Rankings

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In the World#2760 of 14178
In North America#842 of 2629
In the United States#775 of 2528
In Pennsylvania#41 of 155
In Wilkes-Barre#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
79%
Average SAT
1119
Average ACT
23
Avg. cost to attend
$27,393 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
2,351
Graduates
2,329
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
wilkes.edu

Wilkes University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate79%77%80%
Applicants3,7561,8731,883
Admissions2,9531,4511,502
Freshmen enrolled full time532248284
Freshmen enrolled part time18117

829 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,916 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
492 or 92%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1020
or below

75% of them
had 1218
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Wilkes University are 1020-1218 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
82 or 15%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Wilkes University are 20-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3583 (77%)
Hispanic259 (6%)
Black or African American251 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown200 (4%)
Nonresident Alien135 (3%)
Asian122 (3%)
Two or more races120 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native4 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$27,393/year
Average aid awarded
$25,482
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$21,491
$30-48K$20,640
$48-75K$24,564
$75-110K$27,958
$110K+$33,125

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$35,814$25,104
Tuition in-state$35,814$25,104
Tuition out-of-state$35,814$25,104
Fee in-district$1,808$1,920
Fee in-state$1,808$1,920
Fee out-of-state$1,808$1,920

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,148
Combined charge for room and board$15,108
Room charge$9,124
Meal charge$5,984

Wilkes University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse97183
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other242
Education, Other155
Reading Teacher Education133
Business Administration and Management, General5146
Educational & Instructional Technology76
Nursing Practice73
Pharmacy70
Mechanical Engineering632
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies58
Elementary and Middle School Administration & Principalship50
Biology & Biological Sciences, General34
Creative Writing30
Psychology, General23
Marketing & Marketing Management, General22
Finance, General20
Accounting18
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor17
Educational Leadership and Administration, General17
Electrical and Electronics Engineering16
Elementary Education and Teaching16
Criminology16
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering15
Speech Communication and Rhetoric11
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia9
Sociology9
Computer and Information Sciences, General8
English & Language Arts Teacher Education8
Political Science and Government, General7
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching7
Special Education and Teaching, General7
Chemistry, General6
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General5
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering5
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education5
History, General4
Spanish Language and Literature4
Geology & Earth Science, General4
Social Studies Teacher Education4
Mathematics Teacher Education4
International Relations and Affairs3
Mathematics, General21
English Language and Literature, General2
Neuroscience2
Information Science & Studies2
Hospitality Administration & Management, General2
Engineering & Industrial Management11
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist2
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies2
Grand Total541969160
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate63%61%66%
  • Full-time retention rate - 78%
  • Part-time retention rate - 63%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,090
Citations
20,925

Publication count by topic

Biology
177
Medicine
150
Psychology
121
Materials science
114
Chemistry
98
Computer science
73
Engineering
55
Political science
46
Sociology
41
Mathematics
31
Economics
30
Physics
21
Business
20
Environmental science
18
Geology
17
History
13
Geography
10
Art
8
Philosophy
4

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Political science1025937
Psychology16973,495
Biology18966,665
Economics2006559
Sociology2008326
Medicine21322,973
Geography2291272
History23588
Environmental science2507450
Materials science27491,154
Geology291175
Engineering2922324
Computer science2941817
Chemistry31411,298
Mathematics3216368
Physics3421121
Art35041
Business361485

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990745
1991650
19921044
19931150
19941055
19951855
1996847
19971573
199822108
199912149
200016155
200116181
200219213
200317170
200415245
200522303
200616318
200712380
200827570
200931641
201028751
201141819
201250980
2013491200
2014761350
2015581541
2016581488
2017621610
2018701648
2019771919
2020632329

General info

Alternative namesWilkes
WU
Founded1933
WikipediaWilkes University
MottoUnity Amidst Diversity
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (June-August)
Total FTE staff749
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 18766
United States
City population41,000
Phone5704085000
Fax+1 (570) 408 4904

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