Wilkes University: Statistics

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#2478 of 14,131 In the World
#735 of 2,597 In North America
#675 of 2,496 In the United States
#42 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#2 of 2 In Wilkes-Barre
#1031 of 1,110 For Astrobiology

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
92%
Average SAT
1135
Average ACT
23
Avg. cost to attend
$30,281 /y
Aid receiving
96%
Undergraduates
2,243
Graduates
2,538
Male:Female Ratio
35:65
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
wilkes.edu

Wilkes University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 92% 91% 93%
Applicants 3,633 1,832 1,801
Admissions 3,334 1,658 1,676
Freshmen enrolled full time 476 236 240
Freshmen enrolled part time 16 9 7

1,942 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,341 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
425 or 89%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1040
or below

75% of them
had 1230
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Wilkes University are 1040-1230 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
51 or 11%
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

White 3617 (76%)
Black or African American 368 (8%)
Hispanic 276 (6%)
Asian 143 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 126 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 125 (3%)
Two or more races 117 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$30,281/year
Average aid awarded
$24,212
Students receiving aid
96%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $25,058
$30-48K $25,051
$48-75K $28,221
$75-110K $31,157
$110K+ $34,459

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $36,888$26,400
Tuition in-state $36,888$26,400
Tuition out-of-state $36,888$26,400
Fee in-district $1,864$1,968
Fee in-state $1,864$1,968
Fee out-of-state $1,864$1,968

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,184
Combined charge for room and board $15,400
Room charge $9,306
Meal charge $6,094

Wilkes University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 96 155
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 179
Educational & Instructional Technology 144
Business Administration and Management, General 48 39
Education, Other 75
Pharmacy 74
Reading Teacher Education 65
Elementary and Middle School Administration & Principalship 56
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 54
Mechanical Engineering 51 2
Nursing Practice 52
Creative Writing 36
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 25
Psychology, General 22
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 21
Online Educator & Online Teaching 21
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 18 2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 18
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 17
Finance, General 17
History, General 16
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 15
Neuroscience 15
Criminology 14
Geology & Earth Science, General 14
Accounting 12
Elementary Education and Teaching 12
Mathematics Teacher Education 12
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 12
English Language and Literature, General 10
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 8
Political Science and Government, General 8
Computer and Information Sciences, General 6
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 6
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 6
International School Administration & Leadership 2 4
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 6
Secondary Education and Teaching 6
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 5
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 4
Mathematics, General 3 1
Sociology, General 4
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 4
Chemistry, General 3
Engineering & Industrial Management 1 2
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 3
Information Science & Studies 3
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2
Philosophy 2
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 2
Social Studies Teacher Education 2
Biochemistry 1
International Relations and Affairs 1
Physics, General 1
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology 1
Grand Total 553 822 147
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 64% 61% 66%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

Publications & Citations

Publications
955
Citations
19,191

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
224 / 6,171
Chemistry
201 / 3,180
Biology
191 / 5,523
Engineering
189 / 2,350
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
185 / 3,434
Physics
134 / 1,684
Psychology
108 / 4,856
Environmental Science
102 / 2,651
Materials Science
101 / 1,411
Computer Science
77 / 2,116
Business
68 / 943
Health Science
64 / 1,970
Ecology
59 / 1,810
Mathematics
50 / 662
Political Science
46 / 696
Economics
42 / 780
Social Psychology
37 / 1,313
Pharmacy
36 / 354
Demography
33 / 475
Sociology
32 / 165
Immunology
29 / 893
Condensed Matter Physics
28 / 369
Education Majors
27 / 1,636
Math Teachers
25 / 180
Biochemistry
25 / 568
Art & Design
24 / 172
Communications and Public Relations
23 / 388
Genetics
23 / 1,293
Oncology and Cancer research
21 / 438
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
20 / 75
Family medicine
19 / 49
Botany
19 / 881
Robotics
17 / 149
Law
15 / 50
Critical Care Nursing
15 / 114
Child Psychology
14 / 127
Healthcare Management (MHA)
14 / 92
Geology
14 / 55
Zoology
14 / 271
Nursing
14 / 206

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 8 51
1992 11 44
1993 15 50
1994 10 53
1995 19 59
1996 7 50
1997 15 81
1998 23 109
1999 12 146
2000 17 152
2001 17 183
2002 20 222
2003 17 173
2004 15 257
2005 23 328
2006 17 341
2007 13 388
2008 27 578
2009 30 680
2010 29 795
2011 40 843
2012 51 982
2013 52 1177
2014 71 1371
2015 60 1567
2016 60 1511
2017 66 1667
2018 77 1816
2019 81 2099
2020 64 2725
2021 54 3003

Notable alumni

  1. Frank Zane

    Frank Zane
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in Wilkes University
    In 1964 graduated with Bachelor of Science in education
    Occupations
    bodybuilderhigh school teacher
    Biography

    Frank Zane is an American retired professional bodybuilder and author. He is a three-time Mr. Olympia, and his physique is considered one of the greatest in the history of bodybuilding due to his meticulous focus on symmetry and proportion. He was inducted in the IFBB Hall of Fame in 1999.

  2. Marlon James

    Marlon James
    Born in
    Jamaica Flag Jamaica
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Marlon James is a Jamaican writer. He is the author of five novels: John Crow's Devil (2005), The Book of Night Women (2009), A Brief History of Seven Killings (2014), winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019), and Moon Witch, Spider King (2022). Now living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the U.S., James teaches literature at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also a faculty lecturer at St. Francis College's Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing.

  3. Eddie Day Pashinski

    Eddie Day Pashinski
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Edwin A. "Eddie Day" Pashinski is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 121st District who was elected in 2006. His district includes Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre Township, Ashley, Plains Township and two wards in Hanover Township, all in Luzerne County.

  4. Steve Poleskie

    Steve Poleskie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-2019 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilotdesignerartist
    Biography

    Stephen 'Steve' Poleskie was an artist and writer. The son of a high school teacher, Poleskie graduated from Wilkes University in 1959 with a degree in Economics. A self-taught artist, Poleskie had his first one-person show at the Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1958, while still in college. These works were largely abstract expressionistic in nature.

  5. Daniel Klem

    Daniel Klem
    Occupations
    ornithologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Daniel Klem Jr. is an American ornithologist, known for his pioneering research into the mortality of birds due to glass windows. He is a Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology at Muhlenberg College. He has been teaching there since 1979.

General info

Alternative names Wilkes
WU
Founded 1933
Motto Unity Amidst Diversity
Colors blue, gold
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (June-August)
Total FTE staff 686
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 18766
United States
City population 44,000
Phone 5704085000
Fax +1 (570) 408 4904

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