Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Overview

Address84 West South Street
School Websitewww.wilkes.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Small

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Wilkes University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 3,932 students applied to Wilkes University. Of those students, 2,942 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Wilkes University was $34,454, in addition to fees of $1,740. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Wilkes University.

Wilkes University has a 60% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Wilkes University acceptance rate is 75%. To put this into perspective, 2,942 of the 3,932 students who applied to Wilkes University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Wilkes University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Wilkes University had an SAT score between the range of 1,050 and 1,240. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Wilkes University was between 21 and 27 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Wilkes University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Wilkes University, the tuition for in-state residents is $34,454. Combined with fees of $1,740, room and board costs of $14,682, other expenses of $3,200 and the $1,600 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $55,676.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $36,194 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Wilkes University to $55,676 for out-of-state students.

Students at Wilkes University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Wilkes University was $4,696 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 32%.

Wilkes University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio12:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Wilkes University.

Wilkes University has a good gender split, with 47% of undergraduates being female and 53% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Pennsylvania residents; in fact, 72% of all students reside in Pennsylvania. However, 26% of students come from out-of-state and 2% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Wilkes University is 12:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Wilkes University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 48% students enroll at Wilkes University part-time; the other 2,693 students enrolled full-time.

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