King's College

133 N River St, Wilkes-Barre, United States
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Overview of King's College

About this school

King's College is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Founded as a men's college in 1946, it adopted coeducation in 1970. Its 48-acre campus is located in a residential area of Wilkes-Barre.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,197
    • Men:1,176 Men (53.5%)
    • Women:1,021 Women (46.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to King's College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
3
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for advising ACT: Used for advising

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
133 North River Street
City, State, Zip
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0801
Phone
(570) 208-5858
Fax
(570) 208-5971
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
December 1
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 4,354 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 1,995 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 2,359 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
793 (26%) of 3,080 admitted students enrolled
Women
331 (23%) of 1,466 admitted students enrolled
Men
462 (29%) of 1,614 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.38
375 And Above
39%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
490-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
26%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
47%
• Score 18 - 23
38%
• Score 12 - 17
7%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $35,830 (69.32%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,410 (24.01%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,250 (2.42%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,200 (4.26%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


King's College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003282
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
565 (90.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
507 (89.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
507 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
105 (20.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$26,789
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 507 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,701
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 427 (84.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,919
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 73 (14.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
93 (14.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,460

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,757 (86.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,590 (90.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,590 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
301 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$25,469
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,590 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,645
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,360 (85.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,233
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 197 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
298 (14.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,259

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$38,625
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,910

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


135

Part-Time Faculty


90

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


53%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 41% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 41% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 85% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
182,553
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
470
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


King's College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


66.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


66.7%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (40)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Education--General
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Physician Assistant Studies

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


41,243

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


48 acres

Weather


Temperature
18.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Wilkes-Barre
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


48% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


52%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Leo the Lion
School Colors
Red and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, rugby, soccer

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


King's College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, association of campus events, student government association, accounting association, international/multicultural club, biology club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,025

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,197
Women
1,021
Men
1,176

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.3% Asian
  • 3.9% Black/African-American
  • 7.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.8% White
  • 4.7% Unknown

International Students


7.2% from 6 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


271

Student Resources

Study resources