Wilkes

Wilkes University

84 W South Street, Wilkes-Barre, United States
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  • Class Notes
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  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    12
  • Previously Enrolled
    55

Overview of Wilkes University (Wilkes)

About this school

Wilkes is a private university. Founded as a junior college in 1933, it achieved college status in 1947, and university status in 1989. Its 25-acre campus is located in Wilkes-Barre, 20 miles from Scranton.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,491
    • Men:1,331 Men (53.4%)
    • Women:1,160 Women (46.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (Wilkes)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Wilkes University 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 recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
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
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
84 West South Street
City, State, Zip
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766-0002
Phone
(570) 408-4400
Fax
(570) 408-7820
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
August 30
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
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
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
75% of 4,067 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 1,966 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 2,101 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
827 (27%) of 3,063 admitted students enrolled
Women
345 (23%) of 1,497 admitted students enrolled
Men
482 (31%) of 1,566 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.53
375 And Above
41%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
564 average |520-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
14%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
31%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
13%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
46%
• Score 18 - 23
38%
• Score 12 - 17
9%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Wilkes)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $34,896 (64.66%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,270 (26.44%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,600 (2.96%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,200 (5.93%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Wilkes University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
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 003394
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
523 (90.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
488 (93.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
488 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
75 (15.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$25,631
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 488 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,573
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 409 (83.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,802
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 279 (57.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
57 (9.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,992

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,887 (85.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,782 (94.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,774 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
231 (13.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$25,457
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,756 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,706
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,521 (85.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,744
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,330 (75.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
216 (9.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,482

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
83%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$47,907
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Wilkes)

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


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


180

Part-Time Faculty


236

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


39%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 51% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# 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
252,653
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
860
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Wilkes University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


47.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


58.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


60.0%

Programs & Majors (Wilkes)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (37)


  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study 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, Engineering

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (36)


  • Accounting
  • Bioengineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Distance Education Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • International Business
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (Wilkes)

Location & Geography

Population


41,243

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


25 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
1 mile(s) from campus in Wilkes-Barre
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


41% 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


67%

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


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Colonel
School Colors
Navy and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Wilkes University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


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

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,233

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,491
Women
1,160
Men
1,331

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.7% Asian
  • 5.0% Black/African-American
  • 7.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.1% White
  • 3.0% Unknown

International Students


8.4% from 12 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


3,054

Student Resources (Wilkes)

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