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Wilkes University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

5,926 Students

75% Admitted

  • 5,545 full time
  • 3,449 part time
  • 1,210 men full time
  • 1,267 women full time
  • 2,485 applied
  • 1,875 admitted
  • 502 enrolled

2,491 Undergraduates

$31,946 Tuition/Year

  • 3,742 Graduates
  • 141 Non-Degree
  • $31,946 in state
  • $1,622 fees
  • $14,682 room & board
  • $1,600 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Blue and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Abby from Bloomsburg, PA
  • 0
  • This is a great, small, private school. There are small, concentrated classes for the one on one teaching experience. Everyone at Wilkes acts like a big family including faculty.…

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Wilkes University
  • Located in Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 5,926 students enrolled
  • 75% admitted
  • $31,946 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Danielle from Leesport, PA
  • I am a current student here

    It is a very beautiful, small, and walkable community for students. While freshmen CAN have cars on campus if they desire, there is a small parking fee and some may find that a vehicle is not exactly necessary for this small campus. The open Greenway (between the two main classroom buildings) is also a place for relaxing in the sun, while the many events in the Student Union Building serve as a great opportunity for socialization. The dorms are also a place to socialize and make friends if you live on campus. Also, since it is a much smaller campus than most, it is very close-knit and you may soon find yourself knowing everyone in your grade (especially in your major) by name.

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  • 5
  • Samantha from Wilkes Barre, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Small community, can walk many places so you don't need a car. But if you want a car, first year students CAN have them. Small campus, so very close to people. Know almost everyone in your class by name. Lots of socials and events to hang out with friends and have fun and win stuff. Beautiful campus, lots of old mansions. I feel pretty secure as well, public safety always patrolling campus.

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  • 5
  • Nathaniel
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Small numbers, close friends, very helpful peers

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