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Wilkes-Barre, PA
Undergrads
2,095
Tuition
$29,326
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 526 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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1 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There is only one cafeteria that is free with the meal plan. They never have food prepared. And i mean NEVER. It's supposed to be a buffet style cafe, yet there is never any food out. I have to wait 10 minutes on average everytime for food to be prepared. I don't understand how you can never have food prepared in a college cafe. The food sucks too, by the way.

1 College Freshman

Computers: There are never enough computers.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: A lot of foreign students here. Most can barely speak english.

1 College Freshman

Weather: It always rains and is very windy.

1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: If you like slutsor players, you might fit in. Don't expect to have a decent relationship at this college.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: No heat. Buildings are falling apart.

1 College Freshman

Academics: As i've mentioned before, the business school is terrible. They are moving the business school into a new building, which is a multi-million dollar project. But don't be fooled, the program will remain the same. It may look fancy, but the same staff and professors will provide you the same high school education as they do now.

1 College Freshman

Academics: Compared to other schools, the list of majors offered is minute.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The scholarships are great. Don't be afraid to ask for more than they offer. But again, i would stay far away from this school if possible. At the most, use it as a safety school.

1 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation sucks. The shuttle runs to about four places on campus. You basically need a car if you want to get away from campus.

1 College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't even party here and i'm aware at how bad the nightlife is. If you're looking to party, do not come here.

1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The common drugs are just around every corner. If you want hard core drugs i'm sure they can be found in the town square where all the homeless people are.

1 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Ask anyone. The night life is in the dumps. Boring campus. Very plain with nothing to do.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would not recommend this school to anyone. The transfer rate is through the roof (regardless of what faculty or staff tell you). I honestly feel like i wasted a year of my life. This may not sound like it makes sense, but i'm pretty sure i lost some of my intelligence from attending this school for a year (i don't even want to imagine what four years would feel like).

1 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities are old and falling apart. The new science building is nice. Breiseth Hall is also not too bad. The mansions have minimal heat in the winter, and, you guessed it, no air conditioning in the spring or summer/beginning of fall. It gets extremely hot in almost every building.

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1 College Freshman

Facilities: Overall, i would give Wilkes University a 3/10.

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1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It seems there is a sexual assault or robbery every week. Sometimes multiple accounts. I have no faith in the public safety. Come for a visit, take a look at them, and you'll see what i mean. They're excellent at giving out parking tickets though. Oh, and the parking is very minimal here on campus. Pretty much everyone with a car complains about the parking.

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Greek Life: There is none, at least that i know of.

1 College Freshman

Majors: The business school is terrible. You can save yourself a lot of money and learn the same basic concepts that are taught by joining a middle school fundraiser. Their IME program (which is a required two semester term) is an absolute waste of time. The textbook they use is written by one of the business professors and the dean of the school, which is terribly written. The class size is far from small. Go to King's College down the street. Their business program is far superior to that of Wilkes' program from what i hear.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: If you're breathing right now, you'll be able to get in.

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Athletics: Athletics aren't a big concern here.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public Safety is a huge help when you lose things

3 College Freshman

Computers: Library printers are down often, esp. the ONE color printer

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: No real experience with this.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Here for English, profs are very helpful.

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Wilkes University
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Nicole Frail
Hometown
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Major
Communications
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The overall experience reported by most Wilkes students is overwhelmingly positive. The outstanding mentoring environment, caring faculty, wide array of student activities, and some darn good academics overshadow the occasional blizzard and unfavorable happening on campus. The positive experiences had by students are backed up by Wilkes's positive retention rate, the percentage of people who start and finish at Wilkes. This means that people like the campus enough to hang around, rather than transfer out. Homecomings are bigger and better than ever, proving that the Wilkes experience was so positive, alumni love coming back to visit-and donating to the school. Finally, many Wilkes graduates return for a second Wilkes experience through the acclaimed MBA program or one of the other fine master's programs.

Hands-down, Wilkes is truly a school where undergrads get the full college experience. The campus is a beautiful place to be, a very green campus for an urban institution. The city of Wilkes-Barre has improved dramatically in the past few years, presenting tons of things for students to do off campus, but perhaps the asset most responsible for an overall positive experience is the mentoring environment fostered between students and faculty, students and alumni, students and administration and even students and students. At Wilkes, you feel truly cared about. And once you are gone, you are missed and remembered.

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