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Reviews 574 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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2 College Senior

Greek Life: Don't really have that much

3 College Senior

Athletics: Depending on of you are involved or not they are good

4 College Senior

Scholarships: Financial aid is excellent, as long as you keep up with your studies and credits. I get usually just enough to cover costs

4 College Senior

Academics: For my major there is a lot to learn and I love the accessibility of the knowledge and skills taught.

4 College Senior

Academics: Classes are good, fair professors depending and study possibilities a little limited

4 College Senior

Diversity: Racial diversity on campus is grea. We have an even amount of diversity throughout the campus including both students and professors.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Depending on the subject and the professor, you can usually get a great education on relevant stuff.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Internships and jobs depend on major and the area you want to work.

5 College Senior

Campus Dining: Eating at rifkin cafe in the student union building is excellent. The staff is very friendly and knows everyone by name or food order. The amount of service and the quality of the food is better than eating at a 5 star restaurant.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The only thing campus seems to stay strict on is campus parking.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: In wealthier and more put together areas the atmosphere is great, but when you get too far into the ghetto it gets very dangerous.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The shuttle comes in handy for freshman with no cars but isn't very timely.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Campus is pretty diverse. Other than a large white population, there is a lot of arabs and a decent amount of african americans.

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3 College Junior

Computers: The number of computer access is great but network speed and availability is poor.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Wilkes does indeed have great on campus housing. The worst is probably the over populated Evans Hall, but that is expected at most universities/colleges in freshman dorms.

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3 College Junior

Academics: My major: Communications with a concentration in Public Relations & Organizational Com. Students get a unique insight of the professional workforce in this major upon joining Zebra Communications, a student ran public relations agency with actual clients outside of the school.

3 College Junior

Academics: I would say there is a decent range of majors choices. The area lacking is probably the medical field being that the only choices are pre-med, nursing, and pharmacy. Professors are either great or terrible. The ones that tend to be terrible are ones that have been there too long, and are not enthusiastic about teaching anymore.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics at Wilkes get attention, but they are for sure night the highlight of student activity. A campus that has a large attendance at sporting events, gives a better vibe, which Wilkes sure needs.

3 College Junior

Majors: My specific major is Communications with a concentration in Public Relations & Organizational. My major is unique because of the effort and time the departments professors put into their students. They work with their students instead of in the dark. It's a great major, and I encourage students to take a look at it.

3 College Junior

Majors: Right now I have a summer internship, that I obtained by myself. Our internship office offers average help with finding internships for students, other than that I would say professors and coaches help the most with their connections.

1 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public Safety recently just stopped giving "safe rides" home to students who call in for them, even on campus. Walking home at night is always extremely dangerous and can become very inconvenient. Wilkes needs to up their job on keeping their students safe.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Wilkes University does have drug and alcohol policies, I've never had to deal with them firsthand. One of my roommates were escorted out of a school event, underage, and no consequences were ever reinforced.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus housing at Wilkes University is limited, therefor can be very expensive. Most of the time you are not getting your money's worth, just settling for a place and unsafe place to live.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Rodano's Restaurant and Bar, serves as a popular spot to grab a bite to eat for Wilkes University and Kings College students. At night it is the #1 bar in downtown Wilkes-Barre for a younger college crowd. They pay close attention to both school's schedules and always offer specials.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is local bars, plenty of entertainment (casinos, bowling, skiing/ or water parks in the summer.) There are also plenty of local eateries, book stores, and retail stores in walking distance.

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Wilkes University
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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