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Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
  2. 2
    Downtown revitalization means more active college town
  3. 3
    Old mansions as dorms
  4. 4
    The Greenway and other scenic landscaping
  5. 5
    Interdisciplinary learning
  6. 6
    Student activities
  7. 7
    Geographic location lends to exciting city internships and day trips
  8. 8
    Winter weekend!
  9. 9
    Leadership opportunities and training
  10. 10
    Small class sizes and hands-on learning  

Facts & Statistics

Knowledgeable Professors
88% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
53% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
50% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
75% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
50% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 51/49 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
90% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    On-campus parking limited
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    Problem landlords abound off-campus
  3. 3
    Downtown crime close to campus
  4. 4
    City parking enforcement officers and some local businesses unsympathetic to student parking needs
  5. 5
    No 24-hour restaurants within walking distance 6. No on-campus help desk-- when no computer lab attendant on duty, must call Florida for paper refills
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    No on-campus help desk-- when no computer lab attendant on duty, must call Florida for paper refills
  7. 7
    Not many 18-and-over clubs; mostly all require 21-years-or-older ID
  8. 8
    Local cops target/watch off-campus housing (meaning busted parties)
  9. 9
    AC/heaters never mesh with Mother Nature-- classrooms always too hot/too cold
  10. 10
    While city leadership is making positive moves toward becoming a college town, there is still sometimes a clash between residents and college students; the stigma that "kids are troublemakers" lingers with some city elderly

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $29,326, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $7,228.
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