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Reviews 625 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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1 College Freshman

Party Scene: I have only been to 4 parties this year and I did not drink at any of them, but some of my friends did so I watched over them for the nights. The parties are not good at all at Wilkes University. There are only sports houses and on a good night, there might be two or three parties but almost never more than that. The people who own the houses are not friendly people and always run out of alcohol early in the night. These are all reasons, among others, that I have only been to 4 parties at Wilkes this year. Other schools have much better parties.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is definitely edible, but the hours are terrible. Breakfast opens at 10:30 on Saturday and while this may work for many students, is I need to wake up to workout or something, I have no access to food. Every tuesday and every weekend, the cafateria takes away the trays and makes the students eat without a tray. If I went to a cafe anywhere else where there were options and some place served me food without a tray, I would absolutely not come back. Wilkes does this weekly and uses rediculously small plates that only fit one item of food so you always end up making 5 trips to your table and back to the food lines.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Although the rooms in the building in which I live are relatively old and often contain unusual stenches, the overall living environment on campus is much better than I previously expected. The rooms at Wilkes offer more space than they initially appear to with their extensive cabinets and drawers everywhere. The people here are also very nice and perhaps the main reason for me rating the housing on campus as great. I highly recommend living on campus to anyone attending WIlkes, as the housing is slightly above average and the social atmosphere is excellent. These two factors average together to make the on campus life four out of five stars.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Scary area to live in

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Could be more involved and friendly

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Came here only for scholarships

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't party at Wilkes

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I've had better and worse at colleges I've visited

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I am not a resident.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Haven't owned any off campus spots.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Nothing wrong with this. Kinda boring, but decent food.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Visitation is whenever honestly. Pretty cool with that. But let me say the internet connection is the worst in existence here. You cannot watch anything or do anything at all. Better like playing in the snow.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Pay enough money to park in the garage that is sort of out of the way and a hassle or pay less to park exiled across the river and a healthy 25 minute walk.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: A barren wasteland of frigid cold and lifeless streets awaits you here. Bring your bulletproof armor though, It's not scarce with crazy people.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: I like rifkin and gambinis, but the food in henry's just always leaves me at least a bit dissatisfied. Even if I did like my meal. Staff is nice though.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some dorms are pretty old and have outdated appliances. Known to have bugs and bats in them sometimes. While some other halls are newer and obviously better.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: m not part of them

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: i hope it gets me a job promotion

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: i stay off campus so not too sure about on campus housing

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: its could be more warm

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: variety is scarce. and taste is also not too good.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: i like the place. its safe, green , close to river sidewalk, free food every week with ravishing campus events and great library

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: its all week study and party hard on weekends

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel safe with university public safety officers roaming around all the time to ensure safety. and in case any body feels insecure they provide officer escort service at a call away.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Its kind of good. The school must allow in-semester off if required because at times it helps student deal with situations better. otherwise teachers are very understanding and always ready to help and motivate fro excellence .student teacher sessions which i find to be very interesting concept breaks that ice of harsh strictness and creates a bond of understanding among students and teachers. teachers are excellent advisers with experience

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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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