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Reviews 429 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Student

Health & Safety: The nurses and staff on campus are not fantastic, but they still care about your wellbeing and are there to provide as much help as they are certified to do.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: the campus is very diverse regarding the courses, the professors, the students, and the options you can get when dining.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Wilkes University is a great school to graduate from and you will have plenty of oppurtunities after graduating.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: We have multiple housing types. The mansions are the best options, in my opinion. Each room is different and you never know what youre going to get. The cleaning services are pretty great and the dorms are new/modern. Some have air conditioning and others do not, but it is not too bad knowing that it is eastern pennsylvania.

3 College Student

Athletics: Our teams are not top notch athletes, but they are not the worst either. Some of our sports are better than others, but the overall environment is that it is fun and it gives the students something to do.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: So far my experience has been great. I have met so many people and have learned so much about myself and others. It is a diverse university, which allows us all to learn different things about other cultures and see things first hand. The professors are there to help you and there are so many other places to go if you need help. There are plenty of clubs and organizations to join and you will never be bored during your spare time.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Its not a dry campus, underage drinking is fround upon, but security will leave you alone as long as youre being safe.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Ive never personally had a problem with on campus savety, and usually run into a public saftey officer several times a day.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Its not bad, on campus housing is pretty much what youd expect, there are nicer option, they just have to be applied for.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Its a good school, especially if you're pre pharmacy, and are hardworking. It is mostly a science/b.s. school, trying to expand to buisness.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Although part of Wilkes-Barre can be a bad area, the campus is very safe. Plus, if you are ever coming from the field or a place far from your dorm at night you can always call public safety for a ride!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The psychology professors and small classroom sizes are amazing! They care about your success and will help your prosper if you show you are driven.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't had too much experience with this since I am a freshman. However, they are holding internship fairs, and alumni events all the time.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing I am in for the honors program is brand new. I have a whole apartment with a living room, kitchen, and bathroom that I share with 3 other girls.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our teams aren't the best but we have school spirit. Our tennis and swimming teams are particularly good!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am exceptionally lucky because I am a part of the honors program at Wilkes University! There are so many opportunities! I am only a freshman and I have already been asked about being a research assistant.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If there is a problem public safety will listen. They are more concerned with issuing parking tickets

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel like the professors I have ha enjoyed teaching me and my classmates.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I know many people who have become very successful with a Wilkes degree.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Doer get about doing your laundry in Evans. It's the worst. Everything else is decent.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is little to none social activities such as parties. It's better for seniors because most are old enough for the bars.

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: The only people attending my schools football games are the players parents. Small schools = small talents. We rarely win games.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If given more options I probably wouldn't chose my college again. I only code this college for my major but now other colleges are adding y major to their curriculum. I don't regret my decision. I love my school. I just feel like I settled for this school and it's too costly for being this unhappy.

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1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The food is terrible. If I eat it a few days in a row I feel like I should see a doctor. The administration is not helpful, with the exception of a few people. Mostly it seems as though professors are here to get paid and couldn't care less if the students actually learn the material that they are "teaching." I chose a small school because of the personal relationship it offers between teacher and student. Class sizes are about the same as they were in high school and I have had multiple professors ask me to remind them of my name after visiting their office many times with questions. The worst part about the university is Public Safety. I do not feel same on/off/around campus. I have met one individual in the office of public safety that I felt as though cared about me as a student. To put things into perspective, at a university with around 2500 students I know four people personally whose safety was disregarded because officers were busting parties or writing parking tickets. These incidents include being robbed at gun point, being robbed with a knife, sexual assault, and unarmed robbery. The city is dangerous, and students are made aware of this when they visit the campus, but it wasn't apparent to me as an incoming student that public safety is so undeserving of their name. Housing is overpriced. The community is as strong as it is due to bonds made over mutual hatred for different aspects of the school. Do not waste your money.

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I do not enjoy my school. I believe that on my visit I was not told everything about my school to make my decision.

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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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