Wilkes University

485 reviews
  1. Wilkes-Barre, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Wilkes University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Address
84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
930-1160
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$25,683/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,825/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,212/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,058/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,204/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,410/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,217Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Approachable
    57%
  • Determined
    29%
  • Friendly
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • A close knit campus
    43%
  • Unique
    29%
  • Dramatic
    14%
  • Fake
    14%

After Wilkes University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
57%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses

Reviews

485 reviews
  • Excellent
    42
  • Very Good
    173
  • Average
    179
  • Poor
    34
  • Terrible
    36
My experience at Wilkes was great! I like how the campus is set up, the professors and students that I have met so far are all very nice. Everyone around campus is always happy to help. The diversity of the students and professors is really nice. I like that Wilkes has a Public Safety Office that will walk you around campus property if you don't feel safe. I'm not sure what I would change yet, but so far it would be to change the prices for the meal plans. I don't think the college understands that we already pay so much for tuition and dorm rooms, and you do not really get a lot of food for your money.
  • Freshman
  • 16 days ago
Wilkes univeristy is a good smaller sized university. It has a good community of people, the dorms are great, it is a very safe campus, there is a lot to do outside of school. It is a good experience.
  • Sophomore
  • 16 days ago
I love their Science department that is why I chose Wilkes University. The head of the biology department spent 1 1/2 hours with my mother and I when we went to visit campus. I was highly impressed and the whole science department hasn't disappointed me yet!
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago