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Reviews 413 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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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.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: i had an awful experience at wilkes. the dorms are no good, the people are all the same, it is a very small school so there is a ton of drama, just did not have a good time here at all. the food was not the worst though

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love being far from home and participating in the sport I love

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Administration is responsive. Facilities are great

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: First Choice and not regretting a thing

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love the small campus, and the professors are helpful and really care about the students. The food is great, the people are friendly, and there are tutors for every subject if you need help.

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: Wilkes University is an amazing small university focused on academic excellence, technological advancements, community building, and campus revitalization. I couldn't be happier at Wilkes University.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Small classrooms, small school, interesting place

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school was my first choice and is amazing.

4 College Student

Campus Food: The food is usual good , the cafe's are good for if you want something quick and on the go. The Henry Student Center dinig hall has many varieties and a lot of great choices.

5 College Student

Campus Housing: The Dorm i live in is Evans and its great here. As well as my other friends dorms all the dorms are pretty nice.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They are really sweet and try there best to help you. they also recommend medicine and stuff for you.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not sure, I don't like sports.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining is great there are a lot of options downtown and around campus.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is very helpful, if you go to them they will help you find ways to get more money if you need it. They know what they are doing.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall is very big but it can get really crowded at certain times especially during lunch time (12pm-1pm). Sometimes it's really hard to go through the crowd to get a meal. I personally like Rifkin and Gambani's because it's quick, they make good food and their isn't always a long line

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus housing is nice, they have a lot of options. Evans hall is where most 1st year students are living in right now. It's very nice, the RA are are also great. They encourage you to participate in clubs and they also have little parties in the dorm with other students on the floor.

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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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