Wilkes University

497 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

497 reviews
  • Excellent
    42
  • Very Good
    174
  • Average
    179
  • Poor
    34
  • Terrible
    36
The school has a nice campus with a beautiful new science building. Some of the on campus housing options are neat old homes. I've been happy with my classes and the professors. The food has improved in the years I've been there.
  • Senior
  • 1 day ago
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
  • 18 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
  • 18 days ago