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King's College
Wilkes-Barre, PA
King's College is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Founded as a men's college in 1946, it adopted coeducation in 1970. Its 48-acre campus is located in a residential area of Wilkes-Barre.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,082
   Women 995 (47.8%)
   Men 1,087 (52.2%)
Graduate Students 339
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 71% of 3,852 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.40 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 530 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 519 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $50,488
  Tuition and Fees $34,720
  Room and Board $12,318
Average Percent of Need Met 76%
Average Freshman Award $25,853
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 139
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 39% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Wilkes-Barre Population 41,243
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 69% of freshmen, 50% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Leo the Lion
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
3.1% Black/African-American
7.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.3% White
5.0% Unknown
International Students 5.9% from 5 countries
First-Year Students Returning 76.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 58.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 53%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 29.0%