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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students2,082
   Women995 (47.8%)
   Men1,087 (52.2%)
Graduate Students339


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate71% of 3,852 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.40 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math530 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading519 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing497 average
440-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite21-25 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$50,488
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met76%
Average Freshman Award$25,853
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population41,243
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 69% of freshmen, 50% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotLeo 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 Students5.9% from 5 countries
First-Year Students Returning76.8%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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