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.

Website: www.kings.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,269
Undergraduate
Students
(48.3%) 1,095 Women
(51.7%) 1,174 Men
300
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 4,292 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.38
SAT Math
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
556 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$55,688
Tuition and Fees
$38,724
Room and Board
$13,464
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Freshman Award
$28,306
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$39,623
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
135
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Wilkes-Barre Population
41,243
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Leo the Lion
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
4.1% Black/African-American
8.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.8% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students
8.2% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
56.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
53%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 3  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for advising
ACT: Used for advising

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
133 North River Street
City, State, Zip
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0801
Phone
(570) 208-5858
Fax
(570) 208-5971
E-mail
admissions@kings.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
Not reported
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 4,292 applicants were admitted
Women
80% of 2,156 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 2,136 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
793 (24%) of 3,330 admitted students enrolled
Women
356 (21%) of 1,735 admitted students enrolled
Men
463 (29%) of 1,595 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
88% of 1,374 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.38
3.75 and Above
39%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
500-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
20%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
556 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
39%
Score of 18 - 23
48%
Score of 12 - 17
8%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 18%
Top quarter: 41%
Top half: 68%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$55,688
Tuition and Fees
$38,724
Room and Board
$13,464
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Other Expenses
$2,200
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003282
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
508 (90.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
466 (89.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
466 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
74 (20.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$28,306
Need-Based Gift
Received by 466 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,334
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 339 (84.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,657
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 98 (14.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
70 (14.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,517

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,743 (86.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,585 (90.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,585 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
267 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$27,254
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,585 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,356
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,233 (85.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,743
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 189 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
297 (14.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,806

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$39,623
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,620
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
1,392
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
530
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,851
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
135
Part-Time Faculty
90
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
52%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 85% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
176,144
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
470
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Wilkes-Barre Population
41,243
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
48 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Wilkes-Barre
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Leo the Lion
School Colors
Red and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Ice Hockey x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, rugby, soccer

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, association of campus events, student government association, accounting association, international/multicultural club, biology club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,269
Women
1,095 (48.3%)
Men
1,174 (51.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,066
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
4.1% Black/African-American
8.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.8% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students.
8.2% from 10 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
300

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
56.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
61.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
66.7%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
53%
Average Starting Salary
53%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 3%
Arts and Sciences 7%
Medicine 8%
Education 2%

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