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Wilkes is a private university. Founded as a junior college in 1933, it achieved college status in 1947, and university status in 1989. Its 25-acre campus is located in Wilkes-Barre, 20 miles from Scranton.

Website: www.wilkes.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,351
Undergraduate
Students
(50.3%) 1,183 Women
(49.7%) 1,168 Men
2,329
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 3,756 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.57
SAT Math
562 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
561 average
510-608 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$57,530
Tuition and Fees
$37,622
Room and Board
$15,108
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$28,957
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
196
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Wilkes-Barre Population
41,243
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
43% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Colonel
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
4.6% Black/African-American
7.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.6% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students
5.3% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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