Wilkes University: Review & Facts

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Wilkes University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 5,055 students enrolled. This college was established in 1933 and is one of the 4 colleges and schools located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
57
Fair
At Wilkes University you can get your bachelor's degree, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Wilkes University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 57 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, English and Literature, Nursing, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
77%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Wilkes University student retention rate is fair at 77% (close to Pennsylvania average). Considering this statistic, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Wilkes University is below average - 59%. Roughly 27% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Wilkes University is pretty decent, 15:1. Find out more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$32,400
High
Average tuition prices are extremely high, $30,800 a year. The additional fees at Wilkes University (not included in tuition costs) are approximately $1,600; which comes to a total of $32,400 annually.

Read the details about Wilkes University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
82%
Easy
As reported in recent government data, 3,164 applications were submitted and 2,586 were accepted; so it is easy to get admitted at this school.

This school might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Wilkes University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$8,000
High
Wilkes University provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Wilkes University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Unsafe
Wilkes University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 1,200 students, which provides a decent on-campus housing option. The room price is a bit high, around $8,000 annually.

Air Force ROTC programs are available at Wilkes University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Wilkes University seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Wilkes University Location and Maps



Post Address: Wilkes University, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18766, USA
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