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Wilkes University
Wilkes University 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18766 Wilkes Barre, PA 18766 Phone: (570) 408-5000
  • General Information
    About Wilkes University

    To continue the Wilkes tradition of liberally educating our students for lifelong learning and success in a constantly evolving and multicultural world through a commitment to individualized attention, exceptional teaching, scholarship and academic excellence, while continuing the university’s commitment to community engagement


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,778
    Percent Admitted 75%
    Men Admitted 73%
    Women Admitted 77%
    Full Time Retention Rate 80%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 460 560
      Math 470 600
      Writing 440 560
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 9,854
    Native American 12
    Asian 98
    African American 126
    Hispanic 106
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,968
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 509

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