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As a small, private institution, Wilkes University naturally sets its students up to receive...
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Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

As a small, private institution, Wilkes University naturally sets its students up to receive highly personalized educations. Individualized, hands-on learning is an everyday luxury across all of the University’s 41 academic programs.

Student Profile

Fall 2016 Enrollment
2,418 undergraduate students
95% of undergrad students are full time
53% male — 47% female
22% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2016-2017 Academic Year
182 full-time faculty
272 part-time faculty
14 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2016
69% of first year students live on campus
39% of all students live on campus

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences X
Learning Communities X
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning X
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

RETENTION FALL 2016

76% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 YEAR GRADUATION RATE 2016

61.52% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2016

Nonresident aliens 8%
Hispanic/Latino 7%
Black or African American 5%
White 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 2%

Academic Programs

Accounting, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Criminology, Digital Design and Media Art, Earth and Environmental Science, Education, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Geology, Health Sciences, History, Individualized Studies, International Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Musical Theater, Neuroscience, Nursing, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Law, Pre-Osteopathic/Pre-Allopathic Medicine, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Psychology, Public Administration, ROTC(Air Force and Army), Sociology, Spanish, Sports Management, Theater Arts

ACTIVTIES OFFERED

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band  
Dance X
Drama/theater X
International Student Organization X
Jazz band X
Literary magazine X
Marching band X
Model UN  
Music ensembles X
Musical theater X
Opera  
Pep band X
Radio station X
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society  
Symphony orchestra  
Television station X
Yearbook X

COMMON CORE

Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy X
English (including composition) X
Foreign languages  
History  
Humanities X
Mathematics X
Philosophy  
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science X

CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 137 172 178 56 9 27 1 580

CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Coed dorms X
Men’s dorms X
Women’s dorms X
Apartments for married students  
Apartments for single students X
Special housing for disabled students  
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing  
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing  
Wellness housing  
Other housing options  

ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS FALL 2016

4,245 Total Applicants
3,223 Total Admissions
664 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
75.92% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission

Rolling admission? Yes

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Rigor of secondary school record
Class rank

Important
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores
Extracurricular activities
Character/personal qualities

Considered
Recommendation(s)
Interview Talent/ability
Alumni/ae relation
Volunteer work
Work experience

Freshmen Profile Fall 2016

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 445 550
SAT Math 450 580
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT Math 19 26
ACT English 19 24
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

http://www.wilkes.edu/admissions/financial-aid/undergraduate-aid/types-of-aid/net-price-calculator/index.aspx 

TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2016-2017

Expenses  
Tuition $33,208
Fees $1,688
Total $34,896
   
Room and Board (on campus) $14,270
Estimated Total On Campus $49,166

FINANCIAL AID

Average Financial Aid Packages 2016-2017 ESTIMATED

$25,938 First year students
$20,242 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2016-2017 ESTIMATED

69.4% on average, the percentage of need that was met
11% of financial need students that had need fully met

$20,242 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,405 Average need-based loan

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