#33 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

King's College

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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King's College overview
Location Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Online kings.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
King's College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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King's College, situated in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, is a private Catholic institution founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame. The college fosters a liberal arts curriculum and is known for programs in business, particularly its McGowan School of Business, health sciences, and engineering. Located on a 33-acre urban campus, King's College offers a distinctive architectural mix, integrating modern and historic facilities, including the administration building's iconic Georgian colonial facade. The proximity to downtown Wilkes-Barre provides access to various cultural and professional opportunities while remaining within two hours of both New York City and Philadelphia. The institution provides residential housing options for students, promoting an environment conducive to academic and personal growth. King's College maintains a holistic and competitive admissions process, seeking students who demonstrate strong academic potential and a fit with the college's community values.

In the most recent statistical year 3,216 prospective students applied, and 3,087 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 369 enrolled in the school.  1,669 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 324 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $39,522 plus fees of $2,078. Kings College is ranked 460 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Kings College is rated within the top 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1070/1260
ACT 22/26
GPA 3.5

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for King's College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$2,078
Room and Board $14,648
Budget for Other Expenses$2,812
Total One Year Cost$60,360

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$54,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by King's College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 33%
Education 13%
Health Professions 8%
Biology 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%

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Last updated February 24, 2024