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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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Your chances of getting into King's College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

95.8%
Admission Difficulty for King's College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Kings College is 95.8%.  Its admission rate is the 101st lowest in Pennsylvania.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Kings College and can you get accepted?

King's College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 2,951 out of the 3,079 who applied were admitted.

King's College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.5. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Kings College?

96% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to King's College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.5 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Kings College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.5

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into King's College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Kings College are to have around a 3.5 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Kings College accepts 96% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Kings College is 3.5 on the 4.0 scale. 30% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #45 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Kings College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted King's College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 30.3% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 13.1% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 11.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.1% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.5% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Kings College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to King's College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting SAT 

-
SAT Scores for King's College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
SAT Scores for King's College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Kings College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

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ACT Scores for King's College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for King's College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

High School Class Rank

75% of King's College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 45% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted King's College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 75%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

King's College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,686 1,393 3,079
Accepted 1,627 1,324 2,951
Acceptance Rate 97% 95% 96%
Enrolled 201 217 418
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 16% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to King's College is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to King's College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

King's College Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at King's College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to King's College often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213321 IPEDS survey data for King's College.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into King's College?

96% of those who apply are granted admission to Kings College. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.