Public 4 Year

Penn State Wilkes Barre

Lehman, Pennsylvania

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Penn State Wilkes Barre overview
Location Lehman, Pennsylvania
Online psu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Penn State Wilkes Barre overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Penn State Wilkes-Barre, located in the scenic town of Lehman, Pennsylvania, provides a picturesque setting with its rural campus nestled in the Pocono Mountains, within approximately 20 miles southwest of Scranton. Founded in 1916 as a private school and incorporated into the Pennsylvania State University system in 1953, this institution embodies a history of education that contributes to the Commonwealth?s educational landscape. With a focus on personalized education, Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers a breadth of associate and bachelor?s degree programs, notably in Engineering, Business, and Administration of Justice. While the campus maintains a moderately selective admission process, it is designed to provide opportunities for a diverse range of applicants. The campus facilitates an immersive learning environment with student housing available, accommodating those who seek a residential college experience. Penn State Wilkes-Barre does not have a profile for intercollegiate athletic dominance, concentrating more on academic programs and small campus benefits.

In the most recent statistical year 653 prospective students applied, and 622 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 127 enrolled in the school.  337 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 31 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $13,824 plus fees of $394.












Penn State Wilkes-Barre is rated within the lower 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Penn State Wilkes Barre overview
SAT 1070/1260

Applications Accepted

Penn State Wilkes Barre overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Penn State Wilkes Barre
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$394
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,984
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$33,830

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Penn State Wilkes Barre
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$394
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,984
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$43,092

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$55,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

47% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Penn State Wilkes Barre students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 34%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 28%
Engineering Technology 19%
English and Literature 12%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 5%

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Current students may use the Penn State Wilkes Barre GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.