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.