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Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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Overview

Student Population
4,781
Wilkes University overview
Location Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Online wilkes.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Wilkes University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wilkes University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,633 prospective students applied, and 3,334 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 492 enrolled in the school.  2,463 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,318 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $36,888 plus fees of $1,864. Wilkes is ranked 387 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

6/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

Wilkes is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Wilkes University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
Wilkes University overview
SAT 1040/1230
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.55
Applications Accepted
91.8% 
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Applications Due Jun 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$36,888
Costs for Wilkes University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$1,864
Room and Board $15,400
Budget for Other Expenses$3,193
Total One Year Cost$58,945

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$58,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
58% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Wilkes University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 18%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 13%
Health Professions 11%
Engineering 11%
Communication 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216931 IPEDS survey data for Wilkes University.

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