#26 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
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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
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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 3,756 prospective students applied, and 2,953 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 550 enrolled in the school.  2,693 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,439 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $35,814 plus fees of $1,808. Wilkes is ranked 393 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Wilkes is rated within the top 41% 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 1020/1218
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.42
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jun 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Wilkes University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$1,808
Room and Board $15,108
Budget for Other Expenses$3,200
Total One Year Cost$57,530

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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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