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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    D
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Penn State Wilkes-Barre is an above-average public college located in Lehman Township, Pennsylvania in the Scranton Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 387 undergraduate students. The Penn State Wilkes-Barre acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Engineering, and Information Science. Graduating 60% of students, Penn State Wilkes-Barre alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,100.
About Penn State Wilkes-Barre...
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
Old Route 115
Lehman, PA 18627
Branch of
Penn State
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
980-1170
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$13,603/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,720/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
387Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
69
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    71%
  • Cliquey
    14%
  • Diverse
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
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Penn State Wilkes-Barre Reviews

100 reviews
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Location-close to home, Great Professors, Smaller Classes-better learning environment and more individualized attention if needed, Cost of Education.
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Penn State Wilkes-Barre is a quiet campus in Lehman, Pennsylvania. They offer an assortment of academics, athletic programs, and student assistance. Professors there are easy to work with. The campus is beautiful. Parties shouldn't determine where a student will attend college. There is a limited party scene here. There isn't much in the immediate area, but Dallas is nearby, offering many places to eat and shop.
I love that this is a small school. More intimate classes, 16 to 1 student-professor ratio. I would love if this campus had dorms owned by the college, and an updated cafeteria.