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  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
    B-
  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 426 undergraduate students. The Penn State Wilkes-Barre acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Surveying Engineering, and Information Studies. Graduating 46% of students, Penn State Wilkes-Barre alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,600.
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
83%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
900-1090
ACT Range
18-20
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,977/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,490/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,586/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,311/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,250/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,311/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
426Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
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  • Friendly
    80%
  • Cliquey
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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

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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.
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Great teachers, very helpful. Small classrooms and very personal instruction. The campus is a little small and there isn't much to do there but it is excellent if you are only interested in acedemics
I did not live on campus but I have had the opportunity to go into many of the apartments. They are fairly spacious compared to your average dorm. Each apartment has 4-6 students that share 2 bathrooms, a living room, and kitchen. The students who live there are usually fairly close and get along. Your roommates will most likely have the same major or a similar major to you.