- 4 Year
- WILKES-BARRE, PA
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- Academicsgrade B
- Valuegrade B+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade C+
- Athleticsgrade C+
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade B+
- Locationgrade C+
- Dormsgrade B+
- Campus Foodgrade C+
- Student Lifegrade B minus
- Safetygrade C+
What will you do at Wilkes? We're a small university, with big opportunities located in Wilkes-Barre, Northeastern PA, about a 2 hour ride from NYC and Philly. We have about 2,500 undergraduate students on campus, so classmates know each other, and their professors, by name. Founded in 1933, Wilkes University is a private, co-ed, comprehensive institution. We have 23 athletic teams and are a Division III school.
Our campus involvement is robust with a long list of clubs and academic organizations, so that students can get involved from the minute they step foot on campus. Clubs range from academic-focused to purely interest-based.
Additionally, our students have the opportunity to get involved in faculty-led research; some research programs can begin in a student’s first year! This research is unique to Wilkes because many institutions don’t allow undergraduates to work alongside faculty mentors to complete research; those opportunities are usually reserved for graduate students.
Wilkes University Rankings
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Will You Get In?
Most Popular Majors
- Nursing96 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities56 Graduates
- Business51 Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering51 Graduates
- Biology26 Graduates
- Psychology26 Graduates
- Environmental Engineering21 Graduates
- Marketing21 Graduates
- Communications18 Graduates
- Electrical Engineering18 Graduates
What will you research at Wilkes?
Robust research and scholarship are integral to the undergraduate experience at Wilkes. Faculty research makes for more dynamic teachers who better understand the link between scholarly work and the basic principles of any discipline. Wilkes faculty are evaluated based on the quality of their teaching as well as their research. Our faculty research often involves undergraduates at many levels.
- Mix of Online and on Campus55%
- On Campus38%
- A close knit campus36%
- Small school with great opportunities14%
- A small school in a scary neighborhood8%
- Small school in okay neighborhood6%