Wilkes University is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Wilkes University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities67 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering53 Graduates
Business Administration and Management51 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies41 Graduates
Environmental Engineering23 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
Wilkes University Reviews
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Wilkes is a small school but with big opportunities. The school may not be well known for being diverse, but I think it's slowly progressing to be there! The professors here (other than the chemistry professors) are willing to help you succeed in what ever you plan to do and I am glad that most of them know me by my name rather than the color of my tee shirt. What I also like about Wilkes is the amount of tutoring is available for a lot of the courses the school has to offer and their campus food isn't all that bad compared to other universities.
One of my favorite things about Wilkes is all of the housing options that are available. From typical dorms, to apartments to renovated nineteenth century mansions, the options are there. Granted, much of the freshman housing is average unless you get in the Honors Program. After that though, most people have no problem getting into University Towers which has pretty nice three-person apartments and a few quads. For those who want something different, all of the mansion-style housing is different. You could have a room to yourself or with three other people. All the layouts in the mansions are different compared to the cookie-cutter Towers' apartments. Its just preference. Although the best, if you're super lucky, or know someone already living there, is 40 West above the YMCA. Those apartments are the nicest on campus, but its nearly impossible to get in as they are very limited.
Wilkes is a small school with the wide variety of majors and programs of a much larger university. After my first year, I am still thrilled by my decision to come here. Attending a small school is important for students looking for close relationships with their professors. As a mechanical engineering major, having that bond and support from professors is really beneficial. I think the most unique thing about the school is the housing. From typical dorm buildings to apartments, to renovated nineteenth century mansions, living in the old Wilkes-Barre setting overlooking the Susquehanna River has been enjoyable.