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- Student LifeB
Wilkes is an above-average private university located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in the Scranton Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,212 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wilkes acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 60% of students, Wilkes alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,400.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Middle Atlantic Conferences
Wilkes University Rankings
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- 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.41 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
Wilkes University Reviews
Wilkes University is a very good school. I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering and also swim for the Men's Swim team here at Wilkes. I can safely say it is a great fit for me! The family-oriented aspect and environment that the University has to offer in every area of the school is one of the main things that I was drawn to upon visiting the campus for the first few times. Family is so important to me, and at Wilkes, everyone is so welcoming and the staff is so nice and very helpful and reassuring, especially for incoming Freshman. All in all, Wilkes University has a nice family feel, great geographic location, small and beautiful campus setting, and great residence life and academic programs.
I love the environment of Wilkes University. The school is very warm and welcoming, as soon as I stepped foot on campus I was welcomed by many. I love that it is a small school and that every one knows each other. The professors are very welcoming and caring, I love that they take time to learn the name of every student and will check in on you if you miss class without reporting it to them. The campus of Wilkes University is absolutely gorgeous and the overall atmosphere is fantastic. I love Wilkes University!
This school is great. I really enjoyed my 4 years here. If you are pre-med, there are pros and cons. There is a small pre-med program here, so that means you have a lot of opportunity, but not much guidance. The best advice is to get involved! It is a small campus, so it is easy to meet so many different people and make your mark on the school.