Wilkes University is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Wilkes University Rankings
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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.32 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 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.27 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 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
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.
Wilkes offers educational opportunities that many other universities do not. Class sizes are smaller on average and there are more opportunities for hands-on experience. If you put effort in, your professors will know you by name and help you out in many ways, even outside of the standard curriculum. I received a lot of valuable insight and feedback that aided me greatly after I graduated. They may not have the level of equipment as larger universities, but, chances are, you'll get to use what they have and gain meaningful experience from it. My first two years were at a much larger university, but I credit my current career position to my experience at Wilkes in my junior and senior years.
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.