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King's College

Wilkes-Barre, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

About Kings

King's College Overview

King's College is a private, religious school in the urban setting of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Kings was founded in 1946 and enrolls around 2,130 students a year, including 1,831 undergrads. Kings ensures on-campus housing for up to 1,052 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 80% of students spend their weekends on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Kings!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Kings's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Kings students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Kings, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Kings has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Kings on the Student Life page.

2022 Kings Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 96%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 44%
Tuition $38,822
Percent of Need Met 79%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $32,590

Is Kings a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better sense of what Kings offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for King's College

It is moderately difficult to get into Kings. The university admitted 96% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 3,079 applications received in 2022, 2,951 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kings

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 70% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Kingscome back the next year. Around 67% of students who started at Kings earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Kings Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Kings by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Kings directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

King's College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of King's College's endowment was $124.7 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Kings spends about $11,960 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Kings

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Kings meets 79% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $32,590 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $50,778 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Kings.

Based on this information, how does Kings sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Kings a good school for you?

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Where is Kings?

Kings is located in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

If you want to see Kings for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 81 to Wilkes-Barre, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Wilkes-Barre Scranton International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Kings and Wilkes-Barre are like without leaving home.

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College Info

133 North River Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0801

Campus Setting: Urban

Kings Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kings is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kings is Continuous processing.

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Kings SAT Scores


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Math SAT Range

530 - 620


Reading SAT Range

530 - 610

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Wondering what life at Kings is like? There are approximately 2,130 students enrolled at Kings, including 1,831 undergraduate students and 299 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from PA and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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