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Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Lehman, PA 4-Year Public
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About Penn State Wilkes Barre

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Overview

Penn State Wilkes-Barre is a public, state school in the rural setting of Lehman, Pennsylvania. Penn State Wilkes Barre was founded in 1916 and currently enrolls around 314 students a year, including 309 undergrads.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Penn State Wilkes Barre!

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

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

2022 Penn State Wilkes Barre Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 20%
In-State Tuition $13,552
Out-of-State $22,414
Percent of Need Met 60.2%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,843

Is Penn State Wilkes Barre a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better idea of what Penn State Wilkes Barre offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

Penn State Wilkes Barre Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Penn State Wilkes Barre. The acceptance rate at Penn State Wilkes Barre is 90%. Last year, 563 students applied to Penn State Wilkes Barre and 504 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State Wilkes Barre

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Penn State Wilkes Barre, around 88% come back their sophomore year. Around 57% of students who started at Penn State Wilkes Barre earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Penn State Wilkes Barre Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Penn State Wilkes Barre directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State Wilkes Barre

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

Penn State Wilkes Barre meets 60.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,843 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $40,344 of debt. 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 aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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 Penn State Wilkes Barre.

Based on this information, how does Penn State Wilkes Barre sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Penn State Wilkes Barre a good school for you?

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Where is Penn State Wilkes Barre?

Penn State Wilkes Barre is located in the rural setting of Lehman, Pennsylvania.

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College Info

Old Route 115, PO Box PSU Lehman, PA 18627

Campus Setting: Rural

Penn State Wilkes Barre Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Penn State Wilkes Barre ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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22 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Wilkes Barre is 21. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Wilkes Barre. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Wilkes Barre SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

530 - 640


Reading SAT Range

530 - 610

Penn State Wilkes Barre Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State Wilkes Barre is like? There are approximately 314 students enrolled at Penn State Wilkes Barre, including 309 undergraduate students and 5 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from PA and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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