Wilkes University is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Wilkes University was founded in 1933 and now enrolls around 4,781 students a year, including 2,243 undergrads.
Wilkes University offers housing for up to 1,184 students. Most students live off campus, either in nearby housing that is not owned by the college, or
Wilkes University's endowment was valued at $52,657,913 in 2021. The institution spends around $10,609 for each full-time student enrolled. Wilkes University employs one full-time professor for every 13 undergrads enrolled.
|2021 Wilkes University Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||92%|
|Mean ACT score||23|
|Mean SAT score||1137|
Wilkes University does not offer early decision or early action.
It is moderately difficult to get into Wilkes University. Around 92% of applicants get into Wilkes University each year. Out of 3,633 applications received in 2021, 3,334 students were offered admission . ### Wilkes University Waitlist
Wilkes University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.
Wilkes University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Wilkes University, applicants must submit the following items.
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The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Wilkes University is 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1137. The mean ACT score for Wilkes University students is 23.
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Wilkes University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.
Wilkes University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 92% submitted the SAT. 15% submitted the ACT.
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Yes! Wilkes University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,184 students.
Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Wilkes University.
Wilkes University meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $31,197 a year.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.
Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Wilkes University, around 76% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 557 students who started at Wilkes University as first-time freshman, 293 graduate within four years.
Around 64% of students who started at Wilkes University 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 placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.
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Wilkes University is located in the urban setting of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
If you want to see Wilkes University 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 Wilkes University and Wilkes-Barre are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wilkes University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wilkes University is Continuous processing.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Wilkes University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Wilkes University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1230 and Above
1040 to 1230
1040 and Less
The median SAT score for Wilkes University students is 1137. Applicants with SAT scores of 1230 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wilkes University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1230 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Wilkes University.
Wondering what life at Wilkes University is like? There are approximately 4,781 students enrolled at Wilkes University, including 2,243 undergraduate students and 2,538 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 76% percent are from PA and 24% percent of students are from other states.
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