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Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

About Wilkes University

Wilkes University is a private, nonprofit school in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Wilkes University was founded in 1933. The college currently enrolls around 5,276 students per year, including 2,232 undergrads.

Wilkes University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Wilkes University. Wilkes University admitted 95% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 4,019 students applied to Wilkes University and 3,809 were admitted.

Wilkes University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 30%

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Wilkes University is locatedin the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,.

If you are interested in seeing Wilkes University for yourself, be sure to 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.

College Info

84 West South Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766-0002

Campus Setting: Urban

Wilkes University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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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Wilkes University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1055 - 1220


Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

520 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1220 and Above


1055 to 1220


1055 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Wilkes University students is 1140. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wilkes University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1055 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1055 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Wilkes University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Wilkes University is like? There are approximately 5,276 students enrolled at Wilkes University, including 2,232 undergraduate students and 3,044 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 75% percent are from PA and 25% percent of students are from other states.


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