If you are thinking about applying to Wilkes University, the application fee is $40.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
|Wilkes University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||18%|
|Mean SAT Score||1137|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||92%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||15%|
Wilkes University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Wilkes University is moderately difficult. Wilkes University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Wilkes University accepted 92% of students, around 3,334 of the 3,633 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Wilkes University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to Wilkes University must submit the following items. Double check with Wilkes University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Wilkes University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 73% submitted a class rank. At Wilkes University 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Wilkes University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||9.2%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.2%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12.5%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10.3%|
|2.50 and 2.9||8.8%|
|2.00 and 2.49||3.9%|
Wilkes University does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
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.
In 2021, 92% of Wilkes University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 15% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Wilkes University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1040 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wilkes University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1040, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Wilkes University student is 1137.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wilkes University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wilkes University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Wilkes University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wilkes University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wilkes University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Wilkes University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Wilkes University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Wilkes University.
Does Wilkes University accept transfer credits?
Wilkes University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Wilkes University accepts:
Does Wilkes University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Wilkes University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Wilkes University?
Wilkes University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Wilkes University's acceptance rate?
Wilkes University's acceptance rate is 92%.
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How hard is it to get into Wilkes University? Wilkes University is a somewhat selective institution. The Wilkes University acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 91 out of every 100 applicants.
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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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Wilkes University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.55. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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