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Wilkes University Student Life

Wilkes University is on a 25-acre campus in an urban setting in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. There are many activities and organizations for Wilkes University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Wilkes University does not have fraternities or sororities..

Wilkes University Housing

Wilkes University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Wilkes University students live off campus. In 2021, 41% of undergrads at Wilkes University lived in some kind of on-campus housing There are 1,184 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,243 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 897 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Wilkes University offers coed housing and .

Wilkes University Athletics

At Wilkes University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Wilkes University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 2
Ice Hockey NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Volleyball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at Wilkes University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Wilkes University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Wilkes University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Wilkes University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Wilkes University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Wilkes University, take Interstate 81 to Wilkes-Barre, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Wilkes-Barre Scranton International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Pennsylvania you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Wilkes University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Wilkes University Students

50%

Women

50%

Men

89%

Full Time

11%

Part Time

76%

In State

24%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

73%

8%

6%

5%

3%

2%

2%

0.14%

0.09%

Graduate Students

2,538

Undergraduate Students

2,243

Non-Resident / International Students

119

Wilkes University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,781

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

92%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$38,752

Out-of-State

$38,752

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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