Wilkes University is on a 25-acre campus in the urban setting of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
There are many activities and organizations for Wilkes University students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Wilkes University does not have fraternities or sororities.
This table offers information on housing at Wilkes University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||41%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,184|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||968|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––|
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 2022, 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 2,232 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 968 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Wilkes University offers coed housing.
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 university, funding, and competition 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||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|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|
|Volleyball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Wilkes University, take Interstate 81 to Wilkes-Barre, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Wilkes-Barre Scranton International airport.
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