Wilkes University

84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA


We're a small university, with big opportunities located in Wilkes-Barre, Northeastern Pennsylvania, about a 2 hour ride from New York City and Philadelphia. We have about 2,500 undergraduate students on campus, so classmates know each other, and their professors, by name. Founded in 1933, Wilkes University is a private, co-ed, comprehensive institution. We offer a mix of professional and liberal arts programs, and students can choose from numerous majors and minors across six different schools and colleges. In addition, Wilkes offers master's degree programs and doctoral/terminal degree programs including the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, doctor of philosophy in nursing and master of fine arts in creative writing. Find more about our admission requirements here: https://www.wilkes.edu/admissions.

Questions and Answers about Wilkes University

Drayanna F.
10 months ago
Is Wilkes University test optional?
Wilkes University
Yes, we are test optional for fall 2022. We decide each year if we are going to be test optional. More information on our admissions requirements can be found here: https://www.wilkes.edu/admissions/undergraduate-requirements/index.aspx
Erin O.
11 months ago
Does Wilkes University have a psychology program?
Wilkes University
Hi Erin! Yes, we do. Our psychology program is excellent, hands-on and researched-based. You can learn more here: https://www.wilkes.edu/academics/colleges/arts-humanities-social-sciences/behavioral-social-sciences/psychology.aspx Please let me know if you have any other questions!
Stephanie B.
1 year ago
Where can I find scholarships opportunities that your school offers for graduate students?
Wilkes University
At Wilkes, we have several financial aid options to make graduate study affordable. You can learn more about our financial aid options and applying here: https://www.wilkes.edu/academics/graduate-programs/graduate-admissions/index.aspx. In addition, our creative writing program offers several scholarships specifically for creative writing students: https://wilkes.edu/academics/graduate-programs/masters-programs/creative-writing-ma-mfa/admissions-requirements/financial-aid.aspx
Naveen E.
1 year ago
How can I learn more about transferring credits to your school from another?
Wilkes University
Hi Naveen! You can learn more about transferring credits at https://wilkes.edu/transfer or by contacting our transfer admissions counselors. Jonathan Summers works with students who plan to major in education, nursing, or business: Jonathan Summers jonathan.summers@wilkes.edu (570) 408-4465 (800) WILKES-U Ext. 4465 For all other majors, contact Amy Patton: Amy Patton amy.patton@wilkes.edu (570) 408-4407 (800) WILKES-U Ext. 4407
tinsae a.
1 year ago
Where can I find scholarships opportunities that your school offers for international students living overseas?
Wilkes University
You can learn more about international scholarship opportunities at Wilkes at https://wilkes.edu/admissions/international/tuition-scholarships.aspx. You can also contact Abby Love, our Associate Director of International Admissions at abby.love@wilkes.edu or 570-408-5532.

Majors offered at Wilkes University

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at Wilkes University

SAT Score Range
Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Less Selective (75% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Wilkes University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Wilkes University Students4%15%66%17%2%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Wilkes University Students
< 2% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Wilkes University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)130k
Director of Operations92k
Mechanical Engineer72k
Marketing Coordinator60k
Environmental Engineer59k
Project Engineer58k
Elementary School Teacher58k
Based on 2,268 student responses
52.4kAvg. Early Career Pay
94.4kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
54%in High-Meaning careers
10%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Wilkes University

Wilkes University financial aid

Grants per year
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While we do our best to show up-to-date information, due to COVID-19 and other factors out of our control, it is possible that the data we are showing about test requirements, application deadlines, and more, are inaccurate. Please verify with the college itself via their website to ensure you are aware of all requirements and deadlines.