King's College

Wilkes Barre, PA, USA

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King's College

3.53 Average Rating

Lee Ann from Reading, PA

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
King's gives you a very well-rounded education. The professors are always available for help or advice.
Am enjoying being here
The city is small but it keeps you busy. Public square is just down the street and there is a night club right across the street(don't tell your parents). Security is very friendly and will help you out no matter what. The campus is small so you can get out of bed ten minutes before your class starts and still be early. Trust me this is a very good thing.
Bang for the buck
King's on paper can be very expensive, but once enrolled King's always finds ways to give you financial aid. And if your financial situation at home changes, King's will rework your tuition. There is also tons of work study programs. And if you speech Spanish fluently, you'll probably go here for free.
Tips for prospective students
Check out the campus and the city. Do an overnight visit so you can get the true feel of the campus and its classes, they will sit you in class that would go along with the major you have picked and you get to stay in the dorms with a student who will show you what students do on their down time.
Great for these types of students
King's is great for all types of students but mainly for those who like to participate in classes and like meeting new people.
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Jacqueline from Riverhead, NY

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
If you don't want to be just a number, instead you want to have a name and a say then King's is great for you. King's has a small campus where your professors know you by name and you can have one on one time with them for help and any questions you may have. King's has a wide array of different things to offer each and every student.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved. I'm sure every college tells you this but here at King's the student body is so closely knitted that you have a voice and people will listen to you. It has always been said that out of the three things; social life, grades, and sleep; when you go to college that you can only pick two of them but, I know for myself and many others you can have all three. King's has many different clubs and activities to get involved in as well as trips to NYC and Washington and much more. Grades- that's easy, you can have a study group getting in social life and grades in one shot. Finally sleep, well that one is all up to you on how you manage your time. But I can tell you this, it isn't hard to manage your time where you wont get sleep. As long as you do all your work that is needed and don't wait 'til last minute you will have time for anything and everything you want to do.
Academic Rigor
Professors are very friendly and they don't want to see you fail. If you're having problems in a class see your professor and they would be happy to help you better understand it. There is no shame in visiting office hours because you are confused about something, everyone does it. As long as you finish your work on time, you should not have any problems with your grades.
Dorm Life
You will get mixed reviews on dorm life at King's because everyone has different ways that they are used to living. There are many different living spaces offered, freshmen must live in Esseff(females) or Holy Cross(males). the main complaint that students have with the freshmen dorms is the guard that has to sign males into the female dorm and females into males dorm and the fact that the opposite sex has to be signed out by midnight on school nights and 2am on Friday and Saturday. I personally have no complaints or problems with the dorm life.
Food and Dining
My main concern with the food was what was I going to eat. I am a vegetarian so I was worried that they wouldn't have anything. However there were multiple options for me to choose from. There are 3 restaurant type dining places as well as a large buffet of various food. You will never go hungry at King's, there is food everywhere and you are always bound to find something that you will like.
What to do for fun
There is plenty to do for fun. Campus Activities has different events happening throughout the year, and the best part...a lot of them are free! There are many clubs and activities to get involved with as well. If those aren't things you're interested in then the book store is right down the road as well as a bowling ally where you can get free shoes and $2 games on Tuesdays and there is also a movie theater in walking distance, or if you just like to be by yourself or a couple of friends; across the street from King's is the River where there is a park you can just relax and enjoy yourself.
Bang for the buck
When you see how much tuition is you might be like Holy cow! How am I going to pay for that?!? Easy. King's college offers a lot of financial aide and with the help of that, tuition is much nicer. I can tell you, King's is well worth it, this college offers so much for every student, it is very diverse in its student body and activities.
Great for these types of students
King's is great for all students. King's is very diverse and there is always something for everybody. Everyone is very friendly and you will make friends so easily.
Clubs and Activities
Like I've said previously King;s offers something for everyone. The student body here is so diverse that I can guarantee that there is something that will interest you. If you don't find a club for you, you can always get enough people and start your own with the help of campus activities.
Greek Life
There is only one sorority and one fraternity. Both are not actually a part of the college, they fund themselves and each are service organizations. Not your typical Greek life, they study together, and help out the surrounding community.
Campus Safety
Campus security is always walking around to make sure everyone is safe, night and day. If you're a commuter and you have a night class and you don't want to walk all the way to your car alone at night then security will be happy to help and make sure that you arrive safely. Also stated in the dorm life section, I mentioned about the guards signing students in and out of the halls. Everyone must present ID, if you are not a student you must present another form of picture ID that will be returned to you when you sign out. You will be safe here at King's College.
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Brittny from Luzerne, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
King's College is unconventional and will teach me things I never thought I would learn. It's a great learning institution with compassionate and amiable professors. The classes are challenging while simultaneously mutually stimulating.
Tips for prospective students
Always ask the professors questions because they never mind helping you with your questions at King's College. If you need help with anything, go to the learning lab.
Academic Rigor
The academics are mutually challenging as well as broken down by the professors. I rate five stars.
Dorm Life
Everyone who dorms has loved it.
Food and Dining
Food is decent.
What to do for fun
I go to college activities.
Great for these types of students
King's College is great for students who like to work hard as well as make a lot of new friends.
Clubs and Activities
The clubs at King's College are very well-organized. The members are also very helpful to new students. At King's College, you feel like a member of the campus community.
Campus Safety
Campus is very safe and helpful if you are lost. There are literally signs everywhere, which can be helpful if you lack a sense of direction.
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Phillip from Hallstead, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
King's will give you a well rounded education rather than one you would get at say a technical school.
Am enjoying being here
King's is a warm atmosphere around and the people are great!
Tips for prospective students
If you need a tutor then don't worry about having to pay for one, it's included in the tuition price and you don't have to worry. If you are excelling in a class, offer to be a tutor and you'll get paid!
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Caitlyn

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The Mass Communications Department has taught me a lot in my first year and I cannot wait to see what they have in-store for the next three years. This school also has a great Athletic Training Program, Business Program, and Physicians Assistants Program.
Am enjoying being here
The city of Wilkes Barre may seem small, but there are bigger cities only a quick drive away. Not to mention if you walk down the city square there are many places to eat and the bus station is only a couple of blocks from school.
Bang for the buck
King's may look pricey on paper but they give back to their students as much as they can. Not only do they give out many scholarships and grants, but they also have work study on campus where you can make money on campus during the school year.
Tips for prospective students
King's has many activities that help you give back to the Wilkes Barre community. Not only are the fun activities, but they also help you meet new people and the staff at King's.
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