Wilkes University

Wilkes Barre, PA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
75%
Acceptance Rate
4,067
Students Applied
36%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
276
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$40
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
73%
Out-Of-State Students
21%
US States Represented
31
Countries Represented
13
22%
Submitting ACT
89%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1137
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
520
75th
610
Reading
25th
520
75th
610
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
46%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
23
Top 25%
60
Top 50%
84

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@wilkes.edu
Admissions Telephone: 570-408-4400
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.09 Average Rating
Apply early, especially if applying for a guaranteed seat. Do not blow off your senior year of high school, grades still play a role in college acceptance.
Samantha from Wilkes Barre, PA
Go for it. Relax during interviews. Staff will be up front with you from the beginning. Coaching is offered for future interviews.
Nathaniel
Keep up your grades and prepare to find that you will be continuously challenged but with see that you have support from other students and staff members.
Jacqueline from Ashland, PA
This is a great school to attend for the sciences. There is a huge addition in the process of being built right now. It is expected to be finished in three years. There are small classes and the teachers really strive to know you and interact with you. I have not had a teacher that has refused to help when I needed help.
Abby from Bloomsburg, PA
If you get the chance to apply to do it. It's a great school.
Keyla from Allentown, PA
I highly recommend visiting this beautiful campus several times before starting classes so that you can really get a feel for the university's atmosphere. While at school, I also suggest meeting with the professors one on one (even if you think you know the material) because it will give you more confidence about your knowledge and it will also provide you with a greater relationship between you and your professor. Also, take advantage of the free tutoring services on campus and don't be afraid to ask the upperclassmen or your Teaching Assistants for help and advice.
Danielle from Leesport, PA

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