#2533 Overall Influence #386 Desirability Rank

Wilkes University

Private American university located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

From Wikipedia

Wilkes University is a private university in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. It has over 2,200 undergraduates and over 2,200 graduate students . Wilkes was founded in 1933 as a satellite campus of Bucknell University, and became an independent institution in 1947, naming itself Wilkes College, after English radical politician John Wilkes after whom Wilkes-Barre is named. The school was granted university status in January 1990. It is classified among "Doctoral/Professional Universities". Wilkes University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

3,633

Acceptance

92%

Graduation Rate

64%

Median SAT Score

1119

Median ACT Score

23

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$36,888

Fees (in-state)

$1,864

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$21,491
30K - 48K$20,640
48K - 75K$24,564
75K - 110K$27,958
110K+$33,125

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$58,600

Employed

94%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

4K

Under-Grads

2K

Graduates

1K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18766

What is Wilkes University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#1086 World Rank
Literature
#1944 World Rank
Engineering
#2633 World Rank
Education
#1777 World Rank
Political Science
#1281 World Rank
Psychology
#1965 World Rank
History
#1425 World Rank
Communications
#3282 World Rank
Biology
#2832 World Rank
Computer Science
#2107 World Rank
Mathematics
#4189 World Rank
Medical
#2439 World Rank
Chemistry
#1392 World Rank
Nursing
#1714 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#2372 World Rank
Philosophy
#2010 World Rank
Sociology
#4853 World Rank
Physics

Other areas of influence

#1567 World Rank
Anthropology
#2104 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#2261 World Rank
Business
#2494 World Rank
Law
#4474 World Rank
Religious Studies
#4698 World Rank
Economics
#5590 World Rank
Social Work

Influential People

Who are Wilkes University's Most influential alumni?

Wilkes University 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Literature, Psychology, and Nursing

Andrew W Bartlow

Researcher

Nancy J. Kenney

Professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies

David J Yaron

Researcher

Eddie Day Pashinski

American politician

Brian F. Curran

American politician

Daniel Klem

Daniel Klem

United States ornithologist, known for his pioneering research into the mortality of birds due to glass windows

Shawna McCarthy

American magazine editor

Steve Poleskie

Steve Poleskie

American artist

Evana Manandhar

Miss Nepal 2015

Marlon James

Marlon James

Jamaican novelist

Frank Zane

Frank Zane

American bodybuilder