Wilkes

Wilkes University

Wilkes
#3625 / #947
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#386
Most Desirable School
Private American university located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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About Wilkes University

According to 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" and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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Wilkes University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
4,01995%61%113523

How Much Does Wilkes University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$39,914
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$25,058
30K - 48K$25,051
48K - 75K$28,221
75K - 110K$31,157
110K+$34,459

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Wilkes University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Wilkes University, then you can expect to earn an average of $58,600 per year. You also have a 94% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Wilkes University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
3,5732,1451,428

Where is Wilkes University?

Wilkes University is located at 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18766

What Is Wilkes University Known For?

Wilkes University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Wilkes University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Chemistry
#2240
World Rank
#2258
Historical Rank
#455
USA Rank
chemistry Degrees
Literature
#1394
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#1453
Historical Rank
#462
USA Rank
literature Degrees
Engineering
#3606
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#3620
Historical Rank
#626
USA Rank
engineering Degrees
Psychology
#1827
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#1839
Historical Rank
#701
USA Rank
psychology Degrees
Communications
#2642
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#2666
Historical Rank
#708
USA Rank
communications Degrees
Biology
#3169
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#3192
Historical Rank
#729
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biology Degrees
Political Science
#3237
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#3246
Historical Rank
#746
USA Rank
political-science Degrees
Mathematics
#3134
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#3176
Historical Rank
#786
USA Rank
math Degrees
Earth Sciences
#3255
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#3271
Historical Rank
#863
USA Rank
earth-science Degrees
Nursing
#2382
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#2382
Historical Rank
#934
USA Rank
nursing Degrees
Physics
#3888
World Rank
#3912
Historical Rank
#936
USA Rank
physics Degrees
Sociology
#3262
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#3270
Historical Rank
#981
USA Rank
sociology Degrees
Philosophy
#3310
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#3352
Historical Rank
#997
USA Rank
philosophy Degrees
Business
#3845
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#3846
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#1033
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business Degrees
Computer Science
#4636
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#4642
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#1060
USA Rank
computer-science Degrees
History
#3765
World Rank
#3781
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#1177
USA Rank
history Degrees
Medical
#4578
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#4579
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#1337
USA Rank
medicine Degrees
Education
#5751
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#5753
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#1427
USA Rank
education Degrees

Who Are Wilkes University's Most Influential Alumni?

Wilkes University's most influential alumni include professors and professionals in the fields of Literature, Psychology, and Chemistry. Here are some of Wilkes University's most famous alumni:

Catherine D. DeAngelis
An American physician.
Donora Hillard
An American educator, author.
James E. Mark
An American engineer.
Jesse Choper
An An American constitutional law scholar and a former dean.
Ann Bartuska
Ann Bartuska
An American biologist and ecologist.
Catherine Chandler
Catherine Chandler
An American writer.
Daniel Klem
Daniel Klem
A United States ornithologist, known for his pioneering research into the mortality of birds due to glass windows.
Steve Poleskie
Steve Poleskie
An American artist.
Lawrence Hilton Jacobs
Lawrence Hilton Jacobs
An American actor.

Who Are Wilkes University's Most Influential Faculty?

Cecilia Galante
An American writer.