Wilkes University

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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". Wilkes University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Wilkes University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
3,633 92% 64% 1119 23

How Much Does Wilkes University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$39,914
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $21,491
30K - 48K $20,640
48K - 75K $24,564
75K - 110K $27,958
110K+ $33,125

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 Body Under-Grads Graduates
3,600 2,261 1,339

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

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 Anthropology. Here are some of Wilkes University's most famous alumni:

Frank Zane
Frank Zane
An American bodybuilder.
Marlon James
Marlon James
A Jamaican novelist.
Shawna McCarthy
An American magazine editor.
Evana Manandhar
A Miss Nepal 2015.
Steve Poleskie
Steve Poleskie
An American artist.
Daniel Klem
Daniel Klem
A United States ornithologist, known for his pioneering research into the mortality of birds due to glass windows.
Brian F. Curran
An American politician.
Eddie Day Pashinski
An American politician.
David J Yaron
A Researcher.
Nancy J. Kenney
A Professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies.
Andrew W Bartlow
A Researcher.
Alan A. Gubanich
A Biologist.