Wilkes University

country rank  650
world rank  2035

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University Overview

Founded in 1933, Wilkes University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Wilkes-Barre (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Wilkes University (WU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Wilkes University (WU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 86 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym WU
Founded 1933
Motto Unity Amidst Diversity
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre (population range: 10,000-49,999)
18766 Pennsylvania
United States
T +1 (570) 408 4400
F +1 (570) 408 4904

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Chase Hall/184 South River Street
Wilkes-Barre 18766
+1 (570) 408 4400
800 945 5378

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Wilkes University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019