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King's College is a private institution that was founded in 1946. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,218, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 33 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. King's College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 37. Its tuition and fees are $30,310 (2013-14).
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King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame. Recognized by its peers in education for its innovative Core curriculum, King's commits its faculty to sharing their expertise in assessment with their peers nationwide. For this reason, King's was named one of only 16 Leadership Institutions by the American Association of Colleges and Universities Greater Expectations initiative. A small, student-centered community, King's is known for its family atmosphere and for instilling in its students self-confidence that leads to personal success. Students are encouraged to expand their horizons in a safe, supportive environment.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to King's College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at King's College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||69.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
The student-faculty ratio at King's College is 13:1, and the school has 63.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at King's College include: Elementary Education and Teaching; Accounting; Business Administration and Management, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; and Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||62%|
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King's College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,218, with a gender distribution of 50.6 percent male students and 49.4 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 48 percent of students live off campus. King's College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
King's College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. King's College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at King's College, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at King's College.
|Students who have cars on campus||60%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At King's College, 84.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,188.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$30,310 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$11,368 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data