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Wilkes University is a private institution that was founded in 1933. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,302, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 27 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wilkes University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 74. Its tuition and fees are $30,350 (2013-14).
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At Wilkes, we change lives. We recognize that giving our students the extra personal attention they need is the difference - the key to our students' success. It's why a student who may not have succeeded elsewhere thrives at Wilkes. It's why we can count so many Wilkes alumni as leaders in their careers and communities. We're not just about diplomas and degrees. We're about more than teaching. We're about mentoring.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Wilkes University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Wilkes University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 76 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||76.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Wilkes University is 14:1, and the school has 53.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wilkes University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Health Professions and Related Programs; Psychology; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||49%|
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Wilkes University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,302, with a gender distribution of 51.4 percent male students and 48.6 percent female students. At this school, 37 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 63 percent of students live off campus. Wilkes University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Wilkes University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Wilkes University 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 Wilkes University, 25 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Wilkes University.
|Students who have cars on campus||25%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Wilkes University, 80.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,400.
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||$30,350 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$12,436 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data