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Wilkes University

Wilkes University is a private university located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1933 as a satellite campus of Bucknell University and was granted the university status in 1990. The university, which enrolls more than 2, 200 undergraduates and over 2, 200 graduate students, offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership
  • Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing


Wilkes University's athletics teams are nicknamed the Colonels and they participate in NCAA Division III sports. They are members of the Middle Atlantic Conference. Wilkes' teams participate in several of the intercollegiate sports including baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, golf, and lacrosse.

Profile of Wilkes University

Wilkes University can be found in Wilkes-Barre, PA (a small city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Wilkes University.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in education and teaching.

Wilkes University Selectivity

Wilkes University does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 460 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 470 to 600, but ranged both higher and lower.

Faculty

A tenure system is one way Wilkes University works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the school are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 5, 114 students were enrolled in Wilkes University.

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. Wilkes University student athletes compete in Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation competitions.

Wilkes University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching866teacher education and development, education courses, elementary/middle school admin, elementary school teaching, special ed, English teaching, music teaching, history teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts130liberal arts and sciences, creative writing, English, history, political science, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management117business management, accounting, entrepreneurship, electronic commerce
Nursing and Emergency Medicine64registered nursing
Medicine63pharmacy
Science40biology, chemistry, biochemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counselling34psychology
Engineering29electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, engineering management
Media25communication studies, digital communications
Security and Law Enforcement18criminal justice and safety
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science, information science
Mathematics6mathematics
Music1music performance
Medical administration1pharmacy courses, health care facilities management
Art Studies0art studies
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech
Fine Arts0fine arts
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy

Contact: Wilkes University

Wilkes University

84 West South Street

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

General Phone: (570) 408-5000

http://www.wilkes.edu

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