Wilkes University

84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA | Private University | Established 1933

About us

Founded in 1933, Wilkes University is a private, co-ed, comprehensive institution. The university is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Wilkes University has about 2,500 students on campus, so students get to know their classmates by name. And they’ll receive personalized attention from their professors, not a glance from a graduate student in a 500-seat lecture hall.

Wilkes offers big opportunities. They are the only university of their size to offer the broad mix of professional and liberal arts programs that they do. Students will have the opportunity to choose from numerous majors across six different schools. In addition to bachelor degree programs, Wilkes offers master's degree programs.

Wilkes believes in hands-on learning. Lectures and study groups are vital parts of the college experience, but the Wilkes faculty wants students to put that book learning to good use. At Wilkes, students will have the opportunity to work side by side with their professors, gaining research experience as an undergraduate that students at other schools can’t even think about until grad school.

Wilkes encourages a balance of academic and athletic excellence, while the Division III season also gives students the time to participate in other co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities. Speaking of other activities, Wilkes has more than 100 clubs and organizations on campus. So whether the student is an all-star forward or a comic book aficionado (maybe both), they’ll have plenty of opportunities when they’re not hitting the books.

One of Wilkes' greatest assets is the quality of their people. Their faculty and staff are committed to student success both in and out of the classroom. Need to get in touch with a professor? Students are likely to have their cell phone number. Looking for an internship? The director of cooperative education will strive to make the internship experience a perfect fit. Stressing about finals? Tony in the cafeteria is sure to notice and is more than willing to help with a smile and some words of encouragement. At Wilkes, they’re committed to students, and that commitment doesn’t stop when the workday ends.

Why Wilkes University

  • Location: Wilkes-Barre is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, on the western edge of the Pocono Mountains Region. It is the county seat of Luzerne County and has a population of about 50,000 people.

  • Campus Facilities: The campus encompasses thirty-five acres and includes eight academic buildings, 20 residence halls, nine administrative buildings, the Eugene S. Farley Library, the Henry Student Center, Annette Evans Alumni and Faculty House, Sordoni Art Gallery, and more.

  • Student Population: Wilkes' enrollment includes about 2,000 full-time undergraduate students from 19 states and a dozen foreign countries. The average class sizes are: freshmen classes, 24 students; upper-level classes, 16 students; graduate classes, 9 students.

  • Hands-on Experience: 100% of students participate in research, internships or capstone projects.


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