King's College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

King's College in Pennsylvania
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King's College Admissions Overview:

Students interested in King's College can apply through the school's application, or with the Common Application. With an acceptance rate of 71%, the school is largely accessible to applicants. Interested students should visit King College's website, or get in touch with the admissions office for more information.

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Admissions Data (2016):

King’s College Description:

Located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, King’s College is a Catholic liberal arts college established in 1946 by the Congregation of the Holy Cross. The downtown campus sits along the Susquehanna River, and the nearby Pocono Mountains offer year-round outdoor activities. King’s College is situated within a few hours of several major cities including New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. On the academic front, the college has a 14 to 1 student faculty ratio and an average class size of 18 students. King’s College offers 35 undergraduate majors in addition to 10 pre-professional programs and seven special concentrations.

The most popular areas of study include accounting, business administration, elementary education and criminal justice. The college provides a number of opportunities for students to become involved on campus, with 50 student clubs and organizations. The King’s College Monarchs compete in the NCAA Division III Middle Atlantic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,422 (2,082 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,720
  • Books: $1,250 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,318
  • Other Expenses: $2,540
  • Total Cost: $50,828

King’s College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 87%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,151
    • Loans: $9,137

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 59%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, Track and Field, Wrestling, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Lacrosse, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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King’s College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.kings.edu/aboutkings/traditions_and_mission/mission_statement

"King's College, a Catholic college in the Holy Cross tradition, provides students with a broad-based liberal arts education which offers the intellectual, moral, and spiritual preparation that enables them to lead meaningful and satisfying lives."