Resources › For Students and Parents Wilkes University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More Share Flipboard Email Print Wilkes University. Brad Clinesmith / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 19, 2017 Wilkes University Description: Wilkes University is a comprehensive private residential university located on a 35-acre campus in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, just two blocks from King's College. New York City and Philadelphia are each about two hours away. Students can choose from a wide range of majors in the liberal arts, sciences, social sciences, and professional fields including nursing, engineering, and education. Courses are offered through the university's eight colleges and schools. Business and nursing are among the most popular areas of study. Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and small classes (24 student average for first-year students; 16 students for upper-level classes). Student life is active with over 100 clubs and organizations including a long boarding club, cricket club, anime club and environmental club. On the intercollegiate front, the Wilkes University Colonels compete in the NCAA Division III Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC). The university fields 10 men's and 10 women's sports. Admissions Data (2016): Percent of Applicants Admitted: 76%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 445 / 550SAT Math: 450 / 580SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 20 / 25ACT English: 19 / 24ACT Math: 19 / 26What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 5,552 (2,561 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female90% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $33,568Books: $1,500 (why so much?)Room and Board: $13,746Other Expenses: $3,000Total Cost: $51,814 Wilkes University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 97%Loans: 84%Average Amount of AidGrants: $22,643Loans: $10,302 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Liberal Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Psychology Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%Transfer Out Rate: 29%4-Year Graduation Rate: 48%6-Year Graduation Rate: 62% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Swimming, Track and Field, Wrestling, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, WrestlingWomen's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Tennis, Swimming, Softball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Golf Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics Wilkes and the Common Application Wilkes University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: Common Application essay tips and samplesShort answer tips and samplesSupplemental essay tips and samples If You Like Wilkes University, You May Also Like These Colleges: University of ScrantonMisericordia UniversityKing's CollegeTemple UniversityPenn State University (Main Campus)East Stroudsburg University of PennsylvaniaBloomsburg University of PennsylvaniaMarywood UniversityLock Haven UniversityArcadia UniversityDrexel UniversityWest Chester University of Pennsylvania Wilkes University Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.wilkes.edu/about-wilkes/mission/index.aspx "To continue the Wilkes tradition of liberally educating our students for lifelong learning and success in a constantly evolving and multicultural world through a commitment to individualized attention, exceptional teaching, scholarship and academic excellence, while continuing the university’s commitment to community engagement."