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Wilkes University

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School ID: SU10075
Rank: 2,192
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Applied number: 4
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If you’ve been looking at colleges, you’ve seen the pictures on all the websites. Beautiful buildings on a well-kept campus. Students chatting in the cafeteria. Professors sharing their knowledge in a classroom. Crowd shots at commencement. After a while, all those websites and all those colleges start to look the same. So what makes Wilkes unique?

Why choose Wilkes University

We have about 2,500 undergraduate students on campus, so you’ll get to know your classmates by name. And you’ll receive personalized attention from your professors, not a glance from a graduate student in a 500-seat lecture hall.

  • We offer big opportunities. Wilkes is the only university of our size to offer the broad mix of professional and liberal arts programs we do. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from numerous majors across six different schools. If you can’t pick just one, you can double major or combine a major and a minor. Double major in engineering and digital media. Major in accounting and minor in Spanish. With so many different programs, you’ll have a wide range of options. (If you’re a math major, you can figure out exactly how many.) In addition to bachelor degree programs, Wilkes offers  master's degree programs and doctoral/terminal degree programs including the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, doctor of philosophy in nursing and master of fine arts in creative writing.
  • A Wilkes education is worth it.The Economist ranked Wilkes University 25th in the nation for economic value by comparing what our graduates earn to what they might have earned if they had studied elsewhere. The Brookings Institution, Money magazine and technology company Smart Asset have also recognized the value of a Wilkes education. We know that our commitment to academic success pays off for our students, but it’s great to see others catching on.
  • We believe in hands-on learning. Lectures and study groups are vital parts of the college experience, but the Wilkes faculty wants you to put that book learning to good use. Students have worked with Dr. Abas Sabouni on technology that could revolutionize breast cancer screening, and others summered north of the Arctic Circle with Dr. Ned Fetcher researching the effects of climate change on plants. The staff of Zebra Communications, our student-run public relations agency, have conducted fundraising campaigns for the Salvation Army. At Wilkes, you’ll have the opportunity to work side by side with your professors, gaining research experience as an undergraduate that students at other schools can’t even think about until grad school.
  • You won’t spend all your time studying. But that doesn’t mean you’re not learning. As an NCAA Division III school, Wilkes gives you the opportunity to be a true student-athlete. You can choose from 20-plus sports, competing for the love of the game rather than the requirements of an athletic scholarship. We encourage a balance of academic and athletic excellence, while the Division III season also gives you the time to participate in other cocurricular and extracurricular opportunities. Speaking of other activities, Wilkes has more than 100 clubs and organizations on campus. So whether you’re an all-star forward or a comic book aficionado (maybe both), you’ll have plenty of opportunities when you’re not hitting the books.
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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year USD $36,888
Cost of Living/Year USD $12,700
Application Fee USD $0
Estimated Total/Year USD $49,588

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  • Arts History
  • Science and Engineering
  • Nursing


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