King's College (PA) campus
King's College (PA) campus
King's College (PA) campus
King's College (PA) campus
King's College (PA) campus
King's College (PA) campus
King's College (PA) campus
King's College (PA) campus
King's College (PA) campus
King's College (PA) campus
King's College (PA) campus
King's College (PA) campus
King's College (PA) campus
King's College (PA) campus
King's College (PA) campus

From the School

King's College is a liberal arts Catholic college that offers personal attention, a welcoming atmosphere and a challenging education that will prepare you for a successful future.

King's College is a liberal arts Catholic college that offers growth and personal development in a welcoming and supportive environment. Founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame, we're located on a small urban campus in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

At King's, we offer 40 majors in Business, Humanities, Engineering, Social Sciences, Education, Sciences and Allied Health programs, 7 pre-professional programs and 11 special concentrations. With over 50 clubs and activities and 19 NCAA Division III athletic programs for men and women, there is plenty to do outside the classroom.

Small classes and labs allow for meaningful interaction with professors. Our average class size is 18 students, average lab size is 13 students, and the student/faculty ratio is 14:1. This personal attention translates into better graduation rates than at institutions with larger classroom environments.

King's consistently ranks high in the top college national review issues of major publications:
For 19 straight years, King's has been ranked in the top tier of the U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Colleges in the United States.
Barron's Best Buys in College Education selected King's among the nation's top 10% of colleges for its tenth consecutive edition.
Forbes magazine ranked King's amongst the United States' best colleges and universities in its America's Best Colleges for six consecutive years.
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognized King's for over 180,000 hours of community service.
2013 College Access & Opportunity Guide has selected King's for inclusion because "King's is working to help low-income, first-generation college-bound students make their college dreams a reality."
The Washington Monthly magazine has recognized King's among the best bachelor and master degree granting institutions in the country in rankings which stress service to the community and social mobility of the student body. The John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges recognized King's in its select group of 100 colleges nationwide.

In addition, many of our individual academic programs are accredited by several highly respected organizations.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for the William G. McGowan School of Business, one of only 42 undergraduate schools of business nationwide
The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (one of only 19 colleges in Pennsylvania with this accreditation)
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistants
The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
The Chemistry program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.

Overall

From The School

APPLYING TO KING'S FOR FRESHMAN

The Office of Admission offers two methods for candidates to apply for admission: the SAT/ACT Traditional Choice and the Standardized Test Option/ Essay Choice. Applicants are required to state their preference prior to the application review and the decision is non-reversible.

SAT/ACT Traditional Choice:
Completed application
Official high school transcripts
SAT I or ACT scores
Guidance counselor recommendation Essay
$30 Application fee (waived if done online)
B Standardized Test Option/Essay Choice:
Completed application
Official high school transcripts
Official graded writing sample from either junior or senior year submitted and notarized by the high school guidance office
Guidance counselor recommendation Essay $30 Application fee (waived if done online)

General Guidelines
While each application for admission is reviewed individually, here are some general guidelines:

The most important criteria in the admission decision are a student's four-year academic record, GPA, strength of curriculum and overall rank in class. Recommendations, the personal statement, co-curricular activities, leadership and community service help to complete your profile. March 1 is the preferred application deadline for first-year students. Applications may be submitted after September 1 and are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Decisions are released in mid-October. Once we have received your application materials, we will notify you with a decision in two to three weeks. Students choosing the standardized test option are required to notify the Office of Admission on the application. A students' decision is non-reversible and must be made prior to application review.

APPLYING FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS
Transferring to King's could not be easier, especially if you're transferring from LCCC. King's offers generous financial assistance packages so don't let cost be a deterrent from applying.

Individual Admission Counselor information sessions, campus walking tours, and shuttle tours of the Wilkes-Barre area may be scheduled Monday through Friday throughout the year. Group information sessions and campus tours are offered on Saturdays during the academic year. Call 1-888-KINGS PA to schedule your appointment.

Overview

Applicants
3,150
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
8%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 550
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 590
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 550

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
230
with Terminal Degree
140

118
Men
112
Women
8
Minority
3
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Physician Assistant

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General


Students Say

This “private, Catholic, liberal arts college” in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, is “a close-knit community that values and supports the individual student.” With just over 3,000 undergraduates, King’s College “is a small school where the teachers actually care and interact with you if you need help,” says one criminal justice major. Professors are by and large “engaging and provide every opportunity for success,” “great resources for information,” and “bring the class to life.” Of course, “It depends on the professor [and] some are better at having classroom discussion while others just lecture.” In addition to success in the classroom, one elementary and special education major underscores that “King’s opens up multiple doors for opportunities” after graduation. As one history major notes, “the administration is always willing to help kids achieve their goals,” and overall, “King’s College focuses on making sure students get the best education they can while preparing students for life in the real world,” adds an accounting major. From tutoring options to “the opportunities that they offer to students through programs such as study abroad, career planning, [and] the writing center,” King’s College is truly “about driving individuals to succeed in their future.”

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Timothy Barberich
Co-founder/Former President/CEO, Sepracor

Mark Brezinski, MD, PhD
Cardiac Resrch, MA Gen Hosp; Assoc Prof Harvrd Med

Santo Loquasto
Academy and Tony Award winner

Dr. Paul Utz
Researcher, Stanford Univ School of Medicine

James T. O'Hara, Esq.
Jones Day Law Firm, Senior Partner

Lawrence Sullivan, Esq.
Former Public Defender of the State of Delaware

William G. McGowan (deceased)
Founder and Chairman of MCI Communications

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

When determining the cost of a college education, one should also take into consideration the value. In August 2011, the Morning Call newspaper published an article about which college graduates earn the highest salaries in the nation. "Pennsylvania's biggest success story may be King's College in Wilkes-Barre, where graduates start out small $34,000, No. 939 in the nation but grow to earn $91,100, the 88th-highest."

Approximately 97% of all full-time students attending King's College receive financial assistance. Last year, our average financial aid was $22,303, taking a significant amount of the financial obligation away from the student and their family. The average net cost of tuition, room and board for 2012-2013 was $17,891. We encourage every student to apply for financial aid no matter what their family circumstances are. Only after you have applied and been considered for all available assistance will you have a true idea of what your costs will be. In addition, King's offers deferred payment plans, which allows families to make monthly payments on the balance of tuition, fees, room and board less any financial aid received.

Financial Aid

Applicants for financial aid will be considered for all need-based programs which include private, state and federal grants (gifts), loans and work study programs. King's even has financial aid programs specific to transfer students, so all applicants should take the time to review their options.

KING'S COLLEGE GRANTS:
KING'S GRANT-IN-AID
SIBLING GRANT
TRANSFER STUDENT AWARDS

FEDERAL
FEDERAL PELL GRANT -
FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL
OPPORTUNITY GRANT (SEOG)
NATIONAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS ACCESS
TO RETAIN TALENT GRANT PROGRAM (SMART)


STATE
PHEAA STATE GRANT
NEW ECONOMY TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP (NETS)
For additional information on PHEAA programs, go to www.pheaa.org.

STUDENT LOANS
FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN
FEDERAL DIRECT STAFFORD LOAN PROGRAM
FEDERAL DIRECT GRADUATE PLUS

PARENT
FEDERAL DIRECT PARENT PLUS

FEDERAL WORK STUDY
Federal campus-based work program allows students to earn money through employment to help pay for educational costs. A FAFSA must be filed each year by May 1 to be considered.

The Office of Financial Aid is here to educate you about the various financial aid programs available and to answer your questions. Contact us at 1-888-KINGS-PA or finaid@kings.edu.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,434

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,071

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,348

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,432

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
86%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$19,185

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$32,640
Required Fees
$450
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,250

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$727
Transportation for Commuters
$1,400

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

King's recognizes that involvement in student clubs and organizations is an important part of your educational experience. There are a large number of organizations to support your academic, social, and special interests, providing opportunities for leadership, recreation, and the development of special abilities and skills. King's offers the opportunity to participate in clubs in the following general areas:

ACADEMIC
Business Related Organizations
Health Related Organizations
Arts & Sciences Organizations

INTERNATIONAL
Foreign Languages Club
Multicultural/International Club

MEDIA & PUBLISHING
Media Club
The Crown (student newspaper)
Regis (yearbook)
WRKC (radio station)

MUSIC / ARTS
Campion Society
King's Players
Monarch Dancers
Music Ensembles at King's
SCOP (fine arts magazine)

SERVICE
Blood Council
Circle K Club
Emergency Response Team (ERT)
Knights of Columbus
Sigma Kappa Sigma (EKE-men)
Sigma Kappa Tau (EKT-women)

SPECIAL INTEREST
Commuter Life Association
Debate Team
Monarch Ambassadors
Residence Hall Council
ROTC
Ski and Snowboard Club
Track and Field

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,002
Out of State

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
2

Demographics

2.45%
Asian
2.95%
African-American
6.24%
Hispanic
79.40%
Caucasian
6.63%
Unknown

48% female
52% male
90% are full time
10% are part time

Students Say

The majority of King’s College students “ are from the local area,” and the school’s small size means that “It is very easy to fit in at the college because there are small class sizes and everyone gets to know each other.” While it is a Catholic school and many students note King’s strong Catholic community, “King’s prides itself on being religious[ly] diverse and tolerant[;] while it is a Catholic College, the Campus Ministry staff is more than willing to help students of other faiths find a safe and local area to practice their own religion.” On the whole, students are “friendly” and “fit in by joining extra-curricular activities.” For a small school, “many of the students here are student-athletes, but there are also many other types of people that attend King’s.” As one elementary and special education major puts it, “Everyone here at King’s is willing to open a door for you. It is easy to start a conversation with anyone.” Noting the school’s identity as a private, pricey liberal arts school, one accounting major says “even though King’s is an expensive private school, it just has a much more blue collar feel than any other school I’ve been to.”

Overview

From The School


Location

King's College is ideally situated in northeastern Pennsylvania and within driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and other east coast attractions. Our atmosphere is friendly and inviting, with a strong sense of community. Our campus is easy to navigate and has impressive facilities, equal to those at much larger institutions. Our student/faculty ratio is 14:1 allowing for personal interaction with professors, which translates into better graduation rates than at institutions with larger classroom environments.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

We offer a state-of-the-art sports medicine clinic for our athletic training program. New science labs and equipment enable our students to conduct hands-on research. We have a radio and television station and offer audio and video editing equipment for those interested in communications or media. The D. Leonard Corgan Library offers an amazing collection of books, periodicals and catalogs to provide students with the informational resources they need to enhance their skills.

Residence halls offer a variety of living arrangements from single rooms to apartments. There are 24-hour computer labs in several residence halls and each lounge features cable television. These facilities are all secure, accessible either by student ID card or by the desk attendant on staff 24-hours a day. King's takes pride in our campus security efforts and can assure you that safety is a top priority here.

ATHLETICS FACILITIES
The 33-acre Robert L. Betzler Fields at McCarthy Stadium is one of the finest facilities in the MAC for football, field hockey, baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse. In addition, the 13,000 square-foot John J. Dorish Field House features locker rooms, an equipment room with laundry facilities, as well as a sports medicine treatment center.

The William S. Scandlon Physical Education Center features the Robert McGrane Basketball Arena, which just underwent a complete bleacher replacement and air-conditioning installation. The center also includes a sports medicine clinic, swimming pool, handball and racquetball courts, wrestling room, and new locker rooms. In addition, the recently completed gym expansion project has added a new facility to the Scandlon Center, including three multi-purpose courts as well as new offices, meeting rooms, and additional sports medicine facilities.

The Intermetro Welness Center includes 25,000 pounds of free weights, five full rack stations with platforms for strength lifting, 6,000 pounds of dumbbells, eight Hammer Strength units, and a number of weight training machines. The top floor consists of nearly 30 cardiovascular exercise machines including treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals, and rowing machines.

Our tennis teams play on the newly-surfaced courts at Kirby Park, one of the top facilities in the MAC. (The Kingston Indoor Tennis Center is utilized during the winter.)

The golf team plays at the Wyoming Valley Country Club, a par 72, 6,391-yard course that is only 10 minutes from campus.

Off-Campus Opportunities

It's not all limited to campus, we've got malls, theatres and restaurants minutes away as well as specialty shops, cultural events, ethnic celebrations and festivals. Our bookstore is located in a Barnes & Noble/Starbucks Cafe and is the centerpiece of a bustling downtown.

Student Organizations & Activities

King's recognizes that involvement in student clubs and organizations is an important part of your educational experience. There are a large number of organizations to support your academic, social, and special interests, providing opportunities for leadership, recreation, and the development of special abilities and skills. King's offers the opportunity to participate in clubs in the following general areas:

ACADEMIC
Business Related Organizations
Health Related Organizations
Arts & Sciences Organizations

INTERNATIONAL
Foreign Languages Club
Multicultural/International Club

MEDIA & PUBLISHING
Media Club
The Crown (student newspaper)
Regis (yearbook)
WRKC (radio station)

MUSIC / ARTS
Campion Society
King's Players
Monarch Dancers
Music Ensembles at King's
SCOP (fine arts magazine)

SERVICE
Blood Council
Circle K Club
Emergency Response Team (ERT)
Knights of Columbus
Sigma Kappa Sigma (EKE-men)
Sigma Kappa Tau (EKT-women)

SPECIAL INTEREST
Commuter Life Association
Debate Team
Monarch Ambassadors
Residence Hall Council
ROTC
Ski and Snowboard Club
Track and Field

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
51%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
69%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Students Say

Students say that “life at school is very laid back,” and “there is a good balance between working hard and playing hard.” With a fair percentage of commuter students, some wish that there were “more social things for commuters” while others point to the myriad clubs and opportunities to “participate in the service projects that the clubs do.” “A lot of people use the gym that is on campus,” says one accounting major, and “Sports and other athletics are great ways to spend down time,” adds a neuroscience major. For the most part, “It is a wholesome campus, yet a party life exists just like anywhere else,” and students enjoy hitting up the handful of local bars or finding house parties on campus (there are no fraternities or sororities at King’s). As one elementary education major points out, “Everything you need is within a 10-minute drive” from campus if students want to branch out from hanging out in the dorms to watch movies and play video games—both popular activities, particularly in the colder months.

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
22

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

29% participate in intramural sports
24% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Monarchs)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Monarchs)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Wilkes University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
50

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
70

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Apple ITSavvy

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Meg Swantek
Coordinator of On-Campus Visits

Address
Hessel Hall- Office of Admission
133 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Phone
570-208-5858

Email
megswantek@kings.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
McGowan School of Business
Scandlon Physical Education Center
Betzler Fields (Athletic Complex)
Thomas J. O'Hara Hall
King's on the Square is the newest addition to our campus, housing our Physician Assistant, Athletic Training, and Exercise Science Programs.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (AHL- Penguins)
Montage Mountain Ski Resort
PNC Field (NY Yankees AAA Baseball)
Arena Hub Shopping Center
Wilkes-Barre Riverfront Commons

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Open House, selected Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
megswantek@kings.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Students must be accepted applicants

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is 20 minutes from campus with shuttles to and from most local hotels. Martz and Greyhound buslines are available via Public Square, 1 block from campus. Luzerne County Transportation Authority runs daily bus routes throughout Wilkes-Barre.

Driving Instructions to Campus
King's College is located in downtown Wilkes-Barre, PA. Directions From Interstate 81 Take Exit 168, Highland Park Blvd. (Notice the Mohegan Sun Arena on your right as you exit.) Follow the ramp to the traffic light and turn left. As you follow Highland Park Boulevard, notice the King's Robert L. Betzler Fields on your left, and continue to the traffic light at the intersection with Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd. (Rte. 309). Proceed straight through the light at the Wilkes-Barre Twp. Boulevard intersection. Highland Park Boulevard now becomes Coal Street. Follow Coal Street to the bottom of the hill and turn left onto Wilkes-Barre Blvd. Turn right at the next light onto Market Street. At the next light, make a reight onto Pennsylvania Avenue. Proceed to the next light and turn left onto Union Street. Proceed through two lights, to the third light. Turn right onto North Franklin Street. The admission Visitors Lot is located just off the cul-de-sac to your right.

Local Accommodations
Note: Most area hotels offer discounts to families visiting King's College. Be sure to mention that you are visiting King's to receive a discounted room rate! (This hotel is within walking distance to campus). Best Western Genetti's East Market Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 1-800-823-6152 570-823-6152