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.
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