At Wilkes University, we take your education personally. Our goal is to help you uncover the wealth of potential that resides within you. Professors get to know you as an individual, taking you beyond what you thought possible.
At just more than 2,200 undergraduates, Wilkes University's small size affords plenty of personal attention and opportunities for hands-on learning. Experience access to professors unlike that found elsewhere. Get plenty of face time with instructors. Professors can get to know you well enough to learn your strengths and tune into your interests and goals. And you'll have the chance to put your education to work quickly, whether it's starting a business under the wing of a professor who’s built million-dollar businesses, researching a genome with a biologist, or using the latest engineering tools in our state-of-the-art laboratories.
Founded in 1933, Wilkes University is a private, co-ed, independent institution in historic Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The academic calendar includes two 15-week semesters, with optional sessions held during the summer and winter breaks. Undergraduate students hail from 19 states and 13 countries. Some other numbers to know: 90 percent of our faculty have earned their Ph.D. or highest degree in their field; 14:1 student:faculty ratio; our undergraduate classes average 20 students for lower-division class sections, 16 students for upper-level classes, and 15 students for graduate classes.
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