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Wilkes University

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
We have fewer than 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.



In 1947, Wilkes College was instituted as an independent,with programs in the arts, sciences, and a number of professional fields as well as a full program of extra-curricular activities. Designation as Wilkes University in 1990 capped an eventful and productive half-century of development and signaled the beginning of a new era of progress.


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Housing services

Our campus is a compact 35 acres (a huge benefit when you have to make the mad dash to 8am class) and is situated in the heart of Wilkes-Barre, PA, a city of 50,000 that's only about 2.5 hours from Manhattan and Philadelphia. You can easily walk to Circles on the Square, where they arguably make the best muffins in America.

Library services

The Eugene S. Farley Library, named in honor of the first president of Wilkes University, is located on the corner of South Franklin and West South Streets. It is one of the largest resource libraries in the region, with more the 200,000 volumes of books and bound journals, 7000 electronic books, over 430 journals and newspaper subscriptions, 45,000 full text online journals.

Medical services

Basic health care needs are provided free-of-charge at the University. Nurses are on duty during the day and evening and the University physician holds office hours two days each week. In addition, a doctor is on call 24 hours a day for emergency situations.

Student Life

Campus life

The Wilkes University campus is located in the historic district of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. We offer a variety of housing options for our residential student population, ranging from traditional halls to apartments to mansions. We hope that you will join us and over 1,000 of our students who live on our beautiful campus!

Sports facilities

The Wilkes University Health and Wellness Services office provides routine health services for all students, staff and faculty, and is staffed by a certified registered nurse practitioner and a registered nurse. Its mission is to provide care, education and advocacy to improve the health and well being of its students, staff and faculty. Referrals are made to local physicians as deemed necessary.

Student clubs

Early in your first year, you'll step out with your classmates to Club Day, where you get a chance to check out all of our student clubs and sign up for however many you like. Maybe you'll learn how to build a house with Habitat for Humanity. Or put commercial radio to shame with your own Friday night broadcast.


Wilkes University is an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and its graduate and professional programs are approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition to total program accreditation, certain special areas are recognized by professional organizations.

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States

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