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Wilkes University

Wilkes University is a private institution with about 2,500 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. You can choose from 46 undergraduate majors and master’s degree programs in engineering, business, nursing, education, humanities, and social and natural sciences. The Master of Fine Arts, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degrees are also offered. Professors emphasize personal attention and hands-on learning. The campus features a park-like quadrangle surrounded by modern classroom buildings and historic 19th-century mansions. You’ll find more than 80 clubs and organizations. Wilkes’ main campus is located in beautiful northeastern Pennsylvania, just a short drive from the Pocono Mountains.

Military Friendly Rating

We rate how Military Friendly an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The rating below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly.

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Exceeds Standard

81.81

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Exceeds Standard

81.81

Military Friendly
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100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

56.41

Military Friendly
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100%

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Exceeds Standard

6.53

Military Friendly
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100%
Exceeds Standard

26.42

Military Friendly
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100%
Exceeds Standard

25.75

Why you should attend?

Military members benefit from Wilkes' commitment to personal attention and hands-on learning. Our veterans counselor is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who understands your needs and takes a personal interest in your well being. A Veterans Center for Excellence opened in 2016 to consolidate services and offer a gathering place. A VA Medical Center is just minutes away. Green Zone Training helps faculty and staff understand veterans issues, and a writing center is offered specifically for veterans. Wilkes University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a small, affordable city. Wilkes offers several programs online.

Top Degrees

Biology
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Engineering (general)
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Finance, General
Nursing Practice / Registered Nurse
Psychology
Secondary Education & Teaching
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A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Tuition & Institution Information

Undergraduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $36,888 $36,888
Fees $1,864 $1,864
Room $9,306 $9,306
Board $6,094 $6,094
Books $1,600 $1,600
Other Expenses N/A N/A
Totals $55,752 $55,752
Graduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $17,220 $17,220
Fees $1,500 $1,500
Room $12,250 $12,250
Board $2,854 $2,854
Books $1,200 $1,200
Other Expenses $2,000 $2,000
Totals N/A N/A