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Wilkes University

Check whether Wilkes University is right for you as an international student.

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Wilkes-Barre, USA
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Study abroad at Wilkes University

Wilkes University is a small institution that encourages students to dream big. Based in the US city of Wilkes-Barre, it blends the close-knit culture of a small college with the opportunities and activities of a much larger university.

Wilkes is the only institution of its size to deliver such a wide array of professional and liberal arts programs. Six colleges combine to offer top-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programs in subjects like nursing, education, pharmacy, and philosophy.

You’ll have access to various teaching, research, and recreational facilities on Wilkes’ compact campus, including a library, athletics complex, and 20 residence halls. The University has invested more than $100 million to create the most enriching learning environment.

With over 100 clubs and organizations to try out, you’ll never be at a loose end. There are also more than 20 sports clubs to join, including football, lacrosse, tennis, and wrestling. The Wilkes University Colonels battle it out in the NCAA Division III.

Why study at Wilkes University?

  • Small classes

    A student-staff ratio of 12:1 guarantees a tailored learning experience

  • Employable graduates

    The University boasts a 94% job placement rate

  • Hands-on learning

    100% of Wilkes University students complete an internship, capstone project, or participate in exciting research

  • Financial support

    More than 96% of students receive merit-based scholarships or need-based grants

  • World-class faculty

    90% of professors have the highest possible degrees in their field

Life as an international student

The Office of Global Education and Diversity works hard to ensure every student feels a sense of community and belonging at Wilkes.

The office is always ready to provide cultural, social, and academic support. Whether you need help adjusting to US life, getting around campus, or understanding your classes, don’t hesitate to drop by.

If you’d like to sharpen your English language skills before beginning your studies, you can participate in the Intensive English Program. The program has been recognized as one of the best in the nation, and is a great way to build your capabilities and confidence.

The University’s faith and culture clubs reflect the diversity of Wilkes’ student population. Joining a society is a brilliant way to make new friends, share experiences, and learn from one another.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
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    • No. of Tennis Courts
    • No. of Climbing Wall
    • No. of Basketball Courts
    • No. of Athletics Track
    • No. of Ice Rink
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    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - $38,752 / year
  • Graduate tuition - $18,828 - $20,268 / year

Merit Scholarships

Awarded based on academic performance and renewable each year:

  • Trustee Scholarship - $25,000
  • Presidential Scholarship - $21,000
  • Provost Scholarship - $19,000
  • Dean Scholarship - $17,000


Wilkes University

84 W South St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, United States

Wilkes-Barre is an outdoor paradise nestled in the Wyoming Valley. International students can spend their time rafting, kayaking, or enjoying the city’s fine arts fiesta.

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Visa requirements for Wilkes University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements