Wilkes at a Glance

Best Bang for the Buck

Washington Monthly named Wilkes a school that helps students pursue a marketable degree at an affordable price.

Top 10% in Return on Investment

That’s according to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce.

$41 Million+ in Scholarship Aid

We’re committed to helping you achieve your goals and dreams by knocking down financial barriers to education. 

94% Receive Aid

About 94% of undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.

Student Financial Services


Undergraduate Majors

Choose from in-demand majors like engineering, pharmacy or business. Or use our program finder to explore all areas of study.


Graduate Programs

Designed with working professionals in mind, our adult-friendly programs provide you with practical knowledge you can use immediately.


Student-Faculty Ratio

Work closely with talented experts on research covering today’s big issues like minority voting, climate change and cancer detection.

2,200 Undergraduate Students

Faculty, staff and fellow students know you by name. You’ll be a part of a small, close-knit community.

Undergraduate Admissions

2,000+ Graduate Students

Online, low-residency and in-person programs are designed for working adults who wish to advance their careers.

Graduate Admissions


98% Job Placement RateAsterisk

Our Center for Career Development and Internships offers career fairs, resume workshops and networking opportunities to help you land a job once you cross the commencement stage.

Center for Career Development and Internships

Asterisk indicates based on self-reported survey data.

Live in a Mansion

How many of your friends can say they have keys to a mansion? Ours are residence halls. Or choose a traditional hall or high-rise apartment building.


24/7 Safety & Security

Certified public safety officers are available around the clock. You can even call for a Safe Escort after your late-night study session.

Dorm Room

Rankings and Recognitions

For more than 80 years, Wilkes has been dedicated to the success of our students through academic excellence, educational access and increasing the return on their investment.

Top Performer for Social Mobility

U.S. News and World Report ranks Wilkes among national universities offering a full range of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, and schools that help the neediest students.

14th in the Nation

The Brookings Institution ranked Wilkes 14th in the nation among private, four-year colleges for helping students improve their economic standing and income after graduation.

Best in the Northeast

Princeton Review ranks Wilkes among its “Best in the Northeast” schools.

Accreditation and Rankings


Military Friendly

Wilkes offers exceptional military and veteran-friendly programs.

Veterans Services and Admissions