Opportunities for Excellence
A Wilkes education extends far beyond the classroom.
The combination of academic and extracurricular experiences you pursue inside and outside of class will increase the return on your education exponentially!
Wilkes offers numerous opportunities for you to challenge yourself and flourish. So go ahead. Pursue more rigorous coursework, tackle a research project, dive into community service, seek openings to take on leadership roles, try new clubs, meet new people and explore new interests. Dare to imagine and then create your own unique path. Along the way, you’ll be better prepared for your career, graduate school or professional school – not to mention this journey called life.
I am proud to represent the school as a Wilkes business student and member of the Honors Program as well as on the soccer field as a part of the Wilkes Men’s Soccer Team.Nick Kinzler
I want to use my past service experiences as the ground work for my future at Wilkes to grow closer to my new home.Bhavika (Nikki) Dawar
Wilkes University seniors, graduate students and recent graduates may be eligible to apply for a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to study, conduct research or teach in over 140 countries.
Guthrie Scholars Program
A unique partnership with Guthrie Health System’s Robert Packer Hospital provides opportunity for a semester-long clinical experience, which includes clinical research, shadowing, surgery observation, access to the skills lab, and a ride on a medical helicopter.
Our Adventure Education Program lets students learn leadership and teamwork, while having fun white-water rafting, hiking, and mountain biking. Our full-time adventure coordinator encourages students to step out of their comfort zone, while promoting wellness and self-awareness.
As a liberal arts institute, Wilkes University values scholars who are broadly trained, critical thinkers and skilled communicators. The Study Abroad Office works to give all students opportunities to have experiences abroad, whether these experiences are a week, summer, or semester long.
Quality & Relevance
Our entrepreneurial attitude and size - about 2,200 undergraduates - combined with our relentless pursuit of quality and relevance - make us a university like no other. We don't hold back when it comes to offering routes to help you reach your goals.
Wilkes is committed to providing students with the opportunities of a large research institution in the caring, intimate environment of a small private university.
E-mentors are current students who help first-years settle in to life at Wilkes. Assigned to students with common interests, e-mentors connect with new students the summer before freshman year and continue through the first semester.
Wilkes is committed to making education affordable and gives sharp students a significant cut with merit scholarships.