Wilkes University (Wilkes)

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Wilkes can be found in Wilkes-Barre, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Wilkes has an enrollment of about 4,900 students.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at Wilkes. A score in the range of 1020 to 1218 on the SAT exam, or 20 to 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Wilkes average GPA (3.06 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 80 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Wilkes, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 19 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wilkes.edu.

Overall Wilkes Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Wilkes University was reported as 78.6% in Fall 2020 with over 3,760 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Wilkes ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • Wilkes Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Wilkes University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Wilkes University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Wilkes University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 75.9%
  • 2017-2018: 75.3%
  • 2018-2019: 74.8%
  • 2019-2020: 78.6%
  • Projected Wilkes Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 71.2%

How Does Wilkes Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Wilkes University is thirty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
King's College80.9%
Misericordia University85.8%
Marywood University77.8%
Baptist Bible College & Seminary of Pennsylvania40.6%
Keystone College78.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Wilkes (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 608
Math510 - 610
Total Score1020 - 1218
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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