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 6,200 students.

Most of the students accepted into Wilkes have scored between 1400 to 1730 on the SAT exam. 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 26 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wilkes.edu.

Overall Wilkes Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Wilkes University was reported as 76.0% in Fall 2012 with over 3,000 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 SAT Scores: 1400 - 1730
  • Wilkes Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Wilkes University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Wilkes 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Wilkes University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 75.3%
  • 2009-2010: 75.5%
  • 2010-2011: 75.5%
  • 2011-2012: 76.3%
  • 2012-2013: 76.0%
  • Projected Wilkes Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.9%

How Does Wilkes Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Wilkes University is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
King's College71.5%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre82.0%
Misericordia University64.9%
Marywood University71.3%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton86.3%

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 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Wilkes (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 570
Math480 - 600
Writing450 - 560
Total Score1400 - 1730
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