Ivy-covered mansions, state-of-the-art facilities and standing tall in the center of everything, a bronze statue of the eminent John Wilkes, who occasionally sports some interesting accessories. (Don't ask.)
Our campus is a compact 35 acres (a huge benefit when you have to make the mad dash to 8am class) and is situated in the heart of Wilkes-Barre, PA, a city of 50,000 that's only about 2.5 hours from Manhattan and Philadelphia. You can easily walk to Circles on the Square, where they arguably make the best muffins in America.
Each building has a unique and interesting history. One honors a Wilkes-Barre native who was kidnapped by Native Americans; a few are listed on the National Register of Historical Places; and in another, you can circle the second floor without stepping into a hallway.
Many of our oldest mansions still have their original interiors, complete with distinctive stone fireplaces, stained glass windows, and carved wooden molding.
After you tour these pages, stop by to visit us in person.
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