Wilkes offers the finest of academic experiences.
We provide small classes and close faculty interaction. You will find our campus and city to be a safe and friendly place. Wilkes-Barre has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. We are glad you are considering Wilkes University. Browse around for important academic and admissions information, as well as helpful tips on life in the United States.
We are located in the Northeastern part of the United States. The city of Wilkes-Barre has a population of 41,000, within a metropolitan area of 250,000. We are 110 miles (177 kilometers) northeast of Philadelphia, 130 miles (209 kilometers) west of New York City, and 225 miles (362 kilometers) northwest of Washington, D.C.
We offer the best aspects of living in the United States; small-city life near enough to large metropolitan areas to make weekend visits or spend some time on breaks. You can visit the national historic sites of Philadelphia and Washington and/or take in the museums, theaters and other unparalleled attractions of New York City.
In addition, Wilkes-Barre is on the edge of the Pocono Mountains, one of the premier nature and skiing areas of the northeastern United States. The beautiful Poconos offer sports and outdoor recreation to those who enjoy it.
On a daily basis, though, it is nice to be able to return to our small city for studying and living.
Gina M. Petrucelli
Associate Director, International Admissions
(570) 408-5532 (Direct phone)
(570) 408-4904 (Fax)
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