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Wilkes University

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Location Pennsylvania, United States


Our beautiful 35-acre urban campus is located in historicWilkes-Barre, Pa., a city of about 41,000 people near thefamous Pocono Mountains and just about a 2.5-hour drivefrom New York City and Philadelphia. An internationalairport is just 21 kilometers from campus.STUDENT PROFILEUndergraduate enrollment:2,455 from 31 states and 15 countries*First-professional enrollment: 285Graduate enrollment:2,394 from 39 states and 19 countries **Includes both part-time and full-time studentsRECOGNITIONS• The Economist ranked Wilkes 25th in the United States for economic value.• The Brookings Institution ranked Wilkes in the top 10 percent of four-year colleges nationwide for earnings.• Wilkes has also been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Washington Monthly andThe Princeton Review.NTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICESThe Office of International Student Services helps with immigration needs and provides cultural, social and academic support. It orients students to campus andthe community, organizes campus events, and creates opportunities for domestic and international students to get to know one another.INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAMWilkes’ Intensive English Program immerses international students in the study of the English language and American culture. Courses are designed to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, preparing you to enroll at Wilkes University or another American university in as little as one semester of coursework. Wilkes is a member of UCIEP, which requires the highest standards for intensive English programs.ACCREDITATIONSMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering andTechnology Inc.)Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationAmerican Chemical SocietyAmerican Society of Health-System Pharmacists Commission on CredentialingCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education Commission on English Language Program Accreditation Pennsylvania Department of Education