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Wilkes University Students are

  • Researchers
  • Innovators
  • Explorers
  • Difference-Makers
  • Leaders
  • Creative
  • Expressive
  • Energectic
  • Passionate
  • Diverse
  • Equal

About Wilkes University

Wilkes University is a nationally-ranked, private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, Wilkes is on a mission to create one of the nation’s finest doctoral universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Brookings Institution ranked Wilkes 14th in the nation for middle-class mobility. In addition to 45 majors, Wilkes offers 24 master’s degrees programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing.

Total Student Population Approximately 4,489
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Diversity at Wilkes University

  • 23% Students of color

Top Majors at Wilkes University

Want guaranteed acceptance to Wilkes University?

Your admission to Wilkes University is guaranteed when you complete a Verto semester and meet the following requirements.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on your Verto transcript.
  • Nursing & Pharmacy not included. Performing Arts students may require an audition.
  • Grades of C or better in all Verto courses and No F’s.
  • Maintained good standing while on your Verto Education semester, which includes personal, behavioral, and academic integrity.

Learn About Verto’s Transfer Guarantee

Wilkes University values scholars who are broadly trained critical thinkers and skilled communicators. We know that students who study abroad and in the field are better problem solvers more entrepreneurial more culturally competent and are more successful in the classroom overall. Verto Education helps students gain that valuable experience early on in their college careers and we are delighted to be their higher education partner.

Kishan Zuber, Vice President of Enrollment Managment and Marketing

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