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Pennsylvania State University Penn State Wilkes Barre

Overview of Pennsylvania State University Penn State Wilkes Barre

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre can be found in Lehman, PA (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public institution. The Bachelor's degree is the highest degree at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

Areas of Study

The most common majors at the school are in business and management, computer science and engineering, engineering technician, security and law enforcement.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Selectivity

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 430 or lower in 2007-2008 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 440 to 560, but ranged both higher and lower.

Faculty

Classes at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are well-paid.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 697 students were enrolled in the school.

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Contacting Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Old Rte 115
Lehman , PA 18627-0217
General Phone: (570) 675-2171
http://www.wb.psu.edu/

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management39business, business management
Security and Law Enforcement28criminal justice and safety
Liberal Arts21American studies, English, liberal arts and sciences
Computer Science and Engineering12information science
Engineering Technician9electronics tech, telecommunications tech, biomedical tech, surveying tech
Engineering2manufacturing engineering

Number of programs and degrees for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree766
Associate's degree258
Award of less than 1 academic year101

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre had a total enrollment of 697 students (642 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 71%
Women 29%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 95%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 43%
20-21 18%
22-24 13%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 4%

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 50 %

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total63053184%17333%
Men38532885%12237%
Women24520383%5125%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430530
SAT Math440560
ACT Verbal1926
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite1729

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT4%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,700
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,490
Books and supplies $ 1,264

Financial Aid:
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332917)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Faculty

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured192
Non-tenured, but on tenure track10
Non-tenured and not on tenure track115

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year4$89,4980*
Associate professoracademic year11$73,4152*
Assistant professoracademic year4$65,2640*
Instructoracademic year10$55,1073$61,699
Lectureracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year30$67,3145$63,227

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering

Engineering Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Highlights

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What Sets Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Apart:

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Notable:
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)

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