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Age: Penn State Wilkes-Barre was established in 1916.

Location: The campus is 13 miles west of Wilkes-Barre on a beautiful, park-like estate.

Enrollment: 766 students

Faculty: 38 full-time; 56 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14.6 to 1

Average class size: 18

Library: The Nesbitt Library has approximately 32,000 volumes, audio-visual materials and maps. In addition, it has access to Penn State's 4.4 million books, 39,000 periodicals, and over 500 databases.

Housing: Off-campus, including housing units adjacent to the campus.

Clubs and Service: More than 20 clubs, organizations, and opportunities for service.

Athletics & Fitness: A state-of-the-art Athletics & Recreation Building provides a fully equipped gym, racquetball courts, a regulation basketball court, a weight room with weight-training and cardiovascular equipment, a health and wellness center, and a multi-purpose room for aerobics, dance, and other activities. Outdoor sites for soccer, tennis, sand volleyball, and running also are available. Intramural sports and recreation programs are offered. Seven intercollegiate sports teams compete in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

Financial Aid: Penn State Wilkes-Barre has 30 different scholarships funds; the campus awards over $200,000 in scholarships each year. Two-thirds of all Penn State students receive some financial aid.

Degrees Offered: Over 160 degree programs can be begun at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and completed at another Penn State campus. In addition, the following degrees can be begun and completed at Penn State Wilkes-Barre:

Bachelor's
  • Administration of Justice
  • Business
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • English
  • Information Sciences & Technology
  • Surveying Engineering
Associate
  • Business Administration
  • Information Sciences & Technology
  • Letters, Arts, and Sciences
  • Surveying Technology