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Wilkes University will provide exceptional educational experiences that transform students and develop innovations through scholarly activities that lead to national recognition and shape the world around us.

To continue the Wilkes tradition of liberally educating our students for lifelong learning and success in a constantly evolving and multicultural world through a commitment to individualized attention, exceptional teaching, scholarship and academic excellence, while continuing the university’s commitment to community engagement.

We have about 2,500 undergraduate students on campus, so you’ll get to know your classmates by name. And you’ll receive personalized attention from your professors, not a glance from a graduate student in a 500-seat lecture hall.

Higher Values

# East Coast
# Diverse & Inclusive

# Deep Community Focus

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“Wilkes University will provide exceptional educational experiences that transform students and develop innovations through scholarly activities that lead to national recognition and shape the world around us.”

The Wilkes Vision

Diversity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity Initiatives (ODI) serves students, faculty, and staff from underrepresented groups to develop a nurturing and empowering support system at Wilkes University. 

We serve persons from Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, first generation, disabled, women and LGBTQ groups. The primary goal of the office is to foster appreciation for difference within the classroom and the community


Deep Community Focus

The community service portion of Wilkes University’s First Year Student Orientation is unique and provides incoming students with the early opportunity to experience what the campus community is all about.

Volunteering within the local Wilkes-Barre area offers beneficial hands on interactions with residents, business owners, and non-profit organizations to new students. Some work done in previous orientation years includes tutoring children, playing with animals, visiting with elderly residents in nursing homes, repairing and cleaning up gardens, and much more.


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Have question? We’ve got you covered. Just send Dan a quick note at: wilkes@highervalues.com