King's College

King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame. The College has been recognized on a national scale by several publications, including Forbes magazine, for providing its graduates excellent return on their tuition investment, the social mobility of its graduates, and its institutional commitment to public service. A small, student-centered community, King's is known for its family atmosphere and for instilling in its students self-confidence that leads to personal success. Students are encouraged to expand their horizons in a safe, supportive environment.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1946 Roman Catholic Semester $68.3 million 133 N. River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 (570) 208-5900
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59 100.0 Pennsylvania Wilkes-Barre 742

Student Life List

Total Enrollment live On Campus Description
2,421 50% King's College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,082, with a gender distribution of 52 percent male students and 48 percent female students. At this school, 50 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 50 percent of students live off campus. In sports, King's College is part of the NCAA III.

Student Body

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Total enrollment 2,421
Total undergraduate enrollment 2,082
Total graduate enrollment 339
Enrolled students who are veterans or active service members 0.8%

Degree-seeking student gender distribution

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Degree-seeking men 53.6%


Students living on- and off-campus

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Students who live in college-owned, operated or affiliated housing 50%
Students who live off-campus 50%

Types of campus housing available

coed dorms
women's dorms
men's dorms
apartment for single students
special housing for disabled students


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Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

Clubs & Organizations

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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institution (Wilkes University)
Army ROTC Offered on campus
Navy ROTC Not offered