Quick Facts

Quick Facts

students walking across campusAge: Penn State Wilkes-Barre was established in 1916.

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

Academic Year: two semesters, late August to mid-December; mid-January to early May; summer sessions

Enrollment: 460 students

  • 6.3% African American
  • 0.2% International
  • 1.5% Asian American
  • 5.1% Hispanic American

Faculty: 65 full- and part-time faculty

Student-to-faculty ratio: 12 to 1

Average class size: 18

Library: The Nesbitt Library, located in the Abram Nesbitt III Academic Commons,  has about 35,000 volumes and receives approximately 200 periodicals and journals in a number of broad topic areas. In addition, students have access to Penn State's 4.4 million books, 39,000 periodicals, and over 500 databases through the web and via inter-campus and inter-library loan.

Housing: Penn State Wilkes-Barre does not provide on-campus housing. Off-campus housing is available in the local areas surrounding campus, including apartment-style units adjacent to the campus property.

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

Athletics & Fitness: A state-of-the-art Athletic & 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. A variety of intercollegiate sports teams, including men’s baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s softball, and women’s volleyball, compete in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

Financial Aid: Penn State Wilkes-Barre has almost 60 different scholarships funds; the campus awards over $572,000 in scholarships each year. Two-thirds of all Penn State students receive some financial aid.

Degrees Offered: Over 275 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 degrees (4-year)

  • Administration of Justice
  • Business – Accounting
  • Business – Marketing & Management
  • Corporate Communication
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • English
  • Information Sciences & Technology
  • Project and Supply Chain Management
  • Rehabilitation and Human Services
  • Surveying Engineering

Associate degrees (2-year)

  • Business Administration
  • Information Sciences & Technology
  • Letters, Arts, and Sciences
  • Surveying Technology


  • Business
  • Business and Liberal Arts
  • English
  • Game Development
  • Information Sciences and Technology
  • Sociology
  • Rehabilitation and Human Services