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King's College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1946
Affiliation: Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,127
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $51,839,406
Admissions Address

133 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Website

http://www.kings.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@kings.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Michelle Lawrence-Schmude
Admissions office telephone: (888) 546-4772
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.kings.edu/admissions/adm_app.htm Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 3 3
History 1 1
Academic electives N/A 2
Total academic units 16 22

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 83%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 83%
Total applicants: 1,846
Total acceptances: 1,540
Total freshman enrollment: 481
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,030
Male acceptances: 861
Male freshman enrollment: 278
 
Female applicants: 816
Female acceptances: 679
Female freshman enrollment: 203
Out-of-state freshmen: 33%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 15%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 37%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 69%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 87%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 – 550
Math: 450 – 560
Combined: 900 – 1110

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 10.0% 12.0%
500-599 41.0% 39.0%
400-499 44.0% 43.0%
300-399 4.0% 5.0%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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