King's College Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
You are, after all, the reason we're here. We strive to create a personal, welcoming environment that will give you the tools to succeed while you're here and long after you graduate. You'll find rigorous coursework, competitive sports and an array of activities as easily as you will supportive professors, impressive coaches and friends for life.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (3)
Business & Management (2)

About

History

King's is a Catholic, comprehensive college in the liberal arts tradition founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame.

Education

King's College is a Catholic institution of higher education animated and guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. King's pursues excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship through a rigorous core curriculum, major programs across the liberal arts and sciences, nationally-accredited professional programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and personal attention to student formation in a nurturing community.

Research

The Institutional Research Office is responsible for government statistical reports, student and employee surveys, focus groups, external surveys for college guides, and the King’s College Fact Book. 

Career

It's not a secret that the goal of your college career is getting a great job. To get you ready, our Center for Experiential Education and Office of Career Planning begin the minute you walk in the door.

Services

Student services

International students contribute to the vibrant global community at King’s College.  The office of International Student Advising offers support on many matters to the international student community.  As a home away from home, students can come for help with any questions or just to talk.  It is our goal to help all our students be successful while at King’s College.

Housing services

First year students traditionally reside in two facilities: Esseff Hall for women, and Holy Cross Hall for men. First year students live side-by-side with students of all class years. The majority of the rooms available are double occupancy, but students can apply for single rooms if they are available. Residence Life and the Academic Skills Center will work with students who require specialized housing due to need.

Library services

The D. Leonard Corgan Library supports the mission of King's College by actively participating in the instructional process and serving as a gateway to global information resources. The Library provides a learner-centered environment, information resources, instruction, and services to meet the curricular and research needs of students, faculty, and staff. The library fosters the development of information skills that are critical to independent intellectual inquiry and lifelong learning.

ICT services

Residence hall rooms come fully furnished, and offer wireless internet access and cable tv.

Medical services

The King's College Student Health Center is committed to providing compassionate care and support to promote the health and welfare of every patient.  It's mission is accomplished by giving sensitive care to the whole person. The health center focuses on the acute care of the medical condition with integration of the physical, psycho-social, and spiritual needs of the person. 

Student Life

Campus life

Many students say that their best memories from college come from living on campus. Campus is more than a place to attend classes-it's your home for four years, so it should be comfortable!

First year students call one of two traditional residence halls home, but we offer a variety of living arrangements for all students.

Sports facilities

The intramural and club sports programs at King's offer everyone on campus an opportunity to participate in athletic activities. Each year approximately 900 students at King's participate in some form of intramural or club sport activity.While some enjoy competition, others may simply wish to stay in shape and socialize.Teams compete in intramural leagues, and playoff tournaments award prizes to the champions.Currently, intramural sports offered at King's include volleyball, flag football, basketball, indoor soccer, dodge ball, wiffle ball. 

Student clubs

King's College offers their student body with a variety of clubs and organizations.

Some of them are:

  • Academy of Biological Sciences (Biology Club)
  • Accounting Association
  • Active Minds
  • Billards Club
  • Blood Council
  • Campion Society
  • Chemical Society (Chemistry Club)
  • Circle K
  • Coding Club
  • Commuter Life Association
  • Criminal Justice Association
  • The Crown
  • Education Club
  • Emergency Response Team (ERT)
  • Environmental Awareness and Outdoors
  • Eyes on Africa
  • Finance & Investment Association
  • History Society
  • Humanitarian Clube
  • In House Designs
  • International Business and Economics
  • King's Players
  • Knights of Columbus #5966
  • Lester Saidman Student Society
  • Marketing and Management Association
  • Mathematics & Computer Science Club
  • Media Club

Accreditation

King's College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States