Where is King's located?
King's College is ideally situated in northeastern Pennsylvania within driving distance to New York and Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and East Coast attractions. Our campus is close to the Pocono Mountains, offering skiing, snowboarding, kayaking and biking trails. The local area features Triple A baseball, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins ice hockey team and a several venues for concerts.
What is King's academic reputation?
King's was once again recognized as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, Barron's Best Buys in College Education, the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges, and is one of only 16 leadership institutions nationwide by The Greater Expectations Initiative, as well as by its peers in education.
What are your majors?
We offer 35 majors as well as 10 pre-professional programs and 7 special concentrations. See a complete listing as well as some supplemental information about each major here
What are some of the characteristics of the student body?
King's has about 2,200 full-time, part-time and graduate students who come from primarily the Mid-Atlantic Region and New England, along with 16 other states and 14 different countries. The school is a catholic institution but students of all faiths attend King’s. In terms of academics, approximately 70% are in the top 2/5 of their high school class. In terms of academics, the average GPA is a 3.2 and the average SAT range is: 1450-1750 , for critical reading, math and writing.
How big are the classes?
The average class size is 18 students; with a 13:1 student/faculty ratio. Our average lab size is 13 students, allowing a more personalized situation and strong interaction with faculty.
When may I tour the campus?
Individual interviews and campus tours may be scheduled Monday through Friday throughout the year. Group information sessions and campus tours are offered on Saturdays during the academic year. Open houses are held in July, October, and November. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your appointment. In the meantime, check out our virtual tour.
Is an interview necessary?
No, but an interview and campus tour are recommended as they will help you determine if King’s is right for you.
What do you look for on an application?
The most important criteria in the admission decision are a student's four-year academic record, GPA, strength of curriculum, overall rank in class. Recommendations, the personal statement, co-curricular activities, leadership, and community service help to complete your profile; Standardized test scores are used in conjunction with the academic information. A completed application includes the application form, $30 fee (Note: Online applications do NOT have an application fee), personal essay, official transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, or official graded paper from either junior or senior year submitted and sent by the high school guidance office.
What are your application deadlines?
March 1 is the preferred application deadline for first-year students, but applications may be submitted anytime after September 15 and are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Decisions are released in mid-October. Students are notified in two to three weeks.
Are all of my credits from other colleges transferable?
A maximum of 60 credits may be transferred to King's. No more than 50% of major requirements may be transferred. Evaluation is made on a course-by-course basis. For more information, see Transferring to King's.
How much is tuition?
Tuition for commuters is $27,680; resident students pay approx. $38,350 which includes tuition, double room, board, and health fee. (Charges vary for other housing and meal plan options).
What percentage of students receive financial aid?
More than 95% of King's students receive financial aid.
What types of financial aid are available?
Sources of financial aid include institutional grants, scholarships (from $7,500 to $14,000), loans, work-study programs, and federally- and state-funded programs such as the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan, the Federal Work-Study Program, and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Grant.
How will I know if I'm eligible for financial aid?
We encourage every student to apply for financial aid. It’s only after you have applied and been considered for all available assistance will you have a true idea of what your cost will be.
When are your financial aid deadlines?
February 15 is the preferred deadline for the King's College Application for Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). List King's College's Federal Institutional Code (003282).
Do I have to declare a major when I enroll?
No. It is not necessary to declare a major until the end of the sophomore year. If you’re unsure of your major when you enroll, The Center for Academic Advisement and Student Development offers services to help guide you to your decision.
Do you offer internships?
King’s is a big advocate of internships and offers quality internships available locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally in over 70 countries worldwide in most major programs.
Does King's have a study abroad program?
King's offers students in all majors the opportunity to intern or study abroad for a semester, a summer, or an entire academic year. Students may participate in a wide range of affiliated and approved programs throughout the world. See the study abroad website for complete information about the King's College Study Abroad Program.
Is there an honors program?
Yes. Academically-talented students can step outside the traditional learning structure to pursue interdepartmental study and independent research at an accelerated, yet flexible, pace. Because class size is limited to fifteen students, honors program classes allow for plenty of discussion, the full development of one's ideas, and one-on-one interaction with the professor to a greater degree than in the non-honors classroom.
What is your career placement rate?
99% of King's graduates are employed or attend graduate school within six months of graduation following a comprehensive program of career planning across the curriculum.
What is the placement record of pre-professional programs?
Every year, King's graduates enter the nation's best medical, law and other professional schools.
What support services are available?
The Academic Skills Center offers skills development courses, free tutoring, a Writing Center; Achievement Plus (formerly ACT 101); the Counseling Center and the Campus Ministry Center for personal counseling; a First-Year Academic Studies program for students with learning disabilities.
What housing is available?
King's has housing for all incoming freshmen and a variety of options for upperclasses. Holy Cross Hall, a 12-story men's residence, and Esseff Hall, a 6-story women's residence serve as our primary freshmen facilities. Alumni and Flood Halls, 4-story coed apartment complexes for juniors and seniors, and Luksic Hall, which offers double and single rooms, are available for upper-class students. Lane House, a 4-unit apartment complex on campus has rooms available for students to rent.
Do the dorms have e-mail, computer, and cable TV connections?
Yes, all of those. King's recently was ranked among the nation's top 100 colleges in Yahoo! Internet Life's "Most Wired Colleges" survey. King's has more than 300 computers in McGowan Hall, 24-hour computer labs in three residence halls and the campus center, a networked campus with full access to the Internet, and E-mail accounts for all students.
What kind of athletic facilities does King's have?
King's has the William S. Scandlon Physical Education Center with an Olympic-size swimming pool, handball and racquetball courts, wrestling and rifle range facilities, indoor batting cages for baseball and softball, a fitness center, and high-tech sports medicine facilities. The Scandlon Gymnasium is one of the best facilities in the MAC conference with seating for 3,200, The 33.5 acre Robert L. Betzler Athletic Fields offer outdoor and indoor facilities – including a weight room that has more than 13,000 pounds of free weights.
What sports does King's offer?
King’s offers 19 NCAA-sponsored Division III intercollegiate sports programs for men and women, in addition to several club sports and intramurals. Visit the athletic pages for the full story.
What clubs does King's have?
King's has 50 clubs and organizations for students to join. In addition, there is student government, the arts, communications and spiritual programs to participate in. Visit Activities to learn more.
What is there to do in the area?
Northeastern Pennsylvania is brimming with activities for every interest!
- The Pocono Mountain resorts offer skiing, skating, and snowboarding during the winter.
- Visit nearby Kirby Park and state parks for hiking and biking trails minutes from campus, or kayak and mountain bike nearby.
- See Nascar racing and visit the PNC Field for New York Yankees Triple A baseball.
- The Wachovia Arena has both Pittsburgh Penguins minor league hockey and Pioneers arena football.
- For the concert connection, it's the Wachovia Arena and the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain for Sting, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Creed, Aerosmith, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bon Jovi, Weezer, Linkin Park, and many others.
- The Kirby Center for the Performing Arts is just two blocks from campus!
- Venture out to the shopping malls, cineplexes, coffeehouses, restaurants, malls, specialty shops, cultural events, ethnic celebrations and festivals.