Wilkes-Barre, PA
King's College-Wilkes-Barre


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Recent Reviews

Chelsea
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to take a deep breath and that everything would be ok. Take enough time for yourself to relax and don't stress too much about classes everything works out in the end.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The amount of work and the little amount of time.

Patrick
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and give advice to myself as a senior in high school, I would tell myself to study harder and work...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and give advice to myself as a senior in high school, I would tell myself to study harder and work on my writing skills. I was not use to writing a lot of papers in high school and I felt very overwhelmed when I started my work load at college. I feel if I had worked harder as a high school senior in writing I would have been able to have a easier time transitioning into college.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst part of King's College is the surronding area. The area around the school is not the safest for students to walk around at night. The town has improved on trying to make the area a nicer place to live in and i feel over the next couple of years the area will become a nice place to live.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This school is perfect for anyone looking to improve their education.

joe
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There are accelerated programs for kids like you, go talk to your counsler. I know you're depressed and all this seems meanin...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There are accelerated programs for kids like you, go talk to your counsler. I know you're depressed and all this seems meaningless, but if you apply yourself now college will be even easier for you. Try harder accademically, take some AP classes and stop being lazy. The pattern your falling into right now is just going to make things difficult for you when you're my age, bro. Get yourself a good planner, stop procrastinating on all of your homework and go to bed at a reasonable hour before you drive yourself crazy and drop out! Also, I recommend planning on going to community college rather than state, you'll learn a lot of things about life that the four year transfer kids will miss out on until they're much older. This perspective will help you make a decision with what to do yourself. Good luck, little one.

Colleen
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is about disovering who you want to become. It is a time of trial and error. Don't try to be perfect. Don't try to fi...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is about disovering who you want to become. It is a time of trial and error. Don't try to be perfect. Don't try to fit in or stand out. Don't worry so much about making everyone happy or seeking approval and praise. This is one opportunity you have in life to just "live". Be spontaneous, live outside of your comfort zone. Figure out your likes and dislikes and what you want for your future. Be outgoing. Meet as many friends as you can, expand on your knowledge as much as you can. College is a place with no biases or stereotypes. It is a chance to truly experience the world, so take advantage of it.

Anuradha
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

King's College is best known for it's small classroom sizes and the ability to interact with professors on individual terms.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

King's College is best known for it's small classroom sizes and the ability to interact with professors on individual terms.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a high school senior, much like any senior, I had the tendency to not put my full potential in my work, even when I was taking AP and honor classes. I took for granted my high school and how easy it is and assumed I was smarter than most individuals, not realizing that my high school is one amongst millions in the nation. While I did do all my work and managed to be 6th in my graduating class, I feel like I did not put as much effort into actually learning the materially, rather than memorizing. I have learned this to be my biggest challenge in college. As a science major, learning and understanding concepts is much more valuable than being able to recite terms. This brought on a struggle for me in my first semester, becoming accoustmed to new study habits and spending several hours a day studying rather than an hour the night before the test like I did in high school. If I had been able to learn basic concepts in high school especially in chemistry, I would of had a much easier transition into college.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I knew that the surrounding nearby area can be unsafe to walk alone at night

Brittany
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates have been a very supportive group of students who have always been attentive to the professor's lectures and re...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates have been a very supportive group of students who have always been attentive to the professor's lectures and respectful to the ideas presented by their peers.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College has been a tremendous experience. I feel that my professors' priorities are to teach. They are always open-minded to questions and available for extra help. This has given me so much confidence in my schoolwork. Through my hard work I have ascertained a 3.85 GPA and feel that I could not have achieved this without the support of my teachers and peers. I also volunteer on campus and within the Wilkes-Barre community. I am president of the Blood Drive Club and an active member of the Education Club. It has been a fulfilling experience working with fellow students on various extracurricular projects. Also, for the 2nd year in a row I am a big sister through Big Brothers/Big Sisters to a young girl in the community. This relationship has been invaluable to me because it gives me the opportunity to share my time with a child who does not have to feel alone all the time. Volunteering has been a truly rewarding part of my college career especially when my time has been so greatly appreciated by others.

What's unique about your campus?

Kings College is a great school because it is a small college which enabled me to have a personal realtionship with my teachers. The ratio between the teacher to student is 18 to 1. This has always made me feel comfortable asking questions during class or seeking extra help afterward. I am currently into my 2nd year and have achieved a gpa of 3.8. I feel that my success has come from the staff's motivation and my hard work.

Colleen
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

A school that is successful in fulfilling its mission statement - to develop its students holistically - while allowing me to...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

A school that is successful in fulfilling its mission statement - to develop its students holistically - while allowing me to fulfill my own goals, is extremely invaluable. As I applied to King's College, I selfishly focused on the academic curriculum and what my education would provide for me as far as being hired post-graduation. I have come to appreciate that my hard work over the last four years was not purely to reach my own goals. King’s has taught me the value of community, where our accomplishments can work towards a common good. The knowledge and skills that I have obtained while studying at King’s College will help me give back as a member of my community. This idea started small, starting out as a freshman on campus, being a friend to my neighbor, to being a teammate on the volleyball court, to being a tutor for my classmates, to volunteering in the community. As a professional, I will continue these same ideals through improving the quality of life of my patients, as I utilize my degree in Physician Assistance, and my desire to help others, as King’s so helped me achieve.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A quote from King's College's founding President, Fr. James Connerton, C.S.C., truly encompasses the education the students will experience: "King's teaches students not only how to make a living, but how to live." King's is extremely dedicated to its community service, and its students will come to find, even in achieving their academic goals, they want to give back to their community. Students who attend King's will need to be able to integrate their academic and professional goals with their faith and community service.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The library is not open 24 hours a day or late enough. The library hours are not convenient for students who require late study hours, especially those students who are athletes, who participate in extra-curricular activities, or have part-time jobs. It is especially difficult to find a study environment or an open computer lab after the library has closed. We were able to ask the school to extend the library's hours during the last week of the semester to study for finals, but we only given an extra two hours.

Megan
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are self-driven, hard working, and very motivated. At King's College students are always in the library, getti...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are self-driven, hard working, and very motivated. At King's College students are always in the library, getting tutored, or sitting in their professors office asking for help.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

While my first semester is complete at King’s College I have acquired a lot. King’s College was the only College to accept me. I applied to six other Colleges and Universities, but was denied admissions because of my SAT scores. From my experience so far at college, I have become more self reliant, responsible, and accountable for my decisions and grades at college. Through my first semester I have learned that studying is a huge part of my life currently. Without reading textbooks, or going over class notes I would not be eligible for college. Studying is very important and demanding, the more studying you allow yourself before a test, the more likely you will do better on that test. Cram sessions will not get the grade expected compared to high school. For me attending College is very expensive, but valuable. College will give me the possibility to become an elementary school teacher. I have learned to value my parents for helping me get through college finically. Along with my professors who are providing me with a fantastic education. Without the opportunity of college I would never fulfill my dreams of teaching.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Students who don't like to attend class will fall behind. Professors stress that class attendance is very important and it is always a percentage of a your grade. Also at King's it appears that test are a huge part of your grade. If you are not a good test taker I would recommend a different College or University.

Taylor
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My college experience has been great so far I have made many close friends which I will keep for the rest of my life, I learn...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My college experience has been great so far I have made many close friends which I will keep for the rest of my life, I learned a lot about myself and how to stand on my own two feet. I learned that your education really does make a difference in the "real world" even though my parents have been telling me that for years. I learned so many life lessons that I would not have been able to if I did not go to college and further my education. Least to say I was not the best student in high school so I made a pit stop at a community college along the way and it was some of the best years of my life I was able to get my grades up, go on trips with sports and clubs, and join various activies and recieve my degree at the end of my two years.

alysha
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Kings college is a close knit community based college. When I walked through the doors for the first time, I felt at home a...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Kings college is a close knit community based college. When I walked through the doors for the first time, I felt at home and extremely comfortable.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

From companionship from fellow dorm room mates to learning how to live within a 10 x 10 space. Excellence in faculty lectures which engage and motivate have led me to study harder. Kings feels like my home, from the new student relationships to

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I knew more about what to expect of college teachers.

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