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


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Recent Reviews

Neil
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Fun and enjoyable, but challenging while preparing your for life.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Fun and enjoyable, but challenging while preparing your for life.

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

Try to determine a path you would like to take in life and follow it, remembering to keep your options open. Visit schools when you can and talk to students to get a feel for life there.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't like to work hard.

Johnna
Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates (not all) were distant, snobby, lazy when it came to studying and school work, uninterested, lacked mot...

Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates (not all) were distant, snobby, lazy when it came to studying and school work, uninterested, lacked motivation, and spent most of their time concentrating on making plans for the weekend rather than on the class material that was being presented.

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

My advice is to consider these major points: (1) size of the school, (2) student-faculty ratio, (3) strength of the reputation of the program of interest, (4) location, (5) availability of on and off campus activities, (6) availability of internships, and (7) the ratio of commuter students to resident students. The price of the school is a factor as well, however, there are plenty of opportunities for receiving financial aid and scholarships due to financial need or academic success in high school. Location is a main issue due to the amount of opportunities for employment upon graduation.

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

The worst thing about my school was the amount of cliques that existed there and the fact that most students went to high school together. In addition, the small size of the school presented limited extracurricular activity opportunities including sport clubs and intramurals. The surrounding area was also pretty limited with activities for students, so house parties were a regular thing which I did not attend due to my disinterest in them.

Thomas
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our claim to fame is McGowan who started MCI. Thus our business program and our PA programs are the two top programs. We have...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our claim to fame is McGowan who started MCI. Thus our business program and our PA programs are the two top programs. We have also placed Accounting Majors in a Top 4 firm for like the past 10 years straight, so I guess that's what we are known for.

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

The advice I would give parents is to step back. Parents have a tendency to over influence the college decision. Often personal views of the parents lead them to back the college bound student into ultimatiums that later have that student regreting their decision or resenting their parent(s) for forcing them to make such a decision. I think it is important for the parent to communicate the importance of key factors and then step back and allow the student to choose. This means stating the affordable school range and basically that's it. Money is very usually a key factor in choosing a school, but don't allow it to become such a factor that the student feels hindered on choices. Likewise my advice to students is to lay out your short and long term goals and match a school that meets them and communicate those goals to your parent(s). For example if a goal is to live in a city or to leave a city then find a shcool that is that type of surrounding so it can be an introductry tool for you, and letting your parent know will help them budget. And never give up!

What kind of person should attend this school?

If your talking about King's then it should be someone who likes a small school and the atmosphere it brings. Such as a highschool mentality amoung students.

Brandon
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A great business school. It offers many different opportunities for you to grow and succeed in the business field. Also this ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A great business school. It offers many different opportunities for you to grow and succeed in the business field. Also this school has small class room sizes so all the students can get individual attention if necessary in their classrooms.

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

A student has to look at the school with the best rate to succeed in the future. All schools can give you a degree but ones with a higher percentage of people who can find a job is what really counts. The parents should ask about how easy it is to make friends on the campus. The students should also know or have a feeling of what they want to do with the rest of their life when looking for the perfect college. You do not want to waste thousands of dollars on a major that they have no attentions on fulfilling or decide they want to do something else. I would advise students to get involved in as many activities on and off campus. It will help the student make many new friends with every different activity and will make him more welcome at the school. So a student should try to get in as many programs as they can so they can help they college experience go by faster and more fulfilling for that student. There is nothing better than making friends that will be there the rest of your life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is afraid of change. This school changes a lot with the diversity and the students who are involved. You have to be able to accept hard work to be able to make it at this school.

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

The right college for you depends on a variety of things. Start looking for colleges that fit your personality and life-goals...

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

The right college for you depends on a variety of things. Start looking for colleges that fit your personality and life-goals in the junior year of high school. If you have a relaxed, academically-focused, and fun personality (like myself), I would suggest a small college setting. If you like to be the center of attention, a partier, and class size doesn't affect you, then I'd suggest a large university. These are just a few small examples out of many. The best way to decide who you really are is to sit down and go over statistics in your head, for instance: what class size you want, professor availability, the nightlife on campus, graduation rate, career placement rate, etc. This way you will know what you are looking for and it will be easier to match up a college/university.

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

People do not stay here on weekends. Those that do are the ones that party and destroy things on campus. I wish more people were here to enhance the social life and not so much destroy school property.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you like big crowds, loud fraternity parties, going out on Wednesday nights do drink, and other typical college settings, this college isn't for you. We are small tight-knit school where everyone knows everyone through somebody.

Angelina
Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, Wears sweats to class when it's early in the AM, and opening.

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, Wears sweats to class when it's early in the AM, and opening.

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

Look at Finances, size of the college you want, student to teacher ratio, but most of all.....TRY AND GET AHOLD OF AN ACTUAL STUDENT ON CAMPUS THAT WAY YOU CAN GET THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE!!!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone could attend this school, it's a good school for business, but I'm a sciene major and its fantastic.

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

The advice that I would give prospective students and their parents about college would be look at a wide variety of colleges...

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

The advice that I would give prospective students and their parents about college would be look at a wide variety of colleges - do not get stuck on one "dream" college. If you weigh your options as I did, you will be surprised with what various colleges have to offer. Taking advantage of open houses is very beneficial as well as setting up a meeting time with different administrators or heads of different departments. As a present junior in college, the advice I would give on making the most of your college experience would be to get involved! Many colleges have numerous clubs and organizations. Ranging from common interest groups to service organizations and varsity sports/clubs, all of these activities are fun and a way to meet new people. Although it is very important to make the most of your money, meaning take advantage of the education you are receiving and do not settle for anything less than your highest potential, college is also about forming bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime. I really believe the college search is encompassed by finding somewhere that suits you.

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

Before coming to King's college, I wish I had known the basic things that most people entering college for the first time are unsure of. I wish King's had set up events enabling students to meet their roommates or even to choose their roommates. I also wish I knew where many of the buildings were ahead of time to avoid the hectic nature of the first several weeks of classes. Essentially, I just would have liked to know the normal things that incoming freshmen are unsure of initially at most college or universities.

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

The worst thing about my school would probably be it's location. For the growing amount of students that are coming here each year, there seems to be a lot less space than is needed. The fact that King's is located right in the middle of the town of Wilkes-Barre accounts for it's inabilitiy to grow physically. While King's is conducting a numerous amount of projects including a new apartment complex and a new work-out center, unless property off-campus is purchased, there is no way King's will be able to continue to grow.

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

We have the friendliest campus in the state.

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

We have the friendliest campus in the state.

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

Choose the college that welcomes you not for how little financial aid they will have to give, but for how you are treated in the admissions interview. Choose the college that says "we're glad you're here" and means it. King's college is that college. We pride ourselves on our welcoming campus and we get many students who have toured campus as high schoolers coming back in the fall as freshmen. Get involved early and with what interests you. You only get one trip through undergrad work and make the best of it. It goes by fast.

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

For the incoming student do an overnight visit to make sure you like the school more. For the parents, it's your son/ daughte...

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

For the incoming student do an overnight visit to make sure you like the school more. For the parents, it's your son/ daughters choice where they want to attend college.

What's unique about your campus?

It's a close community and most people get along with each other.

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

In the Freshmen dorms opposite genders are not allowed to stay the night.

Paul
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A close-knit family that wants to make sure you succeed not only academically, but in all aspects of life.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A close-knit family that wants to make sure you succeed not only academically, but in all aspects of life.

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

It's a very small and close-knit family there. Because of its small size, all the teachers know the students, and all the students know echother. It is also very friendly there, it's not too uncommon to see a teacher grabbing a cup of coffee with a student to chat about class or anything. Everyone cares about everyone else and it is just a very friendly and caring environment.

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

Understand who you are as a person to find out what college to go to. There is a college out there for everyone, and being able to fit in with the environment of it is just as important as it carrying the degree you want. College is an adventure and a totally new experience, so find the place where you know you can just be yourself.

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