Penn State Wilkes-Barre

ABOUT

Type :Public

Established: 1916

Parent institution :Pennsylvania State University

Chancellor :V. Dale Jones

President: Neeli Bendapudi

Provost :Nicholas P. Jones

Academic staff :55

Students :500

Location :Lehman Township, Pennsylvania, United States.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre is a commonwealth campus of the Pennsylvania State University and it is located in Lehman Township.

History

In May 1915, two Penn State graduates, reacting to the needs of the local anthracite mining industry, proposed the development of a Penn State engineering center in Wilkes-Barre. “King Coal” reigned supreme at that time in the Wyoming Valley and engineers were needed to improve mining methods and worker safety.

The response from local citizens and civic organizations was overwhelming, and on November 7, 1916, the Penn State Department of Engineering Extension began offering evening classes for 150 students in what is now Coughlin High School. The new Penn State Department of Engineering Extension offered courses in advanced mathematics, surveying, reinforced concrete and mechanics.

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Is Penn State Wilkes-Barre a good school?

editorial. Penn State Wilkes-Barre is an above-average public college located in Lehman Township, Pennsylvania in the Scranton Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 366 undergraduate students. The Penn State Wilkes-Barre acceptance rate is 86%.

Does Penn State Wilkes-Barre have dorms?

Although Penn State Wilkes-Barre does not have on-campus University-owned housing available for students, there are a wide range of private rental units where students can live while attending our campus.