Campus Wilkes-Barre

Campus Wilkes-Barre

Penn State Wilkes-Barre proudly offers the advantages of an intimate campus atmosphere combined with all the resources of a major research university. Established in 1916 and located on a scenic estate in northeastern Pennsylvania just nine miles from Wilkes-Barre, Penn State Wilkes-Barre is the oldest institution of higher learning in the Wyoming Valley. The campus' Commons building provides a friendly, casual atmosphere for conversation and relaxation.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre holds lectures, workshops, and presentations as well as noon-time programs with musicians, comedians and other entertainers. There is also a new athletics and recreation building with a large gym, regulation basketball court, three racquetball courts, a fitness center, and a multi-purpose room for aerobics, dance, and other activities.

Campus Facts


Privately owned housing is also available close to campus.


477 attend classes here.


Student to teacher ratio of 12:1

Clubs & Organizations

20 Clubs & Organizations


Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers 8 baccalaureate degrees and 4 associate degrees that can be completed in their entirety at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Nearly all of Penn State's more than 275 baccalaureate programs may be started at Penn State Wilkes-Barre as part of the 2+2 Plan.


Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC)

United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)

Upcoming Events

Please visit the Penn State World Campus Calendar to view upcoming webinar events.

Campus Majors

Penn State offers more than 275 majors, with four-year degrees offered at all 20 of our undergraduate campuses.

2+2 Plan

Starting a program at a Commonwealth Campus and completing at University Park. The most common path to a Penn State degree.