King’s College (PA)


Enrollment: 2,042.

Student Body: 49% female, 51% male, 28.4% out-of-state, international (5 countries represented). Asian 1%, African American 2%, Caucasian 79%, Hispanic 4%.

Retention and Graduation: 63% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 27% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 14% grads pursue arts and sciences degrees. 3% grads pursue law degrees. 2% grads pursue business degrees. 8% grads pursue medical degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 13:1. 124 full-time faculty, 85% hold PhDs, 5% are members of minority groups, 40% are women.


Degrees: Associate, bachelors, certificate, masters, post-bachelor’s certificate.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have 10-19 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Accounting; business administration and management; elementary education and teaching.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cross-registration, distance learning, double major, dual enrollment, English as a Second Language (ESL), honors program, independent study, internships, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program, weekend college. Combined degree programs: BS medical studies/MS physicians assistant. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships, regional alumni.


Housing: Coed dorms, special housing for disabled students, men’s dorms, women’s dorms, apartments for single students, wellness housing, theme housing 99% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Electron microscope, rooftop greenhouse, molecular biology lab, computer graphics lab

Computers: 50% of classrooms, 25% of dorms, 100% of libraries, 100% of dining areas, 100% of student union, 100% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: City.

Activities: Choral groups, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, music ensembles, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, yearbook, campus ministries.

Organizations: 50 registered organizations, 15 honor societies, 2 religious organizations.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, wrestling. Women: Basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, McGowan School of Business, Scandlon P.E. Center, Betzler Fields (Athletic Complex), Gateway Corners.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.3. 15% in top 10% of high school class, 40% in top 25% of high school class, 75% in top 50% of high school class. 78% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 470-560. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 460-550. SAT Writing middle 50% range 450-550. Minimum paper TOEFL 530. Minimum computer TOEFL 197. Minimum web-based TOEFL 71.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Class rank, academic GPA, rigor of secondary school record. Important factors considered include: Application essay, standardized test scores, character/personal qualities. Other factors considered include: Recommendation(s), alumni/ae relation, extracurricular activities, interview, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, (2 science labs), 2 foreign language, 3 social studies, 1 history. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 4 mathematics, 4 science, (2 science labs), 4 foreign language, 3 social studies, 1 history, 2 computer science, 2 academic electives.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 2,420 applied, 74% admitted, 29% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), essay or personal statement, minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $30. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 10/1. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Neither credit nor placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $25,644. Room and board $9,838. Average book expense $1,250.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institutions own financial aid form. Priority financial aid filing date 2/15.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 3/1.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, Private Loans.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $2,000. Off-campus job opportunities are fair.

Financial Aid Statistics: 86% freshmen, 80% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 10% freshmen, 8% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 76% freshmen, 70% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 97% freshmen, 95% undergrads receive any aid. 84% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $30,843.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, leadership.

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