King’s College gives you the tools to succeed while you’re here and long after you graduate. A variety of majors, special programs and unique experiences help you discover your passions and develop the core of who you are. Small classes ensure personal interactions with faculty and access to resume-building opportunities. It’s all part of a caring environment where you’ll find supportive professors, impressive coaches and friends for life. We invite you to explore what King’s has to offer.
DISCOVER KING'S At Kingâ€™s, youâ€™ll receive a personalized education that combines professional preparation with core values. We offer the best faculty, technology and facilities to prep you for success in your chosen field and life. Our goal is to do more than help you find a job; we want you to find a career that you will love.
Founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame
Business, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Technology.
7 pre-professional programs and 10 special concentrations
2,300 undergraduate and graduate students
Average GPA: 3.3 Average SAT range: 1000-1200 (Critical Reading plus Math)
Over 98 percent of freshmen students receive institutional financial aid
More than 86 percent have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degrees
Student/faculty ratio of 12:1
50+ clubs and activities
23 NCAA Division III athletic programs for men and women
A 65 percent graduation rate, well above the national average
Placement 99 percent of students are employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation
ENGAGED ACADEMICS Consider a King’s education as a four-year “laboratory” that helps you discover what you are passionate about while preparing you for your professional career. Our CORE curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and is designed to help students explore a variety of subjects in order to identify
what will help them flourish for the rest of their lives. This broad-based knowledge encourages students to explore the past and question the future, helping them develop critical thinking and communication skills that are in high demand in today's workplace.
MAJORS AND PROGRAMS Athletic Training Biology Business Accounting Finance Human Resources Management International Business Management Marketing Chemistry Clinical Laboratory Science/ Medical Technology Computers and Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education Preschool-Grade 4 Middle Level (Grades 4-8) Secondary Level Foreign Language (Grades K-12) Special Education Engineering Chemistry* Computer Science* Environmental Science* Physics English – Literature English – Professional Writing
Environmental Science Environmental Studies Exercise Science French General Science History Mass Communications Mathematics Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Neuroscience Philosophy Physician Assistant (five-year master’s) Physics Aerospace Engineering * Civil Engineering * Electrical Engineering * Mechanical Engineering * Political Science Pre-Health Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Dental Pre-Medical Pre-Pharmaceutical Pre-Veterinarian Pre-Law Pre-Theological Psychology Sociology Spanish Theatre Theology
*In cooperation with the University of Notre Dame
Like many of our students, you may want to take courses in a special concentration that complements your major and gives you an edge over your peers in the job market.
SPECIAL CONCENTRATIONS Chemistry of Materials Ethics Forensic Studies Geography International Studies
We have many unique offerings to consider, such as our Dual Degree Engineering Program with the University of Notre Dame and our five-year Physician’s Assistant Program.
Latin American Studies Physics Political Economy Statistics Women’s Studies
If graduate school is in your plans, our pre-professional programs have excellent placement rates in some of the most competitive programs (such as dental, chiropractic, medical and veterinary school) throughout the country. In fact, if you meet the requirements, we guarantee your placement!
Selecting a major points you in the direction of your future but it is our professional preparation that will get you ready for your career. With a small student body, opportunities for hands-on learning abound. As early as freshman year you can participate in research experiments or write for one of our student publications.
PREPARED PROFESSIONALLY Don’t be intimidated by the fact that we offer more than 36 majors: You’ll find plenty of help choosing the major (or majors) that are right for you. King’s career counselors provide the workshops, training and testing to awaken hidden interests and skills in order to discover your calling. And you can delay declaring a major to experiment and test new subjects until you find what’s right for you.
Internships allow you to test out a career in the “real world” while earning credits. King’s students complete full or part-time internships at nearly 100 sites annually, including Disney World, CBS, the White House, PricewaterhouseCoopers and DKNY. These opportunities add actual work experience and skills to your resume, while also providing important networking connections.
Alumni mentors are a key component of the King’s career support team with their contacts, opportunities and enthusiasm. Through our academic programs, support and connections, 99 percent of King’s graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. That’s proof that King’s will help you develop the skills, build the confidence and give you the experience you need to succeed.
EDUCATION PERSONALIZED King’s College is rooted in the Holy Cross tradition, which recognizes education as an art, not a mechanical process. Classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, who have earned the highest degrees in their fields and bring years of real-world experience to the classroom. Our faculty considers teaching to be their priority and constantly hone their skills at the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) in order to help students reach their potential.
Recognizing that every student learns differently, we use an engaged mentorship approach where professors get to know you well enough to understand how you learn. They’ll not only recognize you by name, but make themselves available to help — whether it’s during scheduled office hours, through e-mail or even over coffee. This is possible because we have a favorable 12:1 student/faculty ratio that enables an environment geared toward discussion and interactive learning.
Labs and classes average only 18 students, giving you easy access to state-of-the-art facilities and technology that rivals top research institutions. You may engage in one-on-one research projects with faculty members in the sciences, work directly with humanities professors to improve your writing skills or design a robotic project with the engineering department head. For exceptional students, we offer a highly selective Honors Program in which they receive an individualized education matched to their specific career goals. Kingâ€™s encourages students to extend their experiences by exploring life beyond the classroom. Study Abroad offers the opportunity to live, learn and intern in a new culture, giving you a global perspective and experience that employers want.
Service Learning enriches what is taught in the classroom by integrating coursework with civic responsibility to strengthen our communities. The Experiencing the Arts Program allows the exploration of your artistic side to uncover passions that lead to well-rounded lives. And a wealth of extra-curricular activities, including athletics, clubs and associations, develop leadership and team-building skills that are critical to success. Throughout campus youâ€™ll find the opportunities to interact with advisors, coaches and other mentors to be limitless. This personal interest and involvement pays off as more of our students graduate in four years than at institutions with larger class sizes.
A COMMUNITY THAT CARES Community is important at King’s College because we believe your success depends upon an environment that’s as nurturing as it is enriching. Students come to King’s from across the country and around the world to find an inclusive and supportive atmosphere.
From the minute you step foot on campus, you’ll feel the positive energy as people say hello, offer directions and stop to talk. Everywhere you look you’ll find friendly faces that welcome you as the person you are and encourage you to grow into the person you want to be.
You’ll feel safe on our attractive campus that is also convenient: you can walk from your residence hall to your class in less than five minutes. All of this, plus the beautiful surroundings and impressive facilities, are what make King’s a comfortable home away from home.
What really makes King’s so special is the strong sense of engagement you’ll have with your fellow students, faculty members and the community. You’ll find encouragement and support everywhere and it begins the minute you decide to join us. Admission and financial aid counselors help you navigate your arrival to campus, a welcome team will help you find your way and our First Year Experience helps you make the transition to college life a smooth one.
Because your professors know and care about you, they will make sure you stay on track and have everything you need to succeed. Your academic advisor will keep your interests front and center, guiding your coursework so that you graduate in four years. If you need additional assistance, the Academic Skills and Writing Centers are there for you. Residence hall advisors and our counseling center are available to provide non-academic support should you need it. The Office of Campus Ministry provides a spiritual and supportive role in our students’ lives, and the Office of College Diversity supports the identity of every student while promoting and celebrating a multicultural environment on campus.
CAMPUS LIFE Our campus community has a way of making everyone feel right at home. King’s offers a variety of living arrangements from single rooms to apartments, all WiFi accessible. Residence halls are secure, accessible only by student ID card or the desk attendant on duty. They also have 24-hour computer labs, lounges with cable television and laundry rooms that text you when your clothes are done. Commuters have plenty of spots on campus to call home and tons of resources available to help you engage in college life.
King’s offers several meal plan options and five specialty restaurants, giving you the choice of where and when you want to eat. If you need supplies or a late night snack, King’s Cash is accepted at our dining facilities, the campus store and many local stores and restaurants. A car isn’t a necessity at King’s because everything you need is on campus or nearby. We have a fitness center with the latest exercise technology, a campus store for basic supplies and a health center. Our bookstore is a great place to buy textbooks, King’s sweatshirts or enjoy a cup of Starbucks while studying.
BUILDING COMMUNITIES OF HOPE As a Catholic institution, students are invited to share our faith but we do not impose it. Instead, we encourage you to explore your own beliefs and discover your zeal that will help make the world a better place. King’s students are taught that education is a gift and it is our responsibility to use our knowledge and skills to improve the community around us. Our belief in social responsibility dates back to our founding President who promised that King’s students would learn "not only how to make a living, but how to live.”
Our students are actively engaged in service, both locally and globally, and have been widely recognized for doing so. The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, America’s Catholic Colleges of Distinction and The John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges all acknowledge our commitment to serve. King’s also has been named a “Leadership Institution” by The American Association of Colleges and Universities, evidence that our graduates acquire the skills they need to become leaders in their field of study.
ACTIVITIES College isn’t just about academics and life-altering experiences — you’re also here to have fun! We encourage you to get involved, explore your interests and take advantage of the many opportunities available to you.
• Join one of the 50 clubs and organizations • Develop your leadership skills through student government • Communicate through our on-campus student publications, radio and TV stations or social media platforms • Express yourself through the arts (theatre, literary arts, chorus, fine arts…) • Play a club sport (cheerleading or men’s ice hockey) or join an intramural team (volleyball, flag football, basketball, indoor soccer, dodge ball and whiffle ball)
On campus or off, there is always something to do. We’ve got malls, theatres and restaurants minutes away. The nearby Pocono Mountains offer great snowboarding, kayaking and biking. Local venues offer concerts, Triple A baseball and minor league hockey. King’s is only a couple of hours away from New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., making it easy to take advantage of everything the East Coast has to offer.
ATHLETICS Almost half of our students participate in athletics; being part of a King’s team is unlike anything else you’ll experience on campus. Student athletes are driven to excel both on and off the field, and many say being on a team is the best part of their college experience. King’s offers 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports for men and women, competing in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC). The Betzler Athletic Complex and McCarthy Stadium are among the finest outdoor facilities in the MAC. King’s Wellness Center offers the latest weight and cardio equipment, and the recently renovated Scandlon Physical Education Center adds a new sports medicine clinic. Whether a player or a fan, you’ll want to be a part of the Monarch spirit!
Basketball Cross Country Field Hockey
Football Golf Lacrosse Soccer
Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming
Swimming Tennis Track & Field Wrestling
Track & Field
VALUE We know college is an investment and we do everything possible to make a King’s education as affordable and accessible as possible. Over 98 percent of incoming freshmen receive financial aid from King’s and over 70 percent of the average financial aid package is in the form of gift aid, which is free money that does not have to be paid back. Students may receive assistance in the form of federal, state, institutional aid and private sources via scholarships, grants, loans and work study. In addition to federal and state aid, King’s offers numerous private scholarships and grants that are unique to our institution. King’s offers deferred payment plans, which allow families to make monthly payments on the balance of tuition, fees, room and board less any financial aid received. There are no interest or finance charges on deferred payment plans. Parent PLUS Loans and private alternative loans are also available to help finance educational costs. We encourage every student to apply for financial aid regardless of family circumstances because every situation is unique. Only after you have applied and been considered for all available assistance will you have a true idea of what your cost will be. March 1 is the preferred deadline for financial aid applications. The “net” cost of a private education is often equal to the tuition at a state institution, because private institutions typically provide greater financial support to students. Factors such as income, academic performance, and community service all help to determine the amount of assistance available to you. Because every financial aid situation is unique, we offer this online net cost calculator to help you accurately determine the cost of attending King’s: collegecostcalculator.org/KingsCollege.
When determining the cost of an education, one should take into consideration the value. Kingâ€™s offers personalized attention (student/faculty ratio of 12:1) and a promising future (99 percent employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation.) Thatâ€™s value!
While each application for admission is reviewed individually; here are some general guidelines when applying to King’s: • The most important criteria in the admission decision is your four-year academic record, GPA, strength of curriculum and overall rank in class. • We will consider your SAT/ACT scores if you choose to submit them, but they are not required. If you are not submitting SAT/ACT scores, a graded paper from your junior or senior year is required. The graded paper must be the original with teacher comments and grade sent from the guidance office with the official school seal.
• Recommendations, a personal statement, extra-curricular activities, leadership and community service help to complete your application. • A completed application includes the application form, personal essay, official transcripts, SAT/ACT scores or graded paper and guidance counselor recommendation. Online applications are free and available at kings.edu or commonapp.org. • We offer two types of admission decisions: Early Action (Deadline December 1) and Rolling Admission (Priority Deadline February 1). We begin accepting applications in late August, and will start our review in mid-October.
VISIT US Most of our students say they knew King’s was right for them the minute they walked onto campus. We can’t say for certain whether King’s is the choice for you, but the only way to find out is to visit our campus. While you’re here, meet with admission and financial aid counselors, a coach or faculty member to discuss your interests and goals. Attend a class, stay overnight in our residence halls, eat in the Marketplace café and take some time to get a real feel for our campus. To schedule a visit call 1-888-KINGS PA or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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