With many flocking to the school for the esteemed pharmacy program, some students and faculty would argue that the small liberal arts school is becoming a science institution. There may be some obvious lines drawn in the science types and the arts and humanities types, but regardless of who gets a bigger budget, the programs themselves shine. All in all, the academics—approximately 50 undergraduate majors and minors—are top-notch at Wilkes. Hands on learning is something that is strived for at Wilkes, making learning at the school very fascinating. Interdisciplinary learning is another academic passion of the University. There are some weak points, however. Some people would say that classes can fill up fast, or that many top professors are still teaching 101 classes, which means they aren’t teaching advanced classes that they may be better suited for.
As a supplement to the pedagogy, there is a writing center with its own faculty director and a group of qualified students to assist other students with papers. There is a learning center with academic tutors for most classes. Through the center, there are note takers and study sessions. Also, there is a language lab in the library. Aside from Wilkes’s curriculum, the University has what is called the Community Conservatory for the Arts, where music, dance, art, and theater classes are open to the public—something students can also take advantage of (not included in tuition, but something to think about).