Wilkes is best suited for the aspiring engineer who wants a small class size and loads of hands on experience with local companies.
Pros: abet acredited, small class sizes, engaged faculty, hands on experience, and close relationship to local engineering companies.
Cons: lab equipment is slightly outdated..
For a small school, Wilkes offers all of its students the opportunity to get hands on experience in labs that deal with the average problems engineers encounter on the job. Like all small engineering programs, the quality of your education is directly proportional to the amount of work you personally put into it. The professors are more then willing to help students develop new ideas, and the department gets enough funding to make these ideas a reality, but again, it is only if the student puts in the effort. I feel like the skills that were taught to me here have prepared me for the real world, and even though its not a big name engineering university, the close relationship to the local industries sets it apart from most other small universities.