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Tuition & Fees

$42,162

$42,162

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,256
Declined + 2,793
Total Received 10,049
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Private (nonprofit)

3,910

undergraduate students

1,512

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Exercise Science
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 2929
ACT 3736

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
50%
400-499
19%
700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
47%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
56%
18-23
34%
12-17
1%
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School Facts

Founded in 1888, The University of Scranton is a private Catholic and Jesuit university. Its 58-acre campus is located in the heart of Scranton in Pennsylvania's Pocono Northeast region.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,422
Established in 1888
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSHSE (Council for Standards in Human Services Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

Scranton, PA

58‐acre campus in Scranton (population: 76,089), two hours from Philadelphia and New York City; five hours from Boston and Washington, DC. Served by air and bus. School operates transportation around neighborhood and to downtown area on weekend nights. Public transportation serves campus.

The University of Scranton
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510-4694

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
34%
Top 1/4
62%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
50%
400-499
19%
700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
47%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
56%
18-23
34%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
March 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,256
Declined + 2,793
Total Received 10,049

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Joseph Roback
Associate Vice Provost for Admissions and Enrollment
P: 888 SCRANTON
F: 570 941-5928
admissions@scranton.edu

Cost

Tuition $41,762
Room $8,354
Board $4,090
Additional fees $400
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $55,906
Average Financial Aid - $25,053
Total with Avg. Aid $30,853

Financial Aid

68%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,053

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,857,216
State $2,044,750
Institutional $47,377,551
Other external $1,401,471
Total $54,680,988

Non-need-based

Federal $354,285
State $7,017
Institutional $11,078,816
Other external $1,106,948
Total $12,547,066

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Empire 8, Landmark Conference
Mascot
Royal Wolf
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Adult Gerontology Nursing
Applied Mathematics
Arts
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomathematics
Biophysics
Business
Business Administration
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemistry
Chemistry/Computers
Chemistry/General Business
Clinical Chemistry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication
Community Health Education
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counseling/Human Services
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Early/Primary Teacher Education
Economics
Educational Administration
Electrical Engineering
Electronic Commerce
Engineering Management
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Family Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Forensic Chemistry
French/Francophone Cultural Studies
German Cultural Studies
Health Administration
Health Informatics
Hispanic Studies
History
Human Resource Studies
Human Resources
Human Resources Studies
Individualized Major
International Business
International Language/Business
International Studies
Journalism/Electronic Media
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Media Information Technology
Medical Technology
Middle Level Teacher Education
Neuroscience
Nurse Anesthesia
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Operations Management
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Reading Education
Rehabilitation Counseling
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Sociology
Software Engineering
Special Education
Strategic Communication
Theatre
Theology
Theology/Religious Studies
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

72%

3,910
students

Female
58%
2,270

Male
42%
1,640

Graduate

28%

1,512
students

Female
58%
878

Male
42%
634

undergraduateFull-time

94%

3,713
students

Female
59%
2,162

Male
41%
1,551

undergraduatePart-time

6%

197
students

Female
55%
108

Male
45%
89

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

63

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Countries most often represented China
India
Ireland
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Caitlyn Hollingshead
Director of Graduate & International Admissions
570 941-4416
caitlyn.hollingshead@scranton.edu

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