Keystone College

La Plume, PA

Keystone College

La Plume, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$17,000

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
36%
400-499
48%
300-399
5%
600-699
6%
500-599
38%
400-499
45%
300-399
11%
18-23
41%
12-17
59%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,615
Declined 436
Total Received 2,051
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Private

1,288

undergraduate students

76

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Keystone College, founded in 1868, is a private, coeducational, residential college. Its 276-acre campus is located in La Plume in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,364
Established in 1868
Coeducational Coeducational

276‐acre campus in La Plume (population: 575), 12 miles from Scranton. Major airport serves Scranton‐Wilkes Barre (22 miles); bus serves Scranton. School operates transportation to local bus service with connecting shuttle. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Rural community

Keystone College
1 College Green
La Plume, PA
18440-0200

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Fun Facts

  • Keystone College alum and baseball legend Christy Mathewson attended the school from 1895–1898. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame's charter class, along with Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth, and Honus Wagner.
  • Keystone College purchased the nine-and-a-half-inch refracting telescope in its Thomas G. Cupillari '60 Astronomical Observatory in 1971 from former NBC Today host David Garroway.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
36%
400-499
48%
300-399
5%
600-699
6%
500-599
38%
400-499
45%
300-399
11%
18-23
41%
12-17
59%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.98

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,615
Declined 436
Total Received 2,051

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

character/personal qualities
interview
talent/ability

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
class rank
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

92%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,589

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $14,500
Room & board $11,900
Additional fees $2,500
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,600
Total $31,700
Average Financial Aid - $5,589
Total with Avg. Aid $26,111
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1,364

total students

80%

in-state

20%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

1,288
students

Female
58%
751

Male
42%
537

6%

76
students

Female
78%
59

Male
22%
17

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

1,067
students

Female
55%
580

Male
45%
487

18%

221
students

Female
78%
171

Male
22%
50

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 58%
Student 4 year graduation rate 37%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

44

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

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