The University of Scranton

Scranton, PA

The University of Scranton

Scranton, PA

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Ranked among the nation’s best colleges for 19 consecutive years by The Princeton Review

The University of Scranton is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that delivers a transformative education, grounded in the liberal arts, to over 3,800 undergraduate students. The University is devoted to the Jesuit maxim of cura personalis: individual attention to students and respect for the uniqueness of each member of the University community. 

Our 58-acre campus offers the best of both worlds: the city and the mountains. We’re located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Northeast in the heart of the city of Scranton, a vibrant college town that’s home to five colleges and universities. 

You will have many choices at the University of Scranton. With 70 majors and 47 minors across three colleges, faculty and staff work with students to choose a combination of majors and minors that suits them as individuals. 

Our students enjoy small class sizes and extend their academic experience through participation in honors programs, internships, faculty-led research, and study abroad. The University also provides excellent preparation for graduate school, law school, and doctoral programs for medical and other health professions, with graduate fellowships and scholarships available. 

In addition to conducting high-level research alongside professors, our students find abundant opportunities to apply classroom learning in the real world. We encourage all our students to gain experience through internships, and they regularly collaborate on professional and service projects within the local community and beyond, which also contributes to their career success. In fact, 99% of the Class of 2019 were employed, continuing their education, or engaging in service within six months of graduation.

Tuition for 2020–2021 was $46,684, the University fee was $400, and room and board was $15,646, totaling $62,730. Of the first-year student aid applicants who enrolled for the fall 2020 semester, 96% were offered funding from University scholarships and need-based grants. The average financial aid package, not including parent and private loans, was $36,500.

The best way to discover whether The University of Scranton is the place for you is by visiting campus. Join us for a small group information session and campus tour. If you’re currently unable to visit campus, we also have a number of virtual visit experiences available. For more information, please contact the admission office at 1-888-SCRANTON or visit us at



Ranked among the 10 finest universities for master’s programs in the North for 26 consecutive years | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked among the nation’s best colleges for 19 consecutive years | The Princeton Review


Recognized for “Best Campus Food,” “Best Science Labs,” “Best College Dorms,” “Students Most Engaged in Community Service,” and as a “Best-Run College” and “Top Green College” in the past five years | The Princeton Review


Recognized with Classification for Community Engagement for 170,000 hours of volunteering performed each year | The Carnegie Foundation


Ranked among “Top US Colleges” and recognized for student engagement and outcomes | Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

5 unique options for honors programs

1. Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program: A four-year program that develops writing, oral, and critical-thinking skills through courses in philosophy, theology, and literature.

2. Business Honors Program: Four years of honors studies geared toward students interested in pursuing academic excellence in business.

3. Business Leadership Honors Program (open to all majors): Selected sophomores explore basic theories and concepts of leadership.

4. The Magis Honors Program in STEM: Undergraduate students pursue a more intense, interdisciplinary experience of research in STEM fields. The program includes a series of 1.5-credit seminar courses culminating in a senior thesis project.

5. The Honors Program (open to all majors): 40–50 of our most able sophomores have the opportunity to take seminars together and work one-on-one with professors both in tutorials and on projects.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “This campus is truly unlike any other, and the people really are as great as they seem.”

    • Dan O’Reilly ’18
  • “Being part of such an active campus gives you every opportunity to become the best version of yourself—meeting new people, developing new skills, and becoming a more well-rounded person.”

    • Fahad Ashraf ’20
  • “With New York City and Philadelphia just a couple hours away, students are able to take advantage of excellent internships, not to mention incredible entertainment.”

    • Jessica D’Aquila ’18