Ranked among the nation’s best colleges for 19 consecutive years
— 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 scranton.edu/visit.