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Undergrad Profile

Academic Quality. Affordable Excellence.

At Marywood we believe in dreaming big. It is part of our heritage. Big dreams inspired the rotunda that stands on campus as a magnificent symbol of what students can accomplish with passion, determination, and shared purpose. All over Marywood’s campus, big dreams are taking shape in the classrooms, clinical settings, studios, and laboratories that serve our more than 90 academically excellent programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. 

The scope of your education at Marywood is intentionally wide. With each new development in technology, the world becomes a more intimate place. It’s why every program at Marywood includes a focus on using the knowledge of the discipline for the common good. You’ll think and act globally through classroom discussions, field placements, internships, study abroad, and campus organizations.

Eighty-seven percent of our full-time faculty members hold the most advanced degree in their field. Grounded in professional practice and skilled in the art of teaching, faculty include highly respected practitioners, industry professionals, and visionary educators. Their achievements have been recognized nationally and internationally, and they continue to impact their professions through research, practice, and educational contributions.

At Marywood the same spirit of possibility that infuses our academic programs moves through every other area of campus life. We have more than 60 student clubs, organizations, and honor societies that are looking for your involvement, including your leadership.

Not only do we offer an exceptional education, we do all we can to make it affordable. In fact, 99% of our first-time students receive financial aid. Our financial aid counselors will work hard to find your best financial aid package. Options could include grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study.

When you graduate from Marywood University, you’ll join the more than 30,000 alumni who have taken their exceptional education to every state in the nation and more than 20 countries. With the knowledge, skills, and experience of a Marywood education, our graduates go on to pursue the big dreams they’ve planned. They become teachers, scientists, artists, social workers, nurses, business leaders, and more.




Founded: 1915

Campus Location: Suburban

Type: Four-year, comprehensive

Sponsoring Church Organization: Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, Pennsylvania

Enrollment: Total (approximately): 3,000; undergraduates (approximately): 2,000

Student Profile: 32% male, 68% female; 8% minority; 30 states and 21 countries represented

Faculty: 175 full-time and pro-rata faculty, 87% holding doctoral or terminal degree

Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Retention and Graduation Statistics: 83% returning freshmen; 70% graduating in six years

Application for Admission: Rolling admission

Degrees Awarded: BA, BArch, BBA, BFA, BM, BS, BSN, BSW, MA, MAT, MBA, MEd, MFA, MHSA, MPA, MS, MSW, PhD, EdS, and PsyD

Athletics: Division/Conference affilia-
tion: NCAA Division III, Colonial States
Athletic Conference, Eastern College
Athletic Conference

Intercollegiate Sports:
Men’s: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field

Basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball

Housing: Eight residence halls or facilities; 40% of students living on campus

Scholarship and Financial Assistance: $32 million in institutional aid awarded annually to all students

Undergraduate Areas of Study

• Architecture
• Architecture/Environmental Design
• Interior Architecture/Design

• Art Education
• Art Therapy
• Arts Administration (Art)
• Design
- Graphic
- Photography
• Studio Art
- Ceramics
- Illustration
- Painting
- Sculpture

Athletic Training and Exercise Science
• Athletic Training
• Exercise Science
• Health and Physical

Business and Global Innovation
• Accounting
• Aviation Management
• Business Information Technology
• Financial Planning
• International Business
• Management
- Entrepreneurship
- Health Services Administration

- Hospitality Management
- Retail Business Management
• Marketing

Communication Arts
• Advertising and Public Relations
• Communication Arts Secondary Education
• Digital Media and Broadcast Production
• Journalism

Communication Sciencesand Disorders
• Speech Pathology

Computer Science
• Computer Science
• Information Security (Cyber Security)

• Early Childhood (Grades PreK–4)
• Elementary Education with Middle Grades Emphasis (Grades 4–8)
• Special Education (Grades PreK–8) with PreK–4 or Middle Grades Emphasis Area

English Language and Literature
• English
- Literature
- Writing
• English Secondary Education

Foreign Language
• Spanish
• Spanish Education

• Mathematics
• Mathematics Secondary Education

Music, Theatre, and Dance
• Arts Administration (Music)
• Arts Administration (Theatre)
• Music Education
• Music Performance
• Music Therapy
• Musical Theatre
• Theatre

• Nursing

Nutrition and Dietetics
• Nutrition and Dietetics

• Philosophy

• Industrial/Organizational Psychology
• Psychology
• Psychology (Clinical Practice)

Religious Studies
• Religious Studies

• Biology
- Pre-chiropractic
- Pre-dental
- Pre-medical
- Pre-veterinary
• Biology Secondary Education
• Biotechnology
• Environmental Science
• General Science Secondary Education
• Medical Laboratory Science
• Pre-physician Assistant

Social Sciences
• Criminal Justice
• History
• History/Political Science
- General
- Pre-law
• History/Social Science/Secondary Education
• Sociology

Social Work
• Social Work

Undergraduate Studies
A comprehensive support program is available for the student undecided on a major.

Self-Designed Major
Students work with department mentor(s) to accomplish program and career goals.