The University of Scranton
A transformative education, grounded in the liberal arts
The University of Scranton is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that delivers a transformative education grounded in the liberal arts to over 3,600 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 are 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’ll have many choices here. With 69 majors and 50 minors across three colleges, faculty and staff work with students to choose a combination of majors and minors that suit them as individuals.
Students enjoy small class sizes and extend their academic experience through participation in honors programs, internships, student-faculty research, and study abroad. The University also provides excellent preparation for medical and other health profession doctoral programs, law school, graduate school, and postgraduate fellowships and scholarships.
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 students to gain experience through internships, and they regularly collaborate on professional and service projects within the local community and beyond, all contributing to their future career success. In fact, 99% of the Class of 2022 were employed, continuing their education, or engaging in service within a year of graduation.
The best way to discover whether the University of Scranton is the place for you is a campus visit. Join us for a small group information session and campus tour. If you are currently not able to visit campus, we also have a number of virtual visit experiences available. For more information, please contact Admissions at 1-888-SCRANTON or visit us at scranton.edu/visit.
Tuition Costs (2023–2024):
· Tuition: $51,534
· University fee: $500
· Housing & food: $16,918
· Total direct cost: $68,952
For the 2023-2024 academic year, first-year students received more than $40 million in financial aid and scholarships, $37 million of which was provided by the University. Of the first-year student aid applicants who were enrolled for the fall 2023 semester, 99% were offered funding from University scholarships and need-based grants. The average financial aid package, not including parent and private loans, was $41,000.
Ranked among the top 10 finest master’s universities in the North for 28 consecutive years | U.S. News & World Report
Included among the “Best Colleges” for the past 20 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” over the past five years | The Princeton Review
Recognized by the highly selective Carnegie Classification in Community Engagement for students’ commitment to service,
Ranked among the “Top US Colleges” and recognized for student engagement and outcomes | Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
Ranked as one of “America’s Top Colleges” for value for 11 years | Forbes
Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program (SJLA): Four-year program that develops writing, oral, and critical-thinking skills through courses in philosophy, theology, and literature
Business Honors Program: Four-year honors studies geared toward students interested in pursuing academic excellence in Business
Business Leadership Honors Program (open to all majors): Selected sophomores explore basic theories and concepts of leadership
The Magis Honors Program in STEM: Undergraduate students pursue a more intense, interdisciplinary research experience in STEM fields; includes a series of 1.5-credit seminar courses culminating in a senior thesis project
The Honors Program (open to all majors): 40 and 50 of our most able sophomores take seminars together and work one-on-one with professors in tutorials and on projects
“On Scranton’s campus, there are so many ways to get involved as well as foster and develop leadership skills. As a leader, you learn how to collaborate, communicate, and guide a team to produce the best final result.”
“Scranton is one of the friendliest and most inclusive campuses anywhere. It’s never ‘you need to be this or conform to that.’ Rather, you’re celebrated and respected as the special person you are.”
“With New York City and Philadelphia just a couple of hours away, students are able to take advantage of excellent internships, not to mention incredible entertainment.”
“A Scranton education emphasizes that you should be the best person you can be. The principles instilled there have helped me make confident, ethical decisions in my career.”