The University of Scranton

Scranton, PA

The University of Scranton

Scranton, PA

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Undergrad Catholic

Tuition & Fees

$45,790

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
49%
500-599
37%
400-499
4%
700-800
10%
600-699
44%
500-599
41%
400-499
5%
30-36
16%
24-29
60%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,285
Declined 2,260
Total Received 9,545
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Private

3,792

undergraduate students

1,461

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

The University of Scranton, founded in 1888, is a private, Catholic and Jesuit university. Its 58-acre campus is located in Scranton, PA.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 5,253
Established in 1888
Coeducational Coeducational

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58‐acre campus in Scranton (population: 77,605), two hours from Philadelphia and New York City; five hours from Boston and Washington, DC. Served by air and bus. School operates transportation around neighborhood and to downtown area on weekend nights. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Wilkes-Barre Scranton International

The University of Scranton
800 Linden Street
Scranton
18510-4699

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
64%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Service-oriented student clubs
  • United Colors
  • Retreat Programs
  • Biology/Pre-Medicine clubs
  • Pre-Law Society

Top Events

  • Spring Fling
  • Senior Formal
  • President's Ball
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Campus Facts

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

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • sprinkler systems in all University-owned housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
34%
Top 1/4
68%
Top 1/2
92%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
49%
500-599
37%
400-499
4%
700-800
10%
600-699
44%
500-599
41%
400-499
5%
30-36
16%
24-29
60%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline March 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.6

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,285
Declined 2,260
Total Received 9,545

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

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

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $45,390
Room & board $15,310
Additional fees $400
Books & supplies $1,300
Other fees $1,172
Total $63,572
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Football, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Football, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Archery, Cheerleading, Skiing (downhill)

Club Sports Women

Archery, Cheerleading, Skiing (downhill)

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Mathematics, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Biostatistics
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human Services, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Neuroscience
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Operations Management and Supervision
Philosophy
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Engineering
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Small Business Administration/Management
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

5,253

total students

42%

in-state

58%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

3,792
students

Female
58%
2,194

Male
42%
1,598

28%

1,461
students

Female
64%
937

Male
36%
524

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

3,626
students

Female
58%
2,090

Male
42%
1,536

5%

166
students

Female
63%
104

Male
37%
62

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 88%
Student 4 year graduation rate 79%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

45

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
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 no
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 yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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