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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Marywood is a private, Catholic university located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,756 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Marywood acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Architecture, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 69% of students, Marywood alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,300.
About Marywood University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial States Athletic Conference
Address
2300 Adams Ave
Scranton, PA 18509
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Marywood University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1120
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$25,138/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,661/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,788/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,243/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,902/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,653/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,756Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Fatigued
    27%
  • Active
    23%
  • Stressed
    18%
  • Studious
    18%
  • Involved
    9%
  • Partied out
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
45%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.42 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • It is the perfect place for me!
    48%
  • It's good.
    26%
  • It's all about the squirrels
    17%
  • You don't realize you love it until you graduate
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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Students at Marywood have the best of both worlds, the suburban town of Dunmore and the city of Scranton. The town of Dunmore offers everyday conveniences such as grocery stores and pharmacies while Scranton offers a nightlife, shopping, and entertainment. Both can be reached by the Smartbus provided at no cost for Marywood students. I really enjoy the location because I feel at home and safe in a residential neighborhood but can also access the many opportunities the city of Scranton provides. Marywood is safe, friendly, and has plenty to do!
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Choosing to go to Marywood has been one of the best decisions of my life. There is a real sense of community at Marywood and plenty of clubs and extracurriculars to get involved in. Marywood also has a fantastic faculty. While most schools offer very dedicated professors within the classes of your intended major, Marywood goes one step further and provides faculty that truly care about you and your education in both the classes for your major and the core classes. I have never once felt like any of my teachers did not care about me or how I was doing in their class. Marywood also has a fabulous Music, Theater, and Dance Department with a staff that is of extremely high caliber, especially for a university of Marywood size. I would highly recommend Marywood to anyone and everyone.
So far my experience at Marywood University has been generally good so far. I have enjoyed all of my classes that I have had so far in my freshmen year . I love the smaller size of the university because I have a maximum of 30 kids in my largest classes, so I can feel that I am in a classroom and not in a large hall where the professor might not even know who I am. I also am happy that the size of the school is small because I do not have to walk a half an hour to a class, rather 10 minutes at max. The area that Marywood is in, I feel very safe to be. The scranton area has a lot to offer to anyone that likes the outdoors, or even just hanging out at the local restaurants. Overall I am enjoying my experience at Marywood so far. The only improvement that I could ask for is possibly updating some of the insides of the older buildings. Some of them feel outdated, but they are in good condition.