A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
University of Scranton is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Landmark Conference
Address
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510

University of Scranton 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
77%
SAT Scores Range
1040-1210
ACT Scores Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Scranton

Cost

Net Price
$33,353/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,265/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,734/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,467/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,978/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,956/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,844Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    95%
  • Snobby
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Community
    58%
  • Family
    32%
  • Extremely beneficial and interesting
    5%
  • Good
    5%

After University of Scranton

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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University of Scranton Reviews

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Some great things about Scranton were the friends I made, the academics, and the activities on campus. Unfortunately, I find that the cons far outweigh the pros. The friendly facade of the Jesuit university and its employees fades after the first month. The "community" is extremely cliquey and consists mostly of white, upper-class, Catholic private school kids. Many are nice but the others are only there to party, drink, and waste away mommy & daddy's money. Financial aid is awful and will not help you unless you're the child of a rich family. Food is great the first month then gradually declines in quality; it only gets better when there are prospective student tours on campus. Also, there is a burglary or sexual assault every weekend that the students are notified about thanks to campus police. Overall, great academics, nice campus, horrible aid, awful surrounding area.
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Academics are great. Class choice is limited if you are a humanities major but it is easy to do a reader or independent study to make up for that. I have no complaints about any of my professors - I have loved every single one of them and have great relationships with most of them. The campus is beautiful and is constantly being renovated. I feel very safe when I am on-campus. Despite this, Scranton is an absolute hellhole, increasingly unsafe, and depressing to live in. It has gone completely downhill over the past several years. The only mall in the city is constantly changing hands and is now half-empty because the stores in it can't keep their doors open, Rite Aid closes at 7 pm, no other stores around. No cars on campus for the first 2 years, so that means that your best bet at getting anything you need is by taking the Colts Bus or an Uber to Dickson City or just buying it online. It's an absolute joke. I completely regret coming here because of the university's location.
The University of Scranton is not diverse, most students have intrest in partying, drinking and drugs. It is also very cliquey here. The school is good for students interested in occupational therapy, nursing, and pre professional studies. It is also very exspensive here even with financial aid. Wifi services barely function correctly. Counseling services here are not as supportive as they should be. I was assaulted and didn't receive proper assistance. There also isn't anything to do off campus. Students often get robbed and there are also a number of burglaries that occur in off campus housing. Class sizes are small and most students are friendly. I would not recommend the college for students who are not party animals, and are from the minority group, or have low income. I honestly feel that for the college to cost almost 60k there would be better services for students.