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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    C+
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Scranton is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,678 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Scranton acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 79% of students, Scranton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,100.
About University of Scranton...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Landmark Conference
Address
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510

University of Scranton Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1030-1220
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$33,701/ 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
    $23,219/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,537/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,396/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,541/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,399/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,678Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Friendly
    95%
  • Snobby
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.37 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Community
    55%
  • Family
    30%
  • Extremely beneficial and interesting
    5%
  • Good
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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The education I recieved at the University of Scranton set me up for success, both professionally and academically. After graduating from the University I joined the military and served as an officer. The well rounded education I received allowed me to think outside of the box. Although many of my peers were probably smarter than me, I was able to see problems from different perspectives and it reflected positively in my fitness reports.

After leaving active duty, I decided to attend law school. Again, although most of my peers were probably smarter than me (my LSAT score was below the bottom 25%), the well rounded education Scranton provided allowed me to view problems from different perspectives. Therefore, I have excelled and I am in the top quarter of my class.

I highly recommend the University of Scranton.
P.S. I had a lot of fun there as an undergraduate and met my spouse there!
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The University of Scranton is a private, non-profit, co-educational, Catholic and Jesuit research university, located in the historic Hill Section of Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1888 by William O'Hara, the first Bishop of Scranton, as St. Thomas College.[2] In 1938, the College was elevated to university status and took the name The University of Scranton.[3] The institution was operated by the Diocese of Scranton from its founding until 1897. While the Diocese of Scranton retained ownership of the University, it was administered by the Lasallian Christian Brothers from 1888 to 1942.[4] In 1942, the Society of Jesus took ownership and control of the University.[5] During the 1960s, the University became an independent institution under a lay Board of Trustees. The University of Scranton is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and is served by the Scranton Jesuit Community.
The University of Scranton allowed me to pick a degree to which I love and hope to continue learning about in my future. When I first enrolled into the University, I did not know what to major in. However, with the help of the advising staff within CAS and the professors, I was able to find a major. When I go to class, I truly enjoy talking to my professor. All of them are very personal and will remember conversation and little details. Overall, the University of Scranton is a great place to learn about yourself and find a career path. I cannot imagine myself going to another university and truly appreciate my professors and how far the advising staff will go to help you. The University of Scranton has everything one would need. Opportunities are everywhere. The University would do anything to meet your needs.