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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Landmark Conference
From University of Scranton

The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit institution that delivers a transformative education, grounded in the liberal arts, to over 3,800 undergraduate students.

With a rich tradition of academic excellence, our programs are taught in small classes and led by faculty who are experts in their fields. Every aspect of a Scranton education exists to help you succeed. You will be challenged here, and supported.

With 69 majors and 46 minors across three colleges, faculty and staff work with you to choose a combination of majors and minors that suit you as an individual.

You can extend your academic experience through participation in honors programs, internships, faculty-student research and study abroad. The University also provides excellent preparation for medical and other health professions doctoral programs, law school, graduate school, and post-graduate fellowships and scholarships.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
1120-1280
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$36,725/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,038/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is the application of engineering, physics and materials science principles to the design, production and operation of mechanical systems. Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Mechanical Engineering 1. Cutting-edge techniques in technology and design 2. Research opportunities 3. Small class sizes 4. Emphasis on ethics 5. Jesuit education

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    97%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,565Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
164
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Friendly
    92%
  • Snobby
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Community
    44%
  • Family
    24%
  • Extremely beneficial and interesting
    8%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • Underrated
    8%
  • Good
    4%
  • Terrible
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $57,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    82%
    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

    University of Scranton Reviews

    625 reviews
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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 has a very well known reputation for their academics as well as their social life. While attending the university, I have learned that there are many resources available to help you no matter the circumstance as well as professors that hold very flexible office hours. As far as diversity goes, I would say that is the only aspect of the university that could improve. The campus is very safe, the university police do a very good job of gaining a safe environment as well as notifying the students when an incident has occurred outside of the university. The surrounding areas to Scranton are not the best but the university police make sure that the students are always accompanied when felt unsafe. There are a multitude of things to get involved with on campus, varying from division three athletics to intramural sports to a variety of clubs.
    Scranton has a state-of-the-art science building, the Loyola Science Center with beautiful labs and up-to-date equipment and supplies for the students. The professors are very knowledgable on their topics and are always willing to help students. The food on campus is always good, and there is no "cafeteria" style food, there's something for everyone including MANY healthy options. The campus is always kept clean and neat by maintenance and the buildings are always well maintained as well. The gym is brand new and available for students to use with new equipment for all types of workouts. There is also multiple parking spots on campus, which you have to pay for ($200/year for parking garage or parking lot parking) and there is street parking but the meters are unreliable and can cause tickets of up to $25/ticket.