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  1. Academics
    B+
  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
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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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
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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

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

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
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Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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
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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 20 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    95%
  • Snobby
    5%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

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%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%

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 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.
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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.
I went to the "U" in September 1960 and got elected Vice President of my class and I put my energies into ROTC and the college newspaper, The Aquinas," as the Business Manager. My Senior year I became the Photography Editor of the Windhover, the college yearbook. I was selected to be in the senior program for ROTC. ROTC was mandatory for physically draft eligible (One-A) students during Freshman and Sophomore years. (250 applied and 70 were selected for the commissioning program). I did not attend ROTC Summer Camp at Indiantown Gap until after graduation. During my senior year I served as an ROTC Company Commander. I completed camp successfully and was commissioned as a 2LT of Infantry in the Army Reserve. I did well in my leadership training and was designated an "Distinguished Military Graduate," which allowed me to get a Regular Army commission. I went on Active Duty and spent a 20 year career in the Infantry.