University of Scranton is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division III (without football)
University of Scranton Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science61 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies56 Graduates
Business Administration and Management48 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies35 Graduates
Human Services34 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities33 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
University of Scranton Reviews
Review University of Scranton
Scranton is an incredible school. You'll feel right at home as soon as you step on campus. For themes part all the teachers are amazing and caring and if you put in the effort you can do very well here. The school is mostly focused in the health sciences, pre-med, and business. Advisors are extremely helpful in making sure you have your life together. However, the campus is not very diverse and our athletics are lacking except they are building a brand new athletic complex this year! Food is also fantastic!! You can't go wrong when you have access to a chick-fil-a in your student center! The local area is not always that exciting but there is local shopping, a nearby trail with a waterfall, malls and restaurants. The school is usually so busy that you don't actually ever actually want to leave campus.
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.
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.