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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Scranton is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,630 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Scranton acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 77% of students, Scranton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,100.
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

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
1080-1280
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
$36,392/ 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
$22,094/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
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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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,630Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
180
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Friendly
    95%
  • Snobby
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Community
    52%
  • Family
    29%
  • Extremely beneficial and interesting
    5%
  • Good
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
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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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.
The University of Scranton is a catholic and jesuit university that has a friendly, tight-knit student community and student oriented faculty and staff. Professors at this university care for their student's success and well being like no other university I have been to. The University of Scranton takes pride in its students, encouraging them to "go forth and set the world on fire" as the founder Saint Ignatius of Loyola once said to his fellow jesuits. This university makes sure that its students are safe and offer educational services to students in the form of private tutoring and writing services. This university puts its students first in all aspects from the class room to final aid. An education earned from this university will not only open doors in one's life, but it will also change one's life for the better.