University of Scranton

Scranton, PA, USA
4.29 Average Rating

Originally founded in 1888 as St. Thomas College, the University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit school in eastern Pennsylvania. Scranton is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Management, and Professional Studies conferring undergraduate degrees in 68 academic programs grounded in the Jesuit tradition. For students who wish to study in another culture, Scranton sponsors study abroad programs and intercessions in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. As a Catholic school, Scranton celebrates daily mass at Sacred Heart Chapel and Sunday mass at the Madonna della Strada Chapel.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
75%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
35%
Out-Of-State Students
61%
37%
Submitting ACT
65%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1198
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
5,373
Total Number of Undergrads
3,810
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
52%
20-39 Students
46%
0
100
73%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
80%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$35,298
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$44,532
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$44,532
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,982
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

0
100
69%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
18%
Average Aid Per Year
$22,094
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
18%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,772
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$20,412

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,511
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$25,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
80
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
65%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Royals
School Colors
Purple/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Scranton
Philadelphia
Washington
Allentown
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
79%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$62,300
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What Students Are Saying

4.29 Average Rating
the campus is very beautiful and everyone is so kind there. i talked to students, teachers, and even people that worked with the food. everyone seemed willing to help you in any way possible and it has a wonderful atmosphere.
kacy from boothwyn, pa
The University of Scranton is a beautiful campus located in the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania. It is known for its academics and wonderful students. People will always hold the door for you here (literally).
Caitlin from Havertown, PA
The University of Scranton is a Jesuit University in the small city of Scranton, PA which is nestled in a beautiful valley in the Pocono Mountain area. Students and teachers are so kind and are always looking to help out others academically and socially. When attending the University of Scranton, students receive an excellent education and say they feel as if they grow to be more independent and learn to understand themselves on a deeper level.
Student from Oakland, NJ
Currently going into my sophomore year and could not be happier. Everyone is friendly, easy to make friends, great academically etc. Overall a great school
Current Sophomore
The U is an amazing place to meet friends you will have for the rest of your life. The facilities are all kept up to date, the academics are great, the professors are supportive, and all the maintenance, workers, staff, and students here are extremely friendly. There is always something planned by clubs or spontaneous going on inside capus or out on the green; this place will feel like home
Rachel from Staten Island, NY
One thing that everyone notices when they step on Scranton's campus is how homey it feels. This atmosphere, coupled with faculty and staff who are willing to work with you and get to know you on a personal level, create a learning environment unlike any other I have seen. In my time, Scranton has offered me endless opportunities, and I am proud to call myself a Royal.
Laura from Peckville, PA

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