About University of Scranton

Founded in 1888, University of Scranton. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,867 full time undergraduate students, and 1,513 full time graduate students.

The University of Scranton Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 290 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Scranton include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate74%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range1030-1220
ACT Range23-28

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,41% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

88% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 59% were in the top quarter, and 26% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Scranton.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
62%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
10%
“Sometimes, but not often”
76%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
52%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
43%
“I feel extremely safe”
33%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
52%
“We bought the gear”
14%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
52%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
52%
“They”re always available”
90%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
10%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
10%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
52%
“We only party on weekends”
38%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
43%
“There might be people who do”
33%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
10%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
62%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
10%
“Sometimes, but not often”
76%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
52%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
43%
“I feel extremely safe”
33%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
52%
“We bought the gear”
14%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
52%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
52%
“They”re always available”
90%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
10%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
10%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
52%
“We only party on weekends”
38%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
43%
“There might be people who do”
33%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
10%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Scranton REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    85 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    50 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    90 Students rated campus food 4.2 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    91 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    91 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    91 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    91 Students rated local services 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    91 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Scranton?

16 Students rated University of Scranton

Mianicole - 01/11/2023

I love this school! I actually came in as a transfer student during my freshman year of college. I originally attended a school in New York City; However, unfortunately, it was not the best fit for me. I was very excited about starting my application process to the University of Scranton. I was accepted for my spring semester, and I could honestly say that it has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. I was very nervous coming in during the middle of the school year where everyone has already met their group of friends; However, the student body as well as faculty and staff made me very welcomed. I had a lot of support coming in as a transfer student, and I have been able to meet so many new people. I do not regret my decision one bit and I would recommend this school to anyone!

Ella - 05/04/2021

Very interested in it as a school.

Kathryn

If you're into nights full of drunken yammering about the merits of classic philosophers and authors, you've come to the right school! We take our studies seriously, but make sure it's over a couple beers. The Jesuit tradition is alive in the classroom, and students are into lively discussion both in the classroom and out. Great biology/pre-med program if that's your jam, also a small, but quality Liberal Arts program. Sports, not our thing, but if you like them, we've got some. Th city of Scranton is a quaint mountain town with some nice boutiques, and you guessed it, lots of bars. Overall, you'll get a quality education, and a lot of opportunity to move on to a decent graduate school or career after you leave "Da U!"

Shauna

There is a great community atmosphere on campus. The small class sizes allow easy access to professors who know you and what is needed for a learning environment designed for individual students. Overall, a really great university!!!

University of Scranton FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Scranton?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Scranton is 74%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    apply to more schools in a more timely manner!!

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Intelligent, hard-working, and friendly students.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The personal attention available to every student is the best thing about Scranton. Classrooms almost/possibly never exceed forty students, and therefore the professor is able to really get to know and give attention to every student outside the classroom if needed. The size also allows for every student to make last-minute appointments with advisors and other offices.

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you are unmotivated, you should not attend the University of Scranton. If all you want to do is party, you should not attend the University of Scranton. If you do not believe in the Jesuit values that the University of Scranton holds, you should not go here. If you are not friendly, you should not attend the University of Scranton. If you are not willing to walk up and down the hills on a daily basis, you should not attend the University of Scranton. If you do not like weather changes especially the cold weather, do not go here.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who is unsure of who they are or what they want to become. You'll definately find yourself here. UofS is a place where friends are everywhere you look and where everynight is an active and as fun as you want it - ranging from social to academic activities

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The University of Scranton is a liberal arts college that stresses the importance community- among students, faculty, and the surrounding city- and has a strong belief in these three components working together to create a quality education to prepare it's students for the "real world."

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I think the worst thing about my school is the location. Scranton, PA isn't that bad, but it could do more to accommodate college students, besides providing bars.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Nothing, because then I would not have learned anything new.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing is that there is not a very good college town.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Integrity

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    There is an enormous amount of school pride when first entering the school. Great orientation programs that are very welcoming. Campus is located in a very old sector of Pennsylvania, making it rich in history.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    i cant brag

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Scranton is truly like its own little town, the beautiful buildings, skyline and grounds make it feel like a utopia also known as, Scrantonia. You might not think that this is possible with only 5,000 students but Scranton is the perfect size, I know enough people to feel at home and don’t know too many people to feel like everyone is in my business. I am now a junior and I rarely need to leave campus. The food is fantastic, the gym is top notch and the college buildings encompass the best technologies and most educated professors. Scranton is a school on the rise. Constant construction is being done to make the school even more stellar. The interesting thing is that the campus is not messy at all! It's almost like a squad of elves is working to clean up every second. The cleaning staff is SO FRIENDLY and they are truly happy with their jobs and enjoy providing us with a clean living environment. When you come to visit Scranton I ASSURE you that you will feel welcomed and any staff member or student that you choose to converse with will be happy to talk to you. Scranton is a work hard play hard school for sure. I’ll be honest the classes are NOT easy, but that’s what you’re paying for! If you want to get a noteworthy education you have to work for it and at Scranton you will. However cutting loose on the weekends is not uncommon students here excel in their academics during the week and take a break on Friday and Saturday nights then hit the library on Sunday.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    You will have to work for your grades here, this isn’t a “joke school” professors here will not give you anything you dint earn, and that’s what you are paying for. You will have to know what you’re learning not just pretend that you’re following because that won’t work. You will spend your weekdays studying and doing hard work but can definitely find time for fun and a social life so long as you have a small ability to budget your time.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    As a Catholic Jesuit university, there can be a stereotype that all students at The University of Scranton are very religious or that they are all Catholic. While we do have Catholic students and there are many religious opportunities available for students to participate in, you do not have to be Catholic to come here! I do not have a religious affiliation and I have been able to thrive in the Jesuit community. It creates a warm and welcoming environment for all different types of students. Students are able to practice other faiths in the Scranton community and all are welcome to events offered on campus. I have participated in several retreats and I have really enjoyed the chance to explore my own spirituality.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There are so many..... Scranton is division 3 but sports teams take themselves pretty seriously and are competitive. Championship games are popular and a lot of students attend especially men and women’s basketball. There are a whole slew of club sports that anyone can get involved in and even if that is too much commitment there are intermural sports that are just for fun! There are workout classes taught by students such as Zumba, aerobics, yoga and kickboxing. The new gym is superb and the majority of Scranton students are in very good shape. In the freshman dorms students normally leave their doors open in an effort to meet new people. Freshman dorms split up males and females by floor and even in some buildings by sex. But sophomore and upperclassmen dorms are only divided by room. Sophomore dorms are quad style living situations and upperclassmen live in beautiful apartments. The dating scene at Scranton is there but not that big of a deal. There are no sororities or fraternities but there are sports houses where you might find yourself on the weekends. If you’re awake at 2am on a Tuesday and it’s not you or your friend’s birthday then you’re studying; sorry. There is plenty to do on a Saturday night if you choose not to drink. There is a movie theatre three blocks away, a mall and a ton of fun restaurants. Also the programming board at Scranton always hosts events on campus like game nights, movies and other fun events on the weekends.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    About 90% true.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    People tend to think that Scranton is too small and the campus is too contained. They also think that the city is dirty and that theres "nothing to do".

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Student Body

Students

59%

female

41%

male

3,867

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,513

Total Grad Students

64%

Out-Of-State

35%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

80

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

44%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
80%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending University of Scranton receive some sort of financial aid. 21% were awarded federal grants. While 69% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$42,162

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,300

Books and Supplies

$14,264

Room and Board

57,726

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$23,219
$30 - $48K
$23,537
$48 - $75K
$27,396
$75 - $110K
$31,541
$110K & UP
$38,399

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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