Scranton, PA
University of Scranton


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Recent Reviews

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

Let the soon to be college student decide upon where he/she would like to attend. As much as the parent's imput is influenti...

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

Let the soon to be college student decide upon where he/she would like to attend. As much as the parent's imput is influential and shaping the decision of where to attend, it should not be the decideing factor. Let that rest upon the student.

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

James
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are smart and motivated, yet still fun and athletic. This makes finding friends to play sports or other activi...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are smart and motivated, yet still fun and athletic. This makes finding friends to play sports or other activities with pretty easy. Also, everyone likes to have a good time and let loose on the weekends, both with and without alcohol, and it is relatively clean of drugs, especially compared to other local colleges. This helps to minimze stress levels, especially during midterms and finals week.

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

Talk to as many students as you can to get an idea of the school. Their opinions will be completely honest and unbiased because of course they have nothing to gain from talking you into coming to their school. Also, try to get a good idea of what you want your major to be. If you do, you can find what school can best compensate you by talking to students and faculty in those particular fields.

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

The worst thing about the school is the price of tuition. There is a fair amount of financial aid offered, but not enough to eliminate financial headaches, especially coming from a lower middle class family.

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

Ivy League schools are not the only school options. There are other prestigious schools out there and these might even be a b...

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

Ivy League schools are not the only school options. There are other prestigious schools out there and these might even be a better fit. The key is finding a school that will emphasize what you have to offer. Search for schools that offer internships and other opportunities to see what the working fields are really like. For instance, my school requires that students in the Nursing major perform Service Learning a set number of hours. Currently, I am volunteering at a Nursing Home and this practice will later help me in the hospital setting. I will gain experience on how to communicate with older people. Once you search for a college by looking up information online and attending Open House, the student should develop an overall feeling for the environment and realize which school would allow them to prosper. It is also not necessary to complete over ten different applications to schools because a person can not possibly have the time to personally visit each school to get the vibe for it. The schools that made a positive impression should be given full attention. Last but definitely not least, once being accepted into college work hard and enjoy it fully.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about the University is that the faculty and staff try to nurture the whole individual. It may seem trite but the U of Scranton does try to bring the community together and make each student feel welcome. Upperclassmen participate in activities that welcome freshman to their new environment which is great because these kids are scared to death (well at least some are) of leaving their homes, family, friends, and everything they've known. They're moving out of their comfort zone and the Scranton community definitely trys to be as hospitable as possible.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

During my first semester of freshman year, I found it difficult to become used to the heavy workload. I took a few Advanced Placement courses in high school as well as an internship during my senior year, but I still had a hard time because I was away from home and had so many distractions. After Fall semester, however, I became accustomed to the courses and college life, learning to enjoy the time I had. Afterall, the common saying is that the time you spend in college is supposed to be the best years of your life.

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

Let your kids choose the school that's right for them, regardless of the price. That should be the last resort. And don't hol...

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

Let your kids choose the school that's right for them, regardless of the price. That should be the last resort. And don't holler at them for experimenting -- be it with alcohol or a major.

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

They don't have a state of the art communication wing, poor television studio. Or, that there existed a women's center. And that there was little room for movement in the English department: you take what they offer.

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

Scranton is an amazing community of friendly people and interesting courses. It's an incredibly fun place to be.

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

Scranton is an amazing community of friendly people and interesting courses. It's an incredibly fun place to be.

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

You don't have to know for sure when you go to school everything that you want, but being open to finding those things out is what college is about. Friends, knowledge, and personal identity are the three things that have described my college experience. I transferred to the University of Scranton from Rutgers University in my sophomore year. At Rutgers, my classes were large lectures with typically 200 students, and I had to take a 30-minute bus ride to class. My iPod was always on, and my teachers would never recognize me. Now, I see my friends everywhere and my classes are never more than a 10-minute walk. My teachers are helpful and socially this is an amazing place to be. Chances are you don't know everything about yourself now, but if you take what you do know, and apply that knowledge to what kind of school you feel you'll flourish in, the right school will not only educate you academically, but you will leave with an undeniable sense of self, and that is an amazing feeling.

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

It is cold here most of the year, but really, that's it!

Adrienne
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The University of Scranton really fit my needs and personality. I thought about Penn State but it was too large. There were...

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

The University of Scranton really fit my needs and personality. I thought about Penn State but it was too large. There were too many students in classes and I prefer direct contact and personalization with professors. Most students are within the same social class and really mesh well together and get along.

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

You really need to visit the schools. The pamphlets and pictures do not give you an accurate representation about the culture of the school. Its not the end of the world if you do not get into your first choice, theres a school out there that is a good fit for everyone.

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

They never give direct answers for academic advising. It seems as though they make it difficult for students to graduate on time, especially if they transferred in, and it seems as though they make it difficult just to get more money out of students.

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

Go with your gut. You will wind up in the place that is best for you. Once you get there, make the most of ot. get involved a...

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

Go with your gut. You will wind up in the place that is best for you. Once you get there, make the most of ot. get involved and find your adventure!

What's unique about your campus?

My on-campus job. I love being able to work directly with outside agencies and with friends.

Maureen
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of Scranton is best known for combining the Jesuit tradition of being one for others with strong academics. S...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of Scranton is best known for combining the Jesuit tradition of being one for others with strong academics. Scranton has very strong academic accrediation, especially in education, pre-medical, and business majors. Scranton has a great community outreach program and great academics. Also at Scranton, students aren't numbers. Professors acknowledge you by name inside and outside of class. This helps create the sense of community Scranton offers its students. These were a few of the reasons I chose Scranton.

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

Picking a college is difficult. You have to make a decision about where to spend the next four years. When choosing which college, narrow it to a few and really look into those. Take into account how far from home you want to be, the size of the school, the quality of the major program you are interested in, costs and student life. Find out if the school has a club or activity related to what your interested. While your main focus of college is academics, you need extracurriculars to keep college interesting. To make the most of your college experience, you need to find the perfect balance between academics and outside the classroom life. College is a once in a lifetime experience and it is important to make sure you are satisfied with everything. Make sure you keep your grades up, but don't pass up something amazing to solely focus on your academics. College isn't meant to be spent in the library, but it isn't about partying 24/7 either. Learn to balance these two extremes and your college experience will be very successful. Be adventourous. Study Abroad or take a class you never considerered before.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Scranton is not the best fit for someone who wants a big, football school or is attending school for the social life and not the academics. Scranton is not the place for people who would rather a number than a name. Scranton is a small school mainly focused on academics with social activities interspersed. There is no football team and sports teams are Division 3. While school spirit exists, not on the level of Division 1 schools with enormous amounts of people.

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

Advice I would give parents and/or students about finding the right college and making the most of the college experience is,...

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

Advice I would give parents and/or students about finding the right college and making the most of the college experience is, to make sure you make your decisions based on your gut instinct and first choice. And to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience get as involved in school activities as possible.

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