Keystone College

1 College Rd, La Plume Township, United States
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Overview of Keystone College

About this school

Keystone College focuses on career-oriented liberal arts, offers 17 bachelor's degrees and 15 associate degrees, and enrolls a diverse student body. The College participates in Division III athletics, fielding 14 men's and women's teams. The Keystone Promise states that within six months after graduating and fulfilling the requirements of the Career Development Center, you will have received at least one job offer or be accepted into a transfer or graduate program. If not, they will provide additional courses and career counseling at no extra charge. The campus is located in La Plume, Pennsylvania, just north of Scranton.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,459
    • Men:601 (41.2%)
    • Women:858 (58.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Keystone College is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
2
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
June 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One College Green
City, State, Zip
La Plume, PA  18440
Phone
(570) 945-8111
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
June 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Art portfolio for visual arts and art education recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
92% of 981 applicants were admitted
Women
95% of 569 applicants were admitted
Men
89% of 412 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
459 (51%) of 903 admitted students enrolled
Women
274 (51%) of 538 admitted students enrolled
Men
185 (51%) of 365 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.98
375 And Above
7%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
29%
2.00 - 2.49
16%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
20%
• Score 18 - 23
47%
• Score 12 - 17
31%
• Score 6 - 11
2%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $25,920 (61.75839885632595%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,700 (25.49440076244937%)
  • Other Expences: - $200 (0.4765308553728854%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,150 (12.2706695258518%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Keystone College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003280
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
290 (93.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
265 (91.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
264 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
33 (12.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$18,996
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 264 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,708
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 234 (88.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,710
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 15 (5.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
4 (1.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,051

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,182 (98.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,100 (93.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,094 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
123 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$17,679
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,087 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,989
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 971 (88.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,258
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 72 (6.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
10 (.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,467

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Computer Science, Health Fields
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, International Students, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


65

Part-Time Faculty


184

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


14%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 47% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 77% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
100
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Keystone College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


63.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


23.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


33.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


36.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (29)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Wildlife Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Education, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Accountancy, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (4)


  • Accounting
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Sports Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


4,494

Nearest Metropolitan Area


270 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
18.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
-
Nearest Bus Station
-
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


30% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


70%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
K.C.
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, skiing (downhill), soccer, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Keystone College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, art society, inter-hall council, o.p.e.n. (opposing prejudice ending negativity), s.m.a.r.t. (sports management and recreation team), eco club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,230

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,459
Women
858
Men
601

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 5.9% Black/African-American
  • 6.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 75.3% White
  • 9.8% Unknown

International Students


0.5% from 7 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


25

Student Resources

Study resources