Scranton

University of Scranton

800 Linden St, Scranton, United States
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  • Total Documents
    47
  • Class Notes
    30
  • Textbook Notes
    3
  • Study Guides
    14
  • Currently Enrolled
    48
  • Previously Enrolled
    40

Overview of University of Scranton (Scranton)

About this school

The University of Scranton is a church-affiliated, comprehensive institution. Founded in 1888, it adopted coeducation in 1972. Its students have an array of educational opportunities beyond excellent classroom instruction. Significant among these is the Faculty/Student Research Program, which is designed to involve undergraduates in meaningful research with faculty as early as freshman year. This program includes all majors. The Career-Related Work Experience Program allows students to participate in hands-on learning experiences, such as internships and work assignments. These experiences complement academic coursework and enhance opportunities after graduation. In fact, on average, 95% of US graduates are employed or attending graduate/professional school within six months of graduation, with some 50 students in medical and 40 in law schools. Over the last 25 years, 87 Scranton students have accepted grants in the competitions administered by the Institute of International Education (Fulbright) and International Rotary. Its 50-acre campus is located in Scranton, 75 miles north of Allentown.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,810
    • Men:1,602 Men (42.0%)
    • Women:2,208 Women (58.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (Scranton)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Scranton is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer 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
4
Science
1
2
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
3
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 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
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
800 Linden Street
City, State, Zip
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone
(570) 941-7540
Fax
(570) 941-5928
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 5
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
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
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

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
-
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
76% of 10,002 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 6,171 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 3,831 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,084 (14%) of 7,580 admitted students enrolled
Women
596 (13%) of 4,621 admitted students enrolled
Men
488 (16%) of 2,959 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.49
375 And Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
590 average |530-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
43%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
12%
• Score 24 - 29
60%
• Score 18 - 23
27%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Scranton)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $43,310 (70.97%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,618 (23.95%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,300 (2.13%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,800 (2.95%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Scranton accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003384
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
885 (88.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
729 (82.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
728 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
99 (13.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$27,728
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 716 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,665
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 590 (81.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,565
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 78 (10.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
229 (22.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,740

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,933 (80.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,536 (86.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,528 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
303 (12.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$27,055
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,438 (96.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,408
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,155 (85.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,314
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 204 (8.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
843 (23.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,820

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$43,530
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
Military Science
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


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

Academics & Instruction (Scranton)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


281

Part-Time Faculty


187

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


53%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 22% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% 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: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 62% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# 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
599,823
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
988
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


University of Scranton provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


72.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


76.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


77.0%

Programs & Majors (Scranton)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (67)


  • Accounting
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Neuroscience
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (27)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Development
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Secondary Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Theology

Campus Life (Scranton)

Location & Geography

Population


75,809

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


50 acres

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Scranton
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


65% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


35%

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


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Royals
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Scranton offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, service-oriented student clubs, united colors, retreat programs, biology/pre-medicine clubs, pre-law society

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


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

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,630

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,810
Women
2,208
Men
1,602

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.5% Asian
  • 1.8% Black/African-American
  • 9.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 81.0% White
  • 2.4% Unknown

International Students


1.4% from 25 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


1,183

Student Resources (Scranton)