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University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,867
   Women 2,268 (58.7%)
   Men 1,599 (41.3%)
Graduate Students 1,513
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 75% of 10,114 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline March 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.49 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 570 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 560 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $59,594
  Tuition and Fees $42,162
  Room and Board $14,264
Average Percent of Need Met 71%
Average Freshman Award $26,554
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 295
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 25% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Scranton Population 75,809
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 88% of freshmen, 64% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Royals
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
1.9% Black/African-American
9.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.4% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students 1.0% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 72.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 38.0%