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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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
3,792
Undergraduates
1,597
Men - 42.1%
2,196
Women - 57.9%
1,461
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 9,545 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.60
SAT Math
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
570-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$65,902
Tuition and Fees
$47,084
Room and Board
$15,646
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Freshman Award
$31,889
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$41,570
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
280
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
38%
20-29
24%
30-39
22%
40-49
1%
50-99
0%
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Not reported Population
75,809
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
64% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Royals
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
3.4%
Black/African-American
2.2%
Hispanic/Latino
10.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.3%
White
78.4%
Unknown
3.1%
International Students
0.8%
First-Year Students Returning
88.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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