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.

Website: www.keystone.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,340
Undergraduate
Students
(62.2%) 834 Women
(37.8%) 506 Men
84
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.92
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$41,770
Tuition and Fees
$26,720
Room and Board
$11,900
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Freshman Award
$18,996
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
53
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
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Campus Life

La Plume Population
4,494
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
K.C.
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
9.3% Black/African-American
7.4% Hispanic/Latino
1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.5% White
13.5% Unknown
International Students
0.1%
First-Year Students Returning
62.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 2  
History   2
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted June 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
One College Green
City, State, Zip
La Plume, PA 18440
Phone
(570) 945-8111
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@keystone.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
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
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
305 admitted students enrolled
Men
212 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.92
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$41,770
Tuition and Fees
$26,720
Room and Board
$11,900
Books and Supplies
$200
Other Expenses
$2,950
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
FinancialAid@Keystone.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Final deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003280
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

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

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Agriculture, Computer Science, Health Fields
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, International Students, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Psychology, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
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
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
53
Part-Time Faculty
135
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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


La Plume Population
4,494
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
 

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
 
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
65%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,340
Women
834 (62.2%)
Men
506 (37.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,078
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
9.3% Black/African-American
7.4% Hispanic/Latino
1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.5% White
13.5% Unknown
International Students.
0.1%
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
84

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
62.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
36.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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