Marywood is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Founded as a college for women in 1915, it adopted coeducation in 1964. Undergraduate programs are offered through the residential school for women and the nonresidential, coeducational school; graduate programs are also offered. Its 115-acre campus is located in Scranton, 120 miles north of Philadelphia.

Website: www.marywood.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,964
Undergraduate
Students
(68.7%) 1,349 Women
(31.3%) 615 Men
986
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 2,268 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.43
SAT Math
544 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
554 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$51,860
Tuition and Fees
$34,910
Room and Board
$13,900
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$28,187
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$41,880
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
145
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Scranton Population
75,809
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
37% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Paces
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
3.1% Black/African-American
6.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.9% White
11.4% Unknown
International Students
2.1% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.0%
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

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2  
Science 1  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 6  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required September 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 SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2300 Adams Avenue
City, State, Zip
Scranton, PA 18509-1598
Phone
(570) 348-6234
Fax
(570) 961-4763
E-mail
yourfuture@marywood.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
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
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio for art majors, audition for music majors 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
75% of 2,268 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 1,577 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 691 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
550 (32%) of 1,700 admitted students enrolled
Women
370 (31%) of 1,198 admitted students enrolled
Men
180 (36%) of 502 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
3.43
3.75 and Above
17%
3.50 - 3.74
39%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
544 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
20%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
554 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
18%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
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
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 19%
Top quarter: 47%
Top half: 81%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$51,860
Tuition and Fees
$34,910
Room and Board
$13,900
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Other Expenses
$1,800
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003296
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
431 (96.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
400 (92.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
400 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
85 (21.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$28,187
Need-Based Gift
Received by 400 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,380
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 304 (76.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,532
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 75 (18.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
44 (9.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,616

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,578 (90.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,464 (92.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,464 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
295 (20.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$26,010
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,455 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,937
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,149 (78.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,888
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 206 (14.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
274 (15.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,525

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
87%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$41,880
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
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
 

Scholarships and Grants

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

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Mathematics, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,998
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Illustration
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Physician assistant, communication sciences disorders, criminal justice, biotechnology, health services administration
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
145
Part-Time Faculty
249
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
37%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 85% 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
286,862
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
359
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Services Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art Therapy
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Investment Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • Human Development
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Social Work

Location and Setting


Scranton Population
75,809
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
123 acres

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
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, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
37% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
63%
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
apartments with deadbolts, self-defense education, lighted pathways, seminars on safety

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Paces
School Colors
Green and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student nurses association, health professions club, speech and hearing club, volunteers in action (via), american institute of architects
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,964
Women
1,349 (68.7%)
Men
615 (31.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,756
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
3.1% Black/African-American
6.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.9% White
11.4% Unknown
International Students.
2.1% from 10 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
986

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
65.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
69.0%

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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