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Keystone College
La Plume, PA
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,459
   Women 858 (58.8%)
   Men 601 (41.2%)
Graduate Students 25
Entrance Difficulty Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate 92% of 981 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 2.98
SAT Math 461 average
400-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 458 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20 average
17-22 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 $38,600
  Tuition and Fees $25,548
  Room and Board $10,352
Average Percent of Need Met 70%
Average Freshman Award $18,996
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 65
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 51% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
La Plume Population 4,494
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 61% of freshmen, 30% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot K.C.
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
5.9% Black/African-American
6.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.3% White
9.8% Unknown
International Students 0.5% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning 63.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 23.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 77%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 17.0%