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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students1,459
   Women858 (58.8%)
   Men601 (41.2%)
Graduate Students25


Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate92% of 981 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA2.98
SAT Math461 average
400-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading458 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing436 average
380-480 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$38,600
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met70%
Average Freshman Award$18,996
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population4,494
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 61% of freshmen, 30% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III


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 Students0.5% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning63.3%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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