Marywood University

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2300 Adams Avenue

Scranton, PA 18509-1598

Phone: (570) 348-6211
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Marywood University is a private institution that was founded in 1915. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,244, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 140 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Marywood University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 48. Its tuition and fees are $30,690 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Since Marywood's founding in 1915, Marywood has distinguished itself by infusing excellent academic and professional preparation with the ethics and values of its founders, the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The University is proud of its mission to welcome and serve students from all traditions, beliefs, and backgrounds and help them find and understand their place in the world and their responsibility as caretakers of tomorrow's society. Exceptional faculty members are committed to this mission, especially when imparting knowledge to students, both undergraduates and graduates, in small classes in which every student matters. In an ever-changing environment of learning, Marywood continues to progress academically, as well as in its physical structure.
In 2009, the University introduced the region's first and only School of Architecture, housed in a newly renovated Center for Architectural Studies, a LEED Gold Certified facility in which 83% of the original building's materials were recycled or re-purposed. In 2007, The Swartz Center for Spiritual Life was dedicated, housing the Campus Ministry and Collegiate Volunteers offices, as well as the Marian Chapel and the University's new Conference Center. In 2006, the University completed the $14 million Mellow Center for Athletics and Wellness, providing athletic-training and workout facilities and a full-size athletic arena for hosting NCAA-level and regional sports competition. At Marywood, student-athletes choose among 17 competitive and successful intercollegiate varsity teams. Fitness enthusiasts participate in sports, clubs, aerobics, or intramurals. In celebration of its Centennial in 2015, Marywood is developing plans to construct a new $35 million Learning Commons to replace the existing library. The Learning Commons, designed by an internationally acclaimed architect, will provide inspired space for teaching and learning, with an emphasis on flexible learning space that enables students and faculty to adjust learning styles according to ever-advancing technology and learning methods.
Marywood offers 102 degree programs (64 bachelors, 36 masters, 2 doctoral) that enable students to develop fully as individuals and become tomorrow's leaders in the arts, education, business, science, and health. In addition, excellent academic scholarship opportunities are available at Marywood, as are many outstanding programs for professional preparation. Marywood students benefit from participating as members of a diverse community and quickly realize that the academic program is just one aspect of a comprehensive effort to help become a complete person. The University provides all students with the opportunity to expand their horizons by meeting, interacting, and/or living with students from all walks of life, different backgrounds, and different perspectives. Students participate in activities which complement their academic programs, providing a step toward becoming a well-rounded, multidimensional person.
Students also have the opportunity to improve their professional skills, develop leadership abilities, or have a voice on campus, since there are dozens of clubs and activities, campus media, student government organizations, and honor societies to make their Marywood life full and rewarding. Marywood's commitment to its students goes beyond helping them earn a degree. From curriculum planning to professional accreditation to career services, Marywood University is focused on providing all students with the tools needed for long-term success. With more than 27,000 living alumni, our graduates become respected members of their communities, outstanding scholars, and leaders in their chosen professions.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1915
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $39,638,150


When applying to Marywood University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at Marywood University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.1 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 69.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Marywood University is 11:1, and the school has 54.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Marywood University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Visual and Performing Arts; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 83.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 51%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 24%
Education 16%
Visual and Performing Arts 14%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11%
Psychology 5%

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Student Life

Marywood University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,244, with a gender distribution of 30.9 percent male students and 69.1 percent female students. At this school, 46 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 54 percent of students live off campus. Marywood University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,267
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Marywood University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, day care, and health service. Marywood University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Marywood University, 43 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Marywood University.

Students who have cars on campus 43%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Marywood University, 79.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,811.

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Tuition and fees $30,690 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,566 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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