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University of Scranton is a private institution that was founded in 1888. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,069, its setting is city, and the campus size is 58 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Scranton's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 10. Its tuition and fees are $37,456 (2012-13).
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A Jesuit and Catholic institution in Pennsylvania's Pocono northeast region, The University of Scranton is known for its personal approach to education, one in which individuals are respected and cherished for their unique talents, aspirations and vocations. Founded in 1888, Scranton offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate academic programs of study through four colleges and schools. Scranton's 61 undergraduate programs of study will match your interests and prepare you to meet the future with confidence. Scranton also offers 45 minors, 28 concentrations and tracks, five combined bachelor's and master's programs, 25 master's degree programs and a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Each year Scranton selects approximately 50 of the most qualified freshmen to join the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program (SJLA). As an alternative approach to satisfying general education requirements, this unique, four-year program pairs selected students with designated faculty in a curriculum that is deeply rooted in philosophy and dedicated to serving the common good. Open to students from all majors, our Business Leadership Honors Program allows students to explore basic theories and concepts of leadership through special seminars and courses in management, ethics, strategy and analysis. This highly selective program accepts 15 sophomores each spring. Open to all majors, the Honors Program each year accepts between 40 and 50 of our most able sophomores, giving them the opportunity to take seminars together and to work one-on-one with professors both in tutorials and on projects. Of the 475 senior applicants to health professions schools over the last 12 years, an average of 79% were accepted. Over the past six years, nearly 300 graduates have received acceptance into law schools from more than 70 schools, including some of the nation's most prestigious. Since 1972, Scranton students have received 134 Fulbrights and other prestigious international fellowships. The Chronicle of Higher Education listed Scranton among the "top producers" of Fulbright awards for American students. This is the sixth consecutive year Scranton has made this elite ranking. Scranton is one of six Jesuit universities to be cited. In the past nine years, students have earned five Truman scholarships and nine Goldwater Scholarships. During that time, six students were also named to USA Today's All-USA College Academic Team. Students are supported by the Office of Fellowship Programs. Since 2003, the University has invested more than $237 million in campus improvements. These new facilities include a 118,000-square-foot campus center, a 386-bed sophomore residence hall and football field-sized campus green. The first phase of a 200,000-square-foot Loyola Science Center opened in the fall of 2011 with the entire project slated for completion by the fall of 2012. Pilarz and Montrone halls, an apartment and fitness complex opened in the fall 2011, provide a new and expanded fitness center, dining options and apartments for nearly 400 juniors and seniors.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic (Jesuit)|
When applying to University of Scranton, it's important to note the application deadline is March 1, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 72.2 percent and an early acceptance rate of 85.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||72.2%|
|Application deadline||March 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Scranton is 11:1, and the school has 50.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Scranton include: Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Kinesiology and Exercise Science; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; and Speech Communication and Rhetoric. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 89.2 percent.
University of Scranton has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,069, with a gender distribution of 45.2 percent male students and 54.8 percent female students. At this school, 61.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 38.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Scranton is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
University of Scranton offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Scranton 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, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Scranton, 24 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Scranton.
|Students who have cars on campus||24%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Scranton, 70.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $18,242.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$37,456 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$12,804 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data