University of Scranton


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Pennsylvania


Founded in 1888, the University of Scranton is a well-regarded Jesuit university located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The University of Scranton has an impressive 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the school has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its commitment to teaching. At the undergraduate level, both health and business fields are quite popular. The university is committed to service, and each year more the 2,850 students perform 170,000 hours of community service. The University of Scranton has high retention and graduation rates, and an impressive number of students go on to graduate school. On the athletic front, the Scranton Royals compete in the NCAA Division III Landmark Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, English, Exercise Science, Finance, Human Services, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5651
Total Grad Students: 1551
Undergraduate Students: 4100
Faculty: 253

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 73%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

800 Linden Street
Scranton Pennsylvania 18510


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 510 600
Math 520 610

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 72%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -72%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1150

Other Expenses: 1700

Room and Board: 12432

Tuition and Fees: 35992

Total Cost: 51274

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 8349

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 90%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 70%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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