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Table Of Contents

The Jesuit Way 02 Campus Life 04 Academic Programs 12 The Region 32 Admissions & Financial Aid 34 Programs of Study 37


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THE JESUIT WAY Our professors and staff are selflessly devoted to your success and to helping you fulfill your potential as you find your place in the world. We will expect much from you as a student and from ourselves as well.

Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., President

“I am so thankful that I decided to come to a Jesuit university. The ideals and values have now become a part of what I want to do with my life.” Keri Beckman ‘13 02


THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON Founded in 1888, The University of Scranton is a private Catholic and Jesuit university serving nearly 4,000 undergraduate students and more than 1,500 graduate students. We are known for our personal attention, outstanding academic quality and a sense of community that helps you feel right at home.

admissions.scranton.edu/jesuit


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MY CAMPUS LIFE What you do outside the classroom is as important as what you do in it. Any college can fill your days; we make your days fulfilling.


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LIVING LARGE ON CAMPUS

I was surprised how quickly I was able to make friends and feel comfortable here. It almost instantly became a second home. Olivia Wynn ‘16 06

Pilarz and Montrone Halls


87% OF

HOUSING IS NEW OR

RENOVATED EXPECT TO LIVE WELL Diverse options from first through senior year Guaranteed for four consecutive years Light housekeeping

“BEST CAMPUS FOOD”

- The Princeton Review

admissions.scranton.edu/dorms


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EXPECT TO DO MORE Get Involved. Choose from more than 80 clubs and organizations, with more being added all the time through the initiative of our students. You can join Student Government or Programming Board even as a first-year student, helping to shape campus life or plan events throughout the year. Be Creative. If you’re a writer, musician, singer, actor, dancer, journalist or broadcaster, then we have ways for you to express your creative side and gain practical experience. You will never be bored at Scranton!

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EXPECT TO PLAY HARD Intercollegiate Athletics. With 18 men’s and women’s sports, you can excel in one of the winningest Division III programs in the nation. Take your game to the next level, guided by coaches who care about your next exam as much as your next game. Intramurals, Club Sports and Recreation. Join more than 1,300 T-shirtclad students who find fierce competition in crew shells, frisbees, footballs or hockey pucks, or stay active in the pool, on the courts or in our new 14,000-square-foot fitness center.

admissions.scranton.edu/campuslife


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LEAP OF FAITH MISSION & MINISTRY Through service, retreats, reflection, worship and conversation, we encourage you to see the world in new ways and help you explore the deeper questions of life, no matter your faith tradition.

Many of my best memories have happened on retreats. Not only have I formed amazing friendships, but I also have learned so much about myself. Emily Marie Lang ‘15

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Retreat Center at Chapman Lake


EXPECT MORE OF YOURSELF Retreats: Our more than 40 retreats are moving experiences.They’re also fun; a place where you’ll find common ground with other students through themes like movies, rock ‘n’ roll and baseball. Service: Get inspired to make a difference regionally, nationally and internationally by serving for and with others. Each year, 2,850 students contribute more than 170,000 hours of service.

It was an opportunity to realize the good work you can do with your hands. Pete DeLong ’14

admissions.scranton.edu/faith


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IT’S ALL

ACADEMIC

UNDERSTANDING WHAT MATTERS Across all majors, our professors are passionate about their field and eager to spark your interest, whether you know your destination or are still choosing your path. What matters most to us is taking the time to understand what matters most to you.


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FINDING YOUR PATH Scranton has programs that will put you on the path for a lifetime of success. We offer 61 majors in areas such as education, communication, business, health science, liberal arts and the sciences.

STUDENT 11:1 TO FACULTY RATIO

AVERAGE

CLASS SIZE

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In the past two years, Scranton students have completed internships for credit at 380 organizations in 12 states. 14 00


I love classes where I never look at the clock, and I get lost thinking about the questions that my professors ask. It makes me think about the world in a new way.

Loyola Science Center

Michelle Dougherty ’14


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A SAVVY FOR

BUSINESS

Results, reputation and ethics drive our business school education. The Kania School of Management is fully accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). We are also nationally recognized for excellence and student engagement. Internships, mentoring, cutting-edge laboratories and an engaged network of high-powered alumni prepare you to succeed.

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Alperin Financial Center


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BUSINESS PROGRAMS Accounting Business Administration Economics Electronic Commerce Finance International Business Management Marketing Operations Management

BS MBA IN ACCOUNTING AND IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

INTERNSHIPS AND EMPLOYMENT Below are just a few of 2012’s internship and employment placements:

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Internships

Employment

Bank of America Bloomberg L.P. Jane Street Entertainment Johnson & Johnson Merrill Lynch Northwestern Mutual PricewaterhouseCoopers Prudential Financial U.S. Small Business Admin. Viacom

AXA Equitable Bank of America Bloomberg L.P. Citi Deloitte JPMorgan Chase KPMG LLP Kraft Foods PricewaterhouseCoopers Xerox


I was fortunate enough to intern at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, at Goldman Sachs and at PNC Bank. These three internships shaped my experience going forward and helped me attain a job following graduation.

Matt McGrath ’13


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A REPUTATION FOR

SUCCESS We didn’t design the Loyola Science Center to build our reputation for outstanding education in the sciences; our graduates did that for us. We constructed the largest and most sophisticated project in our history to match our success in getting you ready for medical school, an advanced science degree or an outstanding career.


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SCIENCE PROGRAMS Biochemistry Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology Biology Biomathematics Biophysics Chemistry Chemistry/Business Chemistry/Computers Computer Engineering Computer Information Systems Computer Science Electrical Engineering

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Environmental Science Forensic Chemistry Mathematics Medical Technology Neuroscience Physics Pre-Engineering Pre-Health Professions Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Podiatry, Veterinary Medicine

79

% AVERAGE

MEDICAL SCHOOL ACCEPTANCE RATE


The Loyola Science Center puts science on display. When you see friends working in labs, it gives a human touch to science. It isn’t this cold, hard thing. There are people involved, and it could be fun.

Michael Coco ‘13


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MAKING A

DIFFERENCE

You want to make a difference helping others; we feel the same. Fieldwork, internships, laboratories, clinical study and service learning let you put your passion into practice and prepare you to meet the demands of a rapidly changing health care system.


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CARING FOR YOUR FUTURE Looking to study an area within the health sciences? Scranton will prepare you for your future with challenging coursework and practical clinical experiences. Exercise Science Nursing Occupational Therapy (M.S.) Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

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My clinical experience made me completely sure that nursing is the career for me. My professors pushed me to my highest potential, and I am confident that I am prepared for anything.

Brian Dolan ‘15


Plans are under way for a new $47.5 million, eight-story facility for our highly successful exercise science, occupational therapy and physical therapy programs.

Project rendering


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SKY’S THE LIMIT FACULTY/STUDENT RESEARCH PROGRAM

DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL Get inspired by the research interests of accomplished professors as you broaden and deepen your educational experience with hands-on research through the Faculty/Student Research Program. You’ll do everything from routine projects to the more sophisticated. The outcomes of these collaborations often make their way into prestigious journals or presentations at national conferences. 28

admissions.scranton.edu/research


EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS HONORS PROGRAMS LEARN TO LEAD Thrive in group discussions? See yourself as a leader? Enjoy pursuing your own research agenda? Our three unique honors programs will challenge you to add more to your education. All feature intense engagement with faculty both in and out of the classroom. Special Jesuit Liberal Arts (SJLA) Honors Program – Freshman acceptance; alternative general education curriculum Business Leadership Honors Program – Sophomore application; open to all majors admissions.scranton.edu/honors

Honors Program – Freshman application; interdisciplinary and research focused


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START YOUR

JOURNEY STUDY ABROAD & TRAVEL CLASSES

I found the daredevil inside me and went for it. I don’t regret a thing, especially rock climbing up the Seven Falls. Every memorable experience on this trip comes down to the people we were with. Michelle Graham ’15 – BIOL 395, Extreme Physiology

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EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES Study Abroad: Our students have studied in 53 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. We have connections to programs across the globe to help you study abroad, no matter your major. Federal and state aid programs and even Scranton scholarships and grants are available. Travel Classes: Uganda, the Philippines and the Grand Canyon may not be Scranton, but they are our classroom. Travel courses created and led by our professors during January intersession or summer are a unique way to explore while you earn credits.

I can draw a pretty strong divide in my undergraduate career: before studying abroad, and after. I would do it again, every time. Jan Wessel ‘13 – Fulbright Scholar to Hungary

admissions.scranton.edu/studyabroad


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WE ARE

SCRANTASTIC

SCRANTON AND THE SURROUNDING REGION

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE For St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, cities were places where transformational education best took place. It’s here in Scranton that you can learn, engage and grow. We have the best of both worlds – the city and the mountains. We love finding new ways to engage students in the city, including Downtown Nite, the Scavenger Hunt and the Small Business Internship Initiative. Scranton is our home, our heritage and our future. We are excited to share it with you.

A few minutes’ walk and you’re right in the center of Scranton. There are restaurants, shops, the movie theater and the mall. We have access to so much. Sasha-Lee Vos ‘14

admissions.scranton.edu/location


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APPLYING TO SCRANTON Admissions & Financial Aid

At Scranton, you’re a person, not a number. So why would we make our admissions decisions solely based on numbers? We consider many factors, including coursework, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, leadership, community service and extracurricular activities. If the application and financial aid process seems daunting, then don’t worry: you are not alone. We work with you from start to finish. You can apply online for free using the Common Application or the Scranton Application. For more information, please visit admissions.scranton.edu/apply.

DATES TO REMEMBER Freshman Application Deadlines November 15

Early Action Applications Due

November 15

SAT/ACT Optional Applications Due

December 15

Regular Decision Application Review Begins

February 15

Preferred Deadline to File the FAFSA*

March 1

Preferred Deadline for Freshman Applications

March 15

Financial Aid Notification Begins

May 1

National Candidates’ Reply Date

ACCEPTED STUDENT PROFILE (Middle 50%)November 15 Early Action SAT

1060-1230 (Math & Critical Reading)

ACT 23-27 34

GPA

3.2-3.7 (4.0 scale); 89-96 (100 scale)

*Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.gov. Our school code is 003384.


Financing Your Scranton Education We offer a variety of programs in recognition of academic achievement, financial need, diversity and ROTC service. State and federal assistance, installment payment plans and work-study can also be part of the mix of financing options.

FRESHMAN RETENTION

Merit Scholarships When you are accepted, our Scholarship Committee will automatically review your academic record for merit scholarships. Typical merit aid recipients have SATs from 1100 to 1600 (Math and Critical Reading), and GPAs of 3.2 or higher, and are at least in the top 30 percent of their class. Awards for qualified freshmen range from $6,000 to $22,000, with a limited number of full-tuition Presidential Scholarships available. We also offer renewable, merit-based, partial-tuition scholarships to underrepresented groups who demonstrate academic achievement.

RATE

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Need-Based Financial Aid In 2012, freshmen received more than $25 million in financial aid and scholarships, $16 million of which was provided by the University. Of the freshman aid applicants enrolled in the fall 2012 semester, 95% received scholarships and/or need-based grants. The average freshman aid package, exclusive of parent loans, was $25,473. Net Price Calculator Potential applicants can obtain an estimate of both merit scholarship and need-based grant assistance by completing The University of Scranton’s Net Price Calculator located on our website - admissions.scranton.edu/financialaid. admissions.scranton.edu/apply

VISIT OUR CAMPUS Expect more from Scranton! Join us for a personal visit, tour our beautiful campus, and have lunch on us. You can call to arrange a personal appointment with an Admissions Counselor, a faculty member or coach. Plan your campus visit. We’ll be expecting you.

Open House in October and November 1-888-SCRANTON admissions.scranton.edu/visit


Getting Recognized

AT A GLANCE

for all the right reasons

Clubs & Organizations Business Club Colleges Against Cancer Environmentally Concerned Organization Health Professions Organization Off-Campus & Commuter Student Affairs Student Education Club Student Nurses Association Urban Beats Crew United Colors Club And more than 70 others

Year after year, Scranton is nationally recognized in rankings and guidebooks among the:

“Best Colleges“ “Best Values in Private Colleges”

Athletic Teams Baseball (Men’s) Basketball (Men’s & Women’s) Cross Country (Men’s & Women’s) Field Hockey (Women’s) Golf (Men’s) Lacrosse (Men’s & Women’s) Soccer (Men’s & Women’s) Softball (Women’s) Swimming/Diving (Men’s & Women’s) Tennis (Men’s & Women’s) Volleyball (Women’s) Wrestling (Men’s)

“Up-and-Coming Colleges”

“Character-Building Colleges”

“Friendliest Colleges” “Focus on Student Success”

Club Sports Cheerleading Crew Dance Equestrian Ice Hockey Mountain Sports Rugby Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball

Creative Outlets Bands, Choirs and String Ensembles University Players Liva Arts Company 99.5 WUSR-FM Royal Network News Also a student newspaper, literary magazine, history journal and yearbook

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Majors – Accounting Biochemistry Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology Biology Biomathematics Biophysics Business Administration Chemistry Chemistry/Business Chemistry/Computers Classical Languages Communication Community Health Education Computer Engineering Computer Information Systems Computer Science Counseling and Human Services Criminal Justice Early & Primary Teacher Education Economics (Business) Economics (Social Science) Electrical Engineering Electronic Commerce Electronics/Business English Environmental Science Exercise Science Finance Forensic Chemistry French & Francophone Cultural Studies German Cultural Studies Health Administration Hispanic Studies History Human Resources Studies Individualized Major International Business

Programs of Study

International Language/Business International Studies Italian Latin American Studies Management Marketing Mathematics Media and Information Technology Medical Technology Middle Level Teacher Education Military Science Neuroscience Nursing Occupational Therapy Operations Management Philosophy Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Physics Political Science Pre-Engineering Psychology Secondary Education Sociology Theatre Theology/Religious Studies Women’s Studies Minors – Accounting Information Systems Art History Coaching Criminology Entrepreneurship General Business Greek Latin Leadership Music History Portuguese Writing Pre-Professional Areas – Dentistry Law Medicine Optometry Podiatry Veterinary Medicine Programs of Excellence – Business Leadership Honors Program Honors Program Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program Programs are listed in alphabetical order.

admissions.scranton.edu/academics


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MORE

admissions.scranton.edu Office of Admissions, The University of Scranton, The Estate, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510-4699 1-888-SCRANTON w admissions@scranton.edu


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