A CATHOLIC & JESUIT UNIVERSIT Y
T H E U N I V E RS I T Y O F S C R A N TO N
OPENING DOORS International Students
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON The University of Scranton, a Catholic and Jesuit institution, is known for many things, especially academic prestige, exceptional sense of community, and state-of-the-art facilities and technology. Founded in 1888, the University offers 66 undergraduate and more than 30 graduate academic programs of study. The total student body population is approximately 6,000 students, and there are 120 international students from 23 countries.
RANKED NO. 1 Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) program in the nation by Modern Healthcare.
The Princeton Review has ranked the Kania School of Management among their
“BEST 294 BUSINESS SCHOOLS” for 12 consecutive years.
Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review rank our MBA program among the
TOP 15 IN THE NATION for general management.
A CATHOLIC & JESUIT UNIVERSITY
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS MAJORS Accounting • Accounting Information Systems • Forensic Accounting • General Accounting Applied Mathematics Biochemistry Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology Biology
Physical Therapy (DPT)
DIRECT-ENTRY ACCELERATED GRADUATE PROGRAMS
BS/MBA in Accounting
BS/MBA in Finance
Forensic Chemistry Health Administration
Human Resources Studies
Journalism & Electronic Media
Community Health Education
Languages & Cultures
• French & Francophone Cultural Studies
Computer Information Systems
Theology/Religious Studies Women’s Studies
MINORS* Applied Sociology
• German Cultural Studies
• Greek Studies
Counseling & Human Services
• Hispanic Studies
BS/MBA in Marketing BS/MBA in Operations Management BS or BA/MBA in many majors
PRE-PROFESSIONAL Dentistry Law Medicine Optometry Physician Assistant Podiatry Veterinary Medicine
Economics (Social Science)
• Latin Studies
Latin American Studies
PROGRAMS OF EXCELLENCE
• Early & Primary Teacher Education
• Middle Level Teacher Education
Business Leadership Honors Program
• Secondary Education
Mathematics (BS or BA)
Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program
* Many majors may also be taken as minors.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS Business Administration (MBA) • Accounting • Enterprise Resource Planning • Finance • General Studies • Healthcare Management
• International Business • Management Information Systems • Marketing • Operations Management
Chemistry Programs (MS) • Biochemistry • Chemistry • Clinical Chemistry
Counseling Programs (MS) • Clinical Mental Health Counseling • Rehabilitation Counseling • School Counseling Education Programs (MS) • Secondary Education
Accountancy (MAcc) Health Administration (MHA) Software Engineering (MS) Theology (MS) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
With proper planning and relevant coursework, our undergraduate students may have the opportunity to accelerate into many of our graduate programs.
ACCREDITATIONS Scranton is accredited by 17 Different Accrediting Agencies including the top agencies for business and health administration:
THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
AC AD EMIC S
Wide-open possibilities. A Scranton education is all about academic excellence. Our programs are taught in small classes, led by faculty who are experts in their fields. Students are challenged here, and they are supported. As a result, they excel at a very high level.
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By any measure, The University of Scranton is an exceptional academic experience, made possible by a campus and community dedicated in every way to our students' success.
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organizations in 35 different states, plus the District of Columbia, China, Czech Republic, Panama and South Africa, have granted internships to students in the classes of 2016 and 2017 at Scranton.
92% $52,018 79% Acceptance rate into law school over three years
Average starting salary for 2016 graduates within six months of graduation
Acceptance rate into health professions schools
M E E T O U R FA C U LT Y
FAC U LT Y ENGAGEMENT
One-to-one learning. 12:1
OF FULL-TIME, INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY MEMBERS HOLD DOCTORAL OR OTHER TERMINAL DEGREES.
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
FACULTY MEMBERS HOLD DEGREES FROM 289 UNIVERSITIES IN 25 COUNTRIES ON FIVE CONTINENTS.
• Learn from an incomparable faculty comprised of highly qualified professionals. • Gain practical knowledge from faculty who bring significant work experiences to the classroom experience.
“Since the beginning, Jesuit education has balanced an education in the humanities with a practical orientation to turn out educated people who could make positive, meaningful contributions in the world. The University of Scranton is a broad and deep education, a whole education, that lives up to that ideal.”
• Work alongside faculty that will assist with personal academic planning throughout your program.
Daniel P. Haggerty, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Philosophy; Director, Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program; B.A., Saint Joseph’s University; Ph.D., Syracuse University
“Small class size, new facilities and a friendly campus make The University of Scranton a great choice for international students.”
Shuhua Fan, Ph.D. History Department, The University of Scranton • Recipient of the Excellence Award in Advancing Global Learning, The University of Scranton, 2015 • Native of China
THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
L OC ATION
A great place to call home. Scranton is the sixth-largest city in Pennsylvania and a vibrant college town, home to five colleges and universities. Known as the Electric City â€” we were the first U.S. city to have an electric-powered streetcar â€” Scranton today finds its energy from many other sources, namely our popular coffeehouses, eateries, festivals, minor-league sports teams and a well-known Office, Dunder Mifflin.
Board a trolley at the Electric City Trolley Museum
Enjoy flaming hibachi at Osaka
Ride COLTS for free and get where you need to go
Watch a concert at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Bowling at South Side Bowl Photo by Jesse Faatz courtesy of Live Nation
A panoramic view of the city of Scranton
DID YOU KNOW > The city of Scranton is located in
the Pocono Northeast, a scenic area and a mecca for outdoor activities, from hiking, biking and fishing to skating, skiing and snow tubing.
> 201 episodes of the hit television series, The Office, were set in Scranton at a fictitious paper company, Dunder Mifflin.
DAILY FLIGHTS TO MAJOR HUBS ATLANTA CHARLOTTE CHICAGO Oâ€™HARE DETROIT NEWARK PHILADELPHIA
ME NY VT Syracuse Albany
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Make good friends and have a great time exploring the city
CT New Haven
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport AVP
Newark Liberty International JFK International Airport Airport New York (EWR) EWR Trenton
WV Washington, D.C.
Come to La Festa Italiana, a three-day Italian festival that takes place in early September
Go for a walk at Nay Aug Park
Enjoy a tasty cup of coffee at Adezzo Shop at our many downtown stores
SHORT DRIVE TO MAJOR CITIES SYRACUSE.............................. 2 hrs NEW YORK CITY...................... 2 hrs PHILADELPHIA....................... 2 hrs HARTFORD............................. 3 hrs BALTIMORE......................... 3.5 hrs WASHINGTON D.C................... 4 hrs BOSTON.............................. 4.5 hrs
Student retreats are held several times a year at our beautiful Retreat Center, which is located 12 miles from campus.
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PREPARE TO ENGAGE
campus life Scranton is an active, opportunity-filled campus where students can easily get involved. From a full calendar of activities to more than 80 student clubs, this is a dynamic, inclusive campus where you can immediately jump in, and fit in.
Scranton is ranked nationally for best campus food. No wonder 90% of our students choose a meal plan (even when they donâ€™t have to!).
98% of our Universityâ€™s housing is new or renovated. Housing is guaranteed for four consecutive years of undergraduate studies. Light housekeeping is provided.
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S T U DE N T S E RV IC ES & RES OURC ES
A welcoming community. At The University of Scranton, while receiving an excellent education, you will be able to immerse yourself in the American culture, finding a place to call your home away from home.
OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT & SCHOLAR SERVICES We support international students, scholars, and their dependents as they adjust to life in the United States. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, we are like a second home to students and scholars seeking a meaningful learning experience at Scranton. Starting with orientation for international students and continuing to graduation, we are here to answer your questions and help you with everything from visa applications to complimentary pick-up service at Scranton’s airport or bus terminal.
OTHER CAMPUS SUPPORT SERVICES The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) provides all students with tutoring and coaching, reading services, a writing center and support for students with disabilities. Academic advisors in each of the three colleges help students to plan their schedules and paths to success.
“I feel so grateful to become a member of The University of Scranton, not only because it is a great place for me to learn, but also because it is a place
where I can get involved
Our International Student Club (ISC) makes it easy to get involved! International students engage in various activities such as whitewater rafting, attending sporting events, participating in workshops and exploring major cities like New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Through ISC meetings and the Cultural Exchange Program, international students can discuss their culture and gain awareness of other cultures. During holidays and breaks, students are offered hospitality by faculty and staff as part of our International Friendship Program.
and show who I truly am. As an international student at Scranton, I feel part of a big family.”
Sirui Li ’18
LIVING IN SCRANTON Scranton guarantees four consecutive years of housing for all undergraduate students, including international students. Undergraduates are required to live on campus for their first two years. We offer a limited number of newly renovated graduate apartments filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Numerous housing opportunities are available to international students and their families in walking distance to campus.
WE CARE ABOUT YOUR SAFETY Both the University and surrounding city are safe, and we are committed to keeping it that way. We are one of only six private colleges in Pennsylvania with an accredited campus police force, and we enhance security with more than 150 security cameras on and around campus. 7
“Scranton is a welcoming community for international students. It is a privilege to meet students and their families and to help make a Scranton education possible for them.” Brendan Reedy ’12 Associate Director of International Recruitment
“International students and scholars bring so much to Scranton’s classroom and community. When they actively engage in their school work, with their friends and also in the community, they are transforming agents.” Huey Shi Chew Director, International Student and Scholar Services, Native of Malaysia
Tuition & Scholarships TU I TI O N International students are billed at the same rate as domestic students. For the 2017-2018 academic year, undergraduate tuition is $42,910. Graduate courses are billed at a rate of $965 per credit with total tuition ranging from $28,950 (30 credits) to $50,180 (52 credits) depending on the program of study. Tuition estimates are for fall and spring only and exclude housing and living expenses.
MER I T-BASE D S C HO L A RS HI P S Degree seeking international students are automatically evaluated for merit-based scholarships upon application. In 2017-18, the average Dean's scholarship award was $21,000 and the average Loyola scholarship award was $15,150. International students are not eligible for need-based financial aid. The University does not offer scholarships to exchange students.
G R AD UAT E AS S I STA N TS HI P S International students accepted into a graduate program are eligible to apply for: • Graduate Teaching Assistant: Full-tuition and fee scholarships with $8,800/year stipend • Graduate Research Assistant and Graduate Assistant: Half-tuition and fee scholarships with $4,400/year stipend Tuition and fee scholarships include tuition, registration fees, laboratory fees, and any other specific course-related fees not to exceed the required number of graduate credit hours for the student's particular degree program.
THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
International Admissions. Our goal is to make the application process easy for international students. Remember that we require all documents to be official and translated into English. We do not require but do accept third-party evaluations and translations of your academic transcripts. Apply today!
A LL ST U DENTS NE E D TO P R OVID E : • Certificate of finances (bank statement or letter) • Visa documents for yourself and dependents (if applicable)
I F APPLY I NG FOR AN UND E R G R AD UATE D EG R E E : • The Common Application – commonapp.org • Official high school transcript • Official high school completion certificate, if applicable • Official results documenting proof of English proficiency
• One letter of recommendation • Personal statement • SAT/ACT not needed for many programs
I F APPLY I NG FO R A G R AD UATE D EG R E E : • Free, online application – scranton.edu/gradapply • Official transcripts from every college/university attended • Official results documenting proof of English proficiency • 3 letters of recommendation • Personal statement
• GMAT or 3+ years of managerial, professional work experience required for the MBA program • GRE not needed for any graduate program, unless requested specifically by the Program Director • Some graduate programs only admit for the fall term
ENGLI S H R EQ UIR E M E NTS: • Minimum TOEFL 80ibt (internet based) • Minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5
• Successful program completion at a participating English language center in the USA
Applicants who do not meet English requirements are eligible for conditional admission pending proof of English proficiency. To be eligible, you must apply to the program and submit all official documents.
DAT ES & D E AD L INES: June 1
Completed applications for the August term must be received
Completed applications for the January term must be received
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U.S. News & World Report • Top 10 “Best Colleges” for 23 consecutive years — Ranked #6 in the North • Nations Best Business Programs: Entrepreneurship #13 • Finance #16 • Accounting #20
Princeton Review • “Best Colleges” — 16 consecutive years • “Best College Dorms” — #17 Nationally • “Best Science Labs” — #9 Nationally • “Best Campus Food” — #15 Nationally The Huffington Post • “Friendliest Colleges” — #8 Nationally Forbes magazine • “Best Colleges” for 9 consecutive years
C O N TACT
Brendan Reedy ’12, Associate Director of International Recruitment
Office: +1 570.941.6078 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Graduate & International Admissions, The Estate, Scranton, PA, U.S.A. 18510-4699