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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 5,400 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 13 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

Electrical Engineering

Military Science

Modern Languages

Electronic Commerce

Neuroscience

Music History

Engineering Management

Nursing

Studio Art

English

Occupational Therapy

Writing

Entrepreneurship

Philosophy

Environmental Science

Physical Therapy (DPT)

Exercise Science/Kinesiology

Physics

DIRECT-ENTRY ACCELERATED GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Finance

Physiology

Accountancy (5-year)

Political Science

BS/MBA in Accounting

Pre-Engineering

BS/MBA in Finance

Forensic Chemistry Health Administration

Biomathematics

History

Biophysics

Psychology

Human Resources Studies

Business Administration

Sociology

Information Technology

Chemistry

Strategic Communication

International Business

Chemistry/Business

Theatre

International Language/Business

Chemistry/Computers

International Studies

Communication

Journalism & Electronic Media

Community Health Education

Languages & Cultures

Computer Engineering

• French & Francophone Cultural Studies

Computer Information Systems

Theology/Religious Studies Women’s Studies

MINORS* Applied Sociology

• German Cultural Studies

Computer Science

Art History

• Greek Studies

Counseling & Human Services

Business Analytics

• Hispanic Studies

Criminal Justice

Business Leadership

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

• Italian

Classical Languages

Economics (Social Science)

• Latin Studies

Coaching

Education

Latin American Studies

Criminology

PROGRAMS OF EXCELLENCE

• Early & Primary Teacher Education

Management

Educational Studies

Honors Program

• Middle Level Teacher Education

Marketing

General Business

Business Leadership Honors Program

• Secondary Education

Mathematics (BS or BA)

Leadership

Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program

Economics (Business)

* Many majors may also be taken as minors.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Accountancy (MAcc) Business Administration (MBA) • Accounting • Enterprise Resource Planning • Finance • General Studies

• Healthcare Management • International Business • Management Information Systems • Marketing • Operations Management

Finance (MSF) Biochemistry (MS) Chemistry (MS) Clinical Chemistry (MS) Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS) Rehabilitational Counseling (MS)

School Counseling (MS) Secondary Education (MS) Health Administration (MHA) Software Engineering (MS) Theology (MA) 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:

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

AC AD EMIC S

Wide-open possibilities. A Scranton education focuses on 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 in their academic and professional careers.

% 96 % 100 20

Average undergraduate class size

of the 2017 undergraduate class reported success in their career path

992

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.

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Average graduate class size

of the 2017 graduate class reported success in their career path

admissions.scranton.edu/academics

Acceptance rate into law school over three years

79%

Acceptance rate into health professions schools

admissions.scranton.edu/outcomes

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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 who 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

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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 — we were the first U.S. city to have an electric-powered streetcar — 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

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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 O’HARE DETROIT NEWARK PHILADELPHIA

ME NY VT Syracuse Albany

MA

Boston

Binghamton Hartford

The University of Scranton

PA

Harrisburg

Make good friends and have a great time exploring the city

CT New Haven

Scranton

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport AVP

Pittsburgh

NH

Philadelphia

Newark Liberty International JFK International Airport Airport New York (EWR) EWR Trenton

NJ MD

Baltimore

WV Washington, D.C.

VA

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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

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RI Providence

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


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Student retreats are held several times a year at our beautiful Retreat Center, which is located 12 miles from campus.

CONFERENCE TITLES DIVISION III TEAMS

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 don’t have to!).

98% of our University’s housing is new or renovated. Housing is guaranteed for four consecutive years of undergraduate studies. Light housekeeping is provided.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

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 and show who I

GET INVOLVED

truly am. As an international

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.

part of a big family.”

student at Scranton, I feel

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.

Sirui Li ’18

LIVING IN SCRANTON

“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.”

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

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.

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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. In lieu of academic transcripts, we accept and may require World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) evaluations 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) • Proof of English Proficiency

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

• One letter of recommendation • Personal statement

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 • 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

ENGLISH R EQ UIR E M E NTS: • Minimum TOEFL 80ibt (internet based) • Minimum SAT score of 500 on the Evidence-Based Reading & Writing section (undergraduate applicants only)

• Minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5 • Successful program completion at a participating English language center in the USA

You must meet one of the above requirements. Applicants who do not meet English requirements may be 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

November 1

Completed applications for the January term must be received

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Completed applications for the June term must be received 9


U.S. News & World Report • Top 10 “Best Colleges” for 24 consecutive years — Ranked #6 in the North • Nations Best Business Programs: Entrepreneurship #22 • Finance #17 • Accounting #17

Princeton Review • “Best Colleges” — 16 consecutive years • “Best Business Schools” — 13 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 10 consecutive years

C O N TACT

Brendan Reedy ’12, Associate Director of International Recruitment

scranton.edu/international

Office: +1 570.941.6078 brendan.reedy@scranton.edu

Office of Graduate & International Admissions, The Estate, Scranton, PA, U.S.A. 18510-4699

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