THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
A CATHOLIC & JESUIT UNIVERSITY
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
• 68 undergraduate programs of study
• More than 30 graduate programs of study
• Approximately 5,000 students
• Over 100 international students from more than 20 countries
Accounting Advertising/Public Relations Applied Computing Biochemistry
Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology Biology
Biophysics Business Administration Business Analytics Business Communication Chemistry Chemistry/Business Communication Communication Sciences & Disorders (3- or 4-year)
Computer Engineering Computer Science Counseling & Human Services Criminal Justice
Cybercrime & Homeland Security Economics (Business) Economics (Social Science) Education
• Early & Primary Teacher Education
• Middle Level Teacher Education
• Secondary Education Electrical Engineering Engineering Management English Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science Finance
Forensic Chemistry Health Administration Health Promotion History
Human Resources Studies
Information Technology International Business International Language/Business International Studies
Journalism & Electronic Media Kinesiology Languages & Cultures
• French & Francophone Cultural Studies
• German Cultural Studies
• Greek Studies
• Latin Studies
• Spanish Studies Latin American & Latinx Studies Management Marketing
Mathematical Sciences Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Military Science Neuroscience Nursing Occupational Therapy
Operations Management Philosophy
Physical Therapy (DPT) Physics Physiology Political Science Pre-Engineering Psychology Public Policy & Service Social Media Strategies Sociology Theatre
Theology/Religious Studies Women’s & Gender Studies
Accounting Information Systems
Actuarial Science Applied Behavior Analysis Applied Sociology Art History Business Leadership Cinema Studies Classical Languages Coaching Criminology Educational Studies Forensic Accounting General Business Leadership Modern Languages Music History
Sports Communication Studio Art Writing
DIRECT-ENTRY ACCELERATED GRADUATE
Accountancy (4- or 5-year)
BS/MBA in Accounting BS/MBA in Finance
BS/MBA in Marketing
BS/MBA in Operations Management BS or BA/MBA in many majors
BS/MS in Special Education (5-year) ** Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity, MS*** Health Administration Human Resources Management
Dentistry Law Medicine Optometry Pharmacy Physician Assistant Podiatry Veterinary Medicine
PROGRAMS OF EXCELLENCE
Honors Program Business Honors Program Business Leadership Honors Program Magis Honors Program in STEM Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program
*Many majors may also be taken as minors. **For Early and Primary Teacher Education and Secondary Education/English undergraduate majors only. ***The I-20 form is not offered/available since the Cybercrime program is entirely online.
• Accounting Analytics (STEM)
Biochemistry (MS) (STEM) Business Administration (MBA)
• Business Analytics (STEM)
• General Studies
• Healthcare Management
• Forensic Accounting
• International Business
• Management Information Systems
• Operations Management
Scranton is accredited by 16 Different Accrediting Agencies including the top agencies for business, computer science and health administration:
Business Analytics (MS) (STEM) Chemistry (MS) (STEM)
Clinical Chemistry (MS) (STEM)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)
Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (MS) Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity,(MS)* Finance (MSF)
Health Administration (MHA)
• Global Health
Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN) School Counseling (MS) Secondary Education (MS) Software Engineering (MS) (STEM) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
A CATHOLIC & JESUIT UNIVERSITY
PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL
With proper planning and relevant coursework, our undergraduate students may have the opportunity to accelerate into many of our graduate programs. *The I-20 form is not offered/available since the Cybercrime program is entirely online.
Wide-open possibilities. ACADEMICS
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 both challenged and supported here. As a result, they excel in their academic and professional careers.
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.
Average undergraduate class size
the 2020 undergraduate class reported success in their career path
Acceptance rate into law school over six years
organizations in 32 different states, plus the District of Columbia, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Ghana, India, Italy and Panama in the classes of 2019 and 2020 at Scranton
RECENT INTERNSHIP SITES
the 2020 graduate class reported success in their career path
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Average graduate class size
Acceptance rate into health professions schools
Apple • Deloitte • FBI • KPMG • Memorial Sloan
Center NBC •
Bank of America • Google •
of Representatives Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center • United States Supreme Court
One-to-one learning. FACULTY ENGAGEMENT
OF FULL-TIME, INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY MEMBERS HOLD DOCTORAL OR OTHER TERMINAL DEGREES.
89% 12:1 STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
FACULTY MEMBERS HOLD DEGREES FROM 289 UNIVERSITIES IN 25 COUNTRIES ON FIVE CONTINENTS.
• Learn from expert faculty comprised of highly qualified professionals.
• Gain practical knowledge from faculty who bring significant work experiences to the classroom experience.
• Work alongside faculty who will assist with personal academic planning throughout your program.
“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.”
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
MEET OUR FACULTY
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
“Small class size, new facilities and a friendly campus make The University of Scranton a great choice for international students.”
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, minorleague sports teams and a well-known Office, Dunder Mifflin. Downtown is a short walk from campus with access to:
Running, hiking & biking trails
Outdoor concert venue
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Streams & rivers for fishing A 10-minute drive will also take you to:
AAA baseball stadium
Skiing, snowboarding & snowtubing
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bus for free and get to where you need to go from our
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of the hit television series, The Office,
set in Scranton at a fictitious paper company, Dunder Mifflin.
Huffington Post ranked The University of Scranton No. 8 in the nation for "Friendliest Colleges."
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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.
Student retreats are held several times a year at our beautiful Retreat Center, which is located 12 miles from campus.
Housing is guaranteed for four consecutive years of undergraduate studies. Light housekeeping is provided.
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!).
STUDENT SERVICES & RESOURCES
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.
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 natural wonders like Niagara Falls and 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.
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 also offer newly renovated graduate apartments, filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Numerous private 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.
THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
Fahad Alajmi ’22
“My time at The University of Scranton has granted me numerous opportunities to broaden my knowledge through classroom study and practical experience. A Scranton education provides many pathways of learning to support your future pursuits.”
Tuition & Scholarships
MERIT-BASED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Degree seeking international students are automatically evaluated for merit-based scholarships upon application. Students who apply without SAT/ACT scores may still be eligible for scholarship, however, proof of English proficiency is still required. In 2021-22, the average Dean's scholarship award was $24,500 and the average Loyola scholarship award was $21,000. International students are not eligible for need-based financial aid. The University does not offer scholarships to exchange students.
International students accepted into a graduate program are eligible to apply for:
• Graduate Teaching Assistant: 75% 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.
Shi Chew Director, Global Education, Native of Malaysia
“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.”
Once fully admitted, in order to be issued the form I-20, all students must provide an official certificate of finances. This can be provided as an official bank statement, bank letter or scholarship letter indicating the required amount of assured financial support listed below. If a scholarship is awarded from Scranton, it will be deducted from the amount required on the certificate of finances.
The certificate of finances requires documentation of $50,832.00 for each year of graduate study. This is based on 24 credits of tuition, room/board, fees and additional expenses 2022-23 Undergraduate Costs TOTAL: $70,463 $50,312 Tuition & Fees (Flat rate tuition plus fees) $15,426 Room & Board $2,625 Books & Supplies $2,100 Personal Expenses 2022-23 Graduate Costs $965 Per credit $28,950 $52,110 to A range of 30 to 54 credits can be needed for degree completion, depending on program of study. 8
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!
ALL STUDENTS NEED TO PROVIDE:
• Certificate of finances (bank statement or letter)
• Visa documents for yourself and dependents (if applicable)
• Proof of English Proficiency
IF APPLYING FOR AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE:
• Free, online application via The Common Application – commonapp.org
• Official high school transcript
• Official high school completion certificate, if applicable
• One letter of recommendation
• Personal statement
IF APPLYING FOR A GRADUATE DEGREE:
• 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
* For matriculation into the MBA program through the Fall 2022 term, the GMAT/GRE score requirement will be waived for all applicants.
• Minimum TOEFL 80ibt (internet based)
• Minimum SAT score of 500 on the Evidence-Based Reading & Writing section (undergraduate applicants only)
• Minimum Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 53
• Minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5
• Successful program completion at a participating English language center in the USA
• Minimum Duolingo score of 105
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.
DEADLINES: June 1 Completed applications for the August term must be received November 1 Completed applications for the
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04.22 U.S. News & World Report • Top 10 “ Best Colleges” for 29 consecutive years Ranked # 5 in the North • Ranked No. 38 for “ Best Value Schools” • Nationally Ranked among the "Best Undergraduate Business Schools" • Nation s Best MBA Program Rankings: Accounting #14 • Business Analytics #29 • Finance #34 • Nation s Best Graduate Programs : Master of Health Administration #46 • Nurse Anesthesia #65 Occupational Therapy #68 • Physical Therapy #137 • Rehabilitation Counseling #32 The Princeton Review • “Best Business Schools” 16 consecutive years • “Best Colleges” 20 consecutive years • “ Best College Dorms” # 17 Nationally • “ Best Science Labs” # 8 Nationally • “ Best Campus Food ” # 7 Nationally Office of Graduate & International Admissions, The Estate, Scranton, PA, U.S.A. 18510-4699 scranton.edu/international Phone: +1 570.941.4416 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Applicants who have questions about our nondiscrimination policy, or have concerns about discrimination on the basis of sex should contact: Title IX Coordinator, c/o • The Office of Equity & Diversity • Institute of Molecular Biology & Medicine, Rm 311 • TitleIX@scranton.edu • 570.941.6645