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The University of Scranton



“I chose to study at The University of Scranton because of the high quality of education, great learning atmosphere, and the opportunities Scranton presented to enrich my life experience. Everyone on campus is very friendly and this made the transition from China to the U.S. very easy.� Sirui Li, China, Class of 2018

Why Scranton? Excellence in academic and professional competencies. Jesuit values. Successful outcomes. You’ll find all of this – and more – when you choose The University of Scranton for your academic studies.

The University of Scranton

At A Glance The student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, and the average class size is 21. 89% Freshman Retention Rate In the past two years, Scranton students have completed internships for credit at 432 organizations in 9 different states. Students participate


in both credit and non-credit internship experiences. The University’s Center for Service and Social Justice has a roster of 2,850

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students who perform well over 170,000 service hours each year.

The University of Scranton is located in northeastern Pennsylvania in the center of the city of Scranton. Our location offers the best of both worlds – the city and the mountains, and is just 2 hours from New York City and 2 hours from Philadelphia. The Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre International Airport is just a fifteen minute drive from campus.

Students from other countries have studied at the University for more than 50 years. In the past five years, the University has enrolled graduate and undergraduate students from 39 countries.

“If you want a quality education in a very friendly environment, then The University of Scranton is the place to be.� Asad Akram, Pakistan

Real World Results

Resources & Outcomes

Filling a Growing Need

Career Paths “I really gained a lot from my education at The University of Scranton. I did not just earn a degree, but more importantly, I walked away with a set of skills that I can use in the real business world.” Wenjing Zhao, China, MBA Class of 2015

Our students secure jobs in leading organizations across the country and internationally. Scranton alumni can be found working in such prestigious organizations as: Amazon, AXA Financial, Bloomberg LP, Cigna Healthcare, The Coca-Cola Company, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Network, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan

94% of the class of 2014 was employed or pursuing graduate or professional studies within 6 months of graduation. 79% acceptance rate into health professions schools 150 acceptances into law schools in the past four years

Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, U.S. House of Representatives, VaxServe, The Walt Disney Company, etc. *This is just a sampling of where Scranton alumni are employed.

The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program places The University of Scranton among the top 50 colleges in the nation based on its earning scale for alumni at mid-career level. The report calculates a 31 percent earnings

150 Fulbright scholars

increase — or “value-added” — of a Scranton education.

One-To-One Learning Faculty Engagement

89% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees and 67% are tenured. Members of the faculty hold degrees from 289 different universities in 25 countries on five continents.

Faculty Engagement Learn from an incomparable faculty comprised of highly qualified professionals. Gain practical knowledge from faculty who bring significant work experiences to the classroom experience.

“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

with personal academic planning

Recipient of the Excellence Award in Advancing Global Learning, The University of Scranton, 2015

throughout your program.

Native of China

Work alongside faculty that will assist

Getting Recognized

Accreditation & National Recognition

Results, Reputation & Accreditation Among the top 10 master’s universities in the North “Up and coming” school to watch Among the top 25 in the nation for business specialty programs –U.S. News and World Report

17 different accrediting agencies

MBA Program Ranked in the top 15 in the nation for general management by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. Included among The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools” for ten consecutive years

“The University of Scranton is not only about the excellent academic experience, but it is also about networking with great people. You will feel welcomed there, and you will find yourself prepared for your career when you finish your program.” Kihoon Kwon, South Korea


Admission Criteria For Acceptance & Scholarships Undergraduate Admission Requirements: Admission to The University of Scranton is based on a comprehensive review of the following: Common application:; Application deadline: March 1st Official transcripts (with certified English translation) showing all secondary and post-secondary courses and grades Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT I or ACT (you must submit at least one of these tests) • The University of Scranton Codes: SAT and TOEFL: 2929 ACT: 3736 Letter of recommendation from an instructor Official certificate of finances (official bank statement or bank letter) Enrollment decision form due June 1st

Scholarships When you are accepted, our Scholarship Committee will automatically review your academic record for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships range from $8,000 – $20,000 USD and are renewable on an annual basis for a maximum of four years of undergraduate study.

Undergrad Programs of Study

Accounting, BS • Accounting Information Systems • Forensic Accounting • General Accounting • Accountancy (5-year joint Bachelor/Master’s)

Environmental Science, BS

Applied Mathematics, BS

Health Administration, BS

Biochemistry, BS

History, BA

Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, BS

Human Resources Studies, BS

Biology, BS

International Studies, BS

Biomathematics, BS Biophysics, BS

Journalism & Electronic Media, BA

Business Administration, BS

Latin American Studies, BA

Chemistry, BS

Management, BS

Chemistry-Business, BS

Marketing, BS

Chemistry-Computers, BS

Mathematics, BS

Communication, BA

Media and Information Technology, BS

Community Health Education, BS Computer Engineering, BS

Exercise Science, BS Finance, BS Forensic Chemistry, BS

International Business, BS

Medical Technology, BS Neuroscience, BS

Computer Information Systems, BS

Nursing, BSN

Computer Science, BS

Occupational Therapy

Counseling and Human Services, BS

Operations Management, BS

Criminal Justice, BS

Physics, BS

Economics, BS (CAS)

Political Science, BS

Economics, BS (KSOM)

Psychology, BS

Education, BS • Early and Primary Teacher Education • Middle level Teacher Education • Secondary Education

Sociology, BS

Electrical Engineering, BS Electronic Commerce, BS English, BA Entrepreneurship, BS

Philosophy, BA

Strategic Communication, BA Theatre, BA Theology/Religious Studies, BA Women’s Studies, BA World Language and Cultures majors, BA


Admission Criteria For Acceptance & Graduate Assistantships Graduate Admission Requirements: Admission to The University of Scranton is based on a comprehensive review of the following: Online application: Official academic transcripts from every college/university attended 3 letters of recommendation Official certificate of finances (official bank statement or bank letter) Official proof of English proficiency Applicants to the MBA Program must also submit official GMAT scores. Students with 3 or more years of professional, full-time work experience may be eligible to complete a case study in lieu of the GMAT. Application and all official documents due: June 1st for admission into the fall term. November 1st for admission into the spring term. March 1st for admission into the summer term.

Graduate Programs of Study Business Accountancy (MAcc) Business Administration (MBA) • Accounting • Enterprise Resource Planning • Finance • International Business • Management Information Systems • Marketing • Operations Management

Chemistry Biochemistry (MS) * Chemistry (MS) * Clinical Chemistry (MS) *

Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS) * Rehabilitation Counseling (MS) * School Counseling (MS) *

Education (Secondary) (MS) Health Administration (MHA) * Software Engineering (MS) * Theology (MA) * Program only begins in the Fall term

Graduate Assistantships Graduate students have the opportunity to gain employment as Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants or Graduate Assistants. The assistantship enables the student to pursue a graduate education and strengthen the quality of their educational experience. It also helps the University develop the quality of its graduate programs. The student will be awarded a tuition scholarship as well as a stipend.

English Proficiency Applicants that are from non-English speaking countries are required to submit proof of English proficiency. This proof can be achieved in a number of ways: Submission of an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test (IBT). Submission of an official IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of overall band 6.5. Program completion at a participating English language center in the U.SA.

International Student Services The Office of International Student and Scholar Services is there for you throughout your time at Scranton. The office provides an individualized experience made up of: Orientation Advising – immigration, non-academic Programming – clubs and activities Services – Airport pick-up, Social Security assistance, driver’s license assistance And much more

”Just like a family, the International Student and Scholar Services Office will support you from the first day you arrive at Scranton until your last day there. It is good to know there is always someone willing to help.” Adnan Herbawai, Israel, Class of 2016

The University of Scranton Founded in 1888, The University of Scranton is a nationally recognized university with a Jesuit tradition of intellectual rigor, academic excellence and a heritage of service embodied in lives lived for others.

Contact Us If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about The University of Scranton, please contact the Office of Graduate & International Admissions at (570) 941-4416 or

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