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A CAT H O L I C A N D J ES U I T U N I V E RS I T Y

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction ...................................................................... 1 Catholic and Jesuit ........................................................ 4 Academics ......................................................................... 6 Faculty ................................................................................ 8 Experiential Learning .................................................. 10 College of Arts and Sciences.................................... 12 Kania School of Management ................................... 16 Panuska College of Professional Studies............ 20 Programs of Study ........................................................ 24 Honors Programs .......................................................... 26 A Global Perspective .................................................... 28 Student Life .................................................................... 30 Community Service ...................................................... 36 Residence Life ............................................................... 38 Athletics .......................................................................... 40 City of Scranton ............................................................ 42 Outcomes ........................................................................ 44 Apply/Financial Aid ...................................................... 46 Value/Visit ....................................................................... 48


THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

Welcome TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON Our tradition of opening doors for each other is a custom— and a courtesy—you’ll often observe across our campus. “Opening doors” speaks to our close community, but — even more—it is a reminder of the immense opportunities and bright futures that await all who come here. Inspiring and purposeful, rigorous and transformative, this is an education that will open doors for a lifetime.

We offer an engaged, integrated and global experience to our students,

supporting their career aspirations and helping them recognize their unique gifts.

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JESUIT JARGON

MAGIS A Scranton education reflects the Jesuit concept of the magis — a restless pursuit of excellence grounded in gratitude.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON O F F E R S A D E E P, P U R P O S E F U L

PAT H T O

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R E L I G I O M O R E S C U LT U R A

S U CC E SS IN COLLEGE, IN YOUR CAREER AND IN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE. DID YOU KNOW > 9 5% of the Class of 2015 were employed, continuing their education or engaged in service within a year of graduating.

> Inspired by a rigorous, wellrounded Jesuit education, our graduates go on to become transformational leaders.

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“WE TEACH THE HEAD, BUT ALSO T H E H E A R T. ” Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. President

AS A CATHOLIC AND JESUIT INSTITUTION, WE DELIVER A

MEANINGFUL THAT CHALLENGES OUR S T U D E N T S M O R A L LY, S P I R I T U A L LY A N D I N T E L L E C T U A L LY.

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CATHOLIC AND JESUIT

> Pope Francis is the first DID YOU KNOW

Jesuit to lead the Roman Catholic Church.

> Founded in 1888, Scranton is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the U.S. with a combined network of more than 2.1 million alumni.

EDUCATION Daniel R. Sweeney, S.J., Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Ashley Hill ’17

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WE PROVIDE

RIGOROUS

DID YOU KNOW > W e facilitate experiential learning opportunities that promise immersion and reflection.

> W e offer our students an education that matches the needs of our world, today and tomorrow.

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EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMICS

ACADEMICS GROUNDED IN THE LIBERAL ARTS AND MADE PRACTICAL BY REAL-WORLD, HANDS-ON LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.

The University of Scranton has recently invested more than $240 million in new construction and campus renovations, including uniquely designed study spaces for students.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

10:1

OF 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.

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FA C U LT Y I N V E S T E D IN YOU

Scranton professors are not only highly regarded researchers and teachers; they are caring, involved mentors as well. They attend student plays, games and concerts. They lead study and service trips. They serve as club and team advisors. They help carry boxes for students on Move-In Day! Scranton faculty invest in the lives of their students. And, if you come here, they will invest in you.

Some of the more than 60 faculty members who are also University alumni.

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O U R O U T S TA N D I N G FA C U LT Y

M E E T O U R F A C U LT Y

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

A MENTORING APPROACH As a University of Scranton professor, Dr. Dan Haggerty most enjoys time spent with his students. He appreciates the close relationships, the collaboration and the opportunities to explore with his students the deeper questions of meaning, value and purpose.

On investing in students

On collaborating with students

On a Jesuit education

“As a result of our smaller class sizes, we really get to know our students as individuals. We’re able to take the time, in the classroom and through mentoring, to help them find their way and develop their unique interests and abilities. We become deeply invested in their success.”

“In other places, faculty might take the attitude that the research they’re doing is the all-important thing, and their students are lucky to sit at their feet and assist them. Here, faculty have their research programs, but we also help students to discover what their interests and passions might be. We help students develop their own research and guide them along the way.”

“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.”

JESUIT JARGON

C U RA P E RS O N AL I S Individual attention to students and respect for the uniqueness of each member of the University community.

“We really get to know our students as individuals.”

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LEARNING

BY D O I N G Scranton students find abundant opportunities to apply classroom learning in the real world. We encourage all students to gain experience and make connections through internships. Many of our students participate in high-level research. And students regularly collaborate on professional projects within the local community and beyond. Opening Doors

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

EVERYWHERE, OPPORTUNITY Thanks to our close proximity to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and our global network of 49,000 alumni, Scranton students have unique access to professional learning experiences with many of the world’s leading companies and organizations. The opportunities to get involved are many— as you can see from this sampling from the members of the Class of 2016.

FRITO-LAY

THE COMMONWEALTH MEDICAL COLLEGE

Binghamton, NY Meghan Campbell

Scranton, PA

Operations Management and Entrepreneurship

Suany Bodenstab

GRANT THORNTON

Health Administration

Syracuse

Stamford, CT Gregory Cunningham Accounting/MBA

FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTORS Mountain Top, PA

Boston

Binghamton

Timothy Thomas Electrical Engineering

The University of Scranton

Scranton

Shaun Bogart

Occupational Therapy

Syosset New York

Philadelphia, PA Liam Jordan

Philadelphia

English

Syosset, NY

Stamford

Mountain Top

Pittsburgh 76ers THE PHILADELPHIA

NORTHWELL HEALTH

Providence

Hartford

MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER New York, NY

Erin Garvey

Washington, D.C.

C-SPAN

Community Health Education

Washington, D.C.

PwC

Sarah Fitch

Strategic Communication

New York, NY

THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA

Amanda Dion Accounting

Philadelphia, PA

Abigail Lynch Nursing

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

“Interviewing for a competitive

Some of the companies where Scranton students have participated in internships during the past year:

summer internship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, I was as nervous as any college student

- AXA - Bank of America Merrill Lynch - CNBC - C-SPAN - Deloitte & Touche, LLP - Dow Jones and Company - Ernst & Young - FBI - Frito-Lay - Grant Thornton - IBM

- Lockheed Martin - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - National Institutes of Health - New York Yankees - Newsday - NFL - Northwell Health - Penn State Hershey College of Medicine - Prada USA Corp. - PwC

- QVC - Ralph Lauren - Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia - The Philadelphia 76ers - U.S. Department of Defense - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - UBS - Voya Financial

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would be. But the first words from my interviewer were, ‘I know your program director at Scranton!’ If not for that strong Scranton connection, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” Isabelle Dolente Class of 2017 Major: Health Administration Hometown: Haddon Heights, New Jersey

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COLLEGE OF

ARTS AND SCIENCES With 40 undergraduate majors and five graduate programs, the College of Arts and Sciences is our largest and oldest academic division. Not only is the college the foundation for Scranton’s traditional liberal arts programs, but it also includes our renowned science programs, taught in the cutting-edge Loyola Science Center.

AT-A-GL ANCE 1,644 undergraduates • 15 academic departments • 40 majors • A wide range of minors, concentrations and interdisciplinary programs • Five-year MBA option for many majors Internship opportunities • Four-year professional development “Passport” program

Scranton engineering students achieve top finishes in prestigious regional and national engineering competitions.

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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

THE GENESIS OF A RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Matthew Reynolds Class: 2018 Majors: Biology and Biophysics Hometown: Apalachin, New York

After he graduates from Scranton, Matthew plans to pursue a career as a research scientist. In both his majors, biology and biophysics, he’s combining rigorous learning in the classroom with a wide range of high-level research experiences.

On individualized attention “Because our classes are small, professors can give individual attention to students and challenge them at the appropriate level. The friendly relationships with professors, and with students, have allowed me to thrive.”

On pursuing research “I began doing research in the spring of my freshman year. That experience led to a competitive summer internship with the Wadsworth Center, a part of the New York State Department of Health. There, I researched flagella and algae. I also researched yeast in collaboration with the research group at the South China University of Technology. We were able to have our research published in a peerreviewed scientific journal.”

On further research experience “On my return to Scranton, I was able to continue my summer research project, collaborating with my mentor at the Wadsworth Center and Dr. Gomez at The University of Scranton. We sent research samples to the group in China and communicated with them over Skype. This work led to two additional research internships at the Wadsworth Center.”

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M E E T O U R F A C U LT Y

Marc Seid, Ph.D.

Loyola

Associate Professor of Biology B.S., M.S., Brigham Young University Ph.D., Boston University

Our state-of-the-art

EXCELLENCE DOWN TO A SCIENCE Dr. Marc Seid teaches biology and neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences. He values his time and close relationships with his students—whether teaching in the classroom, collaborating in the lab or conducting research together in the field.

On interacting with students “The way our Loyola Science Center is constructed is a big advantage, with the professors’ offices intermingled among the student study spaces. Because of the close proximity, students and faculty can interact much more often than they would in a traditional science building.”

closed doors. Not here. It’s inspiring to walk down the halls and see all that’s going on.”

On research in the field

“I take students to Panama and Florida each year to do outdoor research. In Panama, our research ranges from the social organization of insects, to bats’ foraging techniques, to the reproduction of frogs. On active, transparent science In Florida, we dig holes and chop into logs to collect ants for “With all the glass walls, sturesearch that we’ll do back in dents are able to see other the lab. We want our students students and professors working together in the labs. to be critical thinkers and to be discovery oriented. These At many other universities, all lab work happens behind field experiences teach a lot.”

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In the Princeton Review’s list of

“BEST SCIENCE LABS” The University of Scranton ranked #4 nationally.

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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

DID YOU KNOW > T he 200,000-square-foot, Gold LEED certified space is one of the most dynamic, innovative science buildings in the country.

> L aboratories are designed with large glass windows and walls, making them visible to all.

> T he 14-inch Meade LX200 telescope allows auto alignment and acquires digital images of stellar objects.

Science Center

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KANIA SCHOOL OF

MANAGEMENT Scranton’s Kania School of Management is widely recognized as one of the nation’s best business schools. Offering highly innovative programs, the latest technology skills and a focus on critical thinking, ethics and leadership, the Kania School provides the tools needed to succeed in an increasingly global and technological world.

AT-A-GL ANCE 843 undergraduates • 11 majors • Emphasis on ethics and responsibility • Nationally recognized Latest IT and business applications • Four-year professional development “Passport” program Mentoring programs supported by alumni • Internship opportunities and career development

The Kania School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the foremost accrediting body for business schools.

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PRACTICAL PREPARATION Jim Caulfield appreciates the highlevel, real-world business education he’s receiving in the Kania School of Management. With opportunities for internships and to work closely with knowledgeable, experienced professors, Jim will enter the business world confident and well prepared.

Jim Caulfield Class: 2017 Majors: Finance and Economics Hometown: Pennington, New Jersey

On the real-world emphasis “In the Kania School, we’re not always going by the textbook. Whether it’s professors sharing their professional experiences, breaking away from the classroom to watch a Federal Reserve announcement in the Alperin Financial Center or, for me, my summer internship with the Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Group, it’s all about practical application.”

On the Alperin Financial Center “The Alperin Financial Center is an absolutely incredible facility. The Bloomberg terminals are a huge advantage, as they provide current information on market news, statistics and trends, as well as current events that are affecting business around the world.”

On tools for success “Every tool to help you succeed is here at the Kania School. We offer different events almost every week. There are guest speakers from different companies sharing their experiences. There are workshops that teach you everything from building your résumé and LinkedIn profile to how to present yourself to employers. Bottom line: You will be prepared.”

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DID YOU KNOW > A financial markets laboratory located in the Kania School of Management, the Alperin Financial Center simulates a trading floor, complete with an electronic ticker and news and data feeds.

> T welve Bloomberg terminals give students and faculty access to data and analytics used by professionals in the financial services industry.

> T hrough the University’s PRISM program, students manage a portion of the University’s endowment fund, applying socially responsible investment strategies to make buy and sell decisions.

Our innovative

Alperin Financial U.S. News & World Report ranks three of our business programs among

THE NATION’S BEST Entrepreneurship.........#13 Finance.........................#16 Accounting..................#20

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The Princeton Review has ranked the Kania School of Management among their

Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review rank our MBA program among the

“BEST 294 BUSINESS SCHOOLS”

TOP 15 IN THE NATION for general management.

for 12 years.

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M E E T O U R F A C U LT Y

Melissa Wright, Esq. Faculty Specialist in Business Law, Director of Entrepreneurship Program B.S., Houghton College J.D., University of Oregon School of Law

LESSONS FROM SILICON VALLEY Before coming to The University of Scranton, Melissa Wright practiced law for more than 10 years, much of which was spent in Silicon Valley in California, working with entrepreneurial startup companies. Now she brings those experiences to the classroom, helping students to understand the skills and thinking that go into business success.

Center

On quality students

On active learning

“Our students are very hard “Scranton students do a lot working, very dedicated and of on-the-ground learning as very interested in learning they engage with the comand doing their best. For me, munity. Students collaborate it is so rewarding to work with with local businesses on students who are so engaged professional projects. In our and involved.” entrepreneurship program, students engage in business planning competitions, they On mentoring relationships visit with local business “Our small classes allow me leaders and they study abroad to get to know my students to look at entrepreneurship in and for them to get to know different parts of the world.” me. I’ve had students who are interested in going to law school who I’m able to talk with and mentor. Here, you’re able to work one-on-one with students and form those close relationships.”

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PANUSKA COLLEGE OF

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES The Panuska College of Professional Studies (PCPS) offers a range of accredited majors in health, education and human services. Rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, our academic programs balance theory with practical internships, clinical experience and fieldwork, as well as required service learning opportunities within the community.

AT-A-GL ANCE 1,332 undergraduates • 9 majors • Four-year professional development T.A.P.E.S.T.R.Y. program • Balance of theory and practice • State-of-the-art laboratories and simulation environments • Service learning component to each program Exceptionally high pass rates and placement rates

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PANUSKA COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

LESSONS INTO PRACTICE Lauren Tomasic appreciates the personal, practical education she is receiving in the Panuska College. The small classroom settings, the close relationships with her professors, the myriad handson learning opportunities—all combine to create a one-of-a-kind preparation.

On passionate teaching “You can tell that the professors here love what they’re teaching. Their passion really comes through in the classroom, whether they’re talking about their own research or just presenting material in class. You can see it in how they teach—they get so excited about things!”

On Leahy Hall “Leahy is one of my absolute favorite buildings on campus. I love how you can walk into some of the rooms and not even realize that you’re in a classroom. It feels like a real workplace or a professional setting. I feel so fortunate to be able to learn in that type of an environment, with all of these resources and technologies and research labs. It’s amazing.”

On service learning “A really cool thing about Panuska College is that we participate in service learning each semester. It’s an opportunity for students to step outside of their comfort zone and serve in a way that they might not otherwise do. It definitely helps us to put into practice what we learn in the classroom.”

Lauren Tomasic Class: 2018 Majors: Exercise Science and Philosophy Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

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M E E T O U R F A C U LT Y

Accredited by

13 DIFFERENT NATIONAL ACCREDITING BODIES across six departments in the Panuska College of Professional Studies

Paul Datti, Ph.D. Director, Counseling and Human Services Program, Acting Chair B.A., Penn State University M.S., The University of Scranton Ph.D., Penn State University

RIGOR & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Our active, interactive

Dr. Paul Datti has a deep appreciation for the capable and caring students who study in the Panuska College of Professional Studies. He admires their passion and motivation to make a difference in the world, as they seek to live out the Jesuit values of excellence, justice and service.

On academic excellence or other fieldwork. We’re “Panuska College upholds the also a college that values highest academic standards student-faculty collaboration for our students. We require on research, even at the unrigorous coursework coupled dergraduate level. And many with service learning. No mat- of our students study abroad, ter what the major, service taking classes and providing learning is a requirement, services in various countries.” which is somewhat unique to our college. By putting theory On preparation for success to practice in the community, “Our graduates have outstandour students gain invaluable ing employment rates and experience and perspective.” exceptional acceptance rates to graduate and professional On practical learning schools. It’s a testament to the “In addition to service learnexcellence of our programs, ing, many of our programs our college and our students.” require internships, practicals

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PANUSKA COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

DID YOU KNOW > H ome of the departments of physical therapy, occupational therapy and exercise science, Leahy Hall is the newest building on campus.

> L eahy Hall has 25 state-of-the-art laboratories and multiple simulation environments, which include a hospital patient room for acute and long-term care and a daily living, simulated neighborhood.

> W ithin its walls, this building contains interactive rehabilitation laboratories, flexible teaching facilities, classrooms, and telehealth and research facilities.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

A STUDY IN

EXCELLENCE The University of Scranton has a rich tradition of academic excellence. Our programs are taught in small classes, led by faculty who are experts in their fields. Every aspect of a Scranton education exists to help our students succeed. Scholars are challenged here, and supported.

65 MAJORS 43 M I NORS Many of our majors may also be taken as minors.

The Princeton Review has included Scranton among its “Best Colleges” for the past 15 years.

U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” has ranked The University of Scranton among the 10 top master’s universities in the North for 23 consecutive years.

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We attract the best and brightest, with an average GPA of 3.49 for enrolled first-year students.


PROGRAMS OF STUDY

MAJORS

- Accounting

- Computer Science

- Forensic Chemistry

- Management

- A ccounting Information Systems

- Counseling and Human Services

- Health Administration

- Marketing

- History

- Mathematics (BS or BA)

- Forensic Accounting

- Criminal Justice

- Human Resources Studies

- Military Science

- General Accounting

- Economics (Business)

- Information Technology

- Neuroscience

- Applied Mathematics

- Economics (Social Science)

- International Business

- Nursing

- Biochemistry

- Education

- Occupational Therapy

- Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology

- Early and Primary Teacher Education

- International Language/ Business - International Studies

- Biology - Biomathematics

- Middle Level Teacher Education

- Journalism and Electronic Media

- Biophysics

- Secondary Education

- Languages & Cultures

- Business Administration

- Electrical Engineering

- Chemistry

- Electronic Commerce

- French & Francophone Cultural Studies

- Chemistry/Business

- Engineering Management

- German Cultural Studies

- Psychology

- Chemistry/Computers

- English

- Greek Studies

- Sociology

- Communication

- Entrepreneurship

- Hispanic Studies

- Strategic Communication

- Community Health Education

- Environmental Science

- Italian

- Theatre

- Computer Engineering

- Exercise Science

- Latin Studies

- Theology/Religious Studies

- Computer Information Systems

- Finance

- Latin American Studies

- Women’s Studies

ACCELERATED GRADUATE PROGRAMS

PRE-PROFESSIONAL

- Operations Management - Philosophy - Physical Therapy (DPT) - Physics - Political Science - Pre-Engineering

PROGRAMS OF EXCELLENCE

- Master of Accountancy (5-year)

- Dentistry

- Physician Assistant

- Honors Program

- BS/MBA in Accounting

- Law

- Podiatry

- BS/MBA in Finance

- Medicine

- Veterinary Medicine

- Business Leadership Honors Program

- BS/MBA in Marketing

- Optometry

- Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program

- BS/MBA in Operations Management - BS or BA/MBA in many majors - BS/MS in Special Education (5-year)* *For Early and Primary Teacher Education and Secondary Education/English undergraduate majors only.

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E XC E E D I N G EXP E C TAT I O NS HONORS PROGRAMS

At The University of Scranton, you can take your academic experience to the highest level. With a choice of three honors programs, you’ll challenge yourself intellectually as you engage more deeply in and out of the classroom. As part of our Faculty-Student Research Program, you’ll conduct meaningful research, working closely with accomplished professors. At Scranton, you’ll explore your potential. You’ll find your excellence.

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HONORS PROGRAMS

Honors Program

Business Leadership Honors Program

The Honors Program challenges outstanding students through independent work and intense engagement with professors and other honors students in and out of the classroom.

The Business Leadership Honors Program helps distinguished students develop the talents and skills to become the leaders of tomorrow as they engage in special seminars, courses and professional mentoring.

Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program (SJLA) The SJLA Honors Program provides an alternate way of fulfilling general education credits through specially designed courses taught in a community atmosphere that encourages excellence and service to others.

DID YOU KNOW

BRIGHT STUDENTS For nine consecutive years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has listed The University of Scranton among the “top producers� of Fulbright awards. Since 1972, 155 of our graduates have earned a Fulbright or other international fellowship.

Faculty-Student Research Program (FSRP) The FSRP enables students to develop their skills through high-level, collaborative research with faculty, with outcomes making their way into prestigious journals or presentations at national conferences.

2016 FULBRIGHT RECIPIENTS

Scranton recognizes the achievements of our students through more than 30 national honor societies, representing a wide range of academic disciplines.

Sarah Fitch

Olivia Gillespie

Ivan Simpson-Kent

Aimee Miller

Veronica Sinotte

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Switzerland

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GLOBAL

Philippines

EDUCATION Scranton students study and serve in more than 40 countries across the world.

China

IRELAND

CANADA

INDIA

JAPAN

CHINA

HAITI HONDURAS

AUSTRALIA EL SALVADOR UGANDA

Morocco

Ireland

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Our world is shrinking, and to succeed, students need a global vision. With a full offering of study abroad, travel courses and service experiences, The University of Scranton enables students to engage with different peoples and cultures, making our graduates more confident, more wellrounded — and, in the end, more marketable.

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A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Honduras

Jamaica

Australia

Maggie Parks Class: 2016 Major: Marketing; Hometown: Garden City, New York

A LARGER PERSPECTIVE Philippines

Maggie Parks engaged in two very different global experiences while at Scranton. Her first trip was an international service experience in Blanchard, Haiti, outside the city of Port-auPrince. The following year, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Maggie is currently a trainee at ZenithOptimedia, a worldwide performance marketing company in New York City.

On serving abroad “In the summer before my junior year, I traveled to Haiti as part of Scranton’s International Service Program (ISP). I was with 12 other students and two adult supervisors. We spent 10 days in Haiti, building houses and reaching out to a special-needs orphanage. It was an eye-opening experience to be immersed in the culture of a developing nation.”

On studying abroad

Jordan

Dominican Republic

“In the spring of my junior year, I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. While there, I traveled to 12 different countries. Being exposed to so many different cultures throughout Europe— for example, seeing how they do things in the Czech Republic versus Italy or Spain— made me more aware of the world.”

On lessons learned “Traveling abroad opens your eyes to a larger world. Challenged and stretched in so many ways, I came back with a greater understanding of not just the world, but myself. Traveling abroad, you become more aware, more independent and more confident. My college experience has been so fulfilling because of these experiences.”

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A TWENT Y-FOUR/SEVEN

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STUDENT LIFE

XPERIENCE

LIVE LOVE

> Join with lots of other students > Choose from more than 80 > Join Student Government or the in a full calendar of activities and more than 900 events.

student clubs and organizations— or start your own!

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Programming Board, even as a first-year student, to help lead our student life.

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80 CLUBS

“The Sustainability Club organizes kayaking trips so students can appreciate nature.”

There are more than 80 active clubs and organizations—from Urban Beats Crew to rugby to Habitat for Humanity. If we don’t already have a club for what captivates you, create one.

Maggie Capooci '16 Environmental Science Jessup, Pennsylvania

170,000 HRS University of Scranton students volunteer 170,000 hours of service per year—locally, nationally and globally.

The Commuter Student Association hosts various events with residence halls and other clubs and organizations.

Each year, more than

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“It's amazing to see the effort student leaders put in to coordinate and present programs and events for their peers.” Jordan McCauley ’17 Philosophy Farmingdale, New York

students participate in instrumental and choral performing ensemble opportunities.

HEALTH PROFESSIONS ORGANIZATION

provides support, information and networking opportunities to students interested in the health professions.

“Performance Music is several hours a week when I can improve and express another part of my person.” Philip Gilmartin ’16 Biochemistry Moscow, Pennsylvania

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“The Scranton Emerging Leaders program was an amazing opportunity that taught me what it takes to be a leader and thrive as a student at Scranton.” Kelsey Buongiorno ’17 Nursing Westchester, New York

PRE P TO EN As part of F.I.R.S.T. (Freshmen Involved in Reflective Service Together), 40 incoming freshmen immerse themselves in five days of service.

“Colleges Against Cancer was a great way to meet people with similar interests and help better the Scranton community in a fun way.” Riana Fisher ’16 Biology/Philosophy Randolph, New Jersey

BACK TO SCHOOL BONANZA

First-year students volunteer at this free fair for local children, which features face painting, music, crafts, refreshments, prizes and more.


ACTIVE CAMPUS LIFE

“The Retreat Center at Chapman Lake is the perfect place to clear your mind.”

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were offered last year through Campus Ministries with themes ranging from hiking and camping to art and spirituality.

“There’s always some way to get involved — in not just one thing, but 10 things.” Carolyn Warner ’17 Marketing Morris Plains, New Jersey

Lauren Welkie ’17 Strategic Communication/Public Relations Allentown, Pennsylvania

Scranton’s 58-acre hillside campus is located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Northeast region, an area rich in natural scenic beauty.

PARE NGAGE “I have made some of my best friends playing club Ultimate Frisbee.” Steven Browning ’18 Exercise Science Stamford, Connecticut

THE AQUINAS is the University newspaper, completely operated by students.

“Becoming a cheerleader gave me a great outlet to be active and have fun while becoming a well-rounded student.” Rebecca Ruby ’16 Biology Olyphant, Pennsylvania

MIDNIGHT MADNESS is a school-wide pep rally, filled with activities and tributes to sports teams, that lasts until midnight.

SPRINGFEST is an

annual festival that features live music, battle of the bands, games, food and fundraisers!

Whether you’re a writer, musician, singer, actor, dancer, journalist or broadcaster, you’ll find ways to express yourself.

900+ EVENTS

Students plan more than 900 events each year, creating a full campus calendar each and every week.

Campus Ministries offers numerous opportunities to explore the deeper questions of life, no matter your faith tradition.

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“You’ll see a lot of people outside on the green tossing a football, hanging out — everyone just enjoys being together.”

Carson Lynch ’17 Biochemistry Dublin, Ireland

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

STEP OUT,

TA K E PA RT AND LEAD Scranton students find many opportunities to develop leadership skills. Students help plan and guide campus activities and events. They participate in leadership programs and workshops. They engage in extensive co-curricular activities in each of our three colleges. Through experiences geared toward personal and professional development, they grow into capable, confident, lifelong leaders.

DID YOU KNOW Scranton students take advantage of hundreds of leadership opportunities on campus, learning important skills that pay dividends throughout their careers and lives.

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MAKE CHANGE THROUGH ACTION

ENGAGEMENT WITH A PASSION Christopher Kilner knows well the benefits of involvement and leadership. As a triple major, Student Government president and an active participant in research, Christopher is making the most of the immense opportunities that await all students on Scranton’s campus.

On getting involved “The University really encourages active participation, not just in clubs, not just in sports, but in every dynamic opportunity on campus. The possibilities for

On lessons learned

getting involved are many — and they are immediately available, even as first-year students.”

“I’ve realized what I’m capable of through taking on these leadership opportunities. Secondly, I’ve learned a lot more about the importance of interpersonal relationships and working well with others. The biggest impact that I can make isn’t necessarily what I get done within these roles, but the example that I can set for others to pick up the mantle and add more than I ever could.”

On finding passion “Scranton really helps students to find their passion, and it’s why nearly everyone on this campus is involved in at least one or two things. My advice to prospective students: find what you’re passionate about, because getting involved and taking on leadership positions will come naturally once you find that passion.”

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Club & Organization Transitional Summit Ignite Leadership Conference The Magis Program National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference Orientation Programming Board Scranton Emerging Leaders Student Government

Christopher Kilner Class: 2016 Majors: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Environmental Science; Philosophy Also: Student Government President Hometown: Rockville, Maryland

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

MEN AND WOMEN

FOR AND WITH OTHERS As part of our mission, The University of Scranton is committed to advancing the Jesuit tradition of forming men and women for and with others. Service experiences enable our students to put their learning and values into practice as they work and collaborate with others, develop interpersonal and leadership skills and shape lives of meaning and selfless service.

HELPING CLOSE TO HOME Our Center for Service and Social Justice offers numerous opportunities for students to help those in need on a local and national level. Some of the organizations The University of Scranton partners with include: - Catholic Social Services - Friends of the Poor - The Greenhouse Project - Habitat for Humanity - Head Start - Jewish Home of NEPA

- Lackawanna Historical Society - Make-A-Wish Foundation - Meals on Wheels - Ronald McDonald House - St. Francis Soup Kitchen - United Neighborhood Centers

“Traveling internationally and confronting poverty in the world is no easy task. But each year dozens of students, who all share a similar passion to serve others, step up to the challenge together.�

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH Our International Service Program organizes 11 annual trips for students, faculty and staff to serve those in need in developing countries including: - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - El Salvador

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- Guatemala - Haiti - Honduras

- Jamaica - Mexico - Nicaragua

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Jordan McCauley Class of 2017 Major: Philosophy Hometown: Farmingdale, New York


COMMUNITY SERVICE NEAR AND FAR

Scranton, PA Friends of the Poor

Chose ornaments inscribed with the ages and wishes of children and purchased gifts for them during the Christmas Toy Drive

Hopewell, VA

Rebuilding Together

Repaired and landscaped three homes in the area

Nicaragua

Hand in Hand Ministries Worked with local families to repair or build homes and on other neighborhood projects

Jamaica

St. Joseph’s Parish

Volunteered at a children’s home, visited with the elderly and assisted with building projects

Syracuse, NY

FrancisCorps Volunteers Assisted with refugee resettlement, food pantries and afterschool community centers

Window Rock, AZ

St. Michaels Association for Special Education Helped children and adults with disabilities from the Navajo Nation

Dominican Republic

Cambiando Vidas (Changing Lives) Participated in a week-long home building project for a local family

Guatemala

San Lucas Mission and Parish

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

AT HOME AT

SCRANTON You’re going to live comfortably here. Eighty-seven percent of our University’s housing is new or renovated — with options ranging from traditional residences for first-year students, to suite-style housing for sophomores, to apartments for upperclassmen. You’re going to eat well, too — our University’s dining facilities are ranked among the very best in the nation. Come make yourself at home.

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RESIDENCE LIFE

In the Princeton Review’s list of

“BEST CAMPUS FOOD” The University of Scranton ranked #11 nationally.

In the Princeton Review’s list of

“BEST COLLEGE DORMS” The University of Scranton ranked #17 nationally.

87% of our University’s housing is new or renovated. Housing is guaranteed for four consecutive years. Light housekeeping is provided.

WE CARE ABOUT YOUR SAFETY We are one of only six private colleges/universities in Pennsylvania with an accredited campus police force, a level of security enhanced by more than 150 security cameras on and around campus.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

ROYAL The University of Scranton fields 19 intercollegiate teams at the NCAA Division III level, competing as members of the Landmark Conference. Ours is a winning tradition, both on and off the field — with three national championships, 156 conference titles, 61 All-Americans, 32 Academic All-Americans and 16 recipients of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Academics are the primary focus for Division III student-athletes. Participants are integrated on campus and treated like all other members of the student body, keeping them focused on being a student first.

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ATHLETICS—LET’S GO ROYALS!

PRIDE MEN’S ATHLETICS

WOMEN’S ATHLETICS

- Baseball

- Basketball

- Basketball

- Cross Country

- Cross Country

- Field Hockey

- Golf

- Golf - Lacrosse

- Lacrosse

- Soccer

- Soccer - Swimming & Diving

DID YOU KNOW

- Softball - Swimming & Diving

- Tennis

- Tennis

- Wrestling

- Volleyball

Scranton was ranked as one of the “50 Fittest Colleges in America” by the Active Times and the 26th “healthiest” college in the U.S. by Greatist.com.

INTRAMURALS & FITNESS Scranton students are active—more than 2,000 are involved in recreational sports and intramurals. With 23 intramural sports, 15 club sports and our new, 14,000-square-foot fitness center, you’ll find plenty of ways to stay competitive and fit.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

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 Jump into Chapman Lake at our retreat center

Watch a concert at the Toyota Pavilion

Ride COLTS for free and get where you need to go

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ADVENTURE BEYOND THE CITY

THE SCRANTON LIFE For Yasirie Ramos, the city of Scranton has proven to be an ideal college setting. Yasirie has taken advantage of valuable internship opportunities, as well as the many entertainment and recreational options of downtown Scranton and the surrounding area.

On access to internships “With New York City and Philadelphia just a couple of hours away, I was able to get an internship in Manhattan with a multinational company that fit my major, international business. It was a great experience, and it has now turned into a full-time job after graduation!”

Make good friends and have a great time exploring the city

On favorite local hangouts “One of my favorite places in Scranton is Nay Aug Park, where you can run and bike the trails, and it even has a beautiful waterfall. The downtown coffee shops, Adezzo and Northern Light, are awesome. And my favorite eateries are: JJ McNally’s (Saturday morning Huevos Rancheros!), City Market Cafe (good food for on-the-go) and Osaka (Japanese hibachi, the place for birthdays!).”

On local traditions “There’s a lot going on in Scranton. Every fall, there’s the big Italian festival, La Festa, where we eat all day —for three days! In the spring, Made in Scranton features local artists, musicians and food. On First Fridays, galleries stay open late, and there’s music, culture — and food! It’s always something!”

> T he city of Scranton is located in DID YOU KNOW

the Pocono Northeast, a scenic area and a mecca for outdoor activities, from hiking, biking and fishing to skating, skiing and snow tubing.

Come to La Festa Italiana, a three-day Italian festival that takes place on Labor Day weekend

Yasirie Ramos Class: 2016 Major: International Business Hometown: Stratford, Connecticut

> 2 01 episodes of The Office were set in Scranton at a fictitious paper company, Dunder Mifflin.

Visit the amazing treehouse at Nay Aug Park

Ranked among the top 10

“BEST CITIES TO RAISE A FAMILY”

Enjoy a tasty cup of coffee at Adezzo

Photo by Jesse Faatz courtesy of Live Nation

by Forbes

Kayak and canoe at Lackawanna State Park

Ski and snowboard Montage Mountain, only four miles from campus

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

YOU CAN GET THERE

FROM HERE Today’s employers and graduate schools are looking for confident, well-rounded graduates who can think, communicate and problem-solve. The University of Scranton offers students myriad opportunities to learn and embrace these marketable skills. This is a full — and fulfilling — education that will prepare you in every way — for a successful career, for a meaningful life.

95%

38%

78%

Percentage of the Class of 2015 who were employed, continuing their education or engaged in service within one year of graduating.

Percentage of Scranton graduates who attend graduate or professional school.

Average acceptance rate since 1999 of Scranton applicants to medical, dental and other health profession schools ­— nearly twice the national average!

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CENTER FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT “Career Development”— it’s a very intentional name, as we help guide students toward fulfilling careers, starting day one. From assessments to résumé writing to job search techniques, our Center’s professionals help students build a stepby-step, four-year plan for success.


OUTCOMES

MIKE SOSKIL ’97 G’09 Global Teacher Prize finalist, Head Teacher at Wallenpaupack South Elementary School, Newfoundland, PA

KRISTEN PECKA ’12 Registered Nurse on the Transitional Open Heart Unit at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

RITA DILEO ’11 G’14 Campus Recruiting Specialist at Deloitte Services LP, Parsippany, NJ

CLARK A. VEET, MD ’10 Internal Medicine Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

READY FOR WORK - Allied Services - Archdiocese of Philadelphia - BAE Systems - Bank of America - Barclays - Bayer HealthCare - Bristol-Myers Squibb - Chatham School District - Chief Media - Children’s Crisis Treatment Center - Disney ABC Television Group - Ernst & Young - Federal Bureau of Investigation - Goldman Sachs - Hershey Medical Center - Horizon Media - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Immaculata High School - JPMorgan Chase - Lehigh Valley Health Network - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

ON TO GRADUATE SCHOOL

- Merrill Lynch - MetLife - Mt. Sinai Hospital - NBC - Nestlé Purina - Nigel Frank International - Northwell Health - Prudential - PwC - Ralph Lauren - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - Rockville Centre School District - Sanofi Pasteur - S&P Global Ratings - Teach for America - University Medical Center of Princeton - U.S. Army - Vanguard - Vogue - Walt Disney World - WestEd

- Boston College - Bucknell University - Cornell University - Fordham University - Michigan State University - MIT - New York University - Rutgers University - Syracuse University - Texas Tech University - The Ohio State University - Thomas Jefferson University - The University of Scranton - University of South Florida - Virginia Tech Law School - Boston College Law School - Boston University School of Law - Cornell Law School - Fordham University School of Law - Notre Dame Law School - Temple University Beasley School of Law

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- University of Pennsylvania Law School - Villanova University School of Law - William & Mary Law School Medical School - Georgetown University School of Medicine - Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University - The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Dental School - The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University - University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine - University of Maryland School of Dentistry Veterinary School - Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine - University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

APPLYING TO SCRANTON At Scranton, you are a person, not a number. It’s why we don’t 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. We also have an SAT/ACT Optional program for students who qualify. If the application and financial aid process seems daunting, then don’t worry: you’re not alone. We work with you from start to finish.

AC C EPT ED STUD E NT P R O F IL E (MIDDLE 50%)

GPA

3.3–3.8 88–97 (4.0 scale)

ACT

SAT

(100 scale)

1060–1230 1130–1300 Old SAT Math & Critical Reading

New SAT Concordance

23–28

Composite score

DAT ES TO R E M E M BE R October 1

*Begin Filing the FAFSA

November 15

Early Action Applications Due

December 15

Early Action Notification Begins

December 15

Regular Decision Application Review Begins **Financial Aid Notification Begins

January 16 March 1

Preferred Deadline for Freshman Applications

April 15

***Graduate Entry-Level Program Reply Date ****Confirmation Reply Date

May 1 SCRANTON.EDU/APPLY

You can apply online for free using the Common Application.

* Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. Our school code is 003384. / ** Please allow two weeks from FAFSA filing date. / ***Accelerated graduate programs, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy only. Reply date is specified in the acceptance letter. / ****All undergraduate level programs

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A P P LY A N D F I N A N C I A L A I D

AN AFFORDABLE EDUCATION The University of Scranton is an exceptional education in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. But this quality, private education is very affordable as well. With 95 percent of our first-year students receiving financial aid, you’ll find a University of Scranton education to be well within reach.

ACA DEM IC SC HO L ARSHIP S Scholarships are forms of assistance that do not have to be repaid. At The University of Scranton, scholarships can be awarded to a student in a variety of ways through a variety of sources. To learn more, visit us online at admissions.scranton.edu/scholarships.

FI NANC IAL AID 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.

Merit-Based Scholarships

When you are accepted, our Scholarship Committee will automatically review your academic record for merit scholarships. Awards for qualified first-year students range from $10,000 to $23,000.

Financial Aid Awards

The entering first-year class for 2016 received more than $30 million in financial aid and scholarships, $21.4 million of which was provided by the University. Of firstyear student aid applicants enrolled in the fall 2016 semester, 95% received scholarships and/or need-based grants. Nearly 60% of incoming first-year students received institutional grant aid.

Net Price Calculator

You can obtain an estimate of both your merit scholarship and need-based grant assistance by using the Net Price Calculator located on our website: admissions.scranton.edu/financialaid.

Family Tuition Reduction

We value our Scranton families. Families with two or more dependent children in attendance at the University during the same semester as full-time undergraduate students are eligible for a tuition discount. Each student receives a 10% discount on tuition. The discount also applies when at least one parent is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student. Students are required to make a formal application to the Bursar’s Office each academic year.

TUI T I ON, FEES AND AVE R AG E F INANC IAL AID PAC K AG E Along with offering generous financial aid packages, Scranton is committed to making education affordable, maintaining tuition increases at the lowest level since the 1970’s­— 2.75% in 2016.

$42,162

$14,264

$56,426

$30,000

Tuition & Fees

Room & Board

Total Direct Cost

Average Financial Aid Package

(2016–2017)

(not including parent and private loans)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

THE VALUE OF A SCRANTON EDUCATION Cost is a factor in any college decision. But a more important consideration should be value. A Scranton education in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition is an immersive experience —values-based, outcomes-focused and well-rounded—that delivers an excellent return on your college investment.

89%

Average first-year retention rate

>49,000 University of Scranton alumni worldwide

82%

Average six-year graduation rate

NAT I ONA L LY R EC O G NIZE D Year after year, Scranton is recognized among the top tier of universities in the nation for outstanding educational value. A Scranton education really pays off, but don’t just take our word for it.

GREAT SCHOOLS, GREAT PRICES U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

BEST VALUE FORBES AND MONEY MAGAZINE

BEST BUY IN COLLEGE EDUCATION

“NO. 22” FOR IMPACT ON EARNINGS

BARRON’S

THE ECONOMIST

S U PER IO R SAL AR IES An October 2015 report by The Economist ranks The University of Scranton No. 22 in the nation (top 2% of four-year colleges) for the impact a Scranton education has on the earnings of its graduates. A recent report by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program places Scranton among the top 100 schools in the nation for the economic value of its education.

$51,955

$88,700

Starting Salary for 2015 Graduates within Six Months of Graduation

Median Career Salary

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The University of Scranton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published each year to provide crime and fire statistics, and information on safety and security related services offered by the University in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics. The newest edition of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report has been posted on The University of Scranton Police Department web site at scranton.edu/about/university-police. Printed copies may also be obtained by visiting University Police located at 820 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA 18510. Notice of Non-Discrimination: The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination and sexual harassment and sexual misconduct policies may be directed to Jennifer LaPorta, executive director and Title IX coordinator, Office of Equity and Diversity, 570.941.6645.

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Come Visit ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S “FRIENDLIEST COLLEGES” According to The Huffington Post

This 45-minute presentation by an admissions counselor provides an overview of the University and the admissions process, with time for questions.

PERSONAL APPOINTMENT This half-hour session with an admissions counselor is non-evaluative and is perfect for students and parents who may have questions about the University.

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These information-filled events take place in October and November and include campus tours, presentations by admissions and financial aid and meetings with faculty from the 65 undergraduate majors.

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To know us, to understand all that Scranton has to offer, you’ll need to visit. Tour our campus. Experience our community. See for yourself how one of America’s premier colleges will open doors for you.

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Let us help plan your visit to The University of Scranton.

CAMPUS TOUR This one-hour tour of campus, led by a student tour guide, will allow you to see the campus center, a first-year residence hall and room, athletic facilities, classrooms, the library and more.

INTERVIEWS SCRANTON IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND Download our free app for a self-guided and virtual tour: scranton.edu/mobile

These are offered in January, February and March of a student’s senior year, and are only for students who have applied and received notification requesting an interview.

FACULTY MEETING Depending on the student’s academic interest, it may be possible to meet one-on-one with a faculty member, based on faculty availability and the student’s visit schedule.


“It’s a rarity that I am not smiling when I am here. I am so in love with this place.” Lauren Welkie ’17 #JesuitEducated

Office of Admissions, The Estate, Scranton, PA 18510-4699 1-888-SCRANTON • admissions.scranton.edu

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