A CATHOLIC AND JESUIT UNIVERSIT Y
T H E U N I V E RS I T Y O F S C R A N TO N
THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
AC A DE MIC PROGRAMS
Wide-open possibilities. A Scranton education is all about academic excellence. Our programs are taught in small classes, led by faculty who are experts in their fields. Students are challenged here, and they are supported. As a result, they excel at a very high level.
89% Average first-year retention rate
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By any measure, The University of Scranton is an exceptional academic experience, made possible by a campus and community dedicated in every way to our students' success.
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major grants, including Fulbrights, awarded since 1972
Average starting salary for 2016 graduates within six months of graduation
ACA D E M I C P R O G R A M S
66 MAJORS - Accounting
- Computer Science
- Forensic Chemistry
- Accounting Information Systems
- Counseling & Human Services
- Health Administration
- Mathematics (BS or BA)
- Forensic Accounting
- Criminal Justice
- Human Resources Studies
- Military Science
- General Accounting
- Economics (Business)
- Applied Mathematics
- Information Technology
- Economics (Social Science)
- International Business
- Occupational Therapy (MS)
- Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
- Early & Primary Teacher Education
- International Language/ Business - International Studies
- Journalism and Electronic Media
- Physical Therapy (DPT)
- Middle Level Teacher Education
- Secondary Education
- Languages & Cultures
- Business Administration
- Electrical Engineering - Electronic Commerce
- French & Francophone Cultural Studies
- Political Science
- Chemistry - Chemistry/Business
- Engineering Management
- German Cultural Studies
- Greek Studies
- Hispanic Studies
- Strategic Communication
- Community Health Education
- Environmental Science
- Computer Engineering
- Exercise Science
- Latin Studies
- Theology/Religious Studies
- Computer Information Systems
- Latin American Studies
- Womenâ€™s Studies
ACCELERATED GRADUATE PROGRAMS
- Operations Management
PROGRAMS OF EXCELLENCE
- Accountancy (5-year)
- Physician Assistant
- Honors Program
- BS/MBA in Accounting
- BS/MBA in Finance
- Veterinary Medicine
- Business Leadership Honors Program
- BS/MBA in Marketing
- 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
- Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program
THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
O U T CO MES & RES ULTS
We open doors. Every aspect of a Scranton education exists to help our students succeed. Our students gain acceptance to prestigious medical and law schools, and embark on their careers with some of the nation's top employers. Health professions schools such as:
Acceptance rate into health professions schools
92% Acceptance rate into law school over three years
of students pursue graduate studies after graduation
- Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
- The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University
- Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
- Georgetown University School of Medicine
- University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
- University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
- Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
- University of Maryland School of Dentistry
- The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Law schools such as: - Boston College Law School
- Notre Dame Law School
- Boston University School of Law - Cornell Law School
- Temple University Beasley School of Law
- Fordham University School of Law
- University of Pennsylvania Law School
- Villanova University School of Law* - William & Mary Law School
* Villanova School of Law Affiliation: Scranton pre-law students may apply for 3â€“3 program with minimum $25,000 scholarships or automatic admission with minimum $5,000 scholarships.
Graduate schools such as: - Boston College
- The Ohio State University
- Bucknell University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Cornell University
- New York University
- Thomas Jefferson University
- Fordham University
- Rutgers University
- University of South Florida
- Michigan State University
- Syracuse University
- Virginia Tech
- Texas Tech University admissions.scranton.edu/outcomes 2
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RECENT STUDENT EMPLOYERS
Kania School of Management
Panuska College of Professional Studies - Allied Services
- Bank of America - Barclays - EY - Goldman Sachs - Horizon Media - JP Morgan Chase - Merrill Lynch - MetLife - Prudential - PwC - Ralph Lauren - Vanguard - Vogue - Walt Disney World
of the class of 2016 were employed, continuing their education or engaged in service within a year of graduating.
- Archdiocese of Philadelphia - Chatham School District - Hershey Medical Center - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Immaculata High School - Lehigh Valley Health Network - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Mt. Sinai Hospital - Nestlé Purina - Rockville Centre School District - Teach for America - University Medical Center of Princeton
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.
RECENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - 21st Century Fox
- Fairchild Semiconductor
- Atlantic Records
- Geisinger Community Medical Center
- AXA Insurance
- Goldman Sachs
- Philadelphia 76ers
- CBS Radio
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Lehigh Valley Health Network
- Ralph Lauren Corporation
- Cumulus Media
- Madison Square Garden
- The Ohio State University Medical Center
- Danbury Hospital
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Morgan Stanley
- United States House of Representatives
- Estée Lauder
- New York City Department of Investigation
O UTC O MES & R ESULTS
College of Arts and Sciences - BAE Systems - Bayer HealthCare - Bristol-Myers Squibb - Chief Media - Children’s Crisis Treatment Center - Disney ABC Television Group - ESPN - Federal Bureau of Investigation - NBC - Northwell Health - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - Sanofi Pasteur - S&P Global Ratings - U.S. Army - WestEd
THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
C A MPUS LIF E
Prepare to engage. 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.
900+ CAMPUS MINISTRIES offers numerous opportunities to explore the deeper questions of life, no matter your faith tradition.
EVENTS Student organizations plan more than 900 events each year, creating a full campus calendar each and every week.
LIVE IT UP 98% OF HOUSING IS NEW OR RENOVATED Housing is also guaranteed for four consecutive years, and 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 donâ€™t have to!).
Each year, more than
students participate in instrumental and choral performing ensemble opportunities.
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is an annual festival that features live music, battle of the bands, games, food and fundraisers!
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University of Scranton students volunteer 170,000 hours of service per yearâ€” locally, nationally and globally.
W E L CO
CHAPMAN L AKE
are held several times a year at our beautiful Retreat Center, which is located 12 miles from campus.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS - Advertising Club
- Commuter Students Association
- Math Club
- AFYA: The Global Health Club - Association for Psychological Sciences Student Caucus - Asia Club - Association for Early Childhood International - Association for Computer Machinery - Autism Speaks - Beading Hope - Bible Club - Biology Club - Business Club - Catholic Relief Services - Chemistry Club - Chess Club - Circle K International - College Democrats - College Republicans - Colleges Against Cancer
- 99.5 WUSR-FM - Art Club - Bands, Choirs & String Ensembles - History Journal (Retrospect) - Literary Magazine (Esprit) - Liva Arts Company - Men and Women for Octaves (a capella group) - Photography Club - Royal Television Network - Social Dance Club - Student Newspaper (The Aquinas) - University Players - Yearbook (The Windhover)
- Move for Those Who Can’t (ALS)
- Scranton Neuroscience Society
- Operations & Information Management Club
- Se Habla Español
- The Philosophy Society - Physical Therapy Club - Portfolio of Responsible Investments under Student Management (PRISM) - Polish Cultural Society - Praise & Worship - Pre-Law Society - Pre-Physician Assistant Club
- Society for Human Resource Management - Society of Physics Students - Students in Free Enterprise - Student Education Club of The University of Scranton - Student Government
- Pre-Veterinary Club
- Student Nurses Association
- Psychology Club - Random Acts of Kindness
- Student Occupational Therapy Association
- Ranger Challenge Club
- Students for Life
- Royal Astronomy Club
- Sustainability Club
- Royal EMS Club
- United Cultures Club
- Royal Historical Society - Royal Signers
- University of Scranton Programming Board
- Scranton Alliance for Equality (SAFE)
- Scranton Aquatic Systems Specialists
- Young Americans for Liberty
DIVISION III ATHLETIC TEAMS
- Baseball (Men’s) - Basketball (Men’s & Women’s) - Cross Country (Men’s & Women’s) - Field Hockey (Women’s) - Golf (Men’s & Women’s) - Lacrosse (Men’s & Women’s) - Soccer (Men’s & Women’s) - Softball (Women’s) - Swimming/Diving (Men’s & Women’s) - Tennis (Men’s & Women’s) - Track & Field (Men’s & Women’s) - Volleyball (Women’s) - Wrestling (Men’s) 5
- Society of Accounting Students
- Archery - Cheerleading - Crew - Dance - Equestrian - Fencing - Ice Hockey - Men’s Volleyball - Mountain Sports - Rugby - Running - Ultimate Frisbee® - Urban Beats Crew
- Community Health Education Club
- Compassion for Animals - Council for Exceptional Children - Counseling and Human Services Association - Criminal Justice Club - Debate Society - Exercise Science Club - Finance Club - Gaming Club - Habitat for Humanity - Hack Scranton - Health Professions Organization - Healthcare Administration Society - Healthy Minds Club - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Irish Cultural Society - International Business Club - The International Club - Italian Society - Marketing Society of The University of Scranton
THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
A D M I S S I O NS & F INANC IAL AID
We're here to help. At Scranton, you are a person, not a number. That’s why we don’t make our admissions decisions solely based on numbers. We consider many factors including coursework, letters of recommendation, leadership, community service, extracurricular activities and life experiences. We realize that one of the most important factors in your decision is how many credits will transfer to Scranton. Transfer credit is reviewed on an individualized basis for courses in which a C or better has been earned. Students transferring are required to complete a minimum of 63 credits at Scranton to earn a bachelor’s degree. Our transfer process is very simple, so let our professionals help guide you through each step.
A PPLI CAT IO N R EQ UIR E M E NTS • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, whether or not credit was earned, and a list of courses in progress • Letter of recommendation • Personal statement • Dean of Students Certification & Recommendation Form from all post-secondary institutions attended after high school. • If fewer than 30 college credits completed, please also send: – Official results of the SAT/ACT – Official high school transcript
DAT ES TO R E M E M BE R Preferred Application Filing Dates
December 15 (for spring semester entry) August 1 (for fall semester entry) 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
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.
Financial Aid Awards Students who wish to apply for need-based financial aid should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa. gov by April 15 for the following fall semester. Spring term entries need to update their FAFSA to include The University of Scranton (code 003384) on the college section.
Loyola and Arrupe Scholarships are available to qualifying transfer students and range from $12,000 to $19,000 annually. All accepted students are automatically evaluated for scholarships based on the complete Admissions application. Scholarship recipients will be notified in their acceptance letters.
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 2017.
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NAT I ONAL 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
ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID
RICH AND VIBRANT
co m m u n i t y This is a close community, where students just enjoy being together.
ac a d e m i c s This is a rigorous, practical education, made more meaningful by our Catholic and Jesuit identity.
Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall
fac i l i t i e s
The Loyola Science Center
The University of Scranton has recently invested more than $245 million in outstanding facilities.
The Patrick and Margaret DeNaples Center
Pilarz and Montrone Residence Halls
PREPARE TO ENGAGE
student life This is an active campus where you’ll have a full — and fulfilling — college experience.
LETâ€™S GO ROYALS!
at h l e t i c s The Royals field 23 intercollegiate teams at the NCAA Division III level.
Our new $14 million Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus will be home for the Universityâ€™s soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and softball Division III NCAA teams this fall.
COZY AND DELICIOUS
r e s i d e nc e l i f e Our housing options and dining services are ranked among the best in the nation.
Watch a concert at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Photo by Jesse Faatz courtesy of Live Nation
Ski and snowboard at Montage Mountain
Enjoy a tasty cup of coffee at Adezzo
scranton region As the sixth-largest city in Pennsylvania, Scranton is a vibrant college town with a lot to offer.
Shop the nearby outlets and malls
Go for a walk at Nay Aug Park
Come to La Festa Italiana, a three-day Italian festival that takes place on Labor Day weekend
Come Visit ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S “FRIENDLIEST COLLEGES” According to The Huffington Post
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. ME NY VT
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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
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 66 undergraduate majors.
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.
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.
GROUP INFORMATION SESSION
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.
CAMPUS TOUR This 45-minute presentation by an admissions counselor provides an overview of the University and the admissions process, with time for questions.
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.
“FRIENDLIEST COLLEGES IN THE COUNTRY” The University of Scranton ranked in the top 8.
for 23 years U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges"
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TOP 10 IN THE NORTH
In The Huffington Post’s list of
“BEST CAMPUS FOOD” The University of Scranton ranked #15 nationally.
In the Princeton Review’s list of
– Forbes magazine (9 consecutive years)
–Princeton Review (16 consecutive years)
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In the Princeton Review’s list of
“BEST SCIENCE LABS” The University of Scranton ranked #9 nationally.
#17 “BEST COLLEGE DORMS” – Princeton Review
U.S. News & World Report ranked three of our business programs among
THE NATION’S BEST Entrepreneurship....... # 13 Finance....................... # 16 Accounting................. #20
scranton.edu/openingdoors Office of Admissions, The Estate, Scranton, PA 18510-4699 • 1.888.SCRANTON • admissions.scranton.edu • firstname.lastname@example.org