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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.


Cover photo taken by Christine Cicoria ’18 at 2018 graduation.

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nspired by our Catholic and Jesuit mission, this is a rigorous, in-depth education designed for personal and professional success.

Regardless of the path you choose, there are fundamental skills and attributes that leading employers, graduate and professional schools want—and that The University of  Scranton provides. Here, you’ll acquire relevant knowledge and professional skills, enhanced by a sense of purpose and meaning— the keys to success that will open doors for a lifetime.

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We offer our students a practical, purposeful education that supports their career aspirations and helps them recognize their unique gifts.

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of the Class of 2019 were employed, continuing their education or engaged in service within six months of graduating.

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Pope Francis is the first Jesuit to lead the Roman Catholic Church.

1 of 27 Founded in 1888, Scranton is one of 27 Jesuit universities in the U.S. with a combined network of more than 2.5 million alumni.

PURPOSE

Discover Your Purpose. Unlock Your Passion. An education should inform, but it should also enlighten. By first seeking your pur-

A DEEPER, MORE MEANINGFUL EDUCATION

pose—asking yourself, who am I and how

At The University of Scranton, we will

can I make a difference?—you’ll align your

help you to discover meaning and

goals with your deepest values and develop

direction, shaping not only your career,

a passion and energy with which to pursue

but very importantly, the person you will

them. Finding your purpose—becoming

become. Here, in a uniquely encouraging

the person you truly are, doing what you

community, you’ll explore and discover

were meant to do—it makes for a successful

your purpose and potential. You’ll unearth

career. It makes for a fulfilled life.

a clear vision for your life. Emboldened by a strong purpose, inspired to make a difference, you’ll set out into the world as your best self. ASPIRE TO YOUR BEST

Our Catholic and Jesuit tradition makes possible a deeper, more transformative college experience. It is an education based on respect for the individual. It is a pursuit of excellence grounded in gratitude. It is a learning experience of rigor and values— an education of the mind, but also of the heart. A Scranton education is an exciting journey of discovery, as you learn who you are, why you are here and how you can use your unique gifts to make a difference in the world.

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Scranton ranks as the No. 15 Best Catholic College in the nation and No. 2 in Pennsylvania. Source: Best Catholic Colleges

IN THEIR WORDS

SHARED VALUES

From the very first semester, we talked about how we could become the best people that we could be. The Jesuit values and ideals prepare you to enter the world to make a difference and effect change.

Nathan Koziol ’20 Accelerated B.S./ MBA–Operations Management The University of Scranton

My liberal arts classes enabled me to reflect on what I was interested in, what I truly enjoyed and what I wanted to do. We talked about making a meaningful life and being proud of what you’re producing in your career and your life.

” Laura Romanovich ’18 B.S. Biology, B.A. Philosophy The University of Scranton M.S. Marine Sciences University of New England

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

Cura Personalis A hallmark of our Jesuit education is our core value of cura personalis— a respect for the uniqueness of each individual.

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ETHICS

More than Success : Ethical Success Ethics are about making the right choices.

DEVELOPING PRINCIPLED LEADERS

They are the hallmark of character—

A strong, moral character is integral to a

essential for success in one’s career and

Scranton education. Whatever your area

life. Today’s employers want college

of study, a Jesuit education will challenge

graduates who have the courage to act in

you—intellectually, spiritually and

honest, trustworthy and responsible ways,

morally—to help you to grow into a capable,

which includes making difficult choices

honorable leader. Integrity, humility,

and judgments. Integrity is a fundamental

tolerance and empathy—these are central

imperative—both in the education of

to our Catholic-Jesuit tradition and to the

today’s graduates and during the course

personal and professional preparation

and conduct of their professional career.

of every Scranton student.


IN THEIR WORDS

THE BEST YOU

The philosophy and theology courses within our core curriculum give you the tools to be an ethical person through the process of understanding and articulating who you are and why you believe what you believe.

” David Dzurec, Ph.D. Chair, Department of History Professor of History

Agents of Change Our Jesuit tradition teaches students to be active agents of change through responsible action on moral and ethical issues.

A Scranton education emphasizes that you should be the best person you can be. The principles instilled there have helped me to make confident, ethical decisions in my career.

” Amanda Sonzogni ’15 B.S. Marketing & Entrepreneurship Implementation Manager Corporate Jet Support Moonachie, NJ

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KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge is Power. We are the Source. The Princeton Review has included Scranton among its “Best Colleges” for the past 19 years.

$260M+ The University has recently invested more than $260 million in new construction and campus renovations.

In an information-driven world,

needed for professional success. Our

knowledge is key. Employers are looking

programs are taught in small classes, led

for graduates who bring a wider set of

by faculty who are experts in their fields.

skills and higher levels of learning than

Experiential opportunities enable students

ever before. The most valued employees

to apply their learning in real-world

bring both broad and industry-specific

environments. Taught with excellence and

expertise, and even more, the desire and

meaning in the Jesuit tradition, this is an

ability to continue learning, to keep pace

education that will provide the insights,

in today’s ever-evolving workplace. The

skills and experience to make your mark in

greater your proficiency, the greater your

your career, and a difference in the world.

opportunities will be. In an information age, knowledge is relevant, it is valuable—

(FUL)BRIGHT STUDENTS

it is power.

For 11 years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has listed The University of

A STUDY IN EXCELLENCE

Scranton among the “top producers” of

At The University of Scranton, our

Fulbright awards. Since 1972, 158 of our

rigorous, in-depth education provides the

graduates have earned a Fulbright or other

field-specific knowledge and competencies

international fellowship.

The 2019 mock trial team competed in the opening round of the American Mock Trial Association’s national tournament.

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Scranton ranked

master’s universities in the North for 27 consecutive years.

MENTORING SUCCESS

IN THEIR WORDS

among the Top 10

Source: U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges”

Connections between faculty and students are a hallmark of a Scranton education. These close relationships are formed both inside and outside the classroom and help shape a more personalized, more engaged, more transformative education.

The individual attention that we are able to give to each student really pays off. With our smaller class sizes, we can home in on each student’s individualized needs and capabilities and help guide them to their full potential.

” Kimberly Subasic B.S.N., Ph.D. Chair, Department of Nursing Associate Professor of Nursing

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With a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Scranton faculty are able to invest more personally and more fully in your success.

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88%

of full-time instructional faculty members hold doctoral or other terminal degrees.

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More than 60 faculty members are also University alumni.

globe Faculty members hold degrees from 289 universities in 25 countries on five continents.

A Faculty Invested In You As a result of smaller class sizes, Scranton

you see opportunities and obstacles from

faculty are able to invest more personally

a different—and real-world—perspective.

and more fully in your success. Working

Scranton faculty will work closely with

closely together, faculty get to know you not

you to provide valuable guidance and

just as a learner, but as a whole individual.

support for your path ahead. Bringing years

They are able to take the time, in the class-

of relevant experience, their hindsight

room and through mentoring, to help you

becomes your foresight.

find your way and develop your unique interests and abilities. They’re able to explore

COMMITTED IN EVERY WAY

the deeper questions of meaning, value and

Our faculty’s involvement with students

purpose with you. These close interactions

extends far beyond the classroom. Faculty

make possible genuine relationships. They

attend student plays, games and concerts.

make possible great success.

They lead study and service trips. They serve as club and team advisors. They help

EXPERIENCED, CARING MENTORS

carry boxes for students on Move-In Day!

Mentors can have a tremendous impact

Scranton faculty invest in the lives of their

on your education and your career.

students. And, if you come here, they will

Knowledgeable and highly experienced,

invest in you.

they can offer meaningful insights to help

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KEYS TO SUCCESS #3: KNOWLEDGE

Learn by Doing briefcase The classes of 2018 and 2019 completed internships at 979Â organizations in 38 states.

Scranton students find abundant

HIGH-LEVEL RESEARCH

opportunities to apply their classroom

Working alongside accomplished profes-

learning in the real world. We encourage

sors, students can broaden and deepen

all students to gain experience and make

their educational experience with hands-

connections through internships. Many

on research. Our highly regarded Faculty/

of our students participate in high-level

Student Research Program and Summer

research. Our students are engaged in

Research Fellowships offer powerful

fieldwork, clinical opportunities and student

learning experiences in which students can

teaching. And they regularly collaborate

conduct research, develop research skills

on professional projects within the local

and apply knowledge gained in coursework.

community and beyond. COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING REAL-WORLD INTERNSHIPS

In keeping with our Jesuit and Catholic

Internships enable students to integrate

mission, Community-Based Learning is an

knowledge and theory from the classroom

academic experience that integrates service

with practical application in a professional

into courses and academic programs.

work setting. Students gain an in-depth

Students work with individuals, groups or

understanding and valuable experience

organizations within the community, using

within their field, while developing a strong

theory and lessons learned in the classroom network of professional contacts. Our Center to solve real-life problems. for Career Development helps guide you through each step of the internship process.

Everywhere, Opportunity Thanks to our close proximity to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and our global network of more than 51,000 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. The classes of 2018 and 2019 completed internships at 979 organizations in 38 states, plus D.C., Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Ghana, India, Italy and Panama.

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Practical Experience Some of the companies where Scranton students have participated in internships:

• Aetna • American Lung Association • Bank of America Merrill Lynch • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia • Children’s Specialized Hospital • C-SPAN • Deloitte • EY • Facebook • Google • Havas Media • House of Representatives • Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth • KPMG • Live Nation • Lockheed Martin • Massachusetts Institute of Technology • Medstar Georgetown University Hospital • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center • National Institutes of Health • New Jersey State Police Office of Forensic Sciences • New York State Supreme Court • Pfizer • PwC • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission • Speedway Motorsports • United States District Court • Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins

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KEYS TO SUCCESS #3: KNOWLEDGE

Choose Your Passion Whatever your interest, whatever your passion, you can pursue it at The University of Scranton. Here, students can choose from 67 majors and 48 minors, as many of our majors may also be taken as minors.

67 Majors

48 Minors

MAJORS

Economics (Social Science)

Accounting

Education

Advertising/Public Relations

• Early & Primary Teacher Education

Applied Computing

•M  iddle Level Teacher Education

Biochemistry

• Secondary Education

Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology

Electrical Engineering

Biology

Engineering Management

Biophysics

English

Business Administration

Entrepreneurship

Business Analytics

Environmental Science

Business Communication

Finance

Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry

Chemistry/Business

Health Administration

Communication

Health Promotion

Computer Engineering

History

Computer Science

Human Resources Studies

Counseling & Human Services

Information Technology

Criminal Justice

International Business

Cybercrime & Homeland Security

International Language/Business

Economics (Business)

International Studies

“BEST COLLEGES” LIST FOR 19 YEARS

NO. 6 REGIONAL UNIVERSITY IN THE NORTH

AVERAGE GPA 3.55

“The faculty bring so much experience and passion to the classroom. It’s just amazing how much they know.” -Jalen Holmes ’21, History

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“The courses challenge you to think outside the box and really push you beyond your boundaries.” -Eryn Boken ’22, Kinesiology Journalism & Electronic Media

Neuroscience

Kinesiology

Nursing

Languages & Cultures

Occupational Therapy

• French & Francophone Cultural Studies

Operations Management

• German Cultural Studies

Philosophy

• Greek Studies

Physical Therapy (DPT)

• Hispanic Studies

Physics

• Italian

Physiology

• Latin Studies

Political Science

Latin American Studies

Pre-Engineering

Management

Psychology

Marketing

Social Media Strategies

Mathematical Sciences

Sociology

Mathematics

Theatre

Mechanical Engineering

Theology/Religious Studies

Military Science

Women’s & Gender Studies

ACCELERATED GRADUATE PROGRAMS

PRE-PROFESSIONAL

Master of 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)*

Dentistry Law Medicine Optometry Pharmacy Physician Assistant Podiatry Veterinary Medicine

Honors Programs BUSINESS HONORS PROGRAM In this selective program, highly motivated students will undergo four years of honors studies across business disciplines, as well as pursue personal development through extracurricular activities in the areas of service and career building. BUSINESS LEADERSHIP HONORS PROGRAM 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. HONORS PROGRAM The Honors Program challenges outstanding students with a rigorous education that stresses independent work and intense engagement with faculty and other Honors students both in and out of the classroom. MAGIS HONORS PROGRAM IN STEM The Magis Honors Program in STEM provides students with a more intense, interdisciplinary experience of research in STEM fields—including seminar courses, individual research projects and culminating in a senior thesis project. SPECIAL JESUIT LIBERAL ARTS HONORS PROGRAM 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.

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*For Early and Primary Teacher Education and Secondary Education/English undergraduate majors only.

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80% of employers think that every student should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts.

ADAPTABILITY

The One Constant: Change The world is constantly changing and evolving. Employers need well-rounded

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employees who can learn and grow

A liberal arts education will not only

as changes come. At The University

prepare you for a changing future, but

of Scranton, our Catholic and Jesuit

it will also help send you off in the right

commitment to a liberal arts education

direction. Characterized by its breadth

will help you develop much-needed

and depth, it exposes you to a wide array

flexibility and adaptability, as you

of disciplines—from the natural sciences

acquire essential critical thinking,

and social sciences to the humanities and

problem solving and communication

communication. With the opportunity to

skills. As change comes—and it will—

sample a variety of subjects, you’ll discover

you’ll have the ability, confidence and

unknown interests and strengths. You’ll

willingness to grow and change with it.

chart a clear direction for your college study, and you’ll pursue it with a passion.

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As change comes—and it

confidence and willingness to grow and change with it.

COME WHAT MAY

IN THEIR WORDS

will—you’ll have the ability,

A Scranton liberal arts education gives you a broad range of knowledge and experiences. You’ll learn to think and engage more deeply and see a bigger picture as you develop the core skills and flexibility you’ll need to adapt to a changing job market.

Critical thinking and communication skills are key to being able to adapt to new situations. The knowledge and experience I’ve gained through the liberal arts at Scranton have prepared me well for whatever change may await me in my career.

” Eryn Boken ’22 Kinesiology South Pasadena, CA

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LEADERSHIP

Work Well with Others Leadership and teamwork are key skills

STEP OUT, TAKE PART AND LEAD

in today’s world. Because most jobs require

Scranton students find many opportunities

some sort of collaboration, employers

to develop leadership skills, taking advan-

want employees who can relate well with

tage of literally hundreds of leadership

others and work effectively within groups.

opportunities on campus. Students help

Employers want leaders who can think

plan and guide campus activities and

beyond themselves and their own desires,

events. They participate in leadership

who have the ability to motivate and inspire

• Programming Board

programs and workshops. They engage in

and who can leverage the strengths and

extensive co-curricular activities in each

• Scranton Emerging Leaders

talents of others to achieve a common,

of our three colleges.

productive goal.

• Leadership Capstone • National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference • O rientation

• Student Government

Through experiences geared toward

personal and professional development, our students grow into capable, confident, lifelong leaders.

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IN THEIR WORDS

STEP OUT

A well-rounded Scranton education encourages active participation, helping students to find their passion. The possibilities for getting involved and leading are many—and they are immediately available, even for first-year students.

On Scranton’s campus, there are so many ways to get involved and to foster and develop leadership skills. As a leader, you learn how to collaborate, communicate and guide a team to produce the best final result.

” Jithin George ’21 Neuroscience Newtown, PA

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KEYS TO SUCCESS #5: LEADERSHIP

80+ Clubs With more than 80 student clubs and organizations and hundreds of student events each year, many opportunities for leadership await you!

Lead Well with Others SCRANTON EMERGING LEADERS

as a resource for all students at the University

The Scranton Emerging Leaders program

to make sure their voices are heard and to

is a semester-long program for students

work for meaningful change that benefits the

who want to develop and enhance their

University community.

leadership skills. Eight weekly sessions cover topics ranging from strengths assessment

LEADERSHIP CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE

to communication and interpersonal to a

Designed for experienced student leaders,

personalized leadership action plan.

this yearlong program allows students to “make meaning” of their previous leadership

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

experiences through learning reflection and

An organization led by students, for

advanced skill practice in a small cohort set-

students, the Student Government is the

ting. A final leadership presentation serves as

main avenue of governance for Scranton

a capstone project to complete the program.

students. The Student Government serves

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Serve Well with Others MEN AND WOMEN FOR OTHERS

DOMESTIC OUTREACH EXPERIENCES

The University of Scranton is committed

Scranton students, accompanied by

to advancing the Jesuit mission of “forming

University chaperones, use their breaks

men and women for others.” Service

to serve in a variety of settings in places

experiences enable our students to put their

such as:

learning and values into practice as they work and collaborate with others, develop Each year, Scranton students serve 170,000 hours domestically and internationally, working with 120 non-profit organizations.

interpersonal and leadership skills and build lives of meaning and selfless service.

• Appalachian Region, KY • Baton Rouge, LA • Los Angeles, CA • Philadelphia, PA

HELPING CLOSE TO HOME

• Puerto Rico

Our Center for Service and Social Justice

• St. Michaels, AZ

offers numerous opportunities for students

• Washington, D.C.

to help those in need on local and national

• White Violet Center, IN

levels. Some of the organizations we partner 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

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE EXPERIENCES

Our International Service Program provides opportunities for students to learn from and serve the people of developing countries including: • Belize • Dominican Republic • El Salvador • Guatemala • Jamaica • Mexico

• United Neighborhood Centers

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home-heart Our Office Of Equity & Diversity is committed to building a welcoming, diverse and inclusive community and to equip our students to serve in an increasingly diverse world.

DIVERSE PERSPECTIVE

A Larger View of the World In an increasingly interconnected world,

RESPECTING OUR DIFFERENCES

you’ll need a broad understanding of the

At The University of Scranton, diversity

people and cultures around you. Having

is a critical and integral part of our

a diverse perspective means respecting

mission. Respect for the uniqueness

one another’s differences and being open,

of each individual lies at the very core

inclusive and sensitive to all. Those who

of who we are. Living and studying

can work effectively in a global workforce

on a multicultural campus, venturing

will be in higher demand as organizations

abroad to experience a larger world,

continue to expand across cultures and

you’ll acquire a deeper appreciation of

the world.

diversity. You’ll be challenged by different viewpoints. You’ll become more aware and experienced—ready to thrive in a 21st-century global world.

A Community for All Making our campus a safe and inclusive space is paramount to our Jesuit mission and tradition. As part of this commitment, we offer a number of resources and support services, councils and committees, and connection opportunities specifically focused on diversity and inclusion. These opportunities for awareness, education and dialogue on issues related to diversity expand our understandings of identities, cultures, privilege, oppression, equity and justice. We’re gaining a deeper view of the world, and of ourselves.

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campus, venturing abroad to experience a larger world, you’ll acquire a deeper

MUTUAL RESPECT

IN THEIR WORDS

Living and studying on a multicultural

appreciation of diversity. The Jesuit tradition instills an appreciation for diversity and inclusiveness on our campus. We understand that while there are differences between people, there’s also a oneness in being human, making all deserving of respect and love.

Scranton is one of the friendliest and most inclusive campuses anywhere. Here, everyone is really open to who you are and what you are doing. It’s never, ‘you need to be this or conform to that.’ Rather, you’re celebrated and respected as the special person you are.

” Jordan King ’17 B.S. Nursing Registered Nurse Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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KEYS TO SUCCESS #6: DIVERSE PERSPECTIVE

A Global Education Our students have studied in 53 countries and on every continent except Antarctica.

We live in a global world, and to succeed,

life-changing experience.” Studying abroad

students need a global vision. With a full

provides the opportunity for students to de-

offering of study abroad, travel courses

velop skills, knowledge and experience that

and service experiences, The University of

they simply cannot gain while at Scranton.

Scranton enables students to engage with

different peoples and cultures, making

major have studied abroad. Whether you

our graduates more confident, more well-

choose to explore the world for a semester,

rounded—and, in the end, more marketable.

an academic year, a January or Summer

Students from nearly every academic

Session, or during a faculty-led travel WELCOME TO THE WORLD

course, going abroad is an experience that

One of the most common remarks stu-

will broaden your perspective, enhance

dents make upon their return to campus

your sense of self—and, in more ways than

after studying abroad is that “it was a

you can imagine, change your life.

The Lessons of Going Abroad

Studying and serving abroad not only helps you develop personally in many ways, it also makes you highly attractive to future employers. Here are eight reasons employers value graduates who have studied or served abroad. 1. You learn firsthand about the world  around you. 2. You develop a cultural sensitivity and  awareness. 3. You learn problem-solving skills. 4. You become more self-sufficient. 5. You prove yourself to be adaptable. 6. You open yourself to new and different perspectives. 7. You gain an appreciation for  diversity. 8. You show initiative and a confidence in taking risks.

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Uganda

England

Morocco

Slovakia

Ireland

Honduras

Slovakia

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calendar-alt Our students plan more than 900 events each year, creating a full campus calendar each and every week.

A HEALTHY, BALANCED LIFE

Health and Balance: The Way to Success Studies show a strong link between a

to rugby, to Habitat for Humanity.

healthy, balanced lifestyle and career

Scranton students volunteer more than

achievement. Active people have more

170,000 hours of service per year—locally,

energy, are more focused and are more

nationally and globally. And Campus

enthusiastic about their work. A balanced

Ministries offers numerous opportunities

life improves work habits, lowers stress

to explore the deeper questions of life,

and increases productivity. Attention to

no matter your faith tradition.

wellness gives you a more positive outlook,

98%

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

which helps you to positively influence

FIND YOUR ARTIST WITHIN

others. A healthy, balanced life—it’s the

Our students are surrounded by the arts

way to a better education, a better career,

and a commitment to culture. Each year,

a better you.

more than 150 students, from virtually every academic major, participate in stage

PREPARE TO ENGAGE

productions presented by The University of

Our active campus culture inspires

Scranton Players. More than 300 students

engagement both inside and outside the

participate in instrumental and choral

classroom—creating for every student

performing ensemble opportunities. Our

a full, active college experience. Our

Hope Horn Gallery displays exhibitions

students plan more than 900 events each

throughout the academic year, including

year, creating a full campus calendar each

works created by Scranton student-artists.

and every week. Students can choose

Whether you’re a writer, musician, singer,

from more than 80 active clubs and

actor, dancer, journalist or broadcaster,

organizations—from Urban Beats Crew,

you’ll find ways to express yourself.

At Home at Scranton You’re going to live comfortably here. Ninety-eight 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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A COMMITMENT TO WELLNESS

In keeping with the Jesuit philosophy of care for the individual, our Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW) strives to build a healthier

NO. 7 FOR BEST CAMPUS FOOD

BEST COLLEGE DORMS IN AMERICA

campus community through the promotion of wellness in mind, body and spirit. From physical wellness programs such as yoga, mindfulness meditation and fitness classes to emotional wellness initiatives that address stress, work-life balance and

In the Princeton Review’s list of “Best Campus Food,” The University of Scranton ranked No. 7 nationally.

Niche ranks The University of Scranton among the “Best College Dorms in America.”

self-care, you’ll find a wide range of health and wellness resources and programs to help you gain knowledge, practice skills and form habits that lead to a healthy and balanced lifestyle. 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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KEYS TO SUCCESS #7: A HEALTHY, BALANCED LIFE

Royal Pride The University fields 23 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

apple-alt Scranton was ranked as one of the “50 Fittest Colleges in America” by The Active Times and one of the top 26 “healthiest” colleges in the U.S. by Greatist.com.

national championships, 171 team and individual conference championships, 73 All-Americans, 40 Academic All-Americans and 17 recipients of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Academics are the primary focus for Division III studentathletes. Participants are integrated on campus and treated like all other members of the student body, keeping them focused on being a student first. MEN’S ATHLETICS

WOMEN’S ATHLETICS

• Baseball

• Basketball

• Basketball

• Cross Country

• Cross Country

• Field Hockey

• Golf

• Golf

• Lacrosse

• Lacrosse

• Soccer

• Soccer

• Swimming & Diving

• Softball

• Tennis

• Swimming & Diving

• Track & Field

• Tennis

• Wrestling

• Track & Field • Volleyball

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Intramurals, Club Sports & Fitness Scranton students are active—more than 1,600 are involved in recreational sports and intramurals. With 17 intramural sports, 12 club sports and our 14,000-square-foot fitness center, you’ll find plenty of ways to stay competitive and fit.

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IN THEIR WORDS

Our new $14 million Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus is home to the University’s soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and softball Division III NCAA teams.

STAY ACTIVE

Scranton provides a lot of fun, healthy ways to take a break from studying. Activities and programs are prevalent on campus, and nearly all are student run. You can always find something to do, and if you can’t find it, the University will help you create it.

” Bailey McLaughlin ’21 Occupational Therapy Allentown, NJ

Every team here is so passionate about their sport, and ours is a winning culture. While we’re Division III, athletics at Scranton are at a very high level— we can compete with a lot of highertier teams.

Jalen Holmes ’21 History Bridgewater, NJ

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Bong OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART LOYOLA SCIENCE CENTER

• The 200,000-square-foot, Gold LEED certified space is one of the most dynamic, innovative science buildings in the country. • Laboratories are designed with large glass windows and walls, making them visible to all. • The 14-inch Meade LX200 telescope allows auto alignment and acquires digital images of stellar objects.

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IN THE PRINCETON REVIEW’S LIST OF “BEST SCIENCE LABS,” THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON RANKED #8 NATIONALLY.

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College of Arts and Sciences With 47 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.

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majors • 1 5 academic departments •A  wide range of minors,

concentrations and interdisciplinary programs •F  ive-year MBA option

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Chart-Bar OUR INNOVATIVE ALPERIN FINANCIAL CENTER

• The Alperin Financial Center, a financial markets laboratory located in the Kania School of Management, simulates a trading floor, complete with an electronic ticker and news and data feeds. • Twelve Bloomberg terminals give students and faculty access to data and analytics used by professionals in the financial services industry.

“Don’t go to Harvard, but to the Business School at The University of  Scranton, where they are changing lives.” – Peter Drucker, Father of Modern Management

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U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKS THREE OF OUR BUSINESS PROGRAMS AMONG THE NATION’S BEST:

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15 Years The Princeton Review has ranked the Kania School of Management among their “Best Business Schools” for 15 years.

Top 15 Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review rank our MBA program among the Top 15 in the nation for general management.

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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. EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The Kania School of Management Executive in Residence Program enables students to learn from the experiences of successful business leaders. Visiting executives come from a wide range of businesses,

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including non-profits, and discuss the nature of the work in their fields and provide valuable career and leadership advice.

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responsibility •N  ationally recognized •L  atest IT and business

applications •F  our-year professional

development “Passport” program •M  entoring programs

supported by alumni • I nternship opportunities

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HEART OUR ACTIVE, INTERACTIVE LEAHY HALL

• Home of the departments of physical therapy, occupational therapy and health and human performance, Leahy Hall is the newest building on campus. • Leahy 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. • Within its walls, this building contains interactive rehabilitation laboratories, flexible teaching facilities, classrooms, and telehealth and research facilities.


Panuska College of Professional Studies file-certificate Accredited by 9 different national accrediting bodies across seven departments in the Panuska College of Professional Studies

The Panuska College of Professional Studies 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 CommunityBased Learning opportunities.

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majors •F  our-year professional

development T.A.P.E.S.T.R.Y. program •B  alance of theory and practice •S  tate-of-the-art

laboratories and simulation environments •C  ommunity-Based

Learning component to each program •E  xceptionally high pass

rates and placement rates

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skiing The city of Scranton is located in the Pocono Northeast, a scenic area and a mecca for outdoor activities, from hiking, biking and fishing to skating, skiing and snow tubing.

plane The WilkesBarre/Scranton International Airport, located just 10 minutes from campus, offers easy access to and from Scranton.

70+ Miles The Lackawanna River Heritage trail is just blocks from campus with more than 70 miles of walking and biking paths.

A Great Place to Call Home Scranton is the sixthlargest 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 wellknown Office, Dunder Mifflin. The city of Scranton is an ideal college setting. Students are able to take advantage of the many entertainment

BOSTON 4.5 hours

and recreational options of downtown

HARTFORD 3 hours

Scranton and the surrounding area. And with major metropolitan areas as close as two hours away, students can also pursue valuable internship opportunities with many of the world’s leading companies and organizations.

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NYC 2 hours PHILLY 2 hours WASHINGTON, D.C. 4 hours


Cheer on the AAA Scranton/WilkesBarre Railriders Watch a concert at the Toyota Pavilion

Hike on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Take a shopping trip to The Shoppes at Montage

Board a trolley at the Electric City Trolley Museum

The Electric City Sign lights up Scranton at night

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

Visit the amazing treehouse at Nay Aug Park Enjoy a tasty cup of coffee at Adezzo or Northern Light coffee shops

Just two hours from Philly and NYC, 77,000 people call Scranton home Hit the ice with the AHL’s WilkesBarre/Scranton Penguins

Go skiing, snowboarding and tubing at Montage Mountain, just 10 miles from campus


NOW HIRING

80%

Average acceptance rate since 2000 of Scranton applicants to medical, dental and other health professions schools—nearly twice the national average!

93%

Percentage of Scranton applicants who were accepted into law school over the past six years.

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. A Jesuit-inspired Scranton education 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.

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 step-by-step, four-year plan for success.

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Sampling of Where Scranton Grads Go Knowledgeable and experienced, confident and determined, Scranton graduates are highly sought after by the nation’s leading companies and organizations as well as outstanding graduate and professional schools. READY FOR WORK

• Prudential

Law School

• 21st Century Fox

• PwC

• Boston College Law School

• Apple

• Ralph Lauren

• Boston University School of Law

• Archdiocese of Philadelphia

• Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

• Cornell Law School

• Bank of America

• Rockville Centre School District

• Fordham University School of Law

• Barclays

• Sanofi Pasteur

• Notre Dame Law School

• Bayer HealthCare

• Sony

• Temple University Beasley School of Law

• Bristol-Myers Squibb

• S&P Global Ratings

• University of Pennsylvania Law School

• CBS Corporation

• Teach for America

• Villanova University School of Law

• Chief Media

• University Medical Center of Princeton

• Children’s Crisis Treatment Center

• U.S. Army

• William & Mary Law School

• Cristo Rey High School

• Vanguard

Medical School

• Department of Homeland Security

• Vogue

• Disney ABC Television Group

• Yale University Press

• Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

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ON TO GRADUATE SCHOOL

• Georgetown University School of Medicine

• Federal Bureau of Investigation

• Boston College

• Goldman Sachs

• Bucknell University

• Hershey Medical Center

• Columbia University

• Horizon Media

• Fordham University

• Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

• Massachusetts Institute of Technology

• JPMorgan Chase & Co.

• Michigan State University

• Lehigh Valley Health Network

• New York University

• Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

• Rutgers University

• Merrill Lynch

• Syracuse University

• MetLife

• Texas Tech University

• Mt. Sinai Hospital

• The Ohio State University

• NBC

• Thomas Jefferson University

• Nestlé Purina

• The University of Scranton

• O, The Oprah Magazine

• University of Edinburgh

• Philadelphia 76ers

• University of South Florida

• ESPN

• 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 at 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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Applying to Scranton ACCEPTED STUDENT PROFILE (Middle 50%)

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.

GPA

3.4–3.9 (4.0 scale)

88–98 (100 scale)

SAT

1120–1290 ACT

24–30

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DATES TO REMEMBER

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**Financial Aid Notification Begins Preferred Deadline for Freshman Applications

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You can apply online for free using the Common Application.

* Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov. Our school code is 003384. ** Please allow two weeks from FAFSA filing date.

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 Elizabeth M. Garcia, executive director, Office of Equity and Diversity • 570.941.6645. Any applicant who has questions about the nondiscrimination policy, or has concerns about discrimination on the basis of sex should contact: Title IX Coordinator, c/o The Office of Equity and Diversity • Institute of Molecular Biology & Medicine, Rm 311 • TitleIX@scranton.edu • 570.941.6645

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An Affordable Education TUITION, FEES AND AVERAGE FINANCIAL AID PACKAGE Along with offering generous financial aid packages, Scranton is  committed to making education affordable, maintaining tuition rate increases of under three percent.

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 99 percent of our first-year students receiving financial aid, you’ll find a Scranton education to be well within reach. ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are forms of assistance that do not have to be repaid. At 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. FINANCIAL 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

$47,084

Tuition & Fees (2020–2021)

$15,646

work-study can also be part of the mix of financing options.

Merit-Based Scholarships

matically review your academic record for merit scholarships. Awards for qualified first-year students range from $15,000 to $26,000, plus a limited number of competitive, full-tuition scholarships.

Room & Board

$62,730

When you are accepted, our Scholarship Committee will auto-

Financial Aid Awards

The entering first-year class in fall 2020 received more than $32 million in financial aid and scholarships, $24 million of which was provided by the University. Of first-year student aid applicants enrolled in the fall 2020 semester, 96 percent

Total Direct Cost

received scholarships and/or need-based grants. Fifty-nine percent of incoming first-year students received institutional

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Average Financial Aid Package (not including parent and private loans) (2020–2021)

grant aid.

Net Price Calculator

You can obtain an estimate of both your merit scholarship and

Family Tuition Reduction

We value our Scranton families. Families with two or more

need-based grant assistance by using the Net Price Calculator located on our website: admissions.scranton.edu/financialaid.

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 percent 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.

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The Value of a Scranton Education 88%

Average first-year retention rate

38%

Percentage of Scranton graduates who attend graduate or professional school.

>51,000 University of Scranton alumni worldwide

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. NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED

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.

NO. 22 FOR IMPACT ON EARNINGS

BEST VALUE

BEST BUY IN COLLEGE EDUCATION

The Economist

Money Magazine and U.S. News & World Report

Barron’s

SUPERIOR SALARIES

According to PayScale’s most recent salary report, Scranton is in the top 15 percent of universities listed by the median salaries of their alumni. 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.

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$55,900

PayScale Early Career Salary

$105,800

PayScale MidCareer Salary

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Plan a 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. If you are not currently able to visit campus, we also have a number of virtual visit experiences available. See for yourself how one of America’s premier colleges will open doors for you.

ON-CAMPUS SMALL GROUP INFORMATION SESSION

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

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VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION

This 45-minute presentation by an

This brief presentation by an overview of the University and

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VIRTUAL PERSONAL APPOINTMENT

This half-hour virtual session with an admissions counselor is non-evaluative

CAMPUS TOUR

and is perfect for students and parents

This tour of campus, led by a student

who may have questions about the

tour guide, will allow you to see the campus center, a freshman residence hall and room, an upperclass apartment, classrooms, the library and more. This tour will be limited in size and

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

University or want to discuss a specific situation with regard to admission. This gives us the opportunity to get to know you in a non-evaluative setting.

will be less than one hour.

VIRTUAL INTERVIEWS

Masks are required.

These 20-minute interviews are offered to seniors who intend on applying or have already applied. VIRTUAL CAMPUS TOUR

Join our student ambassadors as they take you on a tour of our beautiful 58-acre campus. Or view campus from above with our virtual flyover tour.


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