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DOORS 7 KEYS TO SUCCESS

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.

99 % of the Class of 2021 were employed, continuing their education or engaged in service within one year of graduating.

Open the Door to a Bright Future

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

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

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

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

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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.

Discover Your Purpose. Unlock Your Passion.

An education should inform, but it should also enlighten. By first seeking your purpose — asking yourself, who am I and how can I make a difference? — you’ll align your goals with your deepest values and develop a passion and energy with which to pursue them. Finding your purpose — becoming the person you truly are, doing what you were meant to do — it makes for a successful career. It makes for a fulfilled life.

A DEEPE R, MORE MEANINGFUL EDUCATI ON

At The University of Scranton, we will help you to discover meaning and direction, shaping not only your career, but very importantly, the person you will become. Here, in a uniquely encouraging community, you’ll explore and discover your purpose and potential. You’ll unearth 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 among the top 25 Catholic colleges in the nation according to multiple sources.

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.

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.

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.

More than Success : Ethical Success

Ethics are about making the right choices. They are the hallmark of character — essential for success in one’s career and life. Today’s employers want college graduates who have the courage to act in honest, trustworthy and responsible ways, which includes making difficult choices and judgments. Integrity is a fundamental imperative — both in the education of today’s graduates and during the course and conduct of their professional career.

DEVELOPING PRINCIPLED LEADERS

A strong, moral character is integral to a Scranton education. Whatever your area of study, a Jesuit education will challenge you — intellectually, spiritually and morally — to help you to grow into a capable, honorable leader. Integrity, humility, tolerance and empathy — these are central to our CatholicJesuit tradition and to the personal and professional preparation of every Scranton student.

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Agents of Change

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

David Dzurec, Ph.D. Interim Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
“ 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.
THE BEST YOU
Amanda Sonzogni ’15 B.S. Marketing & Entrepreneurship Implementation Manager Corporate Jet Support Moonachie, NJ
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“ 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. ”
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The Princeton Review has included Scranton among its “Best Colleges” for the past 21 years.

$295 M+

The University has recently invested more than $295 million in new construction and campus renovations.

Knowledge is Power. We are the Source.

In an information-driven world, knowledge is key. Employers are looking for graduates who bring a wider set of skills and higher levels of learning than ever before. The most valued employees bring both broad and industry-specific expertise, and even more, the desire and ability to continue learning, to keep pace in today’s ever-evolving workplace. The greater your proficiency, the greater your opportunities will be. In an information age, knowledge is relevant, it is valuable — it is power.

A STUDY IN EXCELLENCE

At The University of Scranton, our rigorous, in-depth education provides the field-specific knowledge and competencies

needed for professional success. Our programs are taught in small classes, led by faculty who are experts in their fields. Experiential opportunities enable students to apply their learning in real-world environments. Taught with excellence and meaning in the Jesuit tradition, this is an education that will provide the insights, skills and experience to make your mark in your career, and a difference in the world.

(FUL)BRIGHT STUDENTS

In recent years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has listed The University of Scranton among the “top producers” of Fulbright awards. Since 1972, 127 of our graduates have earned a Fulbright.

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

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MENTORING SUCCESS

IN THEIR WORDS

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.

Hope
E. Baylow,
D.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S Assistant Professor Health and Human Performance Department
We pride ourselves on providing small class sizes to deliver a personal and studentcentered learning environment, while providing a wellbalanced, liberal arts, Jesuit and Catholic education. ”
Scran ton has ranked among the To p 10 master’s universities in the North for 29 consecutive years.
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Source: U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges”

With a 12:1 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 faculty are able to invest more personally and more fully in your success. Working closely together, faculty get to know you not just as a learner, but as a whole individual. They are able to take the time, in the classroom and through mentoring, to help you find your way and develop your unique interests and abilities. They’re able to explore the deeper questions of meaning, value and purpose with you. These close interactions make possible genuine relationships. They make possible great success.

EXPERIENCED, CARING MENTORS

Mentors can have a tremendous impact on your education and your career. Knowledgeable and highly experienced, they can offer meaningful insights to help

you see opportunities and obstacles from a different — and real-world — perspective. Scranton faculty will work closely with you to provide valuable guidance and support for your path ahead. Bringing years of relevant experience, their hindsight becomes your foresight.

COMMITTED

IN EVERY WAY

Our faculty’s involvement with students extends far beyond the classroom. Faculty 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.

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Learn by Doing

Scranton students find abundant opportunities to apply their 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. Our students are engaged in fieldwork, clinical opportunities and student teaching. And they regularly collaborate on professional projects within the local community and beyond.

REAL-WORLD INTERNSHIPS

Internships enable students to integrate knowledge and theory from the classroom with practical application in a professional work setting. Students gain an in-depth understanding and valuable experience within their field, while developing a strong network of professional contacts. Our Center for Career Development helps guide you through each step of the internship process.

HIGH-LEVEL RESEARCH

Working alongside accomplished professors, students can broaden and deepen their educational experience with handson research. Our highly regarded Faculty/ Student Research Program and Summer Research Fellowships offer powerful learning experiences in which students can conduct research, develop research skills and apply knowledge gained in coursework.

COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING

In keeping with our Jesuit and Catholic mission, Community-Based Learning is an academic experience that integrates service into courses and academic programs. Students work with individuals, groups or organizations within the community, using theory and lessons learned in the classroom to solve real-life problems.

Everywhere, Opportunity

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The classes of 2020 and 2021 completed internships at 804 organizations in 28 states. KEYS TO SUCCESS #3: KNOWLEDGE
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 2020 and 2021 completed both in-person and remote internships at 804 organizations in 28 different states, plus the District of Columbia, China, the Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Ireland, Palau, Panama, Peru and Vietnam.
• Aetna • American Lung Association • Apple • Bank of America • 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 • Oracle • Pfizer • PwC • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission • Speedway Motorsports • United States District Court • Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins Practical Experience Some of the companies where Scranton students have participated in internships: Opening Doors: Keys to Success 11
Choose Your Passion Whatever your interest, whatever your passion, you can pursue it at The University of Scranton. Here, students can choose from 69 majors and 49 minors, as many of our majors may also be taken as minors. MAJORS Accounting Advertising/Public Relations Applied Computing Biochemistry Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology Biology Biophysics Business Administration Business Analytics Business Communication Chemistry Chemistry/Business Communication Communication Sciences & Disorders (3- or 4-year) Computer Engineering Computer Science Counseling & Human Services Criminal Justice Cybercrime & Homeland Security Economics (Business) Economics (Social Science) Education • Early & Primary Teacher Education • Middle Level Teacher Education • Secondary Education Electrical Engineering Engineering Management English Entrepreneurship Environmental Science Finance Forensic Chemistry Health Administration Health Promotion History Human Resources Studies Information Technology International Business International Language/Business International Studies Journalism & Electronic Media Kinesiology KEYS TO SUCCESS #3: KNOWLEDGE NO. 5 REGIONAL UNIVERSITY IN THE NORTH “BEST COLLEGES” LIST FOR 21 YEARS 69 Minors Majors 49 AVERAGE GPA 3.58 “ The faculty bring so much experience and passion to the classroom. It’s just amazing how much they know.”
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-Jalen Holmes ’21, History

“ The courses challenge you to think outside the box and really push you beyond your boundaries.”

-Eryn Boken ’22, Kinesiology

Languages & Cultures

• French & Francophone Cultural Studies

• German Cultural Studies

• Greek Studies

• Italian

• Latin Studies

• Spanish Studies

Latin American & Latinx Studies Management Marketing

Mathematical Sciences Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Military Science Neuroscience

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

DIRECT ENTRY ACCELERATED GRADUATE PROGRAMS

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)*

Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (MS)

Health Administration

Human Resources Management

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Operations Management Philosophy

Physical Therapy (DPT) Physics

Physiology

Political Science Pre-Engineering Psychology

Public Policy & Service Social Media Strategies

Sociology

Speech-Language Pathology (MS)

Theatre

Theology/Religious Studies Women’s & Gender Studies

Honors Programs

BUSINESS HONORS PROGRAM

In this selective program, highly motivated students will complete special honors business core courses, a senior business honors project and engage in collaborative learning and team building activities.

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.

ROBERT L. MCKEAGE BUSINESS LEADERSHIP HONORS PROGRAM

This 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

PRE-PROFESSIONAL

Dentistry Law Medicine

Optometry Pharmacy

Physician Assistant Podiatry

Veterinary Medicine

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.

UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM

The University 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.

*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.

The One Constant: Change

The world is constantly changing and evolving. Employers need well-rounded employees who can learn and grow as changes come. At The University of Scranton, our Catholic and Jesuit commitment to a liberal arts education will help you develop much-needed flexibility and adaptability, as you acquire essential critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. As change comes — and it will — you’ll have the ability, confidence and willingness to grow and change with it.

THE LIBERAL ARTS: DISCOVER YOUR PASSION

A liberal arts education will not only prepare you for a changing future, but it will also help send you off in the right direction. Characterized by its breadth and depth, it exposes you to a wide array of disciplines — from the natural sciences and social sciences to the humanities and communication. With the opportunity to sample a variety of subjects, you’ll discover unknown interests and strengths. You’ll chart a clear direction for your college study, and you’ll pursue it with a passion.

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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.

Eryn Boken ’22 Kinesiology South Pasadena, CA

“ 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. ”
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As change comes — and it will — you’ll have the ability, confidence and willingness to grow and change with it.
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• Club & Organization

Transitional Summit

• Leadership Capstone

• National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference

Orientation

• Programming Board

Scranton

Emerging Leaders

• Student Government

Work Well with Others

Leadership and teamwork are key skills in today’s world. Because most jobs require some sort of collaboration, employers want employees who can relate well with others and work effectively within groups. Employers want leaders who can think beyond themselves and their own desires, who have the ability to motivate and inspire and who can leverage the strengths and talents of others to achieve a common, productive goal.

STEP OUT, TAKE PART AND LEAD Scranton students find many opportunities to develop leadership skills, taking advantage of literally hundreds of leadership opportunities on campus. 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, our students grow into capable, confident, lifelong leaders.

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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.

Newtown, PA

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.
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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

The Scranton Emerging Leaders program is a semester-long program for students who want to develop and enhance their leadership skills. Eight weekly sessions cover topics ranging from strengths assessment to communication and interpersonal to a personalized leadership action plan.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

An organization led by students, for students, the Student Government is the main avenue of governance for Scranton students. The Student Government serves

as a resource for all students at the University to make sure their voices are heard and to work for meaningful change that benefits the University community.

LEADERSHIP CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE

Designed for experienced student leaders, this yearlong program allows students to “make meaning” of their previous leadership experiences through learning reflection and advanced skill practice in a small cohort setting. A final leadership presentation serves as a capstone project to complete the program.

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Clubs

Each year, Scranton students serve 170,000 hours domestically and internationally, working with 120 non-profit organizations.

Serve Well with Others

MEN AND WOMEN FOR OTHERS

The University of Scranton is committed to advancing the Jesuit mission of “forming men and women for 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 build 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 local and national levels. Some of the organizations we partner with include:

DOMESTIC

OUTREACH EXPERIENCES

Scranton students, accompanied by University chaperones, use their breaks to serve in a variety of settings in places such as:

• Appalachian Region, KY

• Camden, NJ

• Scranton, PA

• Washington, D.C.

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

• Friends
• The
• Habitat
• Head
• Jewish
• Lackawanna
• Make-A-Wish
• Meals on
• Ronald
• St.
• United
• Catholic Social Services
of the Poor
Greenhouse Project
for Humanity
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Home of NEPA
Historical Society
Foundation
Wheels
McDonald House
Francis Soup Kitchen
Neighborhood Centers
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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.

A Larger View of the World

In an increasingly interconnected world, you’ll need a broad understanding of the people and cultures around you. Having a diverse perspective means respecting one another’s differences and being open, inclusive and sensitive to all. Those who can work effectively in a global workforce will be in higher demand as organizations continue to expand across cultures and the world.

RESPECTING OUR DIFFERENCES

At The University of Scranton, diversity is a critical and integral part of our mission. Respect for the uniqueness of each individual lies at the very core of who we are. Living and studying on a multicultural campus, venturing abroad to experience a larger world, you’ll acquire a deeper appreciation of 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. The University released a campus-wide plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in April 2022. 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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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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Our students have studied in 53 countries and on every continent except Antarctica.

A Global Education

We live in a global world, 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.

WELCOME TO THE WORLD

One of the most common remarks students make upon their return to campus after studying abroad is that “it was a

life-changing experience.” Studying abroad provides the opportunity for students to develop skills, knowledge and experience that they simply cannot gain while at Scranton.

Students from nearly every academic major have studied abroad. Whether you choose to explore the world for a semester, an academic year, a January or Summer Session, or during a faculty-led travel course, going abroad is an experience that will broaden your perspective, enhance your sense of self — and, in more ways than you can imagine, change your life.

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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Ireland Morocco Uganda England Honduras Slovakia
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Our students plan more than 900 events each year, creating a full campus calendar each and every week.

Health and Balance: The Way to Success

Housing options range from traditional residence halls to suites and apartments. Housing is guaranteed for four consecutive years. Light housekeeping is provided.

Studies show a strong link between a healthy, balanced lifestyle and career achievement. Active people have more energy, are more focused and are more enthusiastic about their work. A balanced life improves work habits, lowers stress and increases productivity. Attention to wellness gives you a more positive outlook, which helps you to positively influence others. A healthy, balanced life — it’s the way to a better education, a better career, a better you.

PREPARE TO ENGAGE

Our active campus culture inspires engagement both inside and outside the classroom — creating for every student a full, active college experience. Our students plan more than 900 events each year, creating a full campus calendar each and every week. Students can choose from more than 80 active clubs and organizations — from Urban Beats Crew,

to rugby, to Habitat for Humanity. Scranton students volunteer more than 170,000 hours of service per year — locally, nationally and globally. And Campus Ministries offers numerous opportunities to explore the deeper questions of life, no matter your faith tradition.

FIND YOUR ARTIST WITHIN

Our students are surrounded by the arts and a commitment to culture. Each year, more than 150 students, from virtually every academic major, participate in stage productions presented by The University of Scranton Players. More than 300 students participate in instrumental and choral performing ensemble opportunities. Our Hope Horn Gallery displays exhibitions throughout the academic year, including works created by Scranton student-artists. Whether you’re a writer, musician, singer, actor, dancer, journalist or broadcaster, you’ll find ways to express yourself.

At Home at Scranton

You’re going to live comfortably here. 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

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In the Princeton Review’s list of “Best Campus Food,” The University of Scranton ranked No. 25 nationally.

BEST COLLEGE DORMS IN AMERICA

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

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

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 national championships, 188 team and individual conference championships, 82 All-Americans, 45 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

• Baseball

• Basketball

• Cross Country

• Golf

• Lacrosse

• Soccer

• Swimming & Diving

• Tennis

• Track & Field

• Wrestling

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WOMEN’S ATHLETICS

• Basketball

• Cross Country

• Field Hockey

• Golf

• Lacrosse

• Soccer

• Softball

• Swimming & Diving

• Tennis

• Track & Field

• Volleyball

Intramurals, Club Sports & Fitness

Scranton students are active — more than 1,600 are involved in recreational sports and intramurals. With 17 intramural sports, 15 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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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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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.
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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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College of Arts and Sciences

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

SITEMAP 1,635 undergraduates 45 majors

With 45 undergraduate majors and five graduate programs, the C ollege 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.

• 15 academic departments

• A wide range of minors, concentrations and interdisciplinary programs

• Five-year MBA option for many majors

• Internship opportunities

• Four-year professional development “Passport” program

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THE PRINCETON REVIEW’S
LIST
OF “BEST SCIENCE LABS,” THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON RANKED #7 NATIONALLY.

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.”

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– Peter Drucker, Father of Modern Management

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

17 Years

The Princeton Review has ranked the Kania School of Management among their “Best Business Schools” for 17 years.

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.

Top 15

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

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

QUICK GLANCE

843 undergraduates 10 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

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U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKS SCRANTON AMONG THE NATION’S BEST UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS.

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

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

file-certificate 1,209 undergraduates 11 majors QUICK GLANCE

The Panuska College of Professional Studies offers a range of ac credited 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.

• 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

• Community-Based Learning component to each program

• Exceptionally high pass rates and placement rates

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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.

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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 and recreational options of downtown 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.

SCRANTON

BOSTON 4.5 hours HARTFORD 3 hours

NYC 2 hours

PHILLY 2 hours

WASHINGTON, D.C. 4 hours

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Enjoy a tasty cup of coffee at Adezzo or Northern Light coffee shops Cheer on the AAA Scranton/WilkesBarre Railriders Hit the ice with the AHL’s WilkesBarre/Scranton Penguins Come to La Festa Italiana, a threeday Italian festival that takes place on Labor Day weekend Visit the amazing treehouse at Nay Aug Park Board a trolley at the Electric City Trolley Museum Watch a concert at the Toyota Pavilion Hike on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Take a shopping trip to The Shoppes at Montage Go skiing, snowboarding and tubing at Montage Mountain, just 10 miles from campus The Electric City Sign lights up Scranton at night Just two hours from Philly and NYC, 77,000 people call Scranton home Photo credit: Jesse Faatz

Nearly

80 %

Average acceptance rate over the past 20 years of Scranton applicants to medical, dental and other health professions schools — our rates are consistently higher than the national acceptance rates.

91 %

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

NOW HIRING

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

• 21st Century Fox

• Apple

• Archdiocese of Philadelphia

• Bank of America

• Barclays

• Bayer HealthCare

• Bristol-Myers Squibb

• CBS Corporation

• Chief Media

• Children’s Crisis Treatment Center

• Cristo Rey High School

• Department of Homeland Security

• Disney ABC Television Group

• Duke Global Health Institute

• ESPN

• EY

• Federal Bureau of Investigation

• GE Power

• Goldman Sachs

• Hershey Medical Center

• Horizon Media

• Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

• JPMorgan Chase & Co.

• Lehigh Valley Health Network

• Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

• Merrill Lynch

• MetLife

• Mt. Sinai Hospital

• NBC

• Nestlé Purina

• O, The Oprah Magazine

• Philadelphia 76ers

• Prudential

• PwC

• Ralph Lauren

• Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

• Rockville Centre School District

• Sanofi

• Sony

• S&P Global Ratings

• Teach for America

• The Walt Disney Company

• University Medical Center of Princeton

• U.S. Army

• Vanguard

• Vogue

• Warner Media

• Yale University Press

ON TO GRADUATE SCHOOL

• Boston College

• Bucknell University

• Columbia University

• Fordham University

• Massachusetts Institute of Technology

• Michigan State University

• New York University

• Rutgers University

• Syracuse University

• Texas Tech University

• The Ohio State University

• The University of Scranton

• Thomas Jefferson University

• University of Notre Dame

• University of South Florida

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

• University of Pennsylvania Law School

• Villanova University School of Law

• William & Mary Law School

Medical School

• Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

• Georgetown University School of Medicine

• Harvard Medical School

• 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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• SAT/ACT (optional)

• School Counselor Recommendation

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TUITION, FEES AND AVERAGE FINANCIAL AID PACKAGE

Along with offering generous financial aid packages, Scranton is committed to making education affordable, maintaining tuition increases of under three percent.

$49, 912 Tuition & Fees (2022–2023)

$16,490 Room & Board $66, 802

Total Direct Cost

$42, 000

Average Financial Aid Package

(not including parent and private loans) (2022–2023)

An Affordable Education

The University of Scranton offers an exceptional education made affordable through generous scholarships and grants. Ninety-seven percent of first-year students receive scholarships and/or grants.

Merit-Based Scholarships

We automatically evaluate you for merit-based scholarships when you apply and notify you in your acceptance letter. Awards range from $60,000 to $112,000 over four years.

• Presidential Scholarship – Full-tuition

• Dean’s Scholarship – $25,500 average award

• Loyola Scholarship – $22,500 average award

• Arrupe Scholarship – $21,500 average award

• Faber Scholarship – $19,000 average award

The University of Scranton is test optional.

Need-Based Grants

Family Tuition Reduction

Students are considered for university need-based grants when they submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov. FAFSA school code: 003384

Families with two or more dependent children attending The University of Scranton during the same semester as full-time undergraduate students are eligible for a 10% tuition discount on tuition for each student.

Other Financial Aid Programs

We work with students and families to help you understand all the ways available to help make a Scranton education possible, including federal and state grants, loans and work study and a tuition payment plan.

For more complete financial aid information, please see our Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs at scranton.edu/finaidguide

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88 %

Average first-year retention rate

The Value of a Scranton Education

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.

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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NO. 22 FOR IMPACT ON EARNINGS The Economist
BEST VALUE Money Magazine and U.S. News & World Report BEST BUY IN COLLEGE EDUCATION Barron’s
$60, 600 PayScale Early Career Salary $114, 800 PayScale MidCareer Salary
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Schedule Your 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 virtual visit experiences available. See for yourself how one of America’s premier colleges will open doors for you.

ON-CAMPUS

GROUP INFORMATION SESSION

This brief presentation by an admissions counselor provides an overview of the University and the admissions process, with time for questions

CAMPUS TOUR

This tour of campus, led by a student tour guide, will allow you to see the campus center, a firstyear residence hall and room, an upperclass apartment, classrooms, the library and more. This tour will be approximately one hour.

SCRANTON IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

Download our free app for a self-guided and virtual tour: scranton.edu/mobile

VIRTUAL VIRTUAL PERSONAL APPOINTMENT

This half-hour virtual session with an admissions counselor is nonevaluative and is perfect for students and parents who may have questions about the 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.

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