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25 Master’s 1

Doctor of Physical Therapy


Accounting Biochemistry Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology Biology Biomathematics Biophysics Business Administration Chemistry Chemistry/Business Chemistry/Computers Classical Languages Communication Community Health Education Computer Engineering Computer Information Systems Computer Science Counseling & Human Services Criminal Justice Economics (Business) Economics (Social Science) Education • Early & Primary Teacher Education • Middle Level Teacher Education • Secondary Education Electrical Engineering Electronic Commerce Electronics/Business English Environmental Science Exercise Science Finance Forensic Chemistry French & Francophone Cultural Studies

German Cultural Studies Health Administration Hispanic Studies History Human Resources Studies Individualized Major International Business International Language/Business International Studies Italian Latin American Studies Management Marketing Mathematics Media & Information Technology Medical Technology Military Science Neuroscience Nursing Occupational Therapy Operations Management Philosophy Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)* Physics Political Science Pre-Engineering Pre-Health Professions • Pre-Dentistry • Pre-Medicine • Pre-Optometry • Pre-Podiatry • Pre-Veterinary Medicine Pre-Law Psychology Sociology Theatre


Theology/Religious Studies Women’s Studies


Accounting Information Systems Art History Business Coaching Greek Latin Leadership Management of People & Teams Management of Structures & Systems Music History Portuguese Writing

Concentrations Asian Studies Catholic Studies Environmental Studies Human Development Italian Studies Judaic Studies Nutrition Studies Peace and Justice Studies Public Administration

* Incoming freshmen will be offered guaranteed admission based on the overall strength of their applications. See catalog for detailed explanation. † Many of our major programs may also be taken as minors.


For the past 11 years, The Princeton Review has included Scranton among its “377 Best Colleges.�

The new Loyola Science Center as seen from the Central Scranton Expressway.

be your best

The University of Scranton

Programs of Study


President’s Message


Faculty/Student Research


Internships & Mentoring Programs


Faculty Profile: Rick Klonoski


Study Abroad


Programs of Excellence


Student Profile: Dan Herr


Our Campus


Cura Personalis


Student Profile: Casey Holladay


Life on Campus


Student Profile: Tatiana Person




Mission & Ministries


Student Profile: Victoria Maurer


Applying to Scranton


Scholarships & Financial Aid


The Region


An Invitation to Visit



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President’s Message

Thank you for your interest in The University of Scranton. We are a community of faculty, staff and students who are inspired by the centuries-old tradition of Catholic and Jesuit education. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, believed that Jesuit education should be unique. Using the Latin words cura personalis, Ignatius called for a style of education that molds itself to each individual. Our faculty and staff are selflessly devoted to your success and to helping you fulfill your potential as you find your place in the world. Through personal attention, they will get to know you – your dreams, hopes, challenges and strengths. Our students care for each other and create a sense of community that is beyond compare. At the same time, we want our students to be motivated by the magis, a restless desire for excellence grounded in gratitude. Ignatius experienced this desire as a result of gratitude for all the gifts he had received. We will expect much from you as a student because your admission to Scranton says so much about your talent and potential. We expect much from ourselves as well, striving always to improve the living and learning environment you will experience. Come to Scranton and expect to be challenged by a rich and personal approach to education in the context of a dynamic University that will prepare you well to take your place as an agent of change in the world. Sincerely,

Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. President

Scranton is one of only 100 schools in the nation on Templeton’s Honor Roll of Character-building Colleges.

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Jesuit Tradition

“Come to Scranton and expect to be challenged by a rich and personal approach to education in the context of a dynamic University that will prepare you well to take your place as an agent of change in the world.” – Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.

For 19 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” edition has ranked the University among the 10 top master’s universities in the North, the survey’s largest and most competitive region.

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Groundbreaking Research “I believe that the role of faculty is not to ‘cover’ material but to ‘uncover’ it. One of the best ways of doing this is through research. By giving students the necessary experience, expertise and opportunity to participate in the process of scientific inquiry and discovery, we are enabling them to develop into active learners and critical thinkers who will learn how to learn.”

Dr. Gomez and Nicole Sheets, biology major, examine a sea urchin. Students conduct independent, self-designed research studies within laboratory courses.

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George Gomez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology

The Faculty/Student Research Program (FSRP) gives you an opportunity to be involved in faculty research in fields as diverse as the natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and business. You’ll do everything from routine tasks to more sophisticated research. The outcomes of these collaborations make their way into prestigious journals or presentations at national conferences. William Woody, a theology major (second from left), is joined by faculty advisor Cyrus Olsen III, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, in discussing a research project on “Furthering Science-Religion Dialogue” at the Annual Celebration of Student Scholars.

45% of these students wrote a formal thesis 38% of these students authored or coauthored a publication and/or conference paper


More than 50% of students in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics participate in research


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Internships & Mentoring Programs Internships In the past two years, Scranton students have completed internships for credit at more than 380 organizations in 12 states. Students participate in credit and noncredit internship experiences in hospitals, schools, law offices, small businesses, museums and social service agencies, as well as companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Fox News, Johnson & Johnson, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sanofi Pasteur, U.S. Army ROTC and VH1 Production. Mentoring programs such as those offered by the President’s Business Council (PBC) provide opportunities for students to interact in small group environments with alumni in a wide range of careers.

Shown in photo is Tom Lynch ‘86, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities, as he participates in a panel discussion during PBC Day.

Kip Condron ’70 President and Chief Executive Officer [Retired] of AXA Financial, Inc.,

Members of the Pre-Law Society meet with a panel of alumni attorneys at an event on campus hosted by the Council of Alumni Lawyers.

“We hire a lot of entry-level professionals. I look to The University of Scranton because you find someone who is better-motivated, more loyal and not expecting the world to give it to them. Academically, I would match this place against anywhere, but it is also a place where people care about each other. There is something electric here and special.”

Kip Condron ’70, President and Chief Executive Officer [Retired] of AXA Financial, Inc.


“Our University is a place where so many faculty

like myself believe that each of us should become something of an intellectual and moral conduit, or to put it another way, as teachers we should become ... the right place for someone else’s right time.”

Rick Klonoski, Ph.D. ’74 Professor of Philosophy

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My Passion for

Profiles: Faculty


Rick Klonoski, Ph.D. ’74 - Professor of Philosophy - B.A., The University of Scranton - M.A., Kent State University - Ph.D., Duquesne University - Co-author of the textbook Business Ethics, published by Prentice-Hall

By Rick Klonoski, Ph.D. ’74

Some 39 years ago, as I walked down what was then Linden Street, and what is now our burgeoning new Commons, I was confronted, and I do mean confronted, by Fr. Edward Gannon, Jesuit priest and Philosophy Professor. Cigarette in hand, raspy-voiced, he said to me, “Who are you and what are you doing here?” I told him my name and said that I was a student. Irritated, a disposition that, in the course of time, I would discover was his normal state, he barked, “No, no, no, what is your purpose in being here at The University of Scranton?” Now skittish, I mumbled something about my major at the time (it was not Philosophy) and about my desire to work with people before he cut me off. Impatiently and brusquely he yelled, over his shoulder, as he walked away, “I’m Ed Gannon and if you figure it out, or better yet, if you want some help figuring it out, you can find me in the Best Sellers office at the library.” Unbeknownst to me at the time, Fr. Gannon would be my teacher, my confidant, my friend, and I would one day be his colleague in the Philosophy Department, and eventually a pallbearer at his funeral. Fr. Gannon stirred in me a passion to know and appreciate myself as a unique person, to know my potentialities, my promise. But equally importantly, he stirred in me a passion to become for others what he had become for me, a passageway, something of an open space or intersection of self understanding. He stirred in me a desire to be a teacher. The premises of every encounter Fr. Gannon had with students, now my starting points as well, were old-school Jesuit: each of us is a unique individual as created by God; out of gratitude for our unique nature, and the attendant distinctive gifts we have been given, we must generously share with others the gifts that have been given to us. Endeavoring to do just this, I have spent my entire career as a teacher at The University of Scranton, a place where challenges are presented to students by faculty each and every day, challenges that are rooted in cura personalis, a genuine care for unique persons. Our University is a place where so many faculty like myself believe that each of us should become something of an intellectual and moral conduit, or to put it another way, as teachers we should become that intersection of self-understanding, or the right place for someone else’s right time. Over the years, my primary message to my students has been this: As I did, find yourselves and your unique gifts here at The University of Scranton; become who you are truly meant to become; marshal the power of your new-found self-understanding into a great passion to pass on to others what has been given to you.

Faculty in the News


In just the past year, research and scholarly activity of our faculty were featured in the national media, including USA Today, Time, US News, WebMD, ABC Evening News, Good Morning America, CNN, Los Angles Times, Science Daily, Consumer Reports, The Huffington Post, Politico and NPR, to name a few. Subjects of national interest ranged from antioxidant qualities of foods to the crisis in Greece, New Year’s Resolutions, reactions to infidelity based on gender, and Hasidic women in New York wanting separate EMT units.


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Study Abroad


Study Abroad

Spend a semester, a summer or a full year studying in another country. Make lifelong friends. Enjoy fantastic internship opportunities. Master a second language. And really learn about other cultures. You can experience China, for example, by participating in the Beijing Center for Language and Culture (a program sponsored by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities). We work with you to find a program that meets your needs. Federal and state aid programs and even scholarships and grants from The University of Scranton are available for students studying abroad.



On average, several hundred Scranton students study abroad each year. The most popular destinations are Italy, Mexico, England, Australia, Spain and Ireland.

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Scranton students from 63 different majors have studied abroad in 45 different countries since 2005.

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Graduate Placement Rate 94% of the class of 2011 was employed, in graduate school or volunteering within six months of graduation.


Programs of Excellence

// Top Employers of 2011 Graduates // AXA Equitable

NBC Universal

Bank of New York Mellon

New York Life Insurance

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center

New York Presbyterian Hospital



H&R Block Jefferson Hospital JP Morgan Chase Kenneth Cole Productions The McGraw-Hill Companies Scranton’s Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions Programs have a long tradition of preparing graduates for medical school. Our students are accepted to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry and optometry at rates that are nearly twice the national average.

Pre-Medical Program Of the 522 senior applicants to medical and other health professions schools over the past 13 years, an average of 78% were accepted.

Business Leadership Honors Program Helps juniors and seniors hone the talents and skills needed for success in leadership settings with special emphasis on the corporate world. Program includes a mentor/internship program and an independent leadership project.

Pre-Law Program In the past six years, nearly 300 Scranton graduates have been accepted to at least 70 law schools across the nation. These include some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, such as University of California at Berkeley, Boston College, Cornell University, Duke University, Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers QVC, Inc Robert Half International Sanofi Pasteur United States Army United States Marine Corps Walt Disney World

Special Jesuit Liberal Arts (SJLA) Honors Program Available to incoming freshmen by invitation, SJLA fulfills general education requirements in a distinctive way with a focus on critical thinking, self-expression and key liberal arts subjects.

Honors Program An interdisciplinary approach results in greater depth and breadth in a subject area through special courses, seminars and directed independent work.


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Dan Herr

Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology, and Philosophy Major

“Scranton played a pivotal role in introducing me to research,

and the University gave me the

advising and guidance I needed along the way.�

On the cutting edge of science


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Dan Herr knew he wanted to be a doctor from the moment his dad taught him CPR stood for “Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.” He was just two years old at the time.

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Dan Herr, Lake Hopatcong, NJ - Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology, and Philosophy Major - Pre-Medical Program - Faculty/Student Research Program - President, Health Professions Organization - Liaison to the Medical Alumni Council

“Looking back, I really wanted to be a doctor without really knowing what it meant,” Dan laughs. “I may as well have said I wanted to be a fireman or an astronaut.” Despite the allure of space travel, Dan’s fascination with medicine has only grown since childhood, leading him to Scranton and an array of insightful internship and volunteer opportunities, including a pre-med service trip to Haiti. At Scranton, the dual major in biochemistry, cell & molecular biology and philosophy found the pre-medical program and support system he needed to pursue his goals. “In my estimation, the pre-medical program at The University of Scranton is as strong a program as you will find anywhere,” Dan says. It is “rigorous but flexible, which allowed me to focus my studies on the topics that interested me most.” The program opened Dan’s eyes to the opportunities available in health care while providing “a first-rate education in cutting edge science.”   err became involved in several University organizations, including Scranton’s Health Professions Organization H (HPO), a student association for those pursuing doctoral studies in health care. Dan contends the organization gives students the tools to be successful applicants to medical school. Through the HPO, Dan found a supportive foundation of “like-minded people, going through the same things I was going through,” he says. “You can really build friendships that way.” In addition to his major, Herr was a member of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program. It was an enlightening experience, he explains, “the focus of the program is really on the formation of your soul.”

Dan’s hands-on experience continued during his service trip to Haiti, as he worked side-by-side with three Scranton alumni physicians at a cholera treatment center. The University’s Medical Alumni Council, an alumni organization that mentors Scranton’s undergraduate pre-health professional students, coordinated the trip. “ We saw the sickest of the sick while we were there,” he says. “But it was a learning experience. It gave me the opportunity to work with excellent physicians who are now my role models.”

• 8 5% of the faculty hold doctoral degrees, and 67% are tenured.


• Student-to-faculty ratio is just 11:1. • Average class size is 20 students.


At Scranton, Dan found he had a real interest in laboratory work, first in the University’s Faculty/Student Research Program, studying bat lip morphology of all things. He later completed summer-long research programs in Alabama and California. “Scranton played a pivotal role in introducing me to research, and the University gave me the advising and guidance I needed along the way,” he says. Herr chose to continue his education at the Medical University of South Carolina, studying in their Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D./Ph.D.).


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Recent Additions

Since 2003, we’ve invested more than $237 million in campus improvements. Recently completed buildings include a new campus center and sophomore residence hall. In the fall of 2011, the University completed the first phase of the new Loyola Science Center, as well as Pilarz and Montrone halls, which include apartmentstyle residences and a fitness center. The second phase of the Loyola Science Center opened in the fall of 2012.

Dionne Campus Green

DeNaples Center

Condron Hall

Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center

Christopher & Margaret Condron Hall

Our 118,000-square-foot campus center is the hub of campus life. It offers a unique Student Forum, a “Fresh Food Company” dining facility where meals are made to order, a fireplace lounge, theater and ballroom. The building is complemented by The John and Jacquelyn Dionne Campus Green, which is nearly the size of a football field.

This 108,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art residence hall provides 386 beds of suite-style housing for sophomores. Condron Hall also features a multipurpose meeting room, shared kitchen spaces and multimedia lounges.

Alperin Financial Center The Irwin E. Alperin Financial Center in Brennan Hall simulates a “trading floor” environment, complete with an electronic ticker, and news and data displays.


Apartment and Fitness Complex

Loyola Science Center The Loyola Science Center was completed in two phases in 2011 and 2012. The largest capital project in the University’s history, the more than 200,000-square-foot project features:

The new 197,000-square-foot Montrone and Pilarz halls provide fitness space, a dining area and 400 apartment-style beds for juniors and seniors. Completed in the fall of 2011, the complex features:

• Classrooms, labs and a 180-seat lecture hall • Rooftop greenhouse for research • Dedicated faculty/student research, meeting and gathering areas

• Two- and four bedroom apartments

The center, which houses the biology, chemistry, computer sciences, physics, electrical engineering and mathematics departments, is designed to foster interaction among students and professors in teaching and research across disciplines. The project supports Scranton’s historically strong majors in the sciences, but also serves all undergraduate students through the core curriculum’s science requirement.

• A 14,000-sq.-ft. fitness center • Casual dining facility with indoor and outdoor seating • Convenience store

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• Student lounges

Cura personalis Treating others, especially students, as individuals, just as God treats us. “We Jesuits are famous for using Latin phrases. To me, cura personalis means care of the person in his or her own individuality. We’re proud of providing education that is value-added and that allows students to reach their full potential.” Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. President

Be Yourself “The environment here allows me to tailor my approach to their individual needs, whether I’m in the classroom or in the laboratory, advising them or directing their thesis projects.” Christopher Baumann, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry










Julia Chaplin ’13

Human Resources Major, Business Administration & Philosophy Minor, SJLA Honors Program, Vestal, NY

Every experience I’ve had here has shaped me into the person I am today. Elizabeth Dooley ’14

Marketing Major, Management Minor, President’s Alumni Liasion, Omega Beta Sigma, Southbury, CT

I am certain that I chose the right career path, and I’m excited to bring all the knowledge and great experiences Scranton has taught me to the workplace. William Thomsen ’13

Accounting & Philosophy Major, SJLA Honors Program, Bethlehem, PA

I have grown so much as a student, friend, leader and person because of The University of Scranton. Nicole Lamoureux ’13

Nursing Major, Nutrition Concentration, Student Nurses Association, Succasuna, NJ

All of my professors are invested in my academic success and are willing to help me in any way possible.


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“Everyone here is proud of something. But it’s different for everyone. For me, it’s pride in the Women’s Center. For someone else, it might be a sports team. We chose to be here.”

Casey Holladay

Occupational Therapy Major

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Casey Holladay, Carlisle, Pa. - Occupational Therapy Major - Performance Music - President’s Alumni Liaison - Resident Assistant

When choosing a university, Casey considered dozens and visited 10. She chose Scranton for two outstanding reasons: the accredited Occupational Therapy program and the french fries in the cafeteria. Scranton satisfied Casey’s hunger for knowledge, a caring community … and a great order of fries. “I remember coming here and thinking to myself, ‘These are people who love being here.’ Everyone was so welcoming; it was real,” she says. Like many freshmen, Casey thought she knew exactly what she “wanted to do forever,” but she lacked a cause – something she felt passionate about. We challenged and changed her. Casey jumped at the opportunity to volunteer with our Jane Kopas Women’s Center. “Their enthusiasm is contagious,” says Casey of the volunteers. “The things we’re doing have a message and an effect,” she says of events like Take Back the Night, a rally that calls for an end to sexual violence. Adding a Resident Assistant position to her list of life experiences, Casey trained for and ran a half marathon at the request of students in her residence hall, something she would never have imagined doing in high school. Casey had always imagined herself working with young children until a summer camp experience changed everything. After her freshman year, she worked as a counselor for children and adults with physical disabilities at Camp Oakhurst, New Jersey. Ashley, a 17-year-old girl with Muscular Dystrophy, had been spending summers at the camp since she was seven. While the progression of her disease left her unable to push other campers around in wheelchairs, she was determined to stay involved. She became an arts and crafts counselor. “She found a way to do what she wanted to do in the face of so much,” Casey recalls. “She taught me so much.” Camp Oakhurst helped Casey realize her passion for working with adults with disabilities. That belief was solidified back at Scranton. “I continue to meet people like Ashley all the time through work in our Leahy Clinic for the Uninsured.” For Casey Holladay, it’s all about the experience. Sometimes, that means turning a challenge into an opportunity. Other times, it’s just doing what you like to do, even if you aren’t especially good at it (though she usually is). At Scranton, she has thrived in our supportive environment. “The faculty, staff … everyone ... they’re here for you and they want you to do well. You get to shine.” The french fries aren’t too bad, either.


The University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2010, the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.


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Campus Life


Life on Campus This campus is open 24-7. People get involved, stay on the weekends and always have something to do. Scranton friends are friends for life. In fact, many people find their future spouse while students at Scranton – there have been about 2,100 alumni couples in the past 30 years.

Fitness, Intramurals and Recreation There are three full-sized, multi-purpose courts, a six-lane pool, dance/ aerobics room, a 14,000-square-foot fitness center, four racquetball courts, a weight room and wrestling room. More than 1,300 students participate in intramurals each semester. Leagues include flag football, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, lacrosse, soccer and Ultimate Frisbee.

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Club sports include ice hockey, cheerleading, dance, equestrian, rugby, crew and mountain sports.

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The University Players offer a variety of Academic Theatre Program-produced plays.

The University Bands, Choirs and String Ensemble are open to all students. Choose from large or small groups in choral or instrumental ensembles.

be Scrantastic! Clubs and Organizations There are more than 80 active clubs and organizations. The University of Scranton Programming Board plans more than 75 events throughout the year, from Battle of the Bands and bus trips to New York City to a large concert every spring. For a complete list, visit our website.

Scranton is the fictional home for the Emmy Awardwinning NBC sitcom “The Office.” In May 2010, Brian Baumgartner, who plays Kevin in the sitcom, made a special appearance at the President’s Reception for graduating students and their families.

Tatiana Person

Secondary Education/Citizenship with History Major

“There’s pride in being a student at

the University, and a passion to keep

things going, to make things work for you. The promise is something you

make to yourself and the University to make it to graduation.”







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Tatiana Person, Ewing, N.J. - Secondary Education/Citizenship with History Major - Yearbook Editor (The Windhover) - President, United Colors Organization - Peer Mentor

For as long as she can remember, Tatiana Person has wanted to be a teacher. One of four children, Tatiana taught her younger brother how to spell and write his name. By middle school, she (and her mom) knew that she wanted to go to college. “But we didn’t know how,” recalls Tatiana. An answer came from a teacher who told her about a program that prepares financially limited youth to attend some of the most competitive high schools. Tatiana was accepted to the New Jersey SEEDS program when she was in 7th grade, and spent five weeks of her summer at a rigorous day school. She was one of a small group of students accepted to the program in 8th grade and an even smaller group that participated in a summer boarding school. When it came time to apply to college, a guidance counselor from her high school suggested Scranton. Tatiana attended an overnight visit and “it solidified my decision.” In some ways, she found Scranton a familiar place. “Scranton is like a community, and I came from a high school like that, so it was a good fit.” In other ways, though, Scranton was different. “The Jesuits really want you to be a well-rounded person. You have an opportunity to put yourself out there, make a difference and be who you want to be.” For Tatiana, that includes everything – peer mentoring, serving as president of the United Colors Organization, even editing The Windhover, Scranton’s yearbook. That is, of course, on top of her classes and coursework that she hopes will allow her to “make a difference” as a history teacher in middle school. “I hope to help a student to succeed not only in school, but in life’s circumstances,” she says, inspired by her own life experience. Tatiana is just the second person in her family to attend college. Her family, particularly her mother, figures prominently as role models and as a source of inspiration, as she pursues the pride, passion and promise of a Scranton education.

You will find plenty of avenues for creative expression and practical experience through: • • • • • •


The Aquinas (weekly student newspaper) The Windhover (yearbook) Esprit (literary magazine) Retrospect (student history journal) 99.5 WUSR-FM (University broadcast radio station) Royal Network News (on-campus television news)


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We’re game. Are you?

We have one of the most distinguished programs in the history of the NCAA Division III. Our teams compete in the Landmark Conference, a group of seven like-minded colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic states. • • • •

Three national championships 86 NCAA Tournament appearances 16 NCAA Division III Final Four appearances 54 All-Americans, 25 Academic All-Americans and 15 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholars

Men’s NCAA Division III Teams

Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Lacrosse

Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis Wrestling

Women’s NCAA Division III Teams

Basketball Cross Country Field Hockey Lacrosse Soccer

Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Volleyball

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Mission and Ministries

In just the last year, University Mission & Ministry and other groups conducted 41 retreats and spirituality programs. More than 1,400 students, faculty and staff participated in retreats at the Retreat Center at Chapman Lake and in various retreats and programs on campus. Students are actively engaged in planning and executing retreats, creating excellent opportunities for leadership development.

Students reach out to support the community in many ways. During an end-of-year drive at the conclusion of the school year, students donate items that are distributed to local families in need.

Get Involved.

Get Away.

Live your faith by getting involved in any number of University Ministries programs. Bring music into the liturgical life of our community by being part of the music ministry. Or get involved in the liturgy by serving as a eucharistic minister, minister of hospitality or lector.

Check out the weekend retreats at our beautiful and peaceful Retreat Center at Chapman Lake, a 20-minute drive from campus. The recently expanded center provides an opportunity to get away from the campus frenzy for prayer, reflection or relaxation. We also host evenings of reflection and informal gatherings on a regular basis.

In Giving, We Receive. More than 2,850 students perform well over 170,000 service hours each year through local, national and international service programs including work in Ecuador, El Salvador, Guyana, Jamaica and Mexico.

Since 1983, a total of 493 Scranton graduates have chosen full-time volunteer service over immediate employment – 247 with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.


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Victoria Maurer

Accounting Major; Spanish, Finance Minor “The relationships you build with other students, professors and alumni —

that’s what makes Scranton, Scranton”

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DRIVE FOR success

Victoria Maurer, Mahopac, N.Y. - Accounting Major; Spanish, Finance Minor - Business Leadership Honors Program - President’s Alumni Liaison - CTLE Accounting Tutor

Whether it’s 80-hour workweeks interning at one of the Big Four accounting firms in New York City, or leading a heartpounding aerobic workout on campus, Victoria Maurer possesses the stamina for success. All of this makes it surprising that her first impression of Scranton came after a nap. Having applied to 13 schools, Victoria admits her college decision wasn’t an easy one. To help ease the selection process, Victoria and her mom set out on road trips, including one to Scranton, where she fell asleep, awaking to the sight of The Estate. “The first thing I remember thinking was, ‘This school really has it together,’” she recalls. What sealed the deal wasn’t aesthetics, but rather the campus’ inviting nature. “The main reason I chose Scranton was because the people were so nice. Everyone was eager to tell me about the University. That really made an impression,” she says. Once a student, the accounting major, minoring in Spanish and finance, found the University community just as welcoming. Victoria calls Scranton’s campus a “judge-free zone,” where students can be themselves. “You don’t need to hang out with your friends to feel comfortable,” she says. “You can go to the cafeteria by yourself and know you will run into six or seven different people who you know, who you can sit down and talk to.” Through her involvement in the Business Leadership Honors Program, Victoria has grown confident in her ability to lead while understanding the importance of working with others. These traits helped her excel in two competitive New York City internships, one at AXA Equitable and another at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where teamwork played an essential role in completing audits of Fortune 500 companies. Just like on campus, Victoria found fellow Royals in New York City willing to listen. Paul Lameo ’94 and Linda Mathers McGowan ’80, two Scranton alumni and partners at PricewaterhouseCoopers, often extended invites for coffee or lunch, making sure to look out for one of their own. Maintaining her own connection to Scranton led Victoria to become a President’s Alumni Liaison (PAL), which builds relationships between classmates and the Alumni Society. “As a PAL, we will be the face of our class for the next 50-60 years. I really liked the idea of that because Scranton has allowed me to meet people who I’m going to stay connected to for the rest of my life, both professionally and personally.” “The relationships you build with other students, professors and alumni – that’s what makes Scranton, Scranton,” Victoria says.

facts For eight consecutive years, the University’s AACSB-accredited Kania School of Management has been included among the elite colleges listed in The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools.”


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Accepted Freshman Profile (Middle 50%)

SAT 1060-1230 (Math and Critical Reading) ACT 23-27 GPA 3.2-3.7 (4.0 scale) 89-96 (100 scale) Because we are a selective institution, our admissions process is competitive. Typical Scranton students have excelled academically in high school and have distinguished themselves through extracurricular activities, leadership and community service.

Our admissions committee will consider your academic preparation and what you could contribute to our campus community. What we will need to review your application will depend on whether you are applying as a freshman, transfer or international student.


When You Apply Online



Freshman Applicants November 15 November 15 December 15 March 1 May 1

Early Action Applications Due SAT/ACT Optional Applications Due Regular Decision Application Review Begins Preferred Deadline for Freshman Applications National Candidates’ Reply Date

Transfer Deadlines


December 15 August 1

International applicants should follow the applicable deadlines for either freshman or transfer students.

Preferred Deadline for Spring Semester Transfer Applications Preferred Deadline for Fall Semester Transfer Applications

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Financial Aid

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Affordability and value are big reasons for turning to Scranton for a quality education. 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 workstudy can also be part of the mix of financing options.

In 2012, freshmen received more than $25 million in financial aid and scholarships, $16 million of which was provided by the University. Of the freshman aid applicants enrolled in the fall 2012 semester, 95% received scholarships and/or need-based grants. The average freshman aid package, exclusive of parent loans, was $25,473.

Scranton is among just 100 universities in the nation listed in Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Private Colleges.”

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The University is listed among the 198 colleges in the nation by Barron’s “Best Buys in College Education.”



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Merit Scholarships

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When you are accepted, our Scholarship Committee will automatically review your academic record for merit scholarships. Typical merit aid recipients have SATs from 1100 to 1600 (Math and Critical Reading), and GPAs of 3.2 or higher, and are at least in the top 30 percent of their class. Awards for qualified freshmen range from $6,000 to $20,000 with a limited number of full-tuition Presidential Scholarships available. We also offer renewable, merit-based, partial-tuition scholarships to underrepresented groups who demonstrate academic achievement.

based grant assistance by completing The

February 15 Preferred Deadline to File the FAFSA. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at Our school code is 003384.

University of Scranton’s Net Price Calculator located on our website. The net price calculator allows potential students to input academic and financial information to obtain an estimate of the net price to attend The University of Scranton.

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Northeastern Pennsylvania

Directions to Campus The University of Scranton is easily reached by car and air. Located off Interstate 81, its driving time from New York City, Philadelphia and Syracuse is just two hours, with Boston and Washington, D.C., less than five hours away.

The Region We’re nestled in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Northeast region, one of the East Coast’s premier vacation spots and a growing center for major corporations looking for locations outside of, but still comfortably close to, major metropolitan areas. The University’s 58-acre hillside campus is in the heart of Scranton, a community of 75,000 within a greater metropolitan area of 750,000 people.

Our location offers the best of both worlds – the city and the mountains. From campus, you can walk downtown to shop, watch a movie, visit a museum or see a show. It’s only a short drive to catch the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the AAA affiliate of the New York Yankees, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, in action. The area also features concerts, skiing, hiking, malls and shopping outlets nearby.

GPS Address: 820 Mulberry St. Scranton, Pa. 18510

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“Off-Broadway shows at the Scranton Cultural Center” – Kathryn Brokus

What do you like to do for fun off campus?

“Hiking at Nay Aug Park” – Conrad Kelly

“Shopping downtown with my friends” – Kellie Iuculano ‘13

“Bowling” – Sean Coleman

“Skiing” –Tyler Cox


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Campus Visit


An Invitation to Visit The University of Scranton is among the elite universities included in Forbes magazine’s online listing of “America’s Best Colleges.”

Campus Visits

Open House

Join us for a personal visit. Plan to attend a group information session, tour our beautiful campus and have lunch on us. You can call us to arrange a personal appointment with an Admissions Counselor, or for assistance meeting with a faculty member or coach.

We invite you to tour our campus and speak with Admissions and Financial Aid staff members, faculty members, students, coaches and representatives from academic departments and student organizations at one of our fall Open House days.

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