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Marywood University Overview

Marywood University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Marywood University Known For?

473 Undergraduate Awards
$34,816 Avg Cost After Aid
75% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Marywood have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Marywood.
  • In 2017-2018, 39% of the faculty were full-time.
  • The average Marywood student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Marywood University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Marywood.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Value Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Communication Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Allied Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Public Administration & Social Service Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Marywood has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#64 Highest Paid Visual & Performing Arts Graduates College Factual

Where Is Marywood University?

Location of Marywood University

Contact details for Marywood are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2300 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18509-1598
Phone: 570-348-6211
Website: www.marywood.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marywoodu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/marywoodu

How Do I Get Into Marywood?

You can apply to Marywood online at: www.marywood.edu/admissions/applying/

Admission Requirements for Marywood

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Marywood?

75% Acceptance Rate
70% Of Accepted Are Women
87% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Marywood University is 75%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 30% of accepted students are men and 70% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 87% of students accepted to Marywood submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 550. Math scores were between 460 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Marywood University  ( 460 to 550 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Marywood University  ( 460 to 570 )
200
800
Marywood received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Marywood University  ( 19 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Marywood University  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Marywood University  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Marywood University?

$34,816 Net Price
77% Take Out Loans
3.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Marywood is $34,816. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Marywood, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $8,779 a year. That adds up to $35,116 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Marywood is 3.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Marywood University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,649 Full-Time Undergraduates
67% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,803 undergraduate students at Marywood, with 1,649 being full-time and 154 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Marywood

There are also 876 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,649 full-time undergraduates at Marywood, 33% are male and 67% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Marywood

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Marywood University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Marywood Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 38
Black or African American 37
Hispanic or Latino 125
White 1,235
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 197

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Marywood University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 19 countries are represented at Marywood. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and India.

Online Learning at Marywood University

144 Took All Classes Online
632 Took At Least One Class Online
24.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 632 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Marywood has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 96th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Marywood

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Marywood University was 24.1%. This is the #807 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Marywood regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Marywood majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 4%
Educational Administration 21%
Public Administration & Social Service 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Marywood ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Marywood.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services #6
Public Administration #17
Public Administration & Social Service #53
Health Professions #247

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Marywood University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Social Work 0 9 0 115 0 124
Communication Sciences 0 26 16 23 0 65
Allied Health Professions 0 3 0 47 0 50
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 20 15 12 0 47
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 19 0 28 0 47
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 1 32 11 44
Business Administration & Management 0 25 0 15 0 40
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 28 0 11 0 39
Nursing 0 36 0 0 0 36
General Psychology 0 30 0 6 0 36
General Biology 0 31 0 0 0 31
Other Health Professions 0 30 0 0 0 30
General Architecture 0 24 0 0 0 24
Educational Administration 0 0 18 6 0 24
Special Education 0 2 16 5 0 23
Finance & Financial Management 0 12 0 10 0 22
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 10 4 8 0 22
Design & Applied Arts 0 10 0 10 0 20
Interior Architecture 0 16 0 0 0 16
Marketing 0 16 0 0 0 16
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 5 0 0 11 16
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 13 0 2 0 15
Health & Physical Education 0 12 0 0 0 12
Biotechnology 0 8 0 3 0 11
Accounting 0 11 0 0 0 11
Philosophy 9 2 0 0 0 11
Student Counseling 0 0 0 10 0 10
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 9 0 0 0 9
Air Transportation 0 8 0 0 0 8
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 7 0 7
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 6 0 6
Journalism 0 6 0 0 0 6
General English Literature 0 5 1 0 0 6
Public Health 0 0 0 6 0 6
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 5 0 1 0 6
Fine & Studio Arts 0 2 0 3 0 5
Public Administration 0 0 0 4 0 4
Arts & Media Management 0 4 0 0 0 4
Public Relations & Advertising 0 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Science 0 3 0 0 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 3 0 0 0 3
Environmental Design 0 2 0 0 0 2
Hospitality Management 0 2 0 0 0 2
International Business 0 2 0 0 0 2
Information Technology 0 2 0 0 0 2
Other Education 0 0 1 1 0 2
Writing Studies 0 2 0 0 0 2
Romance Languages 0 1 1 0 0 2
History 0 2 0 0 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 0 0 0 2
Gerontology 0 0 0 1 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Social Sciences 0 1 0 0 0 1
Music 0 1 0 0 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sociology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 9 464 73 372 22 940

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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