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University of Scranton Overview

Located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, University of Scranton is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is University of Scranton Known For?

940 Undergraduate Awards
$44,319 Avg Cost After Aid
75% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at University of Scranton is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at University of Scranton.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 66% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, University of Scranton bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $57,500 a year. That's about 41% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from University of Scranton to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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University of Scranton Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, University of Scranton is ranked #226 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 137 colleges in Pennsylvania, it is ranked at #20.

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.

University of Scranton has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#62 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Other Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of Scranton has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#9 Best Colleges for Health & Medical Administrative Services College Factual
#28 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#37 Best Colleges for Accounting College Factual
#52 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#70 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#115 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is University of Scranton?

Location of University of Scranton

Contact details for University of Scranton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510-4699
Phone: 570-941-7400
Website: www.scranton.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universityofscranton
Twitter: https://twitter.com/univofscranton

How Do I Get Into University of Scranton?

You can apply to University of Scranton online at: admissions.scranton.edu/apply/index.shtml

Admission Requirements for University of Scranton

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Scranton?

75% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
65% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 75%, University of Scranton may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.

Average Test Scores

About 65% of students accepted to University of Scranton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Scranton  ( 550 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Scranton  ( 530 to 640 )
200
800
University of Scranton received ACT scores from 37% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Scranton  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Scranton?

$44,319 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Scranton is $44,319. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At University of Scranton, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $10,225 a year. That adds up to $40,900 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Scranton is 3.0%. 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.

University of Scranton Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,626 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,792 undergraduate students at University of Scranton, with 3,626 being full-time and 166 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Scranton

There are also 1,461 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,626 full-time undergraduates at University of Scranton, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Scranton

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Scranton Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 122
Black or African American 78
Hispanic or Latino 382
White 2,800
International Students 46
Other Races/Ethnicities 198

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at University of Scranton. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 25 countries are represented at University of Scranton. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and India.

Online Learning at University of Scranton

850 Took All Classes Online
969 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 969 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 25th 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 University of Scranton

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Scranton was -2.0%. This is the #2,331 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of Scranton regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 11%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 19%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 17%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 19%
International Business 8%
Medical Illustration & Informatics 20%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Scranton 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 University of Scranton.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Medical Illustration & Informatics #32
International Business #39
Finance & Financial Management #79
Management Information Systems #81
Curriculum & Instruction #138
Marketing #141
Human Resource Management #150
Educational Administration #254
Accounting #308
Health & Medical Administrative Services #365

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%.

University of Scranton Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Accounting 0 62 0 118 0 180
Business Administration & Management 1 61 7 98 0 167
Nursing 0 82 1 39 3 125
Health & Medical Administrative Services 1 22 3 79 0 105
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 1 55 38 94
General Biology 0 67 0 0 0 67
Finance & Financial Management 0 47 0 17 0 64
Marketing 0 44 0 16 0 60
Educational Administration 0 0 0 56 0 56
Health & Physical Education 0 56 0 0 0 56
Other Health Professions 0 55 0 0 0 55
Human Resource Management 0 7 0 38 0 45
Philosophy 0 39 0 0 0 39
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 37 0 0 0 37
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 32 0 0 0 32
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 30 0 2 0 32
General Psychology 0 31 0 0 0 31
Human Services 0 30 0 0 0 30
Public Relations & Advertising 0 28 0 0 0 28
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 17 0 7 0 24
International Business 0 9 0 15 0 24
History 0 21 0 0 0 21
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 16 0 16
General English Literature 0 16 0 0 0 16
Political Science & Government 0 16 0 0 0 16
Journalism 0 14 0 0 0 14
Computer Science 0 13 0 0 0 13
Computer Engineering 0 4 0 9 0 13
Economics 0 13 0 0 0 13
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 12 0 0 0 12
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 12 0 12
Public Health 0 10 0 0 0 10
Chemistry 0 6 0 4 0 10
International Relations & National Security 0 9 0 0 0 9
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 7 0 0 0 7
Electrical Engineering 0 6 0 0 0 6
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 5 0 0 0 5
Student Counseling 0 0 0 5 0 5
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 5 0 5
Computer Information Systems 0 4 0 0 0 4
Special Education 0 0 0 4 0 4
Mathematics 0 4 0 0 0 4
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 3 0 0 0 3
Applied Mathematics 0 3 0 0 0 3
Natural Resources Conservation 0 3 0 0 0 3
Religious Studies 0 1 0 2 0 3
Information Science 0 2 0 0 0 2
Engineering-Related Fields 0 2 0 0 0 2
Romance Languages 0 2 0 0 0 2
Physics 0 2 0 0 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 0 0 0 2
Communication & Media Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Sociology 0 1 0 0 0 1
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 938 12 597 41 1,590

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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