Students Say

Marywood University is well-known for offering some of the most unique and outstanding pre-professional programs of study in the Pennsylvania area. Students rave about the “really fantastic” education department, and they call the art therapy program “top-notch,” while the music program has a “fabulous reputation,” and the strength of the speech pathology, nutrition, physician assistant, school of architecture, and interior design programs also draw students from all over the area to the university.

Overview

Applicants
2,111
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

16%
Over 3.75
31%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
460 - 560
SAT Math
470 - 570
SAT Writing
450 - 560

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Interview
Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

Marywood University is well-known for offering some of the most unique and outstanding pre-professional programs of study in the Pennsylvania area. Students rave about the “really fantastic” education department, and they call the art therapy program “top-notch,” while the music program has a “fabulous reputation,” and the strength of the speech pathology, nutrition, physician assistant, school of architecture, and interior design programs also draw students from all over the area to the university. In addition to these outstanding programs, this small Catholic university, which consists of four colleges, a school of architecture, and a school of social work also offers a wide range of traditional undergraduate majors. Students characterize Marywood as “a small community that is serious about its academics.” Class sizes are “small, and it is easy to ask for help.” “Professors here know your name and are always willing to help you,” and according to Marywood students, “Small class sizes and attentive professors tend to favor discussion-based classroom settings.” The professors at Marywood “have a good mix of personalities.” Some professors “are nuns and priests, but most are not,” and “many of the professors are also currently working in the field,” which allows students to have a much richer, interactive learning experience.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
419
with Terminal Degree

233
Women
186
Men
34
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • Environmental Design/Architecture

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, other any instructional program in organizational communication, public relations, and advertising not listed above

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and management, Other

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Psychology

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Mary Ellen Keating
Senior VP of Corp. Comm. & Public Affairs, Barnes & Noble

Ann Henry, Ph.D.
Vice President of Global Operations, Cisco Capital

Bernadette Gray-Little. Ph.D
Chancellor, Univeristy of Kansas

Ms. Anita Owen
President, Owen & Owen Ltd.; Ltd; Past President of Amerian Diabetes Assoc.

Referend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.
President of US Catholic Bishops

Mrs. Kim Bartley
Vice President of Marketing & Menu Development, White Castle

Fred Wulczyn, Phd.D
Senior Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
69
Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,630

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,072

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,481

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$41,559

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
86%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$20,938

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$30,942
Required Fees
$1,750
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,080
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Students describe the Marywood University community as “wholesome and welcoming.” A typical Marywood student is “well-rounded, friendly, and passionate about [his or her] field of study.” There tend to be subtle social divisions between various fields of study: “Students tend to gather in groups based on friendships formed through their majors.” Though the campus is not very diverse ethnically or economically, there is a great deal of diversity along the lines of students’ interests and personalities. Students “range from the athletic to the very religious to the extremely studious.” There are many art students on campus due to the strength of the art department, and there is a “great deal of athletes” as well. There is also a significantly larger percentage of females to males on campus. Many students are local to the area, and in general, the student body is made up of equal parts commuter students and students who dorm. Because of the small size of the university, “you see many of the same faces every day” and “get to know a lot of people” in the small campus community. “Most students interact with each other and get along well.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,003
Out of State

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
8

Demographics

1.72%
Asian
2.15%
African-American
5.95%
Hispanic
80.42%
Caucasian
7.99%
Unknown
3.65%
International

66% female
34% male
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Students love “the warm and welcoming feel of the campus. Everyone is so friendly, and there is so much to do. It’s more like a home than a school.” There is “usually something to do during weeknights”; the student activities club “organizes events like Bingo and Trivia Night a few times each semester as well as organizing other entertainment such as comedians and movie nights. There are clubs for every interest you can imagine.” There are also a “large number of recreational sports and classes available to students” on campus. On weekends, however, “campus usually turns into a ghost town.” On-campus rules in regard to alcohol are “overly strict,” resulting in weekend activities that often take place off campus, at “house parties and the University of Scranton.” “Students also enjoy going to clubs and bars in the downtown Scranton area on weekends,” and there are even clubs that allow students ages eighteen and up. First Fridays are a popular “monthly art/music/culture event that occurs downtown, providing the opportunity to meet local artists and musicians.” The large population of commuter students at Marywood say, “If you dorm, it is easier to be involved on campus, but commuting life is different for most people…Clubs and events are aimed more toward people who live on campus.” As for parking on campus, students say, “Finding a parking spot is as difficult as winning the lottery.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
43%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
70
First-Year Students living on campus
69%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
91

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Diane Taylor

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
http://marywood.edu/academicsuccess/disability-services/documentation/guidelines.html

Documentation Requred for ADHD
http://marywood.edu/academicsuccess/disability-services/documentation/guidelines.html

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
31

Number of Social Sororities
2
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

24% participate in intramural sports
14% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Pacers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Pacers)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Scranton
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Wilkes University

Sustainability

Green Rating
81

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
95

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
105

Average Number of PC's per Lab
21

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
HP, Dell and Apple offer student discounts

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Christian DiGregorio
Director of University Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
2300 Adams Ave
Scranton, PA 18509

Phone
5703486234

Email
YourFuture@marywood.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Center for Athletics and Wellness
School of Architecture
Liberal Arts Center Rotunda
Cafe Ritazza/Main Dining Room
Nazareth Student Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Steamtown National Historic Museum
SnoMountain Resort - Pocono Mountains
Mohegan Sun Arena
City of Scranton - Business District
White Water Rafting in Lehigh River Gorg
Concerts at Local Clubs

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
YourFuture@marywood.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Must be a high school senior, applicant

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Colts Public Bus System Martz and Greyhound Regional Bus System

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Philadelphia, Baltimore, West, and East: I81 North and exit at 188. From the North: I81 South and exit at 188. From I81, Exit 188, travel towards Dunmore. (If you are traveling North on 81, make a left at the light at the O'Neill Highway which becomes Blakely Street). Follow Blakely Street toward Dunmore to the traffic light at Drinker Street. Turn right. Proceed to the second traffic light and turn right onto North Washington Avenue. Go three blocks and turn right. The main entrance gate is one block ahead. Parking for Admissions is available in front of the Liberal Arts Center. The Office of Admissions is located in the Liberal Arts Center.

Local Accommodations
Radisson Lackawanna Station 570.342.8300
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Key Stats

2,111
Applicants
2,003
Size
74%
Acceptance Rate
1030
SAT Scores

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