University of Scranton campus
University of Scranton campus
University of Scranton campus
University of Scranton campus
University of Scranton campus
University of Scranton campus
University of Scranton campus
University of Scranton campus
University of Scranton campus
University of Scranton campus
University of Scranton campus
University of Scranton campus
University of Scranton campus
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From the School

The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit institution that delivers a transformative education, grounded in the liberal arts, to approximately 4,000 undergraduate students.

The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit institution that offers students a transformative education, grounded in the liberal arts and made practical by real-world, hands-on learning opportunities. With a rich tradition of academic excellence, our programs are taught in small classes and led by faculty who are experts in their fields. Every aspect of a Scranton education exists to help our students succeed. Scholars are challenged here, and supported.

Here, you’ll have many choices. With 65 majors and 43 minors across three colleges, faculty and staff work with students to choose a combination of majors and minors that suit them as individuals.

Our graduates are known for their devotion to the welfare of other human beings and by their special commitment to the pursuit of social justice. The University, made up of approximately 4,000 undergraduates, is one of just 361 colleges in the nation that earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which recognizes Scranton for success in curricular engagement and outreach partnerships.

Scranton develops leaders in every sense through rigorous preparation in students’ chosen fields coupled with a commitment to educating the whole person, or cura personalis. We challenge students morally, spiritually and intellectually. Students extend their academic experience through participation in honors programs, internships, faculty-student research and study abroad, and the University provides excellent preparation for medical and other health professions doctoral programs, law school, graduate school, and post-graduate fellowships and scholarships.

In addition to conducting high-level research alongside professors, our students find abundant opportunities to apply classroom learning in the real world. We encourage all students to gain experience and make connections through internships. And they regularly collaborate on professional projects within the local community and beyond.

Year after year, Scranton is recognized among the top tier of universities in the nation for the outstanding quality of its education. According to U.S. News and World Report, Scranton is eighth among master's universities in the North. We are also ranked among the “Great Schools, Great Prices” and the “Best Colleges for Veterans.” Our Kania School of Management was ranked among the “Best Graduate Schools," as was our online graduate programs in education and nursing. We’re also among the nation’s “Best Colleges,” according to Forbes and The Princeton Review.

In addition, a 2015 report by The Economist ranked Scranton No. 22 in the nation (top 2 percent of four-year colleges) for the impact a Scranton education has on the earnings of its graduates. This is just one of several “best value” rankings for the University.

Overall

From The School

Scranton welcomes men and women of all races, national origins and religious beliefs. We look for high-achieving students who have shown that they are prepared for a challenging college program through their high school course selection and level, grades, class rank and SAT/ACT scores. Also important are involvement in activities, athletics and service, and work experience. A campus visit with a personal appointment or group presentation is encouraged.

We offer an Early Action Application program with a Nov. 15 deadline. Students who apply early will receive notification of admission on Dec. 15. For students who choose not to apply for Early Action, we operate on a rolling admissions basis, with a preferred application deadline of March 1 and an undergraduate program confirmation deadline of May 1.

Students may apply without submitting SAT/ACT scores if they are in the top 30% of their graduating class. If their high school does not rank, students must have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. In lieu of standardized test scores, students must submit two graded papers from high school. In addition, students may be asked to schedule an on-campus interview.

The SAT/ACT Optional application is not available to students applying for the following programs: Masters in Accountancy, BS/MBA in various majors, BA/MBA in various majors, Education, Nursing, Masters in Occupational Therapy, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, or the Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions Program. Students may apply online for free using the Common Application. Visit scranton.edu/apply for more information.

Overview

Applicants
10,049
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

27%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

Learn about new SAT scores and college admission here
SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines


Early Action
November 15

Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

Scranton offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate academic programs of study through three colleges and schools. Scranton's 65 undergraduate programs of study will match your interests and prepare you to meet the future with confidence. Scranton also offers 43 minors, 38 concentrations and tracks, 19 combined or accelerated bachelor's and master's programs, 29 master's degree programs either on-line or on-campus, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

The Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development helps students focus on career decisions that are consistent with their unique talents, aspirations and vision for living. Professional counselors help students discover links between their personal traits and career options through individual counseling, workshops, and many other electronic and hard-copy resources.

All students can receive training in resume and cover letter writing as well as interview and job search techniques. They are also able to participate in employer on-campus recruiting visits, employment fairs, and the annual Graduate School Fair.

More than 95% of the Class of 2015 were employed, continuing their education or engaged in service within one year of graduating. Over the past 15 years, an average of 78% of our applicants to doctoral health professions schools were accepted to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry and optometry.

Since 1972, 155 of our graduates have earned a Fulbright or other international fellowship.

Our professors are not only highly regarded researchers and teachers; they are caring involved mentors as well. They attend student plays, games and concerts. They lead study and service trips. They serve as club and team advisors. They invest in the lives of their students.

When it comes to scholarly activity, Scranton professors rival the best. Their works are published widely in prestigious scholarly journals. They are featured in national media and are frequent presenters at national and international conferences. Their research projects, many of which are conducted with the assistance of students, are often supported by competitive grants. Faculty members hold degrees from 289 universities in 25 countries on five continents, and 88% of faculty members hold doctoral or other terminal degrees.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Majors are available in:
Accounting
Accounting Information Systems
Forensic Accounting
General Accounting
Applied Mathematics
Biochemistry 
Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology
Biology
Biomathematics
Biophysics
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry/Business
Chemistry/Computers
Communication
Community Health Education
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counseling and Human Services
Criminal Justice
Economics (Business)
Economics (Social Science)
Education
Early and Primary Teacher Education
Middle Level Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Electrical Engineering
Electronic Commerce
Engineering Management
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Finance
Forensic Chemistry
Health Administration
History
Human Resources Studies
Information Technology
International Business
International Language/Business
International Studies
Journalism & Electronic Media
Languages & Cultures
French & Francophone Cultural Studies
German Cultural Studies
Greek Studies
Hispanic Studies
Italian
Latin Studies
Latin American Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics (BS or BA)
Military Science
Neuroscience
Nursing
Occupational Therapy (Master’s)
Operations Management
Philosophy
Physical Therapy (DPT)
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Engineering 
Psychology
Sociology
Strategic Communication
Theatre
Theology/Religious Studies
Women’s Studies

Accelerated Graduate Programs
Accountancy (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)

Pre-Professional
Dentistry
Law
Medicine
Optometry
Physician Assistant
Podiatry
Veterinary Medicine

We offer three unique options for honors programs. First, each year Scranton selects approximately 50 of the most qualified first-year students to join the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program (SJLA). As an alternative approach to satisfying general education requirements, this unique, four-year program pairs selected students with designated faculty in a curriculum that is deeply rooted in philosophy and dedicated to serving the common good.

Next, open to students from all majors, our Business Leadership Honors Program allows students to explore basic theories and concepts of leadership through special seminars and courses in management, ethics, strategy and analysis. This highly selective program accepts 15 sophomores each spring.

Finally, open to all majors, the Honors Program each year accepts between 40 and 50 of our most able sophomores, giving them the opportunity to take seminars together and to work one-on-one with professors both in tutorials and on projects.

Additionally, we offer opportunities to participate in research and other creative projects with faculty mentors through the Faculty/Student Research Program, which students can begin participating in as early as their first year.

Scranton has connections to programs across the globe, helping students in nearly every major study abroad. Since 2005, our students have studied in 41 countries. In many cases, their studies have included internships and community service.

We offer a variety of services to help our students succeed both academically and personally, including a Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Counseling Center, Center for Career Development and Center for Health Education and Wellness, to name a few.


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
548
with Terminal Degree
300

302
Men
246
Women
27
Minority
23
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
73%
Graduate in 5 years
79%
Graduate in 6 years
80%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Small Business Administration/Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

  • Engineering

  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering/Industrial Management

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General


Students Say

The professors at the University of Scranton "really care about the students and always make themselves available to help students" and students feel that "they are a great asset to" the learning experience. With "an outstanding record for admission to graduate programs, not only in law and medicine but also in several other fields." The University of Scranton is a good fit for ambitious students seeking "a Jesuit school in every sense of the word. If you come here, expect to be challenged to become a better person, to develop a strong concern for the poor and marginalized, and to grow spiritually and intellectually." The school manages to accomplish this without "forcing religion upon you, which is nice." Undergraduates also approve of the mandatory liberalarts-based curriculum that "forces you to learn about broader things than your own major." The professors "make class fun and interactive regardless of the difficulty of the class. There are a few odd-balls that are dry during lecture but this does not deter from the contents of their lectures." Students do feel that "there could be more communication between the three colleges to offer combined opportunities."

Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Robert S. Weiss
President & CEO, The Cooper Companies, Pleasanton, CA

Susan M. Swain
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-President, C-Span, Washington, DC

Joseph A. Bertolino, Ed. D.
President, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT

Kathleen Curry Santora, Esq.
CEO National Association of College & University Attorneys

Scott A. Carmilani
Chairman, President & CEO, Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings, LTD

Thomas M. Mistele Esq.
COO, Senior Counsel, Secretary & Director, Dodge & Cox Funds, CA

John D. Dionne
Senior Advisor, Blackstone, NYC; Lecturer, Harvard Business School

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
73%
Graduate in 5 years
79%
Graduate in 6 years
80%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Undergraduate tuition and fees for freshmen in the 2016-17 academic year is $42,162, and room and board charges are $14,264.

Financial Aid

Of the freshman aid applicants who were enrolled for the fall semester, 95% were offered funding from University scholarships and need-based grants. The average freshman aid package for 2016-17, not including private and parent loans, was $30,000.

There are fulland partial-tuition academic scholarships available, which are awarded on a merit basis, taking into consideration high academic achievement and standardized test scores

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,875

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,367

Average Need-Based Loan
$8,363

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
78%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$40,640

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,256

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$41,762
Required Fees
$400
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,300

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,100
Transportation for Commuters
$1,300

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

As part of our mission, Scranton is committed to advancing the Jesuit tradition of forming men and women for and with 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 shape lives of meaning and selfless service.

The University offers a 24/7 college experience. Our students are involved, helping to plan and guide more than 900 events each year. They participate in leadership programs and workshops and engage in extensive co-curricular activities. Through experiences geared toward personal and professional development, they grow into capable confident, lifelong leaders.

The University also provides opportunities to participate in an array of social, educational, wellness and retreat activities. There are more than 80 active clubs and organizations, from Urban Beats Crew to rugby to Habitat for Humanity.

Scranton fields NCAA Division III varsity teams in nine sports for men and 10 sports for women. Nearly all of our teams compete in NCAA Division III’s Landmark Conference. In addition, more than 1,500 students are involved in recreational sports and intramurals, including leagues, tournaments and weekend special events.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,910
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

2.29%
Asian
1.92%
African-American
8.57%
Hispanic
81.89%
Caucasian
1.90%
Unknown

58% female
42% male
59% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Students Say

"There are a lot of different clubs and organizations for each individual to be a part of," and, while "the typical Scranton student is white, Catholic,...from the suburbs," and "preppy," students hasten to point out "within this sameness... there are people who couldn't care at all about religion, and there are people who are deeply religious. Even in the Catholic atmosphere of the school, the school only requires that you learn about Catholicism as it stands. Theology classes…are prefaced with the idea that ‘You do not have to believe this!'" Students feel that the University of Scranton "is not very diverse." They point out that it's "just like every college, but better because there is no "in your face" Greek life, and no football team."

Overview

From The School


Location

Our 58-acre campus offers the best of both worlds – the city and the mountains. We are located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Northeast in the heart of the city of Scranton, a vibrant college town, home to five colleges and universities. In the city and surrounding area, there are coffeehouses, eateries, festivals, shops and minor-league sports teams, as well as a nearby outdoor concert venue and ski mountain.

We’re close to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. so Scranton students have unique access to professional learning experiences with many of the world’s leading companies and organizations.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

In recent years, we have invested more than $240 million in campus improvements. Eighty-seven percent of the University’s housing is new or renovated and our dining facilities are ranked among the very best in the nation.

In 2011 and 2012, we opened the state-of-the-art Loyola Science Center, a 200,000-square-foot, Gold LEED certified science facility featuring 22 class and seminar rooms, 34 laboratories and a multistory atrium.

In fall 2015, we dedicated the new Leahy Hall, which houses our physical therapy, occupational therapy and exercise science departments and features 25 laboratories and multiple simulation environments including a hospital patient room for acute and long-term care and a streetscape for rehabilitation education.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
64%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
88%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Theme Housing

Students Say

The University of Scranton "offers many trips through various clubs and organizations as well as the University of Scranton Programming Board to offer students alternative plans on weekends. I have been on trips to NYC, the Bronx Zoo, and Philadelphia. I like to do community service, go out to eat, and shop for fun but many of the places I like to go to require busing or cars to get there," notes an Occupational Therapy major. Furthermore, "being a Jesuit school, social justice issues are huge. They are taught in the classroom, and students spend a lot of time volunteering." Hometown Scranton is big enough to provide "movie theaters, two malls, parks, a bowling alley, and a skiing/snowboarding mountain." There are, in short, plenty of choices for the non-partier at Scranton. Many we heard from in our survey reported busy extracurricular schedules. But those seeking a party won't be disappointed here, either. Scranton undergrads "party a lot, but they balance it with studying. Parties are chances to go out, see people, dance, and drink if you want." You "can find a party any time of day, seven days a week" here, usually with a keg tapped and pouring. Few here feel the party scene is out of hand, however a typical student writes, "It's very different than at schools with Greek systems. It is a lot more laid-back, and all about everyone having a good time."

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
85
Number of Honor Societies
32

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
14

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

40% participate in intramural sports

Men's Sports (Royals)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Royals)
10 Sports

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

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Scranton Alliance for Equality (S.A.F.E.) Space is a student club that exists to build a stronger community by creating a more welcoming and comfortable environment for LGBTQ and ally students at the University.

Minority Support Groups: scranton.edu/multicultural

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Wilkes University

Sustainability


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
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
170

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

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
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

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
Terri Golosky
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
The Estate
Scranton, PA 18510-4699

Phone
570-941-6654

Email
admissions@scranton.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Loyola Science Center, state-of-the-art facility for the natural sciences
DeNaples Center - the hub and heart of our social life on campus
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library
Brennan Hall - home of the Kania School of Management
Leahy Hall - new, $47.5 million home for the health sciences
We offer nearly a half-dozen dining locations from which to choose including the Fresh Food Company in DeNaples, Einstein Bros. Bagels in Leahy Hall and Java City Café in the Library. The University is also home to 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.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Montage Mountain Ski Resort
Mohegan Sun Arena - Pittsburgh Penguins Minor League Hockey, Concerts, etc.
Viewmont Mall / Dickson City Crossings shopping area
PNC Field- Home to the Railriders, AAA New York Yankee-affiliate baseball
Lake Scranton – nearby lake with a 3.5 mile walking/jogging path
Other popular area attractions include Nay Aug Park, Steamtown National Historic Site, Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, Electric Trolley Museum, Everhart Museum, PA Anthracite Museum, and the Scranton Cultural Center.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F and most Saturdays
8:30-4:30 (M-F), 10:00-12:00 (Sat)
570-941-6654

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Throughout the year

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admisssions@scranton.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The University of Scranton is easily reached by car and air. Located off Interstate 81 in Northeastern Pennsylvania, driving time from New York City, Philadelphia and Syracuse is just two hours, with Trenton and Hartford less than three hours away. For those traveling by air to the metropolitan Scranton area, we are serviced by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. American Eagle (American Airlines), Continental Connection, Delta Connection, United Express and US Airways flights are available. The airport is off of Exit 178 off Interstate 81, about 10 miles south of Scranton. To get around the Scranton area, The University of Scranton has contracted with the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) to give students, faculty and staff access to all 31 COLTS routes. Through the COLTS Campus Connections service, members of the University community are able to ride all COLTS buses for free with their Royal Cards. The extensive COLTS network gives our campus community access to shopping, dining, entertainment, attractions and other area colleges. It also provides transportation options for internships, community service and employment.

Driving Instructions to Campus
GPS Address: 820 Mulberry Street, Scranton, PA 18510. From the North: I-81 South to Exit 185*. From the West: I-80 East to I-81 North to Exit 185*. From New York and Northern New Jersey: I-80 West to I-380 North to I-81 South to Exit 185*. From Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey: Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476) to Exit 115, then I-81 North to Exit 185*. From Connecticut and New England: I-84 West to I-81 South to Exit 185*. From Baltimore and Washington: I-83 North to I-81 North to Exit 185*. *From I-81 Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway): Follow signs to campus (on right). Before the first traffic signal, turn sharply right onto Madison Ave. Proceed 2 blocks and turn right at the light onto Mulberry St. After 1 block, turn right into the main entrance (level 2) of the Parking and Public Safety Pavilion, and park in Visitor Parking. Campus maps and visitor parking permits are available in the Public Safety Office on Level 2 of the Pavilion.

Local Accommodations
For more information or hotel accommodations, please contact the Northeast Territory Visitors Bureau at 1-800-22-WELCOME or www.visitnepa.org.

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