The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university known for outstanding academic quality, a beautiful and technology-rich campus, and a sense of community that helps you feel right at home. At Scranton, you can feed your mind, find all kinds of friends, and become part of a community that will enrich your spirit.
Located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Northeast region, our 58-acre hillside campus is in the heart of a city of 75,000, just two hours from New York City, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Hartford, Connecticut.
The University of Scranton is devoted to the Jesuit maxim of cura personalis, which for us means that we respect and cherish you for your unique talents and aspirations. We recognize the integral role that campus life plays in the overall education of the student. Because, in so many ways, learning does not stop at the classroom door, Scranton provides a range of activities and support services for leadership development, personal enrichment, and simply for fun and recreation.
Giving back to and partnering with the community are integral parts of The University of Scranton. The University 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. This recognizes Scranton for success in curricular engagement and outreach partnerships. At the University, 130 for-credit courses include a service-learning component, with 1,694 students participating in these classes taught by 86 faculty members. Fifteen (54 percent) of its academic departments have a service-learning requirement.
Scranton faculty members have a passion for teaching. It shows in the innovative ways they engage students in the educational experience and is evident in their care for students as individuals. 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.
In a new U.S. News and World Report ranking for 2016, Scranton placed eighth among the master's universities in the North. This is the 22nd consecutive year that the University has made this list. U.S. News also ranked the University among colleges on the "Great Schools, Great Prices" list and the "2016 Best Colleges for Veterans" list, a web exclusive listing of "top-ranked schools offer benefits" that can help "make pursuing a college education more affordable" for veterans.
The University’s Kania School of Management was included among the elite colleges listed in the U.S. News & World Report's America’s "Best Graduate Schools," as was the University’s online graduate program in education and graduate program in nursing.
For eight consecutive years, Scranton has ranked among the nation’s elite universities included in Forbes magazine’s online listing of "America’s Best Colleges." Also, The Princeton Review listed Scranton among its "Best Colleges" for the 14th consecutive year and the Kania School of Management among the "Best 296 Business Schools" for the 10th consecutive year. Barron’s includes Scranton among only 198 colleges in the nation listed in the 11th edition of their "Best Buys in College Education."
Our students are high achievers, too. Since 1972, University of Scranton students have received 150 Fulbrights and other prestigious fellowships. In addition, students earned five Truman Scholarships and 11 Goldwater Scholarships in the past 10 years alone. Of the 911 applicant to doctoral health professions schools over the past 15 years, an average of 78% were accepted to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry and optometry.
In the past four years, more than 150 Scranton graduates have received acceptance into more than 80 law schools throughout the United States. These include some of the nation’s most prestigious schools, such as Boston University, Cornell, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania and William and Mary.
Because more majors mean more opportunities for you, Scranton offers 66 bachelor’s degree programs, 44 minors and 38 concentrations and tracks in three undergraduate colleges. There is also a doctor of physical therapy program.
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