Keystone College campus
Keystone College campus
Keystone College campus
Keystone College campus
Keystone College campus
Keystone College campus
Keystone College campus
Keystone College campus
Keystone College campus
Keystone College campus
Keystone College campus
Keystone College campus

From the School

Keystone College aspires to transform lives by inspiring and empowering a community where learning flourishes. By offering students a personalized, hands-on learning atmosphere combined with a guarantee of success, Keystone College has quickly become a leader in quality education.



Keystone College is consistently recognized for its small class sizes and exceptional reputation by organizations like U.S. News and World Report. By offering students a personalized, hands-on learning atmosphere combined with a guarantee of success, Keystone College has quickly become a leader in quality education.

Keystone College is a small, private college that educates students in the liberal arts tradition. Keystone College has a long history of serving students. What began as Keystone Academy in 1868 has now become one of the most popular and most diverse institutions in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Keystone enhances every student’s story through its unique pledge to graduates: “The Keystone Promise”. This guarantee of success includes a promise in writing that within six months after graduating from Keystone and fulfilling the requirements of the Career Development Center, graduates will have received at least one job offer, or where appropriate, be accepted into a transfer or graduate program. In the event this does not occur, additional courses and career counseling are provided at no additional charge. Also included in the Keystone College story is a personalized educational experience. With an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio the college is able to ensure the individual attention that students deserve. Keystone offers a variety of opportunities for experiential learning. Students have completed internships for such places as Dateline NBC, the Philadelphia Eagles, the U.S. Secret Service, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and the United States Olympic Committee. Students may also choose to take their studies or internships abroad. Recently, Keystone students have studied or worked in London, England; Prague, Czech Republic; Bangkok, India; Melbourne, Australia; Ireland; Spain; and Costa Rica. Hands-on learning is also available without setting foot off campus. Among top-notch facilities for the visual arts, theatre, the sciences and technology are unique offerings like The Chef’s Table, which is a student-run restaurant for culinary arts students; the Oppenheim Family Children’s Center, a daycare and preschool where education students can train; and the campus’s woodlands, streams, and ponds, which provide a natural classroom for students in environmental programs. In addition to its commitment to its student body, Keystone College is fully dedicated to the protection of our environment. Through several green initiatives, the College has greatly reduced the size of the carbon footprint left behind by the campus. These initiatives include: the purchase of four electric vans which replaced three gas powered vehicles, the purchase of Energy Star rated appliances throughout campus, special parking for carpoolers; and Trayless Tuesdays and the utilization of biomass packaging in dining areas. The strength of The Keystone Family makes the picturesque campus a source of intellectual growth, cultural awareness, environmental stewardship, and service opportunities.

Overall

From The School

Keystone reviews applications on a rolling basis, meaning that students will receive an admissions decision within approximately two weeks of the office receiving his or her application materials. Starting for Fall 2017 applicants, Keystone will now be test optional, which allows students to receive an admissions decision without submitting SAT or ACT scores (although they will be considered if received). By simply sending an application and transcripts from all institutions attended (high school and college/university), a student will receive a quick admissions decision and merit scholarship review. Additional requirements may be requested from international students or those applying to one of Keystone’s visual arts programs.


Overview

Applicants
1,192
Acceptance Rate
70%

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
400 - 500
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
400 - 500
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
380 - 480
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17 - 22

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines


Regular
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Interview
Talent / Ability

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

In its effort to transform lives by inspiring and empowering a community where learning flourishes, Keystone has designed the Stairs to Success program, a four-year plan for undergraduates to get the most of their college experience and be prepared for the real world as Keystone graduate. Keystone enhances every student’s experience through its unique pledge to graduates: “The Keystone Promise.” This guarantee of success includes a promise in writing that within six months of graduating from Keystone College and fulfilling the requirements of the Career Development Center, graduates will have received at least one job offer, or where appropriate, be accepted into a graduate or transfer program. In the unlikely event this does not occur, we will provide you with additional courses and career counseling at no additional charge. Keystone offers a variety of opportunities for experiential learning in all of our programs. Students have completed internships for such places as Dateline NBC, the Philadelphia Eagles, the U.S. Secret Service, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and the United States Olympic Committee. Students may also choose to take their studies or internships abroad. Recently, Keystone students have studied or worked in London, England; Madrid, Spain; Prague Czech Republic; Bangkok, India; Melbourne, Australia; Japan; Ireland; and Costa Rica. Hands-on learning is also available without setting foot off campus.

Faculty

The dedicated faculty at Keystone College support the students through advising, academics, and undergraduate research. Faculty members serve as mentors to students in both studentand faculty-initiated research, and they provide students with opportunities to connect with professionals in their field and gain experience.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Keystone offers over 40 degree options for every interest, including Business, Education, Arts, Criminal Justice, and the Natural Sciences.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
244
with Terminal Degree
55

138
Women
106
Men
6
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
29%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years
42%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Environmental Biology
  • Wildlife Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Computer Programming, Other
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and management, Other
  • Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, Other
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Information Science/Studies
  • System Administration/Administrator
  • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
  • Word Processing

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Child Care and Support Services Management
  • Child Development
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Public Health, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forest Technology/Technician
  • Forestry, Other
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
  • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Criminalistics and Criminal Science
  • Security and Protective Services, Other

  • Social Sciences

  • Social Sciences, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Post-Bachelor'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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Ryan Patrick Joyce
Automobile Designer for Daimler Chrysler

Jennifer Flyte
Childrens' Book Author

George Ciccarone
Producer, highest rated documentary in the history of HBO

Lamont Carolina
Presidential Campaign worker for Barack Obama, stand-up comedian

Diane Paparo
Diane Paparo Associates, Ltd, New York, NY interior design consulting

Kate Micucci
Actress/comedian/musician, stars on sitcom "Raising Hope"

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
29%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years
42%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,921

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,827

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,946

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,096

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$20,300
Required Fees
$900
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,280
Transportation for Commuters
$500

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,800
Comprehensive Fee

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

Overall

From The School

Keystone has a diverse student body of approximately 1400 students from across the United States and the globe. With an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of about 13 students, Keystone is able to ensure the individual attention that students deserve.

Special Programs
BR> Among other unique programs to Keystone College, Stairs to Success is four-year developmental program designed for students to get the most out of their education and be fully prepared to step into the world beyond college. Keystone students also have a reputation for being involved in the community. Through our Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning, Keystone students have recorded over 24,000 hours of community service in one year, gaining them status on the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service with Distinction. In addition, Keystone College is a military friendly school with a very active Armed Forces Club.
BR>

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,670
Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

1.03%
Asian
4.55%
African-American
3.16%
Hispanic
71.83%
Caucasian
16.15%
Unknown

59% female
41% male
13% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

Nestled in the heart of the Endless Mountains in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Keystone College’s rural 276-acre campus is truly special. Located only 15 minutes from Downtown Scranton and a short road trip away from New York City and Philadelphia, Keystone is near some of the best entertainment, cultural, and sporting venues in the Northeast.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Among top-notch facilities for the visual arts, theatre, the sciences and technology are unique offerings like the Regional 3-D Design Center (KC3D), an additive manufacturing and 3-D printing center for students to gain visual arts and workforce experience; the Oppenheim Family Children’s Center, a daycare and preschool where education students can train; and the Thomas Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory, an educational and research facility for the Keystone community and general public. The campus’s woodlands campus, streams, and ponds also provide a natural classroom for students in environmental programs, boasting facilities for Field Biology coursework, such as a maple sugar shack, apple orchard, and apiary.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
29%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
62%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
26
Number of Honor Societies
1

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Giants)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Giants)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
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


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
12

Average Number of PC's per Lab
18

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
No

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
No

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
Kathryn Reilly
Director of Admissions

Address
One College Green
PO Box 50
La Plume, PA 18440

Phone
570-945-8111

Email
admissions@keystone.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Lindner Art Gallery in Miller Library
270 acre Woodlands campus (nature trails)
Gambal Athletic Center
Giants' Den
Giant's Grill

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mohegan Sun Arena-concerts
Steamtown & Viewmont Malls
Montage Mountain- Shoppes at Montage and Cinemark movie theater
Sno Mountain & Elk Mountain Ski Areas
Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankee Stadium
New York Yankees affiliate baseball team, and Pittsburgh Penguins affiliate hockey team are in the area. Art galleries, cafes and restaurants in downtown Scranton are popular places.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon-Fri; select Saturdays by appointment
M-Th: 8:30 am - 8:00pm; Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
570-945-8111

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Open House & Visitation Days

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@keystone.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
One-night only. Advanced arrangements.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Scranton/Wilkes Barre International Airport is 40 minutes from campus, major bus station in Scranton is 20 minutes away, and taxi service to campus is available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
I-81 to exit 194/Clarks Summit, or northeast extension of PA turnpike/476 North to the end (Clarks Summit). Follow US Rtes. 6 & 11 going Northwest for 7 miles to Keystone College.

Local Accommodations
Clarks Summit, PA (10 minutes). See www.keystone.edu for a complete list of local accomodations. Many hotels offer discounts for students and parents visiting Keystone College. Major hotels in Clarks Summit include Hampton Inn, Ramada Hotel, Econo Lodge, Comfort Inn, and Nichols Village Inn.

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