From the School

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. Thousands of students have written their college stories at Keystone College, and for good reason! 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 a 10:1 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

Overview

Applicants
1,192
Acceptance Rate
70%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
400 - 500
SAT Math
400 - 500
ACT Composite
17 - 22

Deadlines


Regular
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Interview
Talent / Ability

Overall

From The School

MAJORS:

Accounting
Business
Information Technology
Organizational Leadership
Sport and Recreation Management
Communications
Liberal Studies
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/Special Education
Middle Level Education: Language Arts
Middle Level Education: Social Studies Teaching: Child and Society
Teaching: Art Education
Teaching: Math Education
Teaching: Social Studies Education
Environmental Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Forest/Resource Management
Wildlife Biology
Landscape Architecture
Fine Arts
Visual Arts
Medical Technology Emphasis Nursing/Cytotechnology Emphasis Occupational Therapy/Respiratory Care Emphasis Radiotherapy/Medical Imaging/Cardiac Perfusion Emphasis
Culinary Arts
Sport and Recreation Management
Biology
Forensic Biology
Environmental Biology
Wildlife Biology
Environmental Resource Management
Geology
Public Health
Criminal Justice
Psychology
Social Science
Undecided/Pre-Major



MINORS:

Accounting
Art
Biology
Business
Casino Management
Chemistry
Communications
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Investigation
Digital Media
Environmental Science
Event Planning
Forensic Biology
Finance
Homeland Security
Human Resource Management
Information Technology
Integrated Marketing Communication
Leadership
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Political Science
Project Management
Psychology
Sociology
Sport and Recreation Management
Theatre

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
69%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%

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

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"

Overview

From The School

For the 2013-2014 Academic Year:
Tuition & Fees: $21,200/year
Room & Board: $9,800/year
Cost per credit: $400

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
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 loan debt per graduate
$8,675

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
89%

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

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
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

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

ACT 101
Armed Forces Club Art Society
Astronomy Club Campus Prayer and Bible Study Club
Commuter Council
Eco Club Forensic Science Club
Honors Program
Intercollegiate Leadership
Inter-Hall Council
Intramural Sports
Junior Professional Chefs of NEPA
Key Choices Club Keystone Players
Keystone Service Club
Keystone College Mofyah Step Team
Multicultural Affairs Student Organization (MCASA)
Nokomian Student Yearbook
Opposing Prejudice Ending Negativity (OPEN)
Psychology Club Rotaract Club Snow Team
Sport Management and Recreation Team (S.M.A.R.T.)
Student Activities Crew Student Senate
"The Key" Student Newspaper
"The Plume" Student Literary Magazine
Student PSEA T.O.P.S. (Twenty-One Plus Students
WKCV Radio
Winner's Circle

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,670
Out of State
13%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

1.03%
Asian
4.53%
African-American
3.20%
Hispanic
72.73%
Caucasian
16.08%
Unknown

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

Overview

From The School

Keystone College is located in northeastern Pennsylvania, just twenty minutes outside the city of Scranton. The College truly provides the best of both worlds for students: a safe, quiet campus ideal for learning, yet within easy distance to everything from hiking, mountain biking, and skiing, to movie theaters, shopping, concerts, museums, and the main cities on the east coast (NYC and Philadelphia). A number of offices on this historic campus are located in Victorian homes. The campus is shaded and beautifully landscaped. The woodland area of campus is fed by a special classification trout stream and is home to several miles of nature trails. Keystone College was recently voted the regions "Most Beautiful Campus".

Campus Life

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

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
62%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
97

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

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
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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Key Stats

1,192
Applicants
1,670
Size
70%
Acceptance Rate
900
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists