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.

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 66 majors and 44 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 sixth 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.


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: Master of Accountancy, BS/MBA in various majors, BA/MBA in various majors, Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, or the Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions Program. Students may apply online for free using the Common Application. Visit for more information.


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 620

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 640

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 28

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


Early Action — November 15

Regular — March 1

Other Admission Factors


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

Selectivity Rating

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Academic Programs

Scranton offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate academic programs of study through three colleges and schools. Scranton's 66 undergraduate programs of study will match your interests and prepare you to meet the future with confidence. Scranton also offers 44 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 Business Administration, Doctor of Physical Therapy and 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 92% of the Class of 2016 were employed, continuing their education or engaged in service within one year of graduating. Over the past 18 years, an average of 79% of our applicants to doctoral health professions schools were accepted to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry and optometry.

Since 1972, 156 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 full-time, instructional faculty members hold doctoral or other terminal degrees.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Majors are available in: 
Accounting Information Systems 
Forensic Accounting 
General Accounting 
Applied Mathematics 
Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology 
Business Administration 
Community Health Education 
Computer Engineering 
Computer Information Systems 
Computer Science 
Counseling and Human Services 
Criminal Justice 
Economics (Business) 
Economics (Social Science) 
Early and Primary Teacher Education 
Middle Level Teacher Education 
Secondary Education 
Electrical Engineering 
Electronic Commerce 
Engineering Management 
Environmental Science 
Exercise Science 
Forensic Chemistry 
Health Administration 
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 
Latin Studies 
Latin American Studies 
Mathematics (BS or BA) 
Military Science 
Occupational Therapy (Master’s) 
Operations Management 
Physical Therapy (DPT) 
Political Science 
Strategic Communication 
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) 

Physician Assistant 
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

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • 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

Pennsylvania's the University of Scranton does a tremendous job of creating of "home away from home" for its students. A Catholic and Jesuit institution with an undergraduate enrollment of around 3,800 students, University of Scranton places an emphasis on "doing service for others," which is something that the students here appreciate. They also like the fact that they are required to take courses in the "humanities, philosophy, and theology irrespective of [their] major." In turn, this ensures that students receive a well-rounded education. While there are many fantastic departments, a lot of undergrads highlight Scranton's strong science programs, which result in a "high rate of students getting acceptance to medical schools." Inside the classroom, undergrads are generally greeted by "awesome," "caring" and "really supportive" professors. It's evident that they really "want their students to excel" and "care about their...success." As one grateful student recounts, "They are always open to meeting with you outside of class and love to talk about their topic of expertise." Even better, "they're just so engaging and really know how to present the material in such a way that it's interesting for us as students." Lastly, students applaud the "new improvements constantly being made to update campus including residence halls and academic buildings."


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


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
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Undergraduate tuition and fees for freshmen in the 2017-18 academic year is $43,310, and room and board charges are $14,618.

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 2017-18, not including private and parent loans, was $30,650.

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.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 15

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

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

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)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


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 eleven sports for men and twelve 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
Foreign Countries Represented



59% female
41% male
60% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Students Say

On the surface the University of Scranton might not appear to be the most diverse school. After all, "the student mostly white, upper middle class individuals from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and the greater Philadelphia area." Moreover, everyone seems to have "some sort of religious background." Fortunately, you'll still find an array of personality types. As one undergrad explains, "My peers are a diverse group of individuals that range from athletes and musicians [to] the academics and partiers." Regardless of background and interests, we're told that Scranton is filled with "lots of genuinely good people" who tend to be "laid back" and display a "casual vibe in clothing and demeanor." They're also quite "welcoming and friendly." As another impressed undergrad shares, "New people are constantly saying hi to you whenever you pass by." A fellow student immediately concurs adding, "Everyone is always holding doors or helping someone in need." But perhaps that's to be expected when you find yourself surrounded by individuals who are "exceptionally kind and upbeat." Ultimately Scranton students agree that, "We're all a family here. We look out for each other and help each other." And you can't really ask more of your classmates than that.


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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 $245 million in campus improvements. Ninety-eight 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.

Our new $14 million Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus will be home for the University’s soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and softball Division III NCAA teams in fall 2017.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

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

Students Say

Undergrads at the University of Scranton are an active lot. For starters, many students "utilize the gym either for lifting or to get [in] their cardio." They can also frequently be found "play[ing] pickup basketball games in the gymnasium." Moreover, when "the [weather] is nice out, people play football, baseball, frisbee, or other sports around campus." Of course, there are also plenty of activities beyond athletics. After all, Scranton offers over "eighty clubs and organizations, retreats...and service opportunities." One undergrad further elaborates, "There's always something fun to do on campus whether it be a comedy show or a paint night." And lots of students enjoy attending "LateNight-Scranton," which often sponsors "movies, games and free food." For those interested, you can typically find "parties every Thursday, Friday and Saturday." However, there isn't too much peer pressure to attend. When students want a break from campus life, they can easily head into town. Indeed, "it' to walk downtown by the courthouse square and grab coffee at the local cafes." Individuals that are hoping to get a little further away can easily "sign up for weekend trips to NYC to see a Broadway show or just to tour the city."

Special Needs Admissions

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Eugeniu Grigorescu

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division III

41% participate in intramural sports

Men's Sports (Royals)
10 Sports

Cross Country
Women's Sports (Royals)
11 Sports

Cross Country
Field Hockey

Student Services

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:

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


School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees

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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors


Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

Terri Golosky
Visit Coordinator

Office of Admissions
The Estate
Scranton, PA 18510-4699



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)

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Throughout the year

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Visitors' Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available



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. Allegiant, Delta, United Express and American Eagle 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 Pavilion, and park in Visitor Parking. Campus maps and visitor parking permits are available in the University Police 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

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