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.
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