University of Scranton

561 reviews
  1. Scranton, PA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
University of Scranton is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Landmark Conference
Address
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510

University of Scranton Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
1040-1210
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$33,353/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,265/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,734/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,467/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,978/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,956/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,844Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    95%
  • Snobby
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Community
    58%
  • Family
    32%
  • Extremely beneficial and interesting
    5%
  • Good
    5%

After University of Scranton

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Reviews

561 reviews
  • Excellent
    99
  • Very Good
    200
  • Average
    207
  • Poor
    37
  • Terrible
    18
The University of Scranton is not diverse, most students have intrest in partying, drinking and drugs. It is also very cliquey here. The school is good for students interested in occupational therapy, nursing, and pre professional studies. It is also very exspensive here even with financial aid. Wifi services barely function correctly. Counseling services here are not as supportive as they should be. I was assaulted and didn't receive proper assistance. There also isn't anything to do off campus. Students often get robbed and there are also a number of burglaries that occur in off campus housing. Class sizes are small and most students are friendly. I would not recommend the college for students who are not party animals, and are from the minority group, or have low income. I honestly feel that for the college to cost almost 60k there would be better services for students.
  • Freshman
  • 11 days ago
Overall I could not be more satisfied with my college experience at the University of Scranton thus far. I am recieving a quality, liberal arts education consisting of excellence and creative learning. Scranton's mission urges service to others and "magis," which is one of the many reasons i love my school. The community of students and teachers is helping me become a better student and preparing me to be a succesful, caring occupational therapist one day. I have had so many great service opportunities and experiences at Scranton that make my school feel like a second home. There are many school spirited events and whether it is attending these events, going to basketball games, or doing interesting group projects and papers for class, I would not trade the experiences I made at Scranton for anything. Our school is unique for its unyielding love and support for being men and women for others and reiterating the Jesuit values. I owe it to Scranton for helping me discover the person I truly want to be, a person who serves others and gives back to the world we live in. I would not choose a different school if I had to do it all over again. In fact I almost did not choose Scranton and I am overjoyed and thankful everyday that I did. I could not be happier for what Scranton has provided for me and I look forward to the years to come. I could not be prouder to say I am a Royal!
  • College Junior
  • June 16 2015
This Jesuit Univeristy has a place for everyone. I do not come from a specifically religious background, but that does not affect my experience at Scranton. The students here are some of the friendliest in the country. It may partially be due to the fact that our food is ranked nationally. Scranton has a noticeably warmer community, even though it can get pretty cold.
  • Freshman
  • 8 days ago