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
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
I have had an internship with a local medical college and absolutely loved it! Although I've had experience working on campus, I haven't had an internship on campus. I found out about the health professions internship with the medical college through my University however, and it was an amazing experience. Participants completed research projects, shadowed Doctors at local hospitals, and attended workshops and lectures over the weeks. I also co-organized a Community Health Fair. There are many ways to find an internship suitable for you in Scranton. The professors, upperclassmen and advisors are more than willing to help!
  • College Senior
  • July 30 2013
I am a biology major/ pre-med track and am currently starting to apply for medical school. The past two and a half years have flown by and I have learned so much from my professors and mentors. Besides taking the required courses, such as Organic Chem, Physics and Bio with labs, I chose to take other Science Courses as well. My favorite was Comparative Anatomy lab because I simply love dissecting! I did very well in the lab which earned me a teaching assistant position. I also scored an internship at a medical school over the summer and enjoyed every second of it. The days were long but the experience was unforgettable! My program allowed me to shadow a doctor, organize a community health fair, spend a day in the Gross Anatomy lab, mentor high school students, and research community health. This experience helped me solidify my career goals: to one day become a doctor, establish programs in my community to better the health of residents, and maybe even open a clinic in another country. I believe my university has helped me grow as a biology major and a person. I am concerned about the application process, as medical school is extremely competitive to get accepted to, but will try my best to succeed!
  • College Junior
  • Nov 11 2012