University of Scranton

558 reviews
  1. Scranton, PA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 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 13 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    92%
  • Snobby
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Community
    55%
  • Family
    27%
  • Extremely beneficial and interesting
    9%
  • Good
    9%

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%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

558 reviews
  • Excellent
    97
  • Very Good
    200
  • Average
    206
  • Poor
    37
  • Terrible
    18
The class sizes are small and students receive quality instruction in small group settings. The Philosophy of the school is we are all one community and must care for each other. I feel very safe walking around campus at night. Campus police are visible throughout the day and night and available upon our request. The cafeteria has a variety of food catering to many different tastes. Staff is friendly and extremely approachable. The students are diverse and I have made many friends.
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago
Walking around the campus during my orientation was by far amazing. The Orientation Assistants were super nice, informal, and gave us the best pointers when we get on campus. The people who were there with me for orientation were also really friendly and above all just amazing.
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago
The University of Scranton feels like a second home to me. My school is unique because of the people that attend the University. Everyone is so friendly and caring; it really is a family atmosphere when you step onto campus. I would definitely choose my school again if given the option because it has so much to offer. There are retreats almost every weekend and I have met so many amazing people even in just my first year through those retreats as well as other student functions. Another reason that I am so happy with my school is that I recently changed my major and my advisors were very accommodating with everything from looking at what credits I needed to make up to helping adjust my schedule for the Fall semester. It is very clear that the faculty and staff care very much about the students.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago