Marywood University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Marywood University
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Marywood University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 68%, Marywood University is largely accessible to applicants. Students with solid grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. To apply, interested students should submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, and high school transcripts.

Admissions Data (2016):

Marywood University Description:

Founded in 1915, Marywood University is a selective Catholic university located on a 115-acre campus in a residential neighborhood of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The attractive campus is an officially recognized national arboretum. Another Catholic University -- the University of Scranton -- is two miles away. New York City and Philadelphia are each about two-and-a-half hours away. Marywood undergraduates can choose from over 60 academic programs ranging from the arts to professional fields. Academics are supported by a healthy 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active, and the university has over 60 registered student-run clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Marywood Pacers compete in the NCAA Division III Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC). The university fields nine men's and ten women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,008 (1,931 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 31% Male / 69% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,000
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,900
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $49,400

Marywood University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,762
    • Loans: $9,277

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Digital Media, Elementary Education, Graphic Design, Health Services, Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer Out Rate: -%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Swimming, Tennis, Golf, Lacrosse, Baseball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Tennis, Field Hockey

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Marywood University Mission Statement:

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"Marywood University, sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, roots itself in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the principle of justice, and the belief that education empowers people. The University integrates an enduring liberal arts tradition and professional disciplines to create a comprehensive learning experience. Our undergraduate and graduate programs promote academic excellence, advance innovative scholarship and foster leadership in service to others..."

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