University of Scranton Admissions Data

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

University of Scranton DeNaples Center
University of Scranton DeNaples Center. Photo Courtesy of the University of Scranton

Are you interested in attending the University of Scranton? They accept almost three-quarters of all applicants. See more about their admissions requirements.

Founded in 1888, the University of Scranton is a well-regarded Jesuit university located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The University of Scranton has an impressive 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and the school has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its commitment to teaching. At the undergraduate level, both health and business fields are quite popular.

The university is committed to service, and each year more the 2,850 students perform 170,000 hours of community service. The University of Scranton has high retention and graduation rates, and an impressive number of students go on to graduate school. On the athletic front, the Scranton Royals compete in the NCAA Division III Landmark Conference.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 5,380 (3,867 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41 percent Male / 59 percent Female
  • 95 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,162
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,264
  • Other Expenses: $1,868
  • Total Cost: $59,594

University of Scranton Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 96 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94 percent
    • Loans: 70 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,035
    • Loans: $8,637

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, English, Exercise Science, Finance, Human Services, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 72 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 79 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

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

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University of Scranton Mission Statement

mission statement from the University of Scranton website

"The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share in its life."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics