Founded in 1888, The University of Scranton is a private Catholic and Jesuit university that is known for outstanding academic quality, a beautiful and technology-rich campus, and a sense of community that helps you feel right at home.
Nestled in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Northeast region, The University’s 58-acre hillside campus is in the heart of Scranton, a community of 75,000 within a greater metropolitan area of 750,000 people.
Scranton offers 61 bachelor’s degree programs, 45 minors, 25 master’s degree programs and a doctor of physical therapy program through four colleges and schools. Visit our Undergraduate and Graduate program pages to see the full range of available majors.
Since 2003, we've invested more than $285 million in campus improvements, either completed or under way. Recently completed buildings include a new campus center and sophomore residence hall. In fall 2011, the University opened the first phase of the new Loyola Science Center, as well as Pilarz and Montrone halls, which include apartment-style residences and a fitness center. The second phase of the Loyola Science Center opened in fall 2012. In addition, we recently completed a beautification project extending the Commons and improving Mulberry Street, the gateway to campus. See how our campus has grown.
- For 11 consecutive years, one of The Princeton Review's "377 Best Colleges"
- Included in Forbes magazine’s online listing of “America’s Best Colleges” five consecutive years
- Named in
U.S. News and World Report’s "America’s Best Colleges" edition as:
- among the 10 top master's universities in the North for 19 consecutive years
- one of just 27 colleges in the nation recognized for “A Focus on Student Success"
- among the nation's 49 “up and coming” colleges
- More Outcomes and National Recognition
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 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 its life.
You’ll be surprised at what Scranton has to offer. But don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourself!