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The University of Scranton is a close-knit, committed community, committed especially to its Catholic and Jesuit mission. The Jesuit ideals are not only understood here, they are lived.

Our faculty and staff work tirelessly to provide a deep, purposeful education to our students to ensure that they have a transformative experience during their years at Scranton. From the classroom to the far reaches of the globe, students learn what it means to care for others. As people devoted to the Jesuit maxim of cura personalis – individual attention to students and respect for the uniqueness of each member of the University community – they go on to effect change in the world alongside our more than 51,000 alumni.

Scranton students engage in the classroom and the world thanks to that deep-rooted Jesuit tradition and also the strength of our academics, focus on service and extraordinary mentorship. Motivated by the magis, a restless pursuit of excellence grounded in gratitude, much is expected of our students. We challenge them both intellectually and spiritually and help pave their path to success in college, their careers and their lives.

Our University community takes pride in the well-rounded individuals our students become, and we have faith that they will “go forth and set the world on fire.”

Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.