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About Us

Jesuit Educated

We are a private Catholic and Jesuit institution that delivers a transformative education, grounded in the liberal arts. Every aspect of a Scranton education exists to help our students succeed. Scholars are challenged here, and supported. We will help you to discover meaning and direction, shaping not only your career, but very importantly, the person you will become

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Outcomes & National Recognition

We are devoted to providing our students with a transformational learning experience and a bright future. Year after year, Scranton is ranked among the top universities in the country for the quality of its academic programs, campus life and commitment to service.

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By the Numbers

#5

in the North

Scranton was ranked No. 5 among master's universities in the North and was also recognized for "Best Undergraduate Teaching" (No. 14) by U.S. News & World Report.

National Recognition

4,957

Students

The student population, including undergraduate, adult, part-time and graduate students, is 4,957. About 89 percent of full-time freshmen live on campus.

Get the Facts

99%

Success Rate

99% of the undergraduate Class of 2020 were employed, continuing their education or engaging in service within one year of graduating.

2020 UG Outcomes

58

Acre Hillside Campus

Our campus is in the heart of Scranton, a community of 75,000 within a metropolitan area of 750,000 people. From campus, you can walk downtown to eat, shop, watch a movie, visit a museum, or see a show.

Campus Flyover [Video]

12:1

Student-Faculty Ratio

As a result of smaller class sizes, Scranton faculty are able to invest more personally and more fully in your success. Working closely together, they get to know you not just as a learner, but as an individual.

Meet our Faculty

$295

Million in Campus Improvements

If you haven't been to campus lately you'll be amazed at the transformation that has taken place over the last few years. 

Campus Growth

Meet our President

On June 14, 2021, Joseph G. Marina, S.J., became the 29th president of The University of Scranton. “The community that is Scranton is authentic, and you can feel it almost immediately when stepping onto our beautiful campus. We are a family,” said Father Marina.

A portrait of President Father Marina

Drone shot high above campus highlighting the Dionne Green, DeNaples Student Center and the Weinberg Memorial Library

Our Location

The city of Scranton is an ideal college setting. Students can take advantage of the many entertainment and recreational options of downtown Scranton and the surrounding area. And with major metropolitan areas as close as two hours away, students can also pursue valuable internship opportunities with many of the world’s leading companies and organizations.

Student Testimonials

Becoming a leader on campus has really helped me to grow. I had to put myself out there, not always feeling comfortable, but through these experiences I've grown into a confident person who's unafraid to step out and do things.

Fahad Ashraf ’20 (Biology/Philosophy)

Meet Fahad

Critical thinking and communication skills are key to being able to adapt to new situations. The knowledge and experience I’ve gained through the liberal arts at Scranton have prepared me well for whatever change may await me in my career.

Eryn Boken ’22 (Kinesiology Major)

Read about Eryn's All American Honors

From the very first semester, we talked about how we could become the best people that we could be. The Jesuit values and ideals prepare you to enter the world to make a difference and effect change.

Nathan Koziol ’20 (Accelerated B.S./MBA)

More with Nathan

My liberal arts classes enabled me to reflect on what I was interested in, what I truly enjoyed and what I wanted to do. We talked about making a meaningful life and being proud of what you’re producing in your career and your life.

Laura Romanovich ’18 (Biology/Philosophy Major)

Read about Laura's Research Project

My time at the University has shown me how the Jesuit ideal of being “men and women for and with others” carries throughout one’s life. This is exemplified by Scranton alumni, faculty, and career services who are always willing to go above and beyond to help a fellow Royal. Scranton connections last a lifetime.

Julia Betti '21, G'22 (Marketing & Finance MBA)

Read about Julia's undergraduate internship experience

On Scranton’s campus, there are so many ways to get involved and to foster and develop leadership skills. As a leader, you learn how to collaborate, communicate, and guide a team to produce the best final result.

Jithin George ’21 (Neuroscience Major)

Get to Know Jithin

The true measure and value of an education lies in the students - who they become and what they do with that knowledge. I've grown personally and professionally with my spirit grounded in reflection and Ignatian values to impact my patients and the future of healthcare. I think that truly speaks to the value of this institution.

Maria E. Almodovar, B.S. Exercise Science '20, DPT '23
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