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The Value And Values Of A Scranton Education

We know how important your future is to you. It’s important to us, too.

Successful Graduates

You will succeed.

99% of the Class of 2019 were employed, continuing their education or engaging in service within six months of graduating.

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Superior Salaries

Your education will pay off, but don’t just take our word for it.

Graduate Schools

We work together to get you where you want to be.

Four in 10 Scranton students choose grad school, with much success.

Of the1,207 applicants to doctoral health professions schools over the past 21 years, an average of 80% were accepted to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, podiatry and optometry (nearly twice the national average). For the Class of 2019, 91% were accepted.

We Prepare You for the Real World

The Classes of 2018 and 2019 completed internships at 979 organizations in 38 different states, plus the District of Columbia, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Ghana, India, Italy and Panama.

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Liberal Arts Infograph

Learn more about the benefits of a liberal arts education.

High Demand Skills

Here, you’ll study broadly, reason analytically, think critically and grow personally.

Graduates with undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts make more money in their ‘peak’ earning years than those with degrees in professional and pre-professional programs per a recent report.

A Great Reputation

People value Scranton grads, year after year.

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Best 380 Colleges,” “Best Buys in College Education,” “America's Best Colleges,” “A Focus on Student Success," "Best Undergraduate Teaching," "Most Innovative Schools" "Best Catholic Colleges" – these are just a few of the ways that the nation’s leading college rankings and guidebooks consistently refer to The University of Scranton.

Choices and Flexibility

At Scranton, as in the real world, you’ll have choices.

We’ll work with you closely to choose a combination of majors and minors (we have 68 majors and 48 minors!) that suit you as an individual.

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How can you afford all this?

Of the first-year student aid applicants who were enrolled for the fall 2020 semester, 96% were offered funding from University scholarships and need-based grants. The average financial aid package, not including parent and private loans, was $36,500.

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  • Best Value – U.S. News & World Report 
  • Best Value – MONEY magazine
  • Top College for Value – Forbes
  • Best Buy in College Education – Barron’s

Region of Opportunity

Our 58-acre campus is located in the heart of Scranton, a community of 75,000 within a greater metropolitan area of 750,000 people, and we’re just two hours to New York City, Philadelphia and Syracuse, and Boston and Washington, D.C. are less than five hours away.

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Always Improving

We have invested more than $260 million in campus improvements in recent years, including our newest building, Leahy Hall, a $47.5 million state-of-the-art facility, and the Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus, which opened in 2018.

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Ranked in The Princeton Review’s Best 385 Colleges

    In the past five years, Scranton has been ranked among the top 20 for:
  • Best Science Labs
  • Best Campus Food
  • Best College Dorms
  • Students Love These Colleges
  • Best-run Colleges
  • Everyone Plays Intramural Sports
  • Students Most Engaged in Community Service
  • Most Religious Students

Scranton is a great value, and we’ll also provide you with the tools to be a person who is of value to society.

Your Value to the World