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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 2020 were employed, continuing their education or engaging in service within one year 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.

Of the more than 1,200 applicants to doctoral health professions schools over the past 20 years, nearly 80% were accepted to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry, optometry and pharmacy. Our acceptance rates are consistently higher than the national acceptance rates.

We Prepare You for the Real World

The Classes of 2019 and 2020 completed internships at 908 organizations in 32 different states, plus the District of Columbia, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Palau, Panama, Peru and Vietnam.

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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 69 majors and 50 minors!) that suit you as an individual.

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Affordability

How can you afford all this?

Of the first-year student aid applicants who were enrolled for the 2021-22 academic year, 99% were offered funding from University scholarships and need-based grants. The average financial aid package, not including parent and private loans, was $37,000.

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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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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