The Value And Values OfA Scranton Education
We know how important your future is to you. It’s important to us, too.
You will succeed.
99% of the Class of 2021 were employed, continuing their education or engaging in service within one year of graduating.
Your education will pay off, but don’t just take our word for it.
- An October 2015 report by The Economist ranks The University of Scranton No. 22 in the nation (top 2% of four-year colleges) for the impact a Scranton education has on the earnings of its graduates.
- A recent report by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program places Scranton among the top 50 schools in the nation for economic value of its education.
- According to PayScale’s most recent Salary
Reportwe’re in the top 15% of universities listed by the median salaries of their alumni.
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 2020 and 2021 completed internships at 804 organizations in 28 different states, plus the District of Columbia, China, the Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Ireland, Palau, Panama, Peru and Vietnam.
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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 article by Best Colleges.
A Great Reputation
People value Scranton grads, year after year.
“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 70 majors and 48 minors!) that suit you as an individual.
How can you afford all this?
Of the first-year student aid applicants who were enrolled for the 2022-23 academic year, 97% were offered funding from University scholarships and need-based grants. The average financial aid package, not including parent and private loans, was $42,000.
- 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.
We have invested more than $295 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.
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