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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.

95% of the Class of 2016 were employed, continuing their education or engaged 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.

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

The acceptance rate of University of Scranton applicants to medical, dental and other health professions schools has averaged 79% since 2000 (nearly twice the national average). Acceptance rates for individual years range from 65% to 100%.

We Prepare You for the Real World

The classes of 2016 and 2017 completed internships at 992 organizations in 35 different states, plus the District of Columbia, China, Czech Republic, Panama and South Africa.

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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” – 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 66 majors and 43 minors!) that suit you as an individual.

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Affordability

How can you afford all this?

95% of first-year students who were enrolled for the fall semester and applied for financial aid were offered funding from University scholarships and need-based grants. The average aid package for first-year students in 2017-18, exclusive of parent loans, was $30,000.

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  • Best Value – U.S. News & World Report and Forbes
  • Best Value – MONEY magazine
  • 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 $245 million in campus improvements in recent years, including our newest building, Leahy Hall, a $47.5 million state-of-the art facility, which opened in fall 2015.

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Ranked in The Princeton Review’s Best 382 Colleges 2018.:

    In the past three years, Scranton has been ranked among the top 10 colleges for "Best Science Labs" and among the top 20 for:
  • Best Campus Food
  • Best College Dorms
  • Students Love These 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