#16 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

University of Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
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Location Scranton, Pennsylvania
Online scranton.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
University of Scranton overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, University of Scranton is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 9,545 prospective students applied, and 7,285 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,009 enrolled in the school.  4,119 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,167 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $45,390 plus fees of $400. University of Scranton is ranked 219 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



University of Scranton is rated within the top 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1120/1310
ACT 24/29
GPA 3.37
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for University of Scranton
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$400
Room and Board $15,310
Budget for Other Expenses$1,872
Total One Year Cost$64,272

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$62,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
77% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Scranton students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Education 13%
Biology 11%
Health Professions 10%
Communication 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215929 IPEDS survey data for University of Scranton.

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