University of Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania
4-year Private university


University of Scranton is a private institution established in 1888 with city setting located at Scranton. It is ranked 6 in Regional Universities North in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $44,532 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,810. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#6 in Regional Universities North
Location Scranton, Pennsylvania
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1888
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
3,810 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $44,532
Outstate Tuition Fee $44,532
Room and Board Fees $15,182
$56,600 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


75% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.37 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$22,728 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$24,665 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $62,886
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
71% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth full-tuition
Eligibility Undergraduates
Minimum Criteria SAT: 1450, ACT: 32, GPA: 3.9
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Dean's Scholarship
Total Worth partial-tuition
Eligibility Undergraduates
Minimum Criteria SAT: 1360, ACT: 29, GPA: 3.5
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Loyola Scholarship
Total Worth partial-tuition
Eligibility Undergraduates
Minimum Criteria SAT: 1170, ACT: 24, GPA: 3.2
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Xavier Grant
Total Worth --
Details Recipients are chosen based on demonstrated financial need. Renewal of the grant requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00, maintain PACE and continued financial need.
Claver Award
Total Worth --
Details Renewal is contingent upon continued demonstrated need, a minimum of 2.00 cumulative GPA and maintain PACE.


3,810 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
87% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
77% Students graduate within 6 years