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Study at Marywood University

Marywood University is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in the year 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scranton. The campus spreads over an area of more than 110 acres. The university offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees and certificates to students in various Course Topics including architecture, hospitality management, nursing, clinical psychology, and business. The school and colleges of the university are:

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Insalaco College of Creative Arts and Management
  • Graduate School
The athletic teams are known as the Pacers. The university's male students participate in sports such as basketball, soccer, tennis, cross country, lacrosse, and baseball. The women participate in soccer, cross country, field hockey, volleyball, softball, basketball, tennis, and lacrosse.

Profile of Marywood University

Marywood is found in Scranton, PA. Scranton is a small city. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Roman Catholic identity. Marywood is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at the school.

Course Topics

Marywood has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Marywood is known for its programs in design, family and social work, and therapy and Counselling.

Marywood Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 470 and 550.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 3, 316 in 2007 at Marywood. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

Marywood offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Marywood values student athletics, and belongs to the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.

Marywood Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching132elementary school teaching, special ed, school Counselling, music teaching, teacher education and development, family/home economics teaching, art education, educational administration, . . .
Family and Social Work122social work, public administration
Therapy and Counselling84psychology, art therapy, clinical psychology, school psychology, Counselling psychology, organizational psychology, music therapy, clinical child psychology
Liberal Arts66English, interdisciplinary studies, history, social studies, Spanish language, social services, French language
Medical Support and Technology65physician assistant, audiology and speech pathology, health service and sciences, clinical lab tech
Design43interior design, graphic design, illustration, design and visual communication
Business and Management36business management, marketing, financial planning, accounting, MIS, fashion merchandising, business, international business
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy30dietitian, health and physical education, dietetics and clinical nutrition, clinical nutritionist, athletic trainer
Nursing and Emergency Medicine28registered nursing, nursing administration
Media25digital communications, communication and journalism, public relations and advertising, organizational communications
Science20biotechnology, biology
Photography and Commercial Art18photography, commercial art, printmaking
Security and Law Enforcement13criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and administration
Computer Science and Engineering11information science, computer services management, computer support
Fine Arts11painting, ceramics, sculpture, fine arts, textile arts, art history and criticism
Medical administration5health services administration, health care administration
Drama and Performing Arts4drama, various performing arts
Hospitality3hospitality management
Music3music performance, music, voice
Transportation2aviation operations
Art Studies1arts management, art studies
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Religion and Philosophy1religious music, religion

Contact: Marywood

Marywood University

2300 Adams Ave

Scranton, PA 18509-1598

General Phone: (570) 348-6211


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