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Study at University of Scranton

The University of Scranton is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1888 by Rev. William O'Hara, the first Bishop of Scranton. The university is one of the member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The campus is spread across an area of 58 acres. It offers a wide variety of degrees and certificates through the following academic units:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Panuska College of Professional Studies
  • Kania School of Management
  • College of Graduate and Continuing Education
The University of Scranton's sports teams participate in the NCAA Division III. Its official mascot is the Royals, as the University of Scranton sponsors more than 15 athletic teams.

Profile of University of ScrantonThe campus of University of Scranton is in Scranton, PA, which is a small city. Its Roman Catholic nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. University of Scranton is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

University of Scranton has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in education and teaching.

University of Scranton Selectivity

Admission at University of Scranton is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 620.

University of Scranton has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, University of Scranton had 5, 612 students enrolled (4, 733 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at the school. University of Scranton offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. University of Scranton values student athletics, and belongs to the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation. University of Scranton Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching403educational administration, curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, special ed, school Counselling, early childhood education, ESL instruction, . . .
Business and Management232finance, business management, accounting, marketing, human resources, international business, electronic commerce, MIS, . . .
Liberal Arts137history, English, political science, liberal arts and sciences, economics, Spanish language, sociology, international relations, . . .
Science102biology, biochemistry, chemistry courses, chemistry, biostatistics, biophysics, physics
Therapy and Counselling100physical therapy, psychology, Counselling psychology, substance abuse Counselling
Nursing and Emergency Medicine92registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, adult health nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy68vocational Counselling, occupational therapy, exercise science
Media65communication studies, digital communications
Medicine55health professions, neuroscience
Family and Social Work39human services, adult development and aging
Security and Law Enforcement34criminal justice and safety
Religion and Philosophy24philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering16computer science, information science, software engineering, computer engineering, computer support
Medical administration12health care administration, public health Education
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental science
Engineering3electrical engineering, engineering management
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech
Contact: University of ScrantonUniversity of Scranton

800 Linden Street

Scranton, PA 18510-4629

General Phone: (570) 941-7400


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