Marywood University

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 areas of study 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.

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Marywood University
2300 Adams Ave
Scranton , PA 18509-1598
General Phone: (570) 348-6211

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Marywood Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Family and Social Work137public administration, social work
Education and Teaching121educational administration, special ed administration, educational supervision, higher education administration, special ed, education of emotionally disturbed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Therapy and Counseling94psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, organizational psychology, school psychology, clinical child psychology, art therapy, music therapy
Medical Support and Technology67health service and sciences, audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Design44design and visual communication, interior design, graphic design, illustration
Liberal Arts42French language, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, social studies, history
Business and Management41business, business management, accounting, financial planning, international business, MIS, marketing, fashion merchandising
Nursing and Emergency Medicine34registered nursing, nursing administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy32health and physical education, exercise science, athletic trainer, dietitian, clinical nutritionist, dietetics and clinical nutrition
Media29digital communications, organizational communications, public relations and advertising, communication and journalism
Security and Law Enforcement22criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Science17biology, biotechnology
Computer Science and Engineering15information science, computer services management, computer support
Fine Arts10fine arts, art history and criticism, painting, sculpture, ceramics, textile arts
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial art, photography, printmaking
Transportation6aviation operations
Medical Administration5health care administration, health services administration
Hospitality5hospitality management, hospitality administration
Drama and Performing Arts4drama, various performing arts
Art Studies3art studies, arts management
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, religion, religious music
Music1music performance, voice
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Marywood in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree35566
Master's degree36347
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years08
Postbaccalaureate certificate23
Post-master's certificate86
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship81
Doctor's degree - professional practice61

Marywood Student Body

In 2007-2008, Marywood had a total enrollment of 3,316 students (2,951 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 32%
Women 68%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 57%
Graduate 43%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 24%
20-21 20%
22-24 18%
25-29 13%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York17%
New Jersey16%
New Hampshire1%

Marywood Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 29 %

Marywood Room and Board (2007)

Marywood offers campus housing for 974 of its 2,951 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Scranton, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Marywood Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480560
SAT Math470570
SAT Writing460550

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Marywood Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,390
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,390
Room and board $ 11,108
Room charge $ 6,430
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,678
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,300

Financial Aid:
Marywood participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 329600)

Marywood Faculty

Marywood has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year0*2*
Instructorcalendar year0*3$59,239
All faculty totalcalendar year0*5$67,012

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$87,61012$91,170
Associate professoracademic year13$74,01123$68,820
Assistant professoracademic year28$55,38723$53,456
Instructoracademic year1*9$42,835
All faculty totalacademic year58$68,22067$64,058

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Marywood Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Baseball Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Track Pennsylvania Athletic Conference

Marywood Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Fashion Merchandising
Financial Planning and Services
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Administration of Special Education
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Physician Assistant


Music Performance, General
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Clinical Child Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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What Sets Marywood Apart:

% of degrees in family and social work
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Number of degree programs
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Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
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% of degrees in design
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 14%Marywood % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 17%Marywood % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 18%Marywood Dorm rooms per full-time student

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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