University Of Scranton

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 & 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.

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Contacting University of Scranton

University of Scranton
800 Linden Street
Scranton , PA 18510-4629
General Phone: (570) 941-7400

University of Scranton Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching517curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching, ESL instruction ...
Business and Management265business management, operations management, electronic commerce, business administration, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, international business, ...
Liberal Arts135foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, Ancient Greek language, Latin language, foreign languages and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Therapy and Counseling111psychology, counseling psychology, substance abuse counseling, physical therapy
Science100biology, biochemistry, biophysics, biostatistics, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine85registered nursing, adult health nursing, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy82exercise science, occupational therapy, vocational counseling
Media64communication studies, digital communications
Security and Law Enforcement38criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Medicine38neuroscience, health professions
Family and Social Work34adult development and aging, human services
Medical Administration18health care administration, public health education
Computer Science and Engineering16information science, computer science, computer support, computer engineering, software engineering
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy, religion
Engineering5electrical engineering, engineering management
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for University of Scranton in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree86960
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years06
Associate's degree68
Master's degree61634
Post-master's certificate87
Postbaccalaureate certificate02
Doctor's degree361

University of Scranton Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Scranton had a total enrollment of 5,612 students (5,630 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 64%
Graduate 36%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 2%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 33%
20-21 30%
22-24 11%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%

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

New Jersey32%
New York22%

University of Scranton Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 90 %
Part-Time 50 %

University of Scranton Room and Board (2007)

University of Scranton offers campus housing for 2,354 of its 5,630 (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.

University of Scranton Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510600
SAT Math520610

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Scranton Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 31,576
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 31,576
Room and board $ 10,990
Room charge $ 6,506
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,484
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 1,650

Financial Aid:
University of Scranton participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 338400)

University of Scranton Faculty

University of Scranton has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2430
Non-tenured and not on tenure track614

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year70$93,15917$87,327
Associate professoracademic year49$79,42632$76,300
Assistant professoracademic year26$60,10735$55,513
Instructoracademic year2*2*
Lectureracademic year4$45,1306$45,840
No academic rankacademic year2*8$47,509
All faculty totalacademic year153$80,685100$66,219

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

University of Scranton Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Baseball Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Track Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation

University of Scranton Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

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

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Human Services, General

Liberal Arts
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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