800 Linden Street Scranton, PA 18510-4694 570-941-7540
About University of Scranton
  • Year of Foundation 1888
  • Size of Campus 50 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 4,084
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 57% 43% 51%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $34,236
  • Room and Board $11,862
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee 40
  • Enrollment No. 4,010
The University of Scranton is a private, co-educational Catholic and Jesuit university, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States, in the northeast region of the state. The school was founded in 1888 by Most Rev. William O'Hara, the first Bishop of Scranton, as St. Thomas College. It was elevated to university university status in 1938, taking the name the University of Scranton. The institution was operated by the Diocese of Scranton, and later the Lasallian Christian Brothers, from 1888 to 1942. In 1942, Bishop William Joseph Hafey invited the Society of Jesus to take charge of the university. Today, The University of Scranton is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and is served by the Scranton Jesuit Community.
Social Life And Activities
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Campus Concert, International Dinner, President's Ball, Coffeehouse Series, Spring Fling and Battle of the Bands, Men's and Women's Basketball, Intramural Sports, Multicultural Reception and Fashion Show, United Colors Underground Dances, N. A. A. C. P. An
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Sigma Nu, Phi Alpha Theta, Sigma Pi Sigma, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Psi Chi, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Eta Sigma Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon, Alhpa Mu Gamma, Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Theta
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Students for Life, Jesuit University Students Concerned with Empowerment (JUSTICE) club, Spirit of Scranton
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Club, International Business Club, International Students Club, Irish Society, Italian Club, German Club, Muslim Student Association, United Colors organization
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Scranton International Airport (10), Allentown (78)
  • Distance to nearest train Newark, NJ (90)
  • Distance to nearest bus Scranton (1)
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 98%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 14%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 40
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 22%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 4%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 51%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (58%), women's dorms (16%), men's dorms (12%), apartment for single students (14%), special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 60%
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books 1,900
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Microforms 526,368
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 222
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, religious, other
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,709
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,650
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Museums Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence-- The mission of The University ofScranton Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is to encourage and actively support a strong culture of collaborative scholarship, teachingand learning for the diverse
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 14,399
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 2,152
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Books in Library 365,501
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 20
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
Student Employment and Career
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,200
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 52%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs AccentureDeloitte & ToucheErnst & YoungHackensack HospitalHospital of University of PAJP Morgan ChaseLockheed MartinMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterMerril LynchMetropolitan LifeNew York City Board of EducationNew York LifePfi
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Wilkes University)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 17%
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