University of Scranton

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800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510

A Jesuit and Catholic institution in Pennsylvania’s Pocono northeast region, The University of Scranton is known for many things, especially its outstanding academics, state-of-the art campus and technology, and exceptional sense of community. Founded in 1888, Scranton offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate academic programs of study through four colleges and schools. For 16 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Scranton among the 10 finest master’s universities in the North. In addition, U.S. News ranked the University 10th among ‘Great Schools at a Great Price,’ a ranking that relates academic quality to the cost of attendance. For the past eight years, The Princeton Review has included Scranton among its ‘371 Best Colleges.’ Scranton was among just 50 elite schools in the nation and four universities in Pennsylvania to be included in Kiplinger’s ‘Best Values in Private Colleges’ list, which measures academic quality and affordability. Kiplinger reviewed data on more than 1,000 colleges in developing the list. Scranton was also among 247 colleges in the nation included in Barron’s ‘Best Buys in College Education.’ The Kania School of Management is consistently included among the select colleges listed in the Princeton Review’s ‘Best 301 Business Schools.’ Of the 389 senior applicants to health professions schools over the last ten years, an average of 81% were accepted. In the past six years, nearly 300 Scranton graduates have received acceptance into law schools from over 70 schools, including some of the nation’s most prestigious. Since 1972, Scranton students have received 124 Fulbrights and other prestigious international fellowships. Scranton was listed among the ‘top producers’ of Fulbright awards for American students by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Just 81 schools in the nation were listed in four categories based on their institution type and size. In the past seven years alone, students earned four Truman scholarships, seven Goldwater Scholarships, and two Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarships and an Undergraduate Scholarship. Five students were also named to USA Today’s All-USA Academic Team. Students are supported by the Office of Fellowship Programs. Scranton offers a full range of undergraduate programs of study to match your interests and prepare you to meet the future with confidence. The newest additions to the University’s 59 undergraduate majors include forensic chemistry, community health education, business administration, and biochemistry, cell and molecular biology. Scranton also offers 43 minors, 29 concentrations and tracks, 25 master’s degree programs and a doctor of physical therapy program. We’ve built 25 new buildings and renovated 38 others since 1984. The new Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center opened in January 2008, providing 118,000 square feet of meeting, dining and office space in a building that is the hub of campus life. Christopher and Margaret Condron Hall, which opened in the fall of 2008, provides 386 beds of suite-style sophomore housing. The John & Jacquelyn Dionne Campus Green, dedicated in August 2008, provides a football field-sized green at the heart of campus. A new, 200,000 sq.ft. unified science center is slated for completion in the fall of 2011. In total, the University is investing more than $180 million in projects to transform its 56-acre campus.

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