Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Percent Women: 56%
Tuition (one year): $56,940
Most Popular Majors: Business/Marketing, Health Professions, Biology, Education, Communications/Journalism
Greek Life: No
Acceptance Rate: 75%
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Why Choose Scranton?
"Being on the East Coast, it helps you to be close to important cities in case you want to travel, but at the same time it’s in a peaceful area without the stress of a major city."
"THE PEOPLE. As cliche as it sounds Scranton is that place where people will hold the door for others no matter how far away you are."
"The atmosphere. When I visited, everyone seemed so friendly towards one another. When I was a freshman, all of my classmates as well as upperclassmen were all so friendly. I really felt like I had found where I belong."
"With so many colleges to choose from, it’s really tough to think that you’ll end up at the right one, but The University of Scranton has so much to offer, there is nothing you can’t do."
"The opportunities. Scranton has so much to offer and so many great connections for your future. There is so much to get involved with on campus and endless people willing to help you."
"Scranton is our home away from home. With only 4,000 undergraduate students we have small classes enabling us to have a strong relationship with our professors, faculty and staff."
"I fell in love with the campus the first time I visited. It was beautiful. Everyone was so nice and I felt so accepted the second I walked onto campus."
"The diversity of activities we can do every week. Nobody can say that she/he is bored."
"The squirrels can make your day if you are in a bad mood. They light the day of anyone!"
"The faculty and students really are amazing."
"All of the new buildings and improvements over the years. Everything is honestly breathtaking."
"The food is so good. I can’t stress that enough. We have it so much better than other schools do."
"The sense of home with a close Scranton community."
"There is a sense of family here. We are all students and we honestly all really care about eachother."
"More food variety, after a month it feels that we are eating the same food over again."
"The weather and hills aren’t everyone’s favorite things here. Unfortunately, there isn’t really anything we can do about them. Everyone learns how to cope with them though!"
"School spirit is definitely lacking. The wolf pack definitely needs to step up its prevalence at sporting events!"
"Promoting events on campus more."
New Collegiette on Campus
"You always hear people say you end up where you’re meant to be, and that is exactly right. I never expected I would go here, and I was beyond shocked when I realized how amazing this place is."
"Everyone is welcoming to an unfamiliar face. Being on a small campus definitely has its perks. If you look lost or confused someone will always be willing to help you out!"
"One of my best friends from Spain was here last year during his exchange year, so I’ve heard of Scranton before. I fell in love with the place before coming here. But the best part is that is it not as I imagine it, it’s better."
"You don’t have to worry about not fitting in here. Everyone is friendly towards everyone. Everyone is able to find their own little niche as well as a ton of other friends. There’s someone for everyone here. You’ll be able to find someone who shares in the same interests as you if you’re willing to look hard enough. Scranton is a truly amazing place. Scranton will become your home."
"Sense of a friendly community."
"Everyone loves the first year and transfer students. We want to teach them everything the second they get on campus."
All About Academics
"I enjoy all my classes at Scranton because of the personal connections I have with my professors. All my professors embrace not being ashamed to ask for extra help."
"A stereotypical professor is usually mean or strict, but here I feel like they really connect with students on a personal level, and will always lend a helping hand."
"The professors are worried about their students. If you are international, or if you ask them to slow down, they would make it with a smile. They won’t mind writing more words on the board so you can understand everything better."
"Most of your classes at Scranton consist of a little over 30 students. This allows you to build really good relationships with your teachers. It also allows you to become really good friends with your classmates because you will most likely have a lot of the same classes with people in your major."
"I have never had a professor who wouldn’t help me if I asked for it. They want you to do well, but at the same time you still need to work for your grade."
"All professors care about their students and want them to do well. They are open to work individually with the student so they succeed."
"Professors are so accomodating and want to see you do your best."
Learn from the Best
"The professors at the University of Scranton really care about their students. Each professor strives to make the students the best they can be.""Dr. Sufyan Mohammed, is one of my favorite professors at the U. He teaches some fun and unique classes. Although they can be difficult they are definitely worth taking.""Dr. Christos Parigianas is a great professor. He makes difficult subjects something you actually want to learn about."
"I really believe my professors care about my success. Every professor I've ever had is willing to go the extra mile to help me.""Dr. Kimberly Pavlick is one of the most amazing professors I've ever had. She is an upbeat, energetic professor who brings joy to the classroom."
Interests & Involvement
"International Club. It is a club to know more about other cultures from first hand. There are different activities every week opened to anyone. Everybody is nice and charming, and they welcome you as a big family.""I studied abroad for a in Australia for a semester. Scranton truly has some life-changing connections in other countries. It is crazy how much being in another country develops you as an individual.""You will always be aware of the clubs around you. The activities fair in the beginning of the year is a huge day devoted to getting to know every club and activity. And still now, there’s people setting up tables for their clubs, and there’s fliers all over the place. Everyone is involved in something!"
"There are so many things to choose from on campus. From things that relate to your major to things that just interest you in general. You can find anything and if you can’t you can start your own club."
"I am an active member in PRSSA and I also joined Relay for Life, Yearbook Club, and Mountain Sports Club. I was a member of the University of Scranton Women's soccer team from 2011-2013 but with my schedule to graduate a senior, I was unable to continue playing. All clubs are extremely welcoming and I encourage all to get involved. You help the club and the help gives you a good feeling and sense of involvement to the Scranton community."
"All over campus is school spirit, with clubs, sports, activities. You are always seeing Scranton attire being shown off by the students."
"Scranton is one of those schools where you’ll always be able to find students wearing Scranton apparel. People are always anxious to be a part of the Wolf Pack and cheer on the sports teams here. So many people participate when there are fundraisers to help sports teams raise money, especially when those fundraisers involve getting new Scranton t-shirts!"
"Something great about Scranton is that everyone literally loves it! Whether you are talking to an alumni, a current student or parent you always hear such great stories and school spirit. You can spot a Scranton t-shirt or car sticker just about anywhere you go!"
"Whenever someone asks me if I “like” Scranton, I always find myself replying “I absolutely love it!”"
"We definitely have a sense of "we love Scrnaton" but it isn't always carried over on the sports fields and courts. We could definitely impove that."
"For me, I like the fact that sororities are not available. You might think it’s a disadvantage but everyone here still manages to become so close. It is good to be able to be on a campus with such good people where girls are not exclusive to their own group."
"I like the fact that almost every girl I’ve met is a feminist. They want to change how the world works, and put down barriers holding women."
"I have always seen people respect each other, women and men, and that promotes a really healthy and happy lifestyle."
"Take Back the Night is one of the most powerful events to take place on campus. Everyone should attend at least once while they’re at the U."
"Scranton has a very laid-back attitude, and so do majority of the girls. Everyone gets along so well and there is never judgement between my girlfriends and I, making it easy for me to make the best of my time at the University."
"As a freshman I didn't mind nto having Greek Life because I was apart of the soccer team. But I feel every girl holds their own and wants to succeed in life."
Food & Drink
"You are always near food, it’s everywhere. Luckily, it’s always good, too."
"Upstairs denaples is a great option. You can either be completely healthy or completely unhealthy. Everything is always prepared and cooked right in front of students eyes. You will always know what is going directly into your food."
"The food here is amazing. I honestly feel so lucky with the options that we have to choose from. Upstairs DeNaples has a wide variety of options everyday."
"Downstairs DeNaples has Quiznos, Zoca, Chick-fil-a, Starbucks, and a grill and pasta station. Bleecker Street has so many good sandwich options. The P.O.D at Montrone has a salad station, sandwich station, and a grill station. There are so many options to choose from and they are all delicious!"
"You never hear students at other schools rave about their food. I can honestly say I look forward to meals in Denaples."
"The food is AMAZING here!"
"As a freshman, I feel included in almost anything. Socially, everyone seems to connect in a way that brings this school together."
"The great amount of activities bring people together. It’s a great way to meet new people and find out different interests and hobbies."
"The nightlife is fun and safe because everything is so close to campus, and you’ll always be around a friend no matter where you go."
"There is plenty to do on the weekends, whether you are into the party scene or not. USPB provides a lot of fun events throughout the week. And honestly, sometimes a movie night is exactly what you need after a stressful week."
"Dorm life is amazing here at Scranton! Most buildings are newly built and in great condition. Especially freshman year, you make a lot of your friends from the people who live on your floor."
"The dorms are my favorite part. Having a dorm you love is so important, considering it’s where you’ll be living all year! At Scranton, they are so clean and spacious."
"All the RA’s are kind and helpful. There isn’t one dorm that’s better than another."
"Dorm life is one of the best aspects of Scranton. You might become best friends with people on your floor or you might become best friends with someone in a completely different building. One of my favorite parts about the dorm life at Scranton is that all of the buildings are separated into different areas so that you are in the same vicinity as everyone in your grade."
"The dorms here at Scranton never fail to make you feel at home. They have a very welcoming atmosphere and you constantly see all of your friends. Also, decorating your room is so fun! It’s also always so interesting to see how creative the RA’s get with floor themes!"
"Dorm life was the best experience for me! Running up and down from one friend’s room to another was always so much fun. There was always someone there to eat with or just watch a movie with."
"I believe our dorms are nice, clean and cozy. RA’s do a great job promoting floor activities."
"It is so easy to explore because our campus is right downtown. This small town has so much to offer and all in walking distance."
"Downtown Scranton has so many hidden treasures! So close to campus are great clothing stores, cute cafes, amazing restaurants and just a fun place to walk around and hang out with friends!"
"With your Royal Card you can use the bus as much as you want. Scranton has a great connection with other cities around. If you can’t find something in the Mall here, you can go for free and in no time to next town’s mall."
"Scranton is in a great location. Downtown is within walking distance and there are so many fun places to explore, such as Nay Aug Park. If you have a car here, Dickon City and Montage Mountain are at least a 10 minute drive away. There’s so much to do in this city and none of it is too far away!"
"The University of Scranton itself is a beautiful campus to walk around. We also have a beautiful lake near us, waterfalls, and Nay Aug. Downtown Scranton, Dickson City, and Montage Mountain aren’t too far for shopping and eating. None of these locations are more than a 10 minute drive."
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