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University of Scranton Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Scranton, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Scranton Ranked?

Quality Badge

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Scranton was awarded 25 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Scranton is ranked #177 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Scranton also holds the #19 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Scranton.

Is It Hard to Get Into Scranton?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Scranton is 75%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Scranton is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 65% of students accepted to Scranton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Scranton  ( 550 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Scranton  ( 530 to 640 )
Scranton received ACT scores from 37% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Scranton  ( 23 to 28 )

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University of Scranton Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Scranton is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Scranton is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Scranton

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Scranton has a freshmen retention rate of 87%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Scranton for first-time, full-time students is 73%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  73 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Scranton

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,810 undergraduates at Scranton with 3,630 being full-time and 180 being part-time.

Scranton Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Scranton scored 51.15 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  51.15 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Scranton Cost?

The overall average net price of Scranton is $35,298. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Scranton

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,632 $26,529 $29,836 $34,824 $40,745

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Scranton, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Scranton, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $9,511 a year. That adds up to $38,044 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Scranton is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Scranton Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Scranton with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $57,500 in their early years. That's great news for Scranton students since it is 41% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at University of Scranton make the most money.

Location of University of Scranton

Located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, University of Scranton is a private not-for-profit institution. Scranton is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of University of Scranton

Contact details for Scranton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510-4699
Phone: 570-941-7400

University of Scranton Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 54 majors graduated from University of Scranton. Of these students, 983 received undergraduate degrees and 659 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 85 $76,400
Health & Physical Education 75 NA
General Biology 75 $27,300
Other Health Professions 74 NA
Accounting 55 $55,800
Business Administration & Management 47 $44,400
Finance & Financial Management 47 $56,700
Human Services 40 NA
Marketing 39 $41,200
General Psychology 36 $25,500

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Scranton along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Scranton

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 969 students took at least one online class at University of Scranton. This is a decrease from the 970 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 969 850
2016-2017 970 880
2015-2016 927 846
2014-2015 910 845
2013-2014 982 926

Learn more about online learning at University of Scranton.

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