University of Scranton

#2001 / #580
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Private Jesuit university in Scranton, Pennsylvania

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About University of Scranton

According to Wikipedia, The University of Scranton is a private Jesuit university in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1888 by William O'Hara, the first Bishop of Scranton, as St. Thomas College. In 1938, the college was elevated to university status and took the name The University of Scranton. The institution was operated by the Diocese of Scranton from its founding until 1897. While the Diocese of Scranton retained ownership of the university, it was administered by the Lasallian Christian Brothers from 1888 to 1942. In 1942, the Society of Jesus took ownership and control of the university. During the 1960s, the university became an independent institution under a lay board of trustees.

University of Scranton Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
9,291 79% 82% 1215 26

How Much Does University of Scranton Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $24,159
30K - 48K $24,686
48K - 75K $29,068
75K - 110K $32,583
110K+ $40,070

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do University of Scranton Graduates Make?

If you graduate from University of Scranton, then you can expect to earn an average of $62,300 per year. You also have a 94% chance of being employed after 10 years.

University of Scranton's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
4,911 3,976 935

Where is University of Scranton?

University of Scranton is located at 800 Linden Street, Scranton PA 18510-4699

How Safe is University of Scranton?

Scranton has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is University of Scranton Known For?

University of Scranton is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

University of Scranton's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are University of Scranton's Most Influential Alumni?

University of Scranton's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Religious Studies, Criminal Justice, and Psychology. Here are some of University of Scranton's most famous alumni:

Kalanithi Maran
Kalanithi Maran
An Indian businessman.
Michael J. Kuhar
An American neuroscientist.
James M. Murray
James M. Murray
An American law enforcement officer.
Kathleen Kane
An American politician in Pennsylvania .
William G. Connolly
An American journalist.
Timothy J. McGrew
A .
Nestor Chylak
Nestor Chylak
A Recipient of the Purple Heart medal.
Yohuru Williams
An American academic, author and activist.
Ralph Lomma
An American businessman.
David H. Burton
An American historian and academic.
Francis J Castellino
A Biochemist.
Jason Miller
Jason Miller
An American actor and playwright .

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