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University of Scranton

Pennsylvania, USA

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The University of Scranton is a private, non-profit, co-educational, Catholic and Jesuitresearch university, located in the historic Hill Section of Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1888 by Most Rev. William O'Hara, the first Bishop of Scranton, as St. Thomas College.


Our campus, located two hours from Philadelphia, New York City, and Syracuse, N.Y., is adjacent to the city’s Courthouse Square, so the school is right in the middle of the downtown.


U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” has ranked The University of Scranton among the 10 top master’s universities in the North for 24 consecutive years; in the 2018 edition, Scranton placed sixth. Recently, the University was recognized for “Service Learning” and among the “Best College for Veterans.”

Jesuit Tradition

Spirituality is at the core of our mission as a Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher learning. The chief characteristics embedded in the lgnatian vision include: the concept of the Magis, or a restless pursuit of excellence grounded in gratitude.

Quick Facts

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. 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.


Undergraduate / Graduate & Professional


Application / High School Transcript, College Transcript, Diploma / Passport / Financial Document / English Test Score / Essay / Letter of Recommendation

School Type
Tuition & Fees
13,584 per semester
Test Score
TOEFL 80 / IELTS 6.5
Accept. Rate / Min. GPA
77.3% / 2.5

Programs and Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Forensic Accounting
  • General Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Biomathematics
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry-Business
  • Chemistry-Computers
  • Communication
  • Community Health Education
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling and Human Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics (Business)
  • Economics (Social Science)
  • Education
  • Early and Primary Teacher Education
  • Middle Level Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Engineering Management
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Finance
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Health Administration
  • History
  • Human Resources Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • International Language/Business
  • International Studies
  • Journalism and Electronic Media
  • Languages & Cultures
  • French & Francophone Cultural Studies
  • German Cultural Studies
  • Greek Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Italian
  • Latin Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics, BA
  • Mathematics, BS
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operations Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Strategic Communication
  • Theatre
  • Theology/Religious Studies
  • Undecided
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kania School of Managment
  • College of Professional Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • Accountancy (On-Campus & Online)plus or minus
  • Chemistry Programs (On-Campus)plus or minus
  • Counseling Programs (On-Campus)plus or minus
  • Education Programs (On-Campus & Online)plus or minus
  • Finance (On-Campus & Online)plus or minus
  • Health Administration (On-Campus & Online)plus or minus
  • Health Informatics (Online Only)plus or minus
  • Human Resources (Online Only)plus or minus
  • MBA (On-Campus & Online)plus or minus
  • Nursing Programs (On-Campus)plus or minus
  • Nurse Anesthesia (On-Campus)plus or minus
  • Occupational Therapy (On-Campus)plus or minus
  • Software Engineering (On-Campus)plus or minus
  • Theology (On-Campus)plus or minus
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP: On-Campus Executive Model)plus or minus
  • Doctorate of Business Administration (On-Campus Monthly Residency)plus or minus
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT: On-Campus)plus or minus
  • Combined/Accelerated Program Requirementsplus or minus
  • Graduate Education