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About Lackawanna College

Lackawanna College is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Lackawanna College was founded in 1894 and now enrolls around 1,859 students a year, including 1,859 undergrads.

Lackawanna College offers housing for up to 338 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Lackawanna College's endowment was $5.682 million The institution spends around $5,453 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 19 undergraduate students for every full-time Lackawanna College professor.

2021 Lackawanna College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 33%
Tuition $15,300

Lackawanna College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Lackawanna College Early Admission

Lackawanna College does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Lackawanna College

It is not competitive to get into Lackawanna College. Around 33% of applicants get into Lackawanna College each year. Last year, 1,624 students applied to Lackawanna College and 534 were admitted.

Lackawanna College Waitlist

Lackawanna College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Lackawanna College?

Lackawanna College is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Lackawanna College, applicants must submit the following items.

Lackawanna College Application Requirements

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Lackawanna College Average GPA and Test Scores

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Lackawanna College.

Is Lackawanna College Test Optional?

Lackawanna College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Does Lackawanna College Have Student Housing?

Yes! Lackawanna College provides on-campus housing for up to 338 students.

Lackawanna College students are active in the school's Student Government Association, V.O.L.C. (Volunteers of Lackawanna College) and Falcon Ambassador Board (FAB). Homecoming Activities, Spring Fling, and and College/Career Fair are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Lackawanna College.

Financial Aid at Lackawanna College

Lackawanna College meets 26.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $7,047 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Lackawanna College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lackawanna College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Lackawanna College, around 55% return for their sophomore year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Lackawanna College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $9,380 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Lackawanna College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Lackawanna College a good school for you?

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Where is Lackawanna College Located?

Lackawanna College is located in the urban setting of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

If you want to see Lackawanna College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstates 81/84 to Scranton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Wilkes-Barre Scranton International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lackawanna College and Scranton are like without leaving home.

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College Info

501 Vine Street Scranton, PA 18509

Campus Setting: Urban

Lackawanna College Application Deadline

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