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The University of Scranton

Scranton, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%

About The University of Scranton

Founded in 1888, The University of Scranton is a private Catholic and Jesuit university serving nearly 3,500 undergraduate students and 1,300 graduate students. We are known for our personal attention, outstanding academic quality, and a sense of community that helps you feel right at home.

The University of Scranton is a private, religious university in the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The University of Scranton was founded in 1888. The university enrolls around 4,692 students a year, including 3,497 undergraduate students.

The University of Scranton Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into The University of Scranton. Around 83% of applicants get into The University of Scranton each year. In 2022, 9,236 students applied to The University of Scranton and 7,685 were admitted.

The University of Scranton Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 88%
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 88%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 40%

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The University of Scranton is located in the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania,.

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The University of Scranton Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to The University of Scranton is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to The University of Scranton is Continuous processing.

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The University of Scranton SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1310


Math SAT Range

560 - 660


Reading SAT Range

580 - 660

The University of Scranton Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at The University of Scranton is like? There are approximately 4,692 students enrolled at The University of Scranton, including 3,497 undergraduate students and 1,195 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 42% percent are from PA and 58% percent of students are from other states.


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