If you are considering submitting an application to The University of Scranton, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is March 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who apply to The University of Scranton for fall should hear back from The University of Scranton by January 5.
The following is an overiew of some of The University of Scranton's admissions stats.
|The University of Scranton 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||28%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||40%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||6%|
These are the application deadlines for The University of Scranton.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||December 15|
The University of Scranton does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. The University of Scranton will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
The University of Scranton accepts about 88% of early action applicants and 83% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, The University of Scranton admitted 4,598 of the 5,29 who applied early action.
➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
The University of Scranton is a moderately difficult school to get into. The University of Scranton evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, The University of Scranton accepted 83% of all applicants, around 7,685 from the 9,236 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like The University of Scranton, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to pre-medical, nursing, occupational therapy programs is program very difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
In 2022, The University of Scranton waitlisted 1,061 students and 185 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 152 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.
Curious about the factors that are considered by The University of Scranton during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with The University of Scranton for more information on admission factors.
To apply to The University of Scranton, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with The University of Scranton's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to The University of Scranton have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6. The University of Scranton considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Out of all students that were admitted, 38% submitted a class rank. At The University of Scranton 28% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 59% were in the top 25% and 87% were in the top 50%.
At The University of Scranton, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||21%|
|3.50 and 3.74||25%|
|3.25 and 3.49||11%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11%|
|2.50 and 2.9||10%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to The University of Scranton directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
The University of Scranton considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
The University of Scranton is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 40% of The University of Scranton's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other The University of Scranton applicants, you should strive to score between 1140 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At The University of Scranton 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of The University of Scranton students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of The University of Scranton students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
To be most competitive at The University of Scranton, you should strive to earn between 27 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for The University of Scranton's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for The University of Scranton students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to The University of Scranton. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in The University of Scranton during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to The University of Scranton?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to The University of Scranton.
Does The University of Scranton accept transfer credits?
✅ The University of Scranton accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. The University of Scranton accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does The University of Scranton accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ The University of Scranton accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to The University of Scranton?
❌ No, The University of Scranton is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is The University of Scranton's acceptance rate?
✅ The University of Scranton's acceptance rate is 83%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at The University of Scranton?
❌ The University of Scranton does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at The University of Scranton?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at The University of Scranton was 88% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into The University of Scranton? The University of Scranton is a somewhat selective institution. The The University of Scranton acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
32 and Above
27 to 32
27 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At The University of Scranton, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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