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The Value And Values Of A Scranton Education

We know how important your future is to you. It’s important to us, too.

Successful Graduates

You will succeed.

99% of the Class of 2022 were employed, continuing their education or engaging in service within one year of graduating.

Superior Salaries

Your education will pay off, but don’t just take our word for it.

  • An  ranks The ĤƵ No. 22 in the nation (top 2% of four-year colleges) for the impact a Scranton education has on the earnings of its graduates.
  • A  places Scranton among the top 50 schools in the nation for economic value of its education.
  • According to  we’re in the top 16% of universities listed by the median salaries of their alumni.

Graduate Schools

We work together to get you where you want to be.

Of the more than 1,200 applicants to doctoral health professions schools over the past 20 years, nearly 80% were accepted to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry, optometry and pharmacy. Our acceptance rates are consistently higher than the national acceptance rates.

We Prepare You for the Real World

The Classes of 2021 and 2022 completed both in-person and remote internships at 927 organizations in 27 different states, plus the District of Columbia, Belgium, Canada, China, England, Germany, Panama, Spain, Sweden, and Vietnam.

 

High Demand Skills

Here, you’ll study broadly, reason analytically, think critically and grow personally.

Graduates with undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts make more money in their ‘peak’ earning years than those with degrees in professional and pre-professional programs .

A Great Reputation

People value Scranton grads, year after year.

Best 380 Colleges,” “Best Buys in College Education,” “America's Best Colleges,” “A Focus on Student Success," "Best Undergraduate Teaching," "Most Innovative Schools" "Best Catholic Colleges" – these are just a few of the ways that the nation’s leading college rankings and guidebooks consistently refer to The ĤƵ.

Choices and Flexibility

At Scranton, as in the real world, you’ll have choices.

We’ll work with you closely to choose a combination of majors and minors (we have 70 majors and 48 minors!) that suit you as an individual.

Affordability

How can you afford all this?

For the 2023-2024 academic year, first-year students received more than $40 million in financial aid and scholarships, $37 million of which was provided by the University. The average financial aid package, not including parent and private loans, was $41,000.

  • Best Value – U.S. News & World Report 
  • Best Value – MONEY magazine
  • Top College for Value – Forbes
  • Best Buy in College Education – Barron’s

Region of Opportunity

Our 58-acre campus is located in the heart of Scranton, a community of 75,000 within a greater metropolitan area of 750,000 people, and we’re just two hours to New York City, Philadelphia and Syracuse, and Boston and Washington, D.C. are less than five hours away.

Always Improving

We have invested more than $302 million in campus improvements in recent years, including our newest building, Leahy Hall, a $47.5 million state-of-the-art facility, the Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus, which opened in 2018, and 5,000 square feet of new mechanical engineering labs and shop area in Hyland Hall.

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Scranton is a great value, and we’ll also provide you with the tools to be a person who is of value to society.

Your Value to the World
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