University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

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• Nice, manageable city, 70,000 people, somewhat artistic
• Most students come from NY, NJ, PA areas
• Welcoming community
• Students are required to take 2 Theology courses, 2 philosophy and then 1 Theology or philosophy elective
• 3,910 undergraduate students
• Average class size – 21 students, cap at 30
• Freshman seminars are 8-12 students
• Very good professor interaction
• Internship opportunities, tied into NYC, through alumni
• Jesuit institution
• Over 80 clubs, service opportunities
• 4th best science labs in the country
• New science and health sciences buildings, state of the art
• 10:1 student to faculty ratio
• 58% of students are from out of state
• 88% retention rate – Percent of freshman returning for their sophomore year
• Mid 50% of incoming freshman – ACT – 23-28
• Mid 50% of incoming freshman – SAT – 1130-1300
• Strongest/Top majors – Health Sciences, business program, direct entry nursing and DPT program
• Interview – Don’t require but if applying early action and are deferred they encourage the applicant to interview
• Apply to a specific major or undecided to 3 schools (Business, Arts and Sciences)
• 72% – Admit Rate
• Absolutely do consider demonstrated interest – They track if you have visited
• Cross over schools – Fairfield, Loyola MD, Quinnipiac
• Jesuit Priests on campus
• Test optional
• Merit aid – $10k-$23k, and top 20 of the incoming class get free tuition (Presidential scholarship)
• Can choose to live in a dorm with like-minded people – themed housing
• No Greek life
• Unique and/or specialty majors – Bio Mathematics, Engineering Management, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Accounting

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