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University of Scranton

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1888
Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,999
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $104,038,977
Admissions Address

800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510-4694

Website

http://www.scranton.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@scranton.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. Joseph Roback
Admissions office telephone: (570) 941-7540
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.scranton.edu/apply Tuition deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 1 2
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 16 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 70%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 88%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 62%
Total applicants: 6,777
Total acceptances: 4,755
Total freshman enrollment: 990
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 47%
Male applicants: 2,713
Male acceptances: 1,856
Male freshman enrollment: 397
 
Female applicants: 4,064
Female acceptances: 2,899
Female freshman enrollment: 593
Out-of-state freshmen: 57%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 817
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 301
Students enrolled from waiting list: 53

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 26%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 62%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 90%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 55%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 – 600
Math: 510 – 610
Combined: 1020 – 1210

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.9% 4.8%
600-699 21.9% 26.1%
500-599 54.5% 51.0%
400-499 19.7% 17.7%
300-399 N/A 0.4%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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