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University of Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania

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University of Scranton

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About University of Scranton

The University of Scranton is a private, non-profit, co-educational, Catholic and Jesuit research university, located in the historic Hill Section of Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1888 by Most Rev. William O'Hara, the first Bishop of Scranton, as St. Thomas College. In 1938, the College was elevated to university status and took the name The University of Scranton. The institution was operated by the Diocese of Scranton from its founding until 1897. While the Diocese of Scranton retained ownership of the University, it was administered by the Lasallian Christian Brothers from 1888 to 1942. In 1942, the Society of Jesus took ownership and control of the University. During the 1960s, the University became an independent institution under a lay Board of Trustees. The University of Scranton is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and is served by the Scranton Jesuit Community.

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Location

Located in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA, 18510-4629, Lackawanna County

University of Scranton Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#376 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

#18 of 361

Best office management Colleges & Universities in America

#3 of 312

Most Popular Majors

Out of 23 majors categories at University of Scranton, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from University of Scranton within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni