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Keystone College (KEYSTONE COLLEGE - 4 YR COLLEGES)

  • La Plume, PA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 59%41%
    student ratio
  • 1,574
    total students
  • $20,300 | $20,300
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • June 1
    fall application deadline
  • 72%
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 450
    sat math
  • 450
    sat reading
  • 439
    sat writing
  • 0
    act composite

Overview

Its Student-Faculty Ratio, Hands-on Learning, and Small Campus Community Are the Keys to Keystone College's Success

Located in idyllic La Plume, Pennsylvania, Keystone College is a private, residential, co-ed college proud of its history and standing as an academically innovative and culturally diverse institution. Among the most popular colleges in the entire region, its efficient campus has been voted "Most Beautiful Campus" in its part of the state. Students from 14 different states and 12 countries come to Keystone's campus to immerse themselves in the college's hands-on learning environment in northeast Pennsylvania, just north of Scranton. The 4-year school offers 30 bachelor's degrees, 16 associate degrees, and 5 accelerated teaching certificate programs, including 2 business programs offered completely online to about 1,700 students.

The 11:1 student-faculty ratio has helped Keystone College attain and burnish its reputation for innovative learning. Creating a supportive, personalized, hands-on learning environment evidences the college's dedication to its students' educational needs. Students are encouraged to develop leadership skills and expand their educational horizons through a diverse, evolving range of activities, including athletics, a comprehensive career development process, an incredible array of student activities, and numerous study-abroad and international internship opportunities. The college makes use of state-of-the-art educational resources while the small student-faculty ratio ensures maximum interaction with teachers in the small campus community.

Creating a healthy, secure environment for residential, 4-year students is a key to effective learning, and the Student Affairs staff of Keystone College provides numerous support services to our students. The department helps coordinate athletics, health services, counseling, residence life, service learning, and a range of student activities and opportunities for study abroad. A comprehensive counseling and tutoring center ensures that every student receives the support and attention he or she needs. Keystone's personal campus community makes a big difference in the lives of its students with its hands-on learning environment that prepares them for success in the real world.

Affordable Private Education at Keystone College Is the Ultimate in 4-Year College Education Value

The educational value of a great college is not simply calculated by surveying its campus to count and rate the buildings, libraries, research laboratories, academic departments, and athletic fields. In most cases, the value of an education is created by the people that make up the institution. This is not any different at Keystone College, where the students, staff, and faculty make the school's "Keystone Promise" a reality for every individual graduate, year in and year out. The "Promise" is an actual pledge for success that is made to every first-time, full-time student in good academic, social, and financial standing.

Keystone College is proud to offer maximum value with an affordable private education. Because of its high standards, Keystone promises that every student will have at least one job offer, or qualify for an appropriate transfer or graduate program, within 6 months of graduation. The only requirement is that students follow the procedure set by the Career Development Center. Should the job offer or opportunity for continuing education not materialize, the school will provide additional courses, counseling, and career assistance at no charge. This is value with a performance guarantee.

The administration, faculty, and staff of Keystone College developed the "Keystone Promise" as a means of affirming their commitment to students who choose the school. For almost a century and a half, Keystone College has provided a first-rate education, while maintaining the highest possible academic standards. An affordable private education at a 4-year college is the pathway to a promising future. Keystone graduates can attest to the fact that wherever students are headed in their lives and careers, they can get there from attending Keystone College.

Keystone's Student Success Center and Career Development Center Prepare Its Graduates for Success in Their Careers

Keystone College is committed to its students' success in life, both in and out of the classroom. A tremendous amount of energy and creative planning goes into supporting students in their transition from college to the demands of post-student life. At Keystone College, the Student Success Center and the Career Development Center are central to the transition process. The Student Success Center is an environment where students can get the individual support and attention they need in order to rise to their full potential. The center provides such essential services as counseling, proctoring, tutoring and mentoring, academic advising, and student success support and advocacy. Keystone College is proud to be judged on the basis of its students' success.

The Career Development Center is committed to providing Keystone College students with all the resources they need to identify and focus their career interests, choose the right major for their intended careers, explore alternatives, and prepare to leave school to join the workforce. To this end, the Career Development Center assists students in securing internships, finding opportunities for experiential learning, and navigating their way through a job search.

Since effective career planning takes many steps, the Career Development Center has developed a 4-year guide to this crucial process. Starting with career interest assessments as freshmen, students proceed through their school years researching the "world of work," practicing mock job interviews, and accruing real-world experience in internships (both locally and internationally) and other positions. Keystone College stands behind its diplomas like few other schools do.


Location & Contact

One College Green
La Plume, PA 18440
USA

Jessica Lopez

Senior Administrative Assistant

Phone: 570-945-8111
Fax: 570-945-7916
Email: admissions@keystone.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Landscape Architecture
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Wildlife Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Organizational Leadership
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication and Media Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Information Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Early Childhood
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Human Development and Family Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Radiologic Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Nursing Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Physical Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radiologic Technology/Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Forest/Forest Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Personal and culinary services
    • Culinary Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

72% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,120
    • Accepted807
    • Acceptance Rate72%
    • Enrolled1,574
    • Female Applicants663
    • Females Accepted493
    • Female Acceptance Rate74%
    • Male Applicants457
    • Males Accepted314
    • Male Acceptance Rate68%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Interview
      art portfolio for visual arts and art education
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.92
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen June 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 450 400 500
    • SAT Math 450 400 500
    • SAT Writing 439 390 490
    • ACT Composite 0 0 0
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$20,300
    • Out-of-state tuition *$20,300
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$900.00
    • Room and board *$9,800.00
    • Room only *$4,950.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,574
    • Male Student Percentage41%
    • Female Student Percentage59%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.37%
    • Black or African American5.21%
    • White or Caucasian74.52%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.38%
    • Asian.83%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.19%
    • Two or more races1.65%
    • Unknown14.8%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.57% representing 5 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students14% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 29%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Art Society, Inter-Hall Council, O.P.E.N. (Opposing Prejudice Ending Negativity), S.M.A.R.T. (Sports Management and Recreation Team), Eco Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty244
    • Full-time Percentage28%
    • Part-time Percentage72%
    • Female Percentage57%
    • Male Percentage43%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 1,410 students to 131 faculty


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