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Marywood University


Marywood University Offers a Quality Undergraduate Catholic Education in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is a comprehensive, coeducational, Catholic university of over 3,300 full-time, part-time, and adult students, with more than ninety undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. Established in 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the university boasts a national award-winning campus considered one of the most beautiful in the northeast. In recent years, Marywood has made $100 million in improvements to campus, including new athletic, residence hall, and dining facilities, and Scranton is home to one of the finest studio arts facilities in the region as a result of this effort. Marywood University offers the safety and charm of small-city living due to its location in Scranton, but the school is within drivable distance of the best the Northeast has to offer, including New York City and Philadelphia, both of which are within two and a half hours.

Consistently ranked in the top tier of Best Colleges by "U.S. News & World Report," Marywood provides academically challenging programs that stimulate the mind. Popular programs are those in the visual and studio arts, education, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, and a multitude of preprofessional areas. In fall 2009, the university welcomed its first students into the newly formed School of Architecture--the first to open in northeast Pennsylvania. In keeping with Marywood University's tradition of educating students to live responsibly in an interdependent world, the School of Architecture was created to produce a new generation of architect--environmental stewards who will assume major responsibility for the built environment of the region, the nation, and the world. Architecture students pursue course work preparing them for the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Professional Accreditation exam.

Marywood University Offers Bachelor's to Master's Programs, Skilled Faculty Members, and Opportunities for Study Abroad

Marywood University's four undergraduate colleges and one school offer nine bachelor's degrees across twenty-one areas of study. In addition to its numerous undergraduate programs, Marywood offers five-year bachelor's-to-master's programs in seven areas, allowing students to complete their studies in less time. These programs help students save money on tuition costs and enter the workforce sooner. Five-year programs include biotechnology, communication arts, criminal justice, financial information systems, health services administration, physician assistant, and speech-language pathology.

Faculty members, grounded in professional practice and skilled in the art of teaching, include highly respected practitioners, industry professionals, and visionary educators. Their achievements have been recognized nationally and internationally, and they continue to impact their professions through research, practice, and educational contributions.

Ninety percent of Marywood's full-time faculty members hold the most advanced degrees in their field.

Study abroad can be tailored to individual comfort levels, so students get exactly what they want from the experience. The amount of time spent away from campus can range from a few weeks in the summer to an entire academic year. Students can choose to live with host families, among foreign students, or surrounded by other Americans. Programs are modestly priced, and scholarships and financial aid are also available.

Marywood's resident and commuter students participate in more than eighty student groups, activities, student publications, honor societies, seventeen intercollegiate athletic teams, numerous club sports, and intramural activities. Students make good use of the Robert J. Mellow Center for Athletics and Wellness, which includes a 5,000-square-foot fitness center, a 2,000-square-foot dance/aerobics studio, an indoor arena, an elevated track, and an aquatic center. Approximately 1,000 students reside on campus in the university's eight residence halls, small living units, and townhouse apartments. Residential units include coeducational and single-gender options. The dining services unit on the Scranton campus offers flexible meal-plan options to meet the individual needs of students.

Marywood Helps Students Achieve Their Goals Through Financial Aid and Career Services

While attending Marywood University, students discover that the school's financial assistance makes a top-notch private college experience more affordable than they ever dreamed. In fact, 99 percent of first-time students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs.

Marywood's Career Services office provides essential resources for students as they pursue their professional goals beyond graduation. Technologically sophisticated software and experienced career advisers help students craft a focused plan for fulfilling their ambitions. The many resources available to students include individual appointments, career workshops, mock interviews, on-campus recruitment by major employers, a wide range of online and other resources to help with assessment of skills and interests, an Alumni Career Network for students and graduates, and a university Job Announcement Service.

When students graduate from Marywood, they join the more than 30,000 alumni who have taken their exceptional education to every state in the nation and more than twenty countries. With the knowledge, skills, and experience of a Marywood education, its graduates go on to pursue the big dreams they have planned.

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Certificates, Bachelor&Apos;S, Master&Apos;S, Doctoral, Post-Master&Apos;S, Postbachelor&Apos;S, And First Professional Certificates
Architecture And Related Servicesarchitecturebiological And Biomedical Sciencesbiology/Biological Sciences; Biotechnologybusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesaccounting; Business Administration And Management; Financial Planning And Services; Hospitality Administration; International Business/Trade/Commerce; Marketing/Marketing Managementcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programsdigital Communication And Media/Multimedia; Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Relatedcomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicescomputer/Information Technology Services Administration Relatededucationart Teacher Education; Biology Teacher Education; Early Childhood Education; Education (Specific Subject Areas) Related; Elementary Education; English/Language Arts Teacher Education; Family And Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education; French Language Teacher Education; Mathematics Teacher Education; Music Teacher Education; Science Teacher Education; Social Science Teacher Education; Spanish Language Teacher Education; Special Educationenglish Language And Literature/Lettersenglishforeign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticsfrench; Spanishhealth Professions And Related Programsart Therapy; Athletic Training; Audiology And Speech-Language Pathology; Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology; Dietetics; Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences; Health/Health-Care Administration; Music Therapy; Registered Nursing/Registered Nursehistoryhistoryhomeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Servicescriminal Justice/Safetymathematics And Statisticsmathematicsnatural Resources And Conservationenvironmental Scienceparks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studieshealth And Physical Education/Fitnessphilosophy And Religious Studiesphilosophy; Religious Studiespsychologyindustrial And Organizational Psychology; Psychologypublic Administration And Social Service Professionssocial Worksocial Sciencessocial Sciences; Social Sciences Relatedtransportation And Materials Movingaviation/Airway Managementvisual And Performing Artsceramic Arts And Ceramics; Dramatic/Theater Arts; Fine And Studio Arts Management; Graphic Design; Illustration; Interior Design; Music Performance; Painting; Photography; Sculpture; Visual And Performing Arts Related


Admission: 2,284 applied; 1,578 admitted; 458 enrolled Average high school GPA: 3.21

Test Scores:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred entrance
Application fee: $35
Required: essay or personal statement, high school transcript, 1 letter of recommendation
Required for some: interview, art majors require portfolio, music majors require audition
Recommended: interview
Application deadline: rolling (freshmen), rolling (transfers)
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * 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 offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
2,267 Undergraduate Students, 70% Women, 30% Men, 6% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
1% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 3% Hispanic/Latino, 0.1% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 0.0% Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 0.1% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 6% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
0.7% Representing 21 Other Countries
Housing Info
49% Live On Campus

Campus Life

On-Campus Residence Required Through Sophomore Year
Coed, Men-Only, Women-Only, Disabled Students, Campus Housing Is University Owned. Freshman Campus Housing Is Guaranteed
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Newspaper, Radio And Television Station, Choral Group, Anime And Japanese Club, Diversity United, Marywood Aviators, Marywood Players, International Club
Most popular organizations
Anime And Japanese Club, Diversity United, Marywood Aviators, Marywood Players, International Club
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Controlled Dormitory Access, Apartments With Deadbolts, Self-Defense Education, Lighted Pathways, Seminars On Safety
Student services
Health Clinic, Personal/Psychological Counseling
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Adult/Continuing Education Programs, Advanced Placement Credit, Double Majors, English As A Second Language, Honors Programs, Independent Study, Internships, Off-Campus Study, Part-Time Degree Program, Services For LD Students, Student-Designed Majors, Study Abroad, Summer Session For Creditrotc: Army (C), Air Force (C)Unusual Degree Programs: 3-2 Physician Assistant, Communication Sciences Disorders, Criminal Justice, Biotechnology, Health Services Administrationschool Calendar: Semesters


Member:Ncaadivision:All Division III


Total: 398Full-Time: 38% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 13 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2013&-14)
Comprehensive fee:$44,006 includes full-time tuition ($29,340), mandatory fees ($1100), and room and board ($13,566). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $630 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load
Required fees:$100 per semester hour part-time
Room and board:college room only: $7634. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility
Payment plans:installment, deferred payment
Waivers:senior citizens and employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2013,1,782 applied for aid, 1,649 were judged to have need, 300 had their need fully met. 504 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $1910)
In 2013,365 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:76%
Average financial aid package:$23,427
Average need-based loan:$4619
Average need-based gift aid:$19,948
Average non-need-based aid:$13,647
Average indebtedness upon graduation:$30,040




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