Marywood University

Marywood University

Scranton, PA
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
66%
34%
student ratio
2,003
total students
$30,942 | $30,942
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Rolling
fall application deadline
74%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
518
sat math
515
sat reading
510
sat writing
Not
Reported
act composite

Overview

Marywood University: Academic Quality and Affordable Excellence

Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is a comprehensive, coeducational, Catholic university of over 3,100 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 more than $100 million in improvements to campus, including a new library scheduled to open in Fall 2015 and new athletic, residence hall, and dining facilities. 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 pre-professional 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

In addition to its numerous undergraduate programs, Marywood offers five-year bachelor's-to-master's programs in ten 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 accounting, biotechnology, communication arts, criminal justice, education, financial information systems, health services administration, physician assistant, social work, 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, nineteen intercollegiate athletic teams, numerous club sports, and intramural activities. Students stay active at the 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.


Location & Contact

2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509-1598
USA

Mr.Christian DiGregorio

Director of University Admissions

Phone: 570-348-6234
Fax: 570-961-4763
Email: yourfuture@marywood.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Design/Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biotechnology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Financial Planning and Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Systems Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Specific Subject Areas) Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Art Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dietetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Transportation and materials moving
    • Aviation/Airway Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine and Studio Arts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Illustration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Musical Theater
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Painting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sculpture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

74% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,111
    • Accepted1,566
    • Acceptance Rate74%
    • Enrolled2,003
    • Female Applicants1,496
    • Females Accepted1,131
    • Female Acceptance Rate75%
    • Male Applicants615
    • Males Accepted435
    • Male Acceptance Rate70%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.25
    • Required for Some Interview
      art majors require portfolio, music majors require audition
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.50
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 515 460 560
    • SAT Math 518 470 570
    • SAT Writing 510 450 560
    • ACT Composite
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$30,942
    • Out-of-state tuition *$30,942
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,750.00
    • Room and board *$13,900.00
    • Room only *$7,822.00
    • * 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 Students2,003
    • Male Student Percentage34%
    • Female Student Percentage66%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.54%
    • Black or African American2%
    • White or Caucasian74.84%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native%
    • Asian1.6%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.1%
    • Two or more races1.55%
    • Unknown10.98%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.39% representing 10 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students29.8% 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 43%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • 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 Yes
    • Most popular organizations Anime and Japanese Club, Diversity United, Volunteers in Action (VIA), Peers Wellness (POW), International Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other apartments with deadbolts, self-defense education, lighted pathways, seminars on safety

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • 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
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • 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
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty419
    • Full-time Percentage39%
    • Part-time Percentage61%
    • Female Percentage56%
    • Male Percentage44%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 2,845 students to 248 faculty


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