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#1 Research

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Our faculty members take full advantage of the 34 top-notch research labs in the University’s Loyola Science Center, regularly involving students in ground-breaking research and experimentation. Since 2003, more than 700 students have completed original research with professors through the faculty/student research program.

Commitment to Faculty

#2 Commitment to Faculty

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Scranton is known for its accomplished faculty achieving excellence in research and scholarly work. What might not be well known is the growing number of new faculty who have chosen Scranton. Approximately one-fifth of Scranton's tenured or tenure-track faculty have been hired during a recent five-year period, including 52 new professors between 2009 and 2014. In addition, more than $23 million has been committed to scholarly development since 2003.


#3 Scholarship

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Scranton has a long tradition of academic excellence, with success across a range of student scholarship. Since 1972, 148 graduates – including four in 2014 – have earned Fulbrights or other prestigious international fellowships. For nine consecutive years the University has been named a “top producer” of Fulbright awards for American students. In the past 11 years, our students have also earned six Truman and 11 Goldwater scholarships.


#4 Adventure

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Carrying on a tradition that spans over three decades, Scranton students from nearly every undergraduate degree 56 different program areas have studied abroad in 41 different countries since 2005. The most popular destinations are Italy, Mexico, England, Australia, Spain and Ireland.

Athletic Excellence

#5 Athletic Excellence

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The University’s NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics program has produced 31 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans since 1981. In addition, Scranton has recorded 20 conference titles since the Landmark Conference began competition in 2007.


#6 Activity

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This is an active campus, open 24-7. People get involved, stay on the weekends and always have something to do. There are more than 80 active clubs and organizations, including the University Players and the University Bands, Choirs and String Ensemble open to all students.


#7 Brilliance

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Of Scranton’s 522 senior applicants to health professions schools over the last 13 years, an average of 78% were accepted to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry and optometry. The University opened its new 200,000-square-foot Loyola Science Center, one of the most dynamic, innovative science buildings in the country, in fall 2011.

Think Green

#8 Think Green

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Students take sustainability into Scranton through a variety of activities, including Earth Week. Events range from e-cycling and a local street sweep to an Earth Day fair and lectures. In the classroom, sustainability is infused in courses throughout all disciplines, from theology and philosophy to business.


#9 Service

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More than 2,850 students perform well over 170,000 service hours each year through local, national and international service programs including work in Ecuador, El Salvador, Guyana, Jamaica and Mexico.


#10 Success

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Ninety-five percent of the class of 2013 was employed, pursuing graduate or professional studies, or volunteering full time within six months of graduation.


#11 Togetherness

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In the past year, we conducted 28 retreats with 800 student participants at our Retreat Center on Chapman Lake and through our Outdoor Retreat Program. Students are actively engaged in planning and executing retreats, creating excellent opportunities for leadership development.​