Freshman Application Information
Thank you for your interest in applying to The University of Scranton. Please review the information below before you begin Scranton's online application or The Common Application. Please note that you only need to choose one of these free online applications. We do not accept paper applications.
Already applied and want to change your major choice? Don’t submit another application – just contact the Office of Admissions at 570-941-7540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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When to Applyplus or minusWe strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible during your senior year, especially if you are interested in the following programs: Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Doctor of Physical Therapy (guaranteed seat). Processing can take four to six weeks once we receive your completed application.
Dates & Deadlinesplus or minus
We know there are so many dates and deadlines to remember when applying to college. That’s why we’ve made it easy and outlined what you need to know.
Scholarships & Financial Aidplus or minus
We automatically evaluate all accepted students for academic merit scholarships. No special applications are required. Students receiving merit scholarships will be notified of the amount in their acceptance letter.
Academic Profileplus or minus
Accepted Freshman Profile - Middle 50%
GPA 3.1-3.7 (4.0 scale), 88-96 (100 scale)
SAT* 1050-1220 (Math & Critical Reading only)
ACT* 23-27 (composite score)
This information is meant to be a helpful reference. It is not meant to guarantee your acceptance, nor is it meant to discourage students who fall outside of these ranges from applying.
The University of Scranton takes a holistic approach to reviewing its applicants. We consider many factors, including coursework, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, leadership, community service and extracurricular activities.
Our most competitive majors include the sciences and health sciences, especially Nursing, Occupational Therapy and our Doctor of Physical Therapy program (guaranteed seat). We strongly encourage applicants to apply Early Action (non-binding) for these programs.
*if applicable; please see our SAT/ACT Optional Requirements.
Application Checklistplus or minus