First-Year Student Application Information

First-Year Student Application Information

Thank you for your interest in applying to The University of Scranton!

There are many reasons to apply to The University of Scranton. Here are a few to consider:

  • A Scranton education provides you with value that lasts a lifetime. Forbes, MONEY magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly and Barron's have all recognized Scranton for its value.

  • ​Scranton is consistently ranked as one of the best colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

  • We have an amazing campus, recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the top 20 colleges in the nation for our science labs, campus food and college dorms.

Please review the information below before you begin your free online application. We do not accept paper applications.

Already applied and want to change your major? Don’t submit another application – just contact the Office of Admissions at 570-941-7540 or

  • How to Applyplus or minus

    You can apply today for free through The Common Application.
  • When to Applyplus or minus

    We 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). 
  • 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. 

    View more financial aid information

  • Accepted Student Profileplus or minus

    Accepted Student Profile - Middle 50%

    GPA                                  3.46-4.0 (4.0 scale), 89-100 (100 scale) 
    SAT                                  1180-1330
    ACT                                  26-31 (composite score)

    We will superscore your SAT, meaning we will take your best math score and combine it with your best evidence-based reading 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, 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.

    Please see our SAT/ACT Optional Admission webpage.

  • Application Checklistplus or minus

    Please use this checklist as a guide in submitting materials to complete your application to Scranton.