University of Scranton

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University of Scranton can be found in Scranton, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Scranton has an enrollment of over 5,500 students.

The majority of students accepted into University of Scranton earned an SAT score between 1120 to 1310, or got accepted with an ACT score between 24 to 29. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the University of Scranton average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.35 - 3.57. 76% of all students that apply are admitted to University of Scranton, from which 14 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Scranton Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Scranton was reported as 76.3% in Fall 2020 with over 9,550 college applications submitted to University of Scranton. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Scranton?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of Scranton is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Scranton has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.6%
  • 2017-2018: 74.8%
  • 2018-2019: 73.2%
  • 2019-2020: 76.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 69.7%

How Does University of Scranton Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Scranton is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Marywood University77.8%
Keystone College78.7%
King's College80.9%
Wilkes University78.6%
Misericordia University85.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Scranton (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 650
Math550 - 660
Total Score1120 - 1310
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score24 - 29
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