Marywood University in Scranton

Scranton, PA

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Marywood University offers 387-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 74%. 31% are women, and 69% are men. 6% percents of international students. Marywood University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Marywood University is 22957$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $36855 and $47895 per year. 67% of full-time Marywood University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $36,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Marywood University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Marywood University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$20,898
$30,001 - $48,000$19,281
$48,001 - $75,000$20,523
$75,001 - $110,000$23,571

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7822

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1812 of Marywood University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 97 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Marywood University number 41 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Marywood University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Marywood University.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Marywood University graduation rate is above the national average.

67% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Marywood University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Marywood University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 2% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 70%, so Marywood University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 4% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Marywood University full-time retention rate is 83% and part-time retention rate is 33%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Marywood University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1380 - 1670

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 460 - 560
Math: 470 - 560
Writing: 450 - 550

SAT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Marywood University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Marywood University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Marywood University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 2300 Adams Ave address in Scranton, Pennsylvania.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Marywood University with 0.16% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Marywood University offers 387 programs in total: 222 are for Bachelor's degree, 138 - for Master's degree, 12 - for Post-master's certificate, 9 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Marywood University is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers a Master's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance education programs that are provided in the Marywood University: 3 are for Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


Marywood University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1960 students with 58785 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 835 with 20028 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 45 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Marywood University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Who cares about the food- you will get an education that does not live up to the tuition (or lifelong debt!). This is true for both undergrad and graduate, including and especially the PsyD program. The school has been ranked for having the UNhappiest students multiple times, for good reason. They are running out of money, and despite it, chose to build new buildings, fire professors, shut down programs, raise tuition, and increase acceptance rate (but not the diversity really). You tell me where the priorities are. If you want an education, or to not have regrets for student loans or emptying your pockets, don’t go here.

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Overall Rating:

I am an alumna and employee at Marywood for 25+ years. I chose Marywood and stayed there because I believe in who we are and what we do. I am proud of my Marywood education, and I always tell students who are thinking about attending that they will find their purpose and passion here. Who you want to become starts when you step on campus!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Cancel school at 11 AM when everyone who commutes an hour to get there early is left to sit in an empty building for 2 hours because it's delayed. Then no food is open, then they cancel and have to drive back home. How convenient and intelligent let alone dangerous for the students.

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Overall Rating:

I am a music student at Marywood and I couldn't be happier with all my professors and students. The teachers are very helpful and knowledgeable, while still being realistic. The amount of student activities on campus is amazing. There is something going on every few days. While some buildings and online aspects need an upgrade, the school is overall great. I love Marywood and am so glad I came here. Lead on!

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Overall Rating:

My daughter goes here. She enjoys it as it is not a large university. The student population is friendly (not stuck up) very ethnic diverse and not considered a party university. If you are looking for a party college this is not the university for you. It is very pricey but no different than other private universities. One complaint my daughter has is the food. Not appetizing and selection is boring. Occasionally a good meal. However I haven't heard one college student not complain about college food. Food plan is only a requirement the first year of dorming.

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Location & Website

Address: 2300 Adams Ave


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5703486211

Institution is active in current year: 1

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