#59 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Keystone College

La Plume, Pennsylvania

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Keystone College overview
Location La Plume, Pennsylvania
Online keystone.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Keystone College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Keystone College, established in 1868, is a private, coeducational institution situated in La Plume, Pennsylvania, nestled in the Endless Mountains with a rural campus spanning approximately 270 acres. Located roughly 15 miles northwest of Scranton, the college offers a scenic and tranquil learning environment. Keystone provides an array of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on the natural sciences, social sciences, and education. It operates on a semester-based academic calendar, facilitating an intimate educational setting characterized by small class sizes and personal attention, with an array of online learning opportunities. The college displays a moderately selective admissions process. On-campus living is available, with a variety of housing options to accommodate students. Keystone's architecture combines historic and modern styles, contributing to a distinctive campus aesthetic. While Keystone College does have athletic teams known as the Giants, they are not particularly distinguished for their athletics on a national level.

In the most recent statistical year 1,572 prospective students applied, and 1,268 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 199 enrolled in the school.  837 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 294 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $14,950 plus fees of $2,500. Keystone College is ranked 981 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Keystone College is rated within the lower 27% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
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SAT 885/1160
GPA 3.0

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Keystone College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$600
Other Fees$2,500
Room and Board $11,900
Budget for Other Expenses$2,600
Total One Year Cost$32,550

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$33,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

39% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Keystone College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Education 12%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 11%
General Studies 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%

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