#39 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Marywood University

Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Marywood University overview
Location Scranton, Pennsylvania
Online marywood.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Marywood University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Founded in 1915, Marywood University is a private Catholic liberal arts university located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, with a scenic 115-acre residential campus that features a mix of modern and historic architecture, including the notable Rotunda and Liberal Arts Center. Approximately two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, Marywood offers a tranquil setting amidst the small-city backdrop of Scranton. The university provides a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, with notable emphasis on Health and Human Services, Education, and Arts and Sciences. Marywood is less competitive in terms of admissions, welcoming a diverse student body from various backgrounds. Housing options are available on campus, providing residential facilities for students who opt to live within this close-knit academic community. While Marywood includes an array of varsity sports teams known as the Pacers, it is not predominantly recognized for its athletics.

In the most recent statistical year 2,541 prospective students applied, and 2,080 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 456 enrolled in the school.  2,286 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 361 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $35,534 plus fees of $1,750. Marywood is ranked 557 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Marywood is rated within the lower 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Marywood University overview
SAT 1020/1220
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.58

Applications Accepted

Marywood University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Marywood University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$1,750
Room and Board $14,338
Budget for Other Expenses$2,070
Total One Year Cost$54,942

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$41,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

62% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Marywood University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 24%
Education 16%
Visual and Performing Arts 15%
Business 12%
Psychology 6%

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