The University of Scranton Reviews

  • 20 Reviews
  • Scranton (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $48,462
83% of 20 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 20 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 12/16/2022
  • Degree: Neuroscience
"DO NOT GO HERE !! I chose this school and it is my biggest regret. They DO NOT care about student’s wellbeing. I have spent only a semester here and I am transferring. I can’t get out fast enough. Also, I know about 9 other kids who I have talked to personally that are also leaving this school but I know the number is much higher. The food here is awful to the point where I stopped eating entirely so I’ve lost a lot of weight. I cannot stress enough that YOU DO NOT WANT TO COME HERE !!! You will regret it."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: History
"Overly pricy for the degree I earned. Disappointed that the program was discontinued shortly after completion."
Noelle Niessen
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2017
  • Degree: Pre-Medicine
"The University of Scranton has provided me with a very rigorous academic program preparing me fully for my journey to dental school. The professors of this university provide an open door policy, which ensures that my academic needs are met. Through the open door policy, I am able to seek advice from my professors regarding personal concerns about future life goals, course selections needed to graduate, and any conflicts faced throughout my academic or private life. Throughout my four years, I learned that the students at this university are willing to go to great extents to help you succeed. I realized that I learn best by studying in groups and have not met one person who was not willing to help explain a concept to me or help me with an assignment. On the financial side, I receive the Every Family Annual Scholarship. This scholarship has had such an enormous impact on the financial aspect of my time spent at the university. This scholarship has truly allowed living on campus and receiving a meal plan an option for me, which makes me extremely grateful. With this scholarship, my student loans have decreased and my stress levels about paying off my loans decreased as well. I will forever be grateful to the donors who have funded a portion of my tuition and provided me the opportunity to spend four amazing years at this outstanding university. As I start my journey to dental school, I am grateful that I could afford to go to a school that has provided me with a strong science background and also a service-driven education to help me succeed in achieving my goal of becoming a dentist. Due to the scholarship this family has provided for me, I was able to pursue my education at this great university and become a strong applicant when applying to dental school."
  • Reviewed: 10/23/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"The professors look at you as much more than a student. They care about your whole well being and want to see you succeed. I cannot say enough positive things about this program. I felt prepared and confident for my career as a registered nurse after gradation."
Steven J. Spironello RN, BSN
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"The University of Scranton has bestowed upon me the greatest nursing education I could have ever imagined. The professors and advisors I have encountered along the way at "Da U" have changed me for the better and have guided me each step of the way in achieving the ultimate success of obtaining my Bachelor's Degree. The University of Scranton is a community of learning but also a community in which friendships are built and close relationships develop because the smaller size of the school allows for you to grow on a more personal level with other students and faculty members. I am currently pursuing my Master's Degree at Moravian College and I can honestly say that the strong educational foundation that was built for me at the University of Scranton has ultimately transformed my ability and desire to continue to learn and grow as a professional member of the healthcare industry."
Kelsey Murphy
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2016
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"The University of Scranton MHA program is a great place to pursue a masters level education. The biggest asset of the program is the faculty support regarding course work and research as well as their commitment to assisting in job placement after graduation. The program requires a 6month residency at the completion of the academic course work. This residency is coordinated through the program and many students find employment at these locations at the conclusion of the residency. This is a component of the program that sets it apart from others !"
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"I loved Scranton. It was a true community. It was on the smaller side compared to big schools (example penn state) but never felt too small. People were genuine, witty, fun and kind. It also was populated with students from the NY, NJ, PA and CT area. So everyone was a little different and a little alike. Just good people who like to party. cheers!"
Stephanie Mereday
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"Cons- it is more expesnsive compared to other schools. Pros- get good quality classes."
Kimberly Paulsen
  • Reviewed: 4/1/2015
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"I've been blessed with the opportunity of such an all-encompassing, Jesuit education!"
Kendrick Monestime
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2015
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I'm currently enrolled in the Masters of Health Administration program, and the pros of our program is that it definitely sets you up for the future. A pro that is also a con is that the material we learn won't be used immediately as one starts their career, but the education sure helps graduates of the program get to higher levels quicker where that education is really put to use. Cons of the program are honestly not much. There's not too much of a financial focus. Some may argue it's important because of the status of healthcare, while others may argue "well that's why we hire CFOs.""
Katelyn Moyer
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"The University of Scranton allows for a continuation into the graduate program from the undergraduate programs with a guaranteed seat. The main con is that it's fairly expensive."
Deborah Nealon
  • Reviewed: 7/2/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"The Health Administration program at the University of Scranton prepares students well for the many challenges in they will encounter managing a healthcare environment."
Nicholas Hancock
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Pro's: The program is CAHME accredited. It has a great affiliation with local health care entities such as Geisinger and CHS. You have the opportunity not only to learn out of the text books and from the professors who have real world experience, keep up with local trends, and are associated with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The students have their own ACHE chapter that works with the local chapter (EPAHEN) to provide networking opportunities. The work is relevant and challenging at the same time. The best part is at the end of the didactic course work you get to utilize the skills you have developed in a practical administrative residency. There is an encouragement of diversity in the program and you get students from all over the world who can share the differences between the US healthcare system and those abroad. There are opportunities to study global health abroad and also to study other aspects from long term care to physician practices to hospitals. The professors are very available and work with the students to ensure that your experience will prepare you for the workforce. Cons: The only con is that the public transportation is terrible and only runs from 9:00am - 4:30 pm"
Krystin Devine
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"The faculty at the counseling program at the University of Scranton are awesome. There is always help and support anytime you need it and the professors genuinely care. If there are any cons it would be that there are no grad classes offered during the day."
Denise Collins
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"I LOVE the counseling program at the U. They are willing to go above and beyond for each and every student. The tuition is costly but it is worth every penny!"
Kyle Lance
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The students and the professors in the DPT program are very helpful and are willing to go the extra mile to help their students. However, most of the students went to the university for undergrad so it is not competitive."
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2013
  • Degree: Management
"This is a legitimate degree program that holds a high value in the real world (unlike Univeristy of Phoenix and such). Is it a cake walk? No. A quick word about financial aid: Had I known how easy it was to get financial aid for a graduate program, I would have done this years ago. The only requirements are that you must not have any drug felonies, not be in default of any student loans and you can't make more than $250K per year. As long as you meet these requirements, you qualify for up to $20,500 per year. At least that is the limit today.As I hold a full time job in addition to consulting work on the side, I needed a program that was flexible. Courses are 8 weeks long, begin on a Monday and end on a Sunday. There is only 1 break during the year. It consists of a few weeks between when the second half of the fall term ends (typically around the middle of December) and when the first half of the spring term begins (typically the Monday following New Year's Day). I'm not sure how this will work in a few years when the 1st falls on a Sunday.Books are not included in tuition, but you may purchase or rent them from any vendor you choose. Class requirements can vary greatly by professor. Most professors will post the following week's required reading, discussion topics and individual or group assignments by the Saturday prior to the Monday beginning the new week as they are aware that the weekend is when people have the most time to do school work. So while the schedule is flexible in the sense that there are no strict required times to be online, there are deadlines. Typically a discussion post based on the weekly required reading is due by Wednesday night. You are always required to respond to at least one other person's post (some professors want up to 3 comments) and respond to any comments or questions to your original post by Sunday night. If there are other assignments due for the week, they are usually due by Sunday night. Term papers are typically due by the end of week 7 and exam schedules are clearly laid out in the syllabus (if there are any at all). The final for my last class was canceled by the professor because everyone was doing so well in the class. Term papers are typically required to be 8 - 10 pages long. For exams, you are given two hours (more than enough time if you've even paid the slightest attention) and are only available for a few days. Once you begin, you cannot stop and go back, so making sure you won't be interrupted is essential. You are given your results for multiple choice exams immediately and can see which questions you got wrong.The only complaint that I have is that different professors have different requirements and it isn't always clear at the very beginning of the term. While some want short, concise answers, others want you to elaborate. I had one professor who didn't submit week 1 grades and comments until we were in week 3, so my week 2 work was similar to week 1 and by his terms, although I had correct answers, my answers were lacking in details.Overall, I think this a great school. The advisors are always there to help with any questions you could possibly have."
Jennifer Rudiman
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Pros: Faculty and staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. It's clear that they care about the students. All faculty members treat patients in the clinic when they are not teaching or in the office. They frequently share the experiences they have while treating patients and discuss their reasoning for choosing certain treatments. Internship placement is fair and well organized. There are ample service opportunities for those who are interested. Cons: The building that houses the Physical Therapy department is old, however, plans for a new and updated facility are being made. There is not any finacial aid provided by the university for students in this program. Students are required to rely on outside sources of money to pay for school; such as loans, outside scholarships, and money earned from family contributions or part-time work. Not unlike other health care majors, internships are unpaid and require 40 hours per week. This requires students to plan ahead to make sure they have enough money to cover expense such as transportation, food, and rent while they are on internships because it's difficult to work during this time. ."
Jessica Lloyd
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2012
  • Degree: Counseling
"The University of Scranton's Community Counseling Graduate Program has prepared me for my professional career goals. I owe a great deal to the University for providing me such an amazing education."
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2010
"Let me start off by saying I dropped out of the University of Scranton's online master's program after only three classes so my review might sound slightly negative. Being a coach and someone that is involved in a good deal of extracurricular activities I was looking for a flexible master's program that worked well with my busy schedule.Searching through the internet I found the University of Scranton and spoke with one of their so called program advisers. He raved to me about how the program was completely flexible and was designed for working professions such as myself. Well let me just say he did a great job of selling the program. What he failed to mention was that the professors or "evaluators" are not.In the three courses I took an excessive amount of "busy" work was assigned. Compared to two other friends doing similar masters programs in different cohort groups I did more work than the both of them combined and felt like I got a lot less out of it. My last class "Education Research and Statistics" was a complete joke. The professor lacked any in-depth knowledge on the subject and when I asked her direct questions about the assignment she told me to re-read the directions. They also fail to mention hidden class material costs are not included, for the first class I took they were $68, the second $108, and for this last one $210. Also if their program advisor meant flexible by if any assignment was turned in late it was an automatic zero, then yes they were quite flexible (an obvious joke). While I don't feel this program is horrible I do think that you would learn a good deal more and have less busy work by investing in a different program with more face to face teaching, so buyer beware."