Admissions: General Frequently Asked Questions

How many students attend Marywood?

Approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate/doctoral students.

Who can live on campus?

Only undergradute students may live on campus. Affordable local housing is available for graduate students. For more information, contact Marywood's Office of Housing and Residence Life or check the Scranton Times newspaper.

What is the male/female ratio?

Approximately 70% female and 30% male. In other words, a "3 to 1" ratio.

Is the campus safe?

Yes. The University provides its own safety force that patrols the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How big is the campus?
115 acres. And it's a national arboretum!
Where exactly is Marywood?

Marywood is located in Scranton, PA. The campus is 2 1/2 hours west of Manhattan (New York City) and 2 1/2 hours north of downtown Philadelphia.

Why choose Marywood?

At Marywood University, you will find a vibrant community of learners and leaders who share a passion for knowledge in a setting rich in values. Where there are countless opportunities for growth and good times. A place that will inspire you to lead—in your own way. Where you’ll discover how far you can go when you have the support of an entire university behind you.

Meet Sarah

Business and Global Innovation Major

I love studying in the new Learning Commons with a coffee from the Cafe.

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Meet Stephen

Communication Arts Alum

While serving as Faculty at the Academy of Art Univ in San Francisco, my film production company is developing cooking shows, films, and other 21st century entertainment.

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Meet Nicollette

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor


About me
: I joined the Marywood Admissions Staff in August 2017. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Minor in Psychology from Kutztown University of ...

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