Admissions: General Frequently Asked Questions

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.

How many students attend Marywood?

Approximately 2,300 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate/doctoral students.

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 Angelika

Music, Theatre, and Dance Major

As a music major, I am able to explore my talent and push myself to practice as hard as I can to bring my music to life.

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Meet Kathleen

Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni

The education, experience, and support I received from Marywood University are of immeasurable value to me.

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Meet Daryl

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
Life is an ongoing learning process and your potential is limitless. Dream big and then decide to make your dreams a reality.

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