Marywood University prepares students to have a positive impact on society at regional and global levels while providing each student with the foundation for success in an interdependent world. Marywood University is coeducational, comprehensive, residential, and Catholic. Founded in 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the University serves men and women from a variety of backgrounds and religions.
The University enrolls over 3,400 students in an array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Committed to enriching human lives through ethical and religious values and a tradition of service and motivated by a pioneering, progressive spirit, Marywood provides a framework for educational excellence that enables students to develop fully as persons and to master professional and leadership skills necessary for meeting human needs.
Situated on a hill top, Marywood's scenic 115-acre campus is part of an attractive residential area of the city of Scranton in northeastern Pennsylvania. With a population over 70,000, Scranton is the sixth-largest city in Pennsylvania and is the county seat of Lackawanna County. Marywood has the advantage of being relatively close to major cities of the northeast. Distances by car to some of these cities are as follows:
2 1/2 hours to New York City
2 1/2 hours to Philadelphia
4 hours to Washington, D.C.
5 1/2 hours to Boston
Several airlines serve the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, which is 20 minutes from campus. The Pocono Mountains, offering spectacular scenery and an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities including downhill skiing, are only a few minutes from campus.
Marywood's programs are administered through four degree-granting colleges. Undergraduate degrees are offered in over 60 academic programs including the arts, sciences, music, fine arts, social work, and nursing. All students are required to complete a core curriculum in the liberal arts in addition to the courses in their major. Opportunities for undergraduates abound through double majors, honors and independent study programs, practicums, internships, and study abroad. Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available.
The University is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 267-284-5000), and its programs are accredited by the overseeing organizations in each discipline.
91% of Marywood's full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1. Faculty members are evaluated on both their teaching and their scholarly and artistic activities.
Marywood offers a comprehensive program of financial aid to assist students in meeting educational costs. Eligibility for federal and state-funded programs is based on demonstrated financial need. In determining financial need, a federal eligibility formula is used to analyze family income and assets.
Over $26 million of institutional aid is awarded annually to Marywood students. Applicants to Marywood are considered for all financial assistance programs for which they qualify. Candidates are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Marywood application form, preferably by February 15.
Marywood University has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students; enrollment at the graduate level is over 1,000 students. Students, both full-time and parttime, represent a diversity of backgrounds. Actively working to increase the diversity of the student body in Marywood’s programs is a high priority. Marywood’s size permits a closeness in faculty-student relations, uncommon in larger research-oriented schools.