About the University

Marywood University, located in Northeastern Pennsylvania at the foothills of the Pocono Mountains, is a comprehensive, independent, private, Catholic university. Marywood offers many of the advantages that a large university provides, including more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees taught by outstanding faculty, along with 22 Division-III varsity athletics teams.

Marywood is a small, safe, and close-knit community that provides students with a friendly atmosphere and a high level of personal attention. At Marywood, students discover their passion and realize their purpose.

Passion + Purpose from Day One

Marywood empowers students to discover their passion and realize their purpose.

Think of a place where you feel engaged and inspired from Day One.

A community that empowers you, because we respect you as an individual.

A campus at the crossroads of passion and purpose.

Visualize it.

Because it’s real, and it’s waiting for you.

Your talents. Your perspectives. Your dreams.

Your drive to make the world a better place.

You’ll help shape our culture.

While we help shape your future.

Your time is now.

Marywood's Campus

With a spacious, beautiful campus located in a historic residential neighborhood, Marywood University is in close proximity to state parks, outdoor activities, and major metropolitan areas, further enhancing the overall student experience. The city of Scranton is home to a variety of entertainment, sports, and cultural events. 

Several airlines serve the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, which is a 20-minute drive from campus. The Pocono Mountains offer spectacular scenery and an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities, such as hiking, kayaking, biking, and more, whenever you want to get some fresh air. We are also a short distance from multiple shopping areas, numerous restaurants, and resorts with water parks.

Marywood has the advantage of being close to major cities of the northeast:

  • 21/2hours to
    New York City
  • 21/2hours to
  • 4hours to
    Washington D.C.
  • 51/2hours to
Small Class Sizes: 11:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

Marywood’s Academic Programs

Marywood offers a variety of nationally recognized programs, including 80+ programs on the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, and features small class sizes. We even offer students the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and graduate degree in as little as five years in certain fields. Each student is taught by the very best, with 87% of Marywood’s full-time faculty members holding the highest degree in their field!

Our undergraduate students become fully immersed in the arts, sciences, music, fine arts, social work, and explore the healthcare field all while completing a core curriculum in the liberal arts. Many programs allow students to jump right into courses for their major starting on day one! Opportunities for undergraduate students also include double majors, honors and independent study programs, practicums, internships, study abroad, and Army and Air Force ROTC programs.

See a full list of our Academic Accreditations & Approvals »


Marywood aims to make learning affordable for all students. That’s why we offer comprehensive financial aid packages to assist students in meeting educational costs. Eligibility for federal and state-funded programs is based on demonstrated financial need. Students need to fill out a federal eligibility form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to analyze family income and assets.

Applicants to Marywood are considered for all financial assistance programs for which they qualify. Candidates are required to submit the FAFSA and the Marywood application form by February 15th for best consideration.