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Marywood Is a Great Fit for University of the Arts Students

In light of recent news, we understand the uncertainty and challenges you may be facing. At Marywood University, we extend our deepest sympathies to all affected by the University of the Arts' closure.

Know that you are not alone in this transition. We stand ready to support you with transfer assistance, academic guidance, and a welcoming community.

Welcome to Marywood University, where your journey finds a new home.


To Make the Transition to Marywood Quick and Easy, We Offer the Following to Assist Current University of the Arts Undergraduate Students: 

No-Fee Applications

You can complete your Marywood Application or use the Common App at no cost.

Guaranteed Admission

University of the Arts students who are in good standing are guaranteed admission at Marywood University, based on space availability.

Tuition Matching and Financial Aid Transfer

We understand that the financial aspect of education is a significant concern for many students, and we're committed to ensuring that your transition is as smooth and affordable as possible.

As part of our commitment to accessibility, we're pleased to inform you that we offer a unique opportunity to match your out-of-pocket tuition costs. To take advantage of this offer, you'll need to complete and submit a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with no substantial changes in your family's financial circumstances. Additionally, you'll need to fulfill any additional steps required to secure state and federal aid and maintain a similar full-time, part-time, or resident status at you did at UArts.

We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to pursue their educational goals without undue financial burden, and we're here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or need assistance with the transfer process or financial aid application, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Admissions or Financial Aid Offices.

Generous Credit Transfer Evaluation

Marywood University is committed to ensuring that you complete your studies on time to accomplish your academic goals. University of the Arts students are encouraged to visit our Transfer Admissions webpage to set up a campus visit or start the application process.


Get to know what makes Marywood University the right fit for you.

Academic Quality

  • 50+ academic programs including high-quality Arts and Performance programs. Students who graduate from Marywood University art programs go on to work as studio artists, designers, educators, and therapists in museums, galleries, public schools, universities, private practice, and other public and private organizations.
  • Regional leader in number of program-specific accreditations.

Affordable Excellence

  • 72% of first-time students receive scholarships worth more than 1⁄2 their tuition.
  • 99% of first-time students receive financial aid.
  • Academic scholarships range from $18,000 - 25,000 per year.
  • Use our Net Price Calculator to see what your estimated tuition would be after aid.

Engage from Day One

  • Every art student at Marywood has access to superb facilities: woodworking, fiber arts, jewelry-making, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, two graphic design Mac labs, and private and semi-private studios Facilities are available to art students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • The Shields Center for Visual Arts contains The Maslow Collection, Mahady Gallery, and Suraci Gallery displaying student artwork.
  • Music, Theater and Dance: Our distinctive programs in Music, Theatre, and Dance embody the depth and rigor expected of conservatory programs, but in a welcoming atmosphere that embraces an ensemble philosophy and encourages collegiality and growth.
  • Facilities: Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, Sette LaVerghetta Center Theatre, Black Box Theatre, Digital piano lab, Extensive practice facilities, Choral music library, Vocal music library, 2 computer labs, Biofeedback lab, Music Therapy Lab, Digital piano lab.

    Be In Demand

    • 99%+ of our recent graduating classes are employed and/or pursuing graduate school.
    • 30,000+ alumni have secured positions as art teachers, museum directors, art therapists, studio artists, art directors, graphic and web designers, children’s book illustrators, courtroom sketchers, painting instructors, photojournalists, fashion photographers, metal fabricators, jewelers, and furniture designers, music industries, recording studios, motion picture/video industries, and more!

    Outside the Classroom

    • 100+ clubs and student organizations.
    • 185,000+ hours of service performed by the Marywood community in one year.

    Get Active

    • 22 Division III varsity athletic sports, 27+ intramural sports
    • Competitive esports program and impressive gaming facilities
    • Fitness center, rock climbing wall, 8-lane pool, dance studio, elevated running track

    Living the College Life

    • Student housing guaranteed for four years.
    • Park your registered car for free on campus (that includes freshmen!).
    • Suite-style residence hall rooms with shared bathroom.
    • 24-hour desk security.
    • (Free!) laundry facilities on each floor.
    • Two dining locations, including all-you-care-to-eat, coffeehouse-style options, and breakfast all day; and Pacer Nation, an on-campus convenience store powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology; and Pacer Roll @ Pacer Place, which offers sushi, poke bowls, and more.

    Welcome to the Neighborhood

    • 10 minute drive to the city of Scranton, which is home to many entertainment, sports, and cultural events including First Friday with live music, local artists, and other events on the first friday of every month.
    • Safe, spacious, beautiful campus located in a historic residential neighborhood.