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School Spotlight: University of Scranton

University of Scranton
Emily Toffelmire

Written by Emily Toffelmireon August 18th, 2020

I came to College Coach after working for many years in college admissions and high school counseling. As a school counselor, I assisted students in the college application process and wrote hundreds of letters of recommendation, while also helping them and their families cope with any emotional, social, and academic concerns throughout the year. I transitioned from the high school setting to the admissions office when I joined the University of Southern California as an assistant director, reading freshmen and transfer applications and collaborating on admission decisions for over 150 majors, including the liberal arts, engineering, business, cinema, and the fine and performing arts. I subsequently took on the role of senior assistant director in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, where I coordinated the division's Mork, Stamps, Trustee, Presidential and Dean's merit scholarship selection process, as well as recruitment publications and outreach, and traveled everywhere from Honolulu to Miami presenting to and interviewing hundreds of applicants each year.
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There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school! School Spotlight: University of Scranton Scranton, PA It’s an exciting time to be an exercise science, physical therapy, or occupational therapy major at the University of Scranton. In 2015, the university unveiled a $47.5 million Center for Rehabilitation Education that features modern classroom, research, and clinical space. These three programs, in addition to biology and nursing, are among Scranton’s most popular. As a Catholic, Jesuit institution, service to others plays a major role in the day-to-day life of Scranton students. The Center for Service and Social Justice provides countless domestic volunteer opportunities (such as a Thanksgiving food drive and pet therapy), while the International Service Program sponsors multiple annual trips to locations such as Belize, Jamaica, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic to provide crucial support to needy communities. Fun fact: You don’t have to be a business major to learn about leadership at Scranton. A two-year business leadership honors program invites 15 sophomores each spring to pursue specialized internships and independent projects to hone leadership skills. Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of University of Scranton Getting the Most Out of a College Visit


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