University of Scranton

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.

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Written by Emily Toffelmire
Emily Toffelmire is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Prior to joining College Coach, Emily worked as an admissions officer at University of Southern California as well as a college counselor at high schools in the US and Thailand. Visit our website to learn more about Emily Toffelmire.