Incoming Students Welcomed at Scranton

    Members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2022 move onto campus. The incoming students were selected from a pool of nearly 10,000 applicants.
    August 25, 2018

    The University of Scranton welcomed more than 1,300 incoming students this weekend, including more than 950 members of its undergraduate class of 2022, more than 300 graduate students and nearly 50 transfer students.

    The University’s undergraduate class of 2022, selected from a pool of nearly 10,000 applicants, has an average SAT score of 1,200. Incoming students represent 12 states and the Federated States of Micronesia. Approximately 20 percent of the class is from Northeast Pennsylvania. The most common majors chosen by members of the incoming class are biology, business administration, exercise science, occupational therapy (five-year master’s program) and psychology.

    The class of 2022 also includes 83 legacy children whose parents and/or grandparents are University of Scranton alumni.

    Saturday’s Fall Welcome events included a New Student Convocation, Mass, a class photo, residence hall and commuter meetings and an alumni legacy reception.

    Members of the incoming class will also help area children and their families prepare for the upcoming school year by volunteering at the Back to School Bonanza on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Marketplace at Steamtown.

    In addition to the undergraduate class of 2022, the University’s incoming graduate students represent several states and foreign countries, including Bangladesh, China, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines and Saudi Arabia.

    Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 27, at the University.

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