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    Scranton Welcomes Class of 2025

    Members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2025 will move onto campus this weekend. The incoming students include 64 legacy children whose parents are University of Scranton alumni.
    August 25, 2021

    The University of Scranton will welcome more than 1,100 incoming students for the start of the fall semester and a return to in-person class instruction and activities on a fully-vaccinated campus. Only graduate courses which were offered online prior to the pandemic will continue to be offered in an online format.

    Incoming University students include more than 825 members of its undergraduate class of 2025, more than 40 transfer students and more than 250 graduate students, both on-campus and online.

    The University’s undergraduate class of 2025, selected from a pool of more than 9,225 applicants, has an average SAT score of 1,230. Incoming students represent 405 high schools and 17 states, including Arizona, Delaware, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Virginia. Approximately 25 percent of the class is from Northeast Pennsylvania. More than 20 percent of incoming students identify as people of color and 27 percent identify as first generation college students. The most common majors chosen by members of the incoming class are biology, nursing, kinesiology, occupational therapy, business administration and psychology.

    The class of 2025 also includes 64 legacy children whose parents are University of Scranton alumni.

    The University’s Fall Welcome events include a Mass, a class legacy photo, residence hall and commuter meetings and other events and activities. The University will display a special tribute to returning students on its Class of 2020 Gateway, which will run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

    In addition to the undergraduate class of 2025, the University’s incoming graduate students represent several states and foreign countries, including India, China, Bangladesh, Ghana, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

    Fall semester classes on campus begin Monday, Aug. 30.

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