Scranton Class of 2027 to Move onto Campus

The University of Scranton to welcome the 1,000-plus members of its incoming Class of 2027 this weekend.
The University of Scranton’s will welcome members of its incoming class of 2027 this weekend.
The University of Scranton’s will welcome members of its incoming class of 2027 this weekend.

The University of Scranton will welcome nearly 1,500 incoming students for the fall semester.

Incoming University students include more than 1,035 members of its undergraduate class of 2027, which is one of the largest in Scranton’s history, in addition to nearly 60 transfer students and more than 350 graduate students, both on-campus and online. Scranton will also welcome its largest degree seeking, graduate international student cohort in the last 15 years, with more than 120 new graduate degree-seeking international students starting this fall.

The University’s undergraduate class of 2027 was selected from a pool of 9,867 applicants. The class represents more than 450 high schools, has an average SAT score of 1,237. Nearly 23 percent of incoming students identify as a person of color. More than 35 percent of the incoming class identify as first generation college students. Members of the class of 2027 represent 15 states, including California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia. More than 25 percent of the class is from Northeast Pennsylvania. The most common majors chosen by members of the incoming class are biology, nursing, kinesiology, business administration and occupational therapy.

The class of 2027 also includes 85 legacy children whose parents are University of Scranton alumni.

In addition to the undergraduate class of 2027, the University’s incoming graduate students represent several states and foreign countries, including the Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam.

The University’s Fall Welcome events on August 26 and 27 include a Mass, a class legacy reception and 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.

Fall semester classes on campus begin Monday, Aug. 28.

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