Keystone College is a private, co-ed, residential, and culturally diverse institution. The scenic 276-acre campus is located in the Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania and features nature trails, a beautiful freshwater stream, and historic Victorian buildings. With an average class size of 13 students, we have a reputation for creating a caring and supportive environment dedicated to our students' needs. Students can prepare for leadership and broaden their educational experiences through athletics, global learning opportunities, undergraduate research, countless student activities, and clubs and organizations. Full-time faculty members provide personalized attention and top-notch instruction in over forty academic programs.

Academic Programs

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Social Science

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Distance/online learning
  • Performance Music

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Students should apply as a first-year freshman if they have not previously attended college, or have attempted fewer than 12 college-level credits (not including dual enrollment or college credits taken while in high school). First-year students need only submit high school transcripts and an application in order to be considered for admission. Keystone College is test optional, but test scores will be considered if submitted.


Students should apply as a transfer student if they have attempted 12 or more college-level (non-developmental) courses after completing high school. Transfer students must submit an application, official college transcripts from all schools attended, and official high school transcripts to be considered for admission. High school transcripts can be waived if an Associate degree from an accredited college or university has been earned.

Additional Information

96% of students at Keystone College receive financial aid. Students are strongly encouraged to file a FAFSA each year. Keystone's school code is 003280. Students will be automatically considered for merit scholarships at the time of admission. Merit awards are primarily based on high school GPA. Keystone offers affordable tuition, competitive scholarships, and our students leave us with below average student loan debt. Additionally, Keystone College now offers the lowest private school tuition in our region. 

Visit us

In person weekday visits, Saturday Information Sessions, and Open Houses are available on campus throughout the year at Keystone College. We also offer virtual appointments and events, and a live-narrated virtual tour. Accepted Students will also be invited to Accepted Student Days, offered each spring. Please see our Visit page for all your options and to register for an event or visit.

"At Keystone College I really appreciated how my teachers worked one-on-one with me to help me grow as a student and as a person. I always felt like I really belonged."

Christian English, Class of 2014
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School location

One College Green, PO Box 50
La Plume, PA 18440, United States of America

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