Marywood University, located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is a comprehensive, independent, private, Catholic institution. Marywood offers many of the advantages of a large university, including more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees taught by outstanding faculty, along with 22 Division-III varsity athletics teams. Marywood’s small, safe, residential location offers a community-based environment, which provides students with a friendly atmosphere and a high level of personal attention. Marywood is in close proximity to state parks, outdoor activities, and major metropolitan areas, further enhancing the overall student experience. At Marywood, students discover their passion and realize their purpose.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Architecture
  • Construction Management
  • Physician Assistant
  • Speech Pathology
  • Aviation Management

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


To be considered for admission, freshman applicants must submit to the Office of University Admissions a completed application, an official high school transcript, and at least one letter of recommendation. Check for the current test policy.



Applications for admission are considered on a rolling basis; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications by March 1. Applications received after March 1 are considered on the basis of available space in particular programs. Transfer students must submit a completed application, an official final high school transcript, official academic transcript(s) reflecting all college course work for which the candidate has enrolled, and at least one letter of recommendation.


Additional Information

Marywood University offers a comprehensive program of financial aid to assist students in meeting educational costs. Eligibility for federal and state funded programs is based upon demonstrated financial need. In determining financial need, a federal eligibility formula is used to analyze family income and assets. Marywood participates in all established programs of federal/state financial aid, which includes the following: Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Federal Direct Loans, and Federal Work-Study Programs. Parents can borrow under the Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS) Program. Students who are residents of Pennsylvania can apply for the PHEAA State Grant; residents of other states can apply through their respective State Higher Education Assistance Agency for state grant/scholarship consideration.

In addition, the University also awards scholarships/grants from institutional sources on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Applicants are considered for all financial assistance for which they qualify. Over $31 million in institutional aid is awarded each academic year to Marywood students, and 99 percent of incoming, first-time students receive some type of financial assistance.


Visit us

Chat with an admissions counselor, tour campus, and meet with a faculty member. Interested students can visit campus Monday through Friday and on select Saturdays. Virtual appointments with admissions counselors are also available. In addition, the Office of University Admissions hosts Open House events throughout the year. Learn more about visiting campus at

Marywood has been an excellent experience. The professors are well-informed and really friendly. They know every student and care about how students do in their class. The small class sizes really allow students to form a personal connection with their professors.

Karamvir, Student, Science Department
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School location

Office of University Admissions, 2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509, United States of America

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