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Marywood University

Marywood University prepares students to have a positive impact on society at regional and global levels while providing each student with the foundation for success in an interdependent world. Marywood University is coeducational, comprehensive, residential, and Catholic. 


Founded in 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the University serves men and women from a variety of backgrounds and religions.


Marywood's programs are administered through three degree-granting colleges. Undergraduate degrees are offered in a variety of academic programs, including the arts, sciences, music, fine arts, social work, and nursing. All students are required to complete a core curriculum in the liberal arts in addition to the courses in their major. Opportunities for undergraduates abound through double majors, honors and independent study programs, practicums, internships, and study abroad. Army and Air Force ROTC programs are also available.


Research and Sponsored Programs, under the direction of Diane W. Keller, Ph.D., Assistant to the Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs, is responsible for Academic Affairs grants and contracts (sponsored programs) initiated by or to be managed by faculty, academic departments, colleges, centers, or institutes.  Each sponsored program is conducted within a framework of regulations, policies, and procedures, including sponsor policies, university policies, and departmental and collegiate guidelines.


The mission of the Career Development Center is to support the Enrollment Services and Student Success mission and the University’s academic mission of educating men and women of all ages in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs.

Student services

The Undergraduate Student Government Association (SGA) at Marywood represents the whole undergraduate student body and provides a variety of programs and activities for students. Elected SGA officers work to strengthen relationships between students, faculty, staff, and administration.

Housing services

Loughran Hall

  • Genders: Men & Women, by Floor, Wing or Room
  • Non-smoking facility
  • Smoke-detectors
  • Elevator
  • Suited bathroom
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Dresser

Library services

  • Academic Search Premier(EBSCOhost)
  • Academic Video Online (AVON)
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information
  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections
  • American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933 - 1955
  • AP Images Collection
  • Architectural Digest Archive
  • Art & Architecture Source

ICT services

  • Cable
  • Internet/Wi-Fi

Medical services

  • First Aid
  • Assessment - Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Liaison Between Community Health Agencies and Marywood Students
  • Non-Prescription Medications
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Physical Examinations (by appointment only)
  • Health Information
  • Medical Supplies (On loan basis)
  • Allergy Injections

Campus life

Situated on a hill top, Marywood's scenic 115-acre campus is part of an attractive residential area of the city of Scranton in northeastern Pennsylvania. With a population of 75,000, Scranton is the sixth-largest city in Pennsylvania and is the county seat of Lackawanna County. Marywood has the advantage of being close to major cities of the northeast:

  • 2 1/2 hours to New York City
  • 2 1/2 hours to Philadelphia
  • 4 hours to Washington, D.C.
  • 5 1/2 hours to Boston

Sports facilities

Outdoor athletic facilities include six tennis courts, a sand volleyball court and basketball courts. The baseball and softball fields were named the top college fields in the country in 2016 by the Sports Turf Managers Association and the multipurpose natural grass field has undergone a major renovation which includes laser-leveling, an irrigation system and a new grass mixture.

  • Outdoor Facilities (Turf field, grass field, tennis courts, baseball field, softball field) 
  • Indoor Facilities (Center for Athletics and Wellness, Insalaco Arena, Dance Studio, Fitness Center, Classrooms) 
  • Aquatics Center (Pool)
  • Lynett-Haggerty Family Fitness Center

Student clubs

  • Pi Gamma Mu
  • Phi Epsilon Kappa
  • Pi Alpha Alpha
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Phi Sigma Iota
  • Kappa Omicron Nu
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma
  • Lambda Pi Eta
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Alpha Sigma Psi

The University is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and its programs are accredited by the overseeing organizations in each discipline.

Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States

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