Marywood University

Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Marywood University is a co-educational, Catholic liberal arts university located on a 115-acre (0.47 km2) campus in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States, within the Diocese of Scranton. Established in 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Marywood currently enrolls more than 3,400 students in a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.



The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary came to Scranton, Pennsylvania, and established St. Cecilia's Academy in 1878 "for young ladies". Mount St. Mary's Seminary opened in 1902. Mother Cyril Conroy, superior in 1901, deliberately chose the term "seminary" (roughly equivalent to a high school in present times) to avoid the suggestion of a finishing school .


Our undergraduate and graduate programs promote academic excellence, advance innovative scholarship and foster leadership in service to others. Within a welcoming and supportive community, Marywood challenges individuals of all backgrounds to achieve their full potential and make choices based on spiritual and ethical values. 


Medical services

Our faculty, staff, and administrators are available to provide their expertise on a variety of topics (listed at right). This database is designed primarily for members of the media looking for public comments.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Marywood University is an NCAA Division III school and member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). The official name given is the Marywood Pacers. Marywood competes at the varsity level in baseball, basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball. In addition, Marywood has announced it will add track and field to its roster of varsity sports in 2014.

Student clubs

Accounting and Finance Club aims to further develop a deeper understanding of the Accounting and Finance profession in the real world. This is achieved through guest speakers within the profession and other types of networking opportunities.