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Jesuit Tradition

The University of Scranton’s Jesuit Tradition and history reaches back nearly 500 years to the teachings, life and insights of Saint Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556). As one of 28 Jesuit schools in the United States, we belong to an elite group that continues this dedication to developing the whole person.

Our nurturing environment invites students of all traditions to a maturing of faith, self knowledge, respect for the dignity of themselves and others, a devotion to justice, a commitment to serving the poor, and a passion for truth, reflection, and lifelong learning. These personal characteristics give Jesuit graduates the foundation they need to succeed in their personal, public, and professional lives.

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JOAN GAFFNEY: I felt drawn here because of the sense of community that it offered. The fact that it was a Jesuit school was very important to me because the reputation that a Jesuit education has and being very well rounded. I knew other people who had come to the school and had a very remarkable experience and was just eager. I felt very drawn to it from my very first campus visit.

PAUL MBOH: The academic rigor was there but to me this whole emphasis on ethics and social responsibility, on subsidiarity, making sure that, you know, decisions that push down to the level, in which they need to be made, those are some of the very positive attributes that I'm going to walk away with here and I will hopefully share that also with others, you know, as I go through life because those things you don't get them from every business school but at least, I got them here at University of Scranton.


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