The University of Scranton Off Campus Apartments
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The Huffington Post has dubbed the University of Scranton the the 6th friendliest school in the nation. While Scranton maintains a friendly attitude, it’s also academically aggressive and keen on preserving its religious traditions. The University of Scranton is a small Jesuit school (one of the top ranked in the North, according to US News & World Report) and offers 80 areas of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All students are required to take courses in public speaking, computer literacy, and theology, to establish a well-rounded education while and hold true to the school’s Catholic roots.
Moving into Your First Apartment
One of the greatest aspects about college life that makes it so different from life before it is living on your own, whether it’s in the dorms or in an off-campus apartment. While Scranton offers campus housing and guarantees it to all students, almost half of the school chooses to live off-campus. Around Scranton, you’ll find a variety of apartment homes ranging from one- to three- bedrooms. Don’t let that limit you to only having two roomies. Splitting a room is half bad, especially when you are paying for half the price tag. If you’re having a little anxiety with apartment hunting, pause. Brew yourself a cup of chamomile and read our guides to help you throughout your search process.
Beyond “The Office”
As you may know, Scranton is the setting for the hit NBC comedy, “The Office.” However, there’s way more to do here than watch Jim and Pam’s romance unfold. For an old-fashioned American bite, check out Coney Island Lunch, where the hot dogs receive accolades year after year…since 1923. Or, if you’re looking for a bigger adventure, take advantage of Scranton’s winter cold and visit the Pocono Mountains for a little skiing and snowboarding away from campus.
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How is the school system in Scranton?
The Scranton School District provides public education to the students of Scranton. This district comprises twelve elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. The schools run the gamut. However, rated as better than 47.6 percent of school districts in Pennsylvania and 74.2 percent of school districts in the country, the district tends to provide quality education. Scranton also has two private high schools.
Why should I move to Scranton?
With a population of over 76,000, Scranton is a city in and the county seat of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Compared to the rest of the country, the cost of living in Scranton is 10 percent lower than the US average, making it a good place for people on a budget. Scranton is also ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Located near the Poconos Mountains and many other parks and forest, hiking, camping, mountain biking, as well as skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months, are all readily available in the area. And the Catskills, which offer many of the same opportunities, are located in New York to the northeast.
Is Scranton pet friendly?
It depends on what type of pet you have. Scranton is home to one off-leash dog area, which is a boon for dog owners. Operated by the City of Scranton, this park has a separate small dog area. There are also other parks in town where you can take your pets as long as they are kept on leash, including McDade Park and Robinson Park. The largest green space in the area, however, is Eales Preserve at Moosic Mountain, a 2,250-acre property with miles of hiking and bicycling trails.