Marywood University is a coeducational, Catholic liberal arts university located on a 115-acre (0.47 km2) campus in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Established in 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Scranton), Marywood currently enrolls approximately 3,500 students on a national award-winning campus considered one of the most beautiful in the northeast. The university is also a national arboretum with more than 100 types of trees and shrubs in a widely photographed hillside expanse. Twenty-seven academic, studio art, theater and administrative buildings, including a television studio and radio studio, broadcasting a four-time award winning FM radio broadcast produced by students, can be found. Marywood's Catholic identity coupled with its mission to educate students to "live responsibility in an interdependent world" encourages students to be socially responsible agents of change. Many Marywood students have gone on to work in social justice-related careers, including a high number of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and Teach for America volunteers. The progressive nature of the campus allows for a politically active student body.
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