Students Say

Susquehanna University is an institution that “thrives on building strong leaders and independent thinkers.” The school’s “small” size means undergrads are joining a “close-knit community” replete with a “strong alumni network.” Perhaps more importantly, it’s evident that the school “is invested...in the success of their students.”

Overview

Applicants
4,510
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
3.38

GPA Breakdown

32%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 610
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Decision II
January 5

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Susquehanna University is an institution that “thrives on building strong leaders and independent thinkers.” The school’s “small” size means undergrads are joining a “close-knit community” replete with a “strong alumni network.” Perhaps more importantly, it’s evident that the school “is invested...in the success of their students.” While Susquehanna offers a variety of great majors, students are prone to highlight the “top-notch creative writing program,” “outstanding music education program” and “strong” science departments. Undergrads also praise a more unique aspect of a Susquehanna education— mandatory study abroad. One senior elated about this requirement shares, “I believe that every young adult should have access to a cross-cultural experience and I value Susquehanna for making such an experience a priority for its students.” Thankfully, for the most part, undergrads enjoy their on-campus education as well. By and large, this can be attributed to “fantastic” professors who “take a personal interest in their students.” Indeed, the “friendly” teachers here really strive to make themselves “accessible.” And, as one impressed creative writing major adds, a handful “often invite [students] up to their houses for dinner and discussion.” However, one neuroscience major does caution that “you usually have to fight to get into a class with a ‘good’ professor and the registration process is always a hassle.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
244
with Terminal Degree
156

135
Men
109
Women
31
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
71%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Ecology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Cognitive Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Signe Gates '71
Senior VP and General Counsel, Barnes Group Inc.

Colleen Sullivan '85
Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor, Health Magazine

John R. Strangfeld '75
CEO, Prudential Global Asset Management

Pross Mellon '65
President, Richard K. Mellon and Sons

Jay N. Feaster '84
General Manager, Tampa Bay Lightning

Amy Murphy Nolan '95
Managing Director, The Arden Theatre Company

Larry Kindsvater '70
Deputy Director of Community Management - CIA

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
71%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,465

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,103

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,307

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,734

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
55%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$25,272

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$41,500
Required Fees
$540
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$800
Transportation for Commuters
$940

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

It can easily feel as though most Susquehanna students hail from “upper-middle class” homes located in either the “Mid-Atlantic [region or] New England.” Fortunately, to the delight of many students, the “campus has been steadily diversifying over the years.” And besides, these “outgoing” undergrads are able to forge bonds that go well beyond geography. After all, this is the type of student body that “will hold the door for you, even if you are 100 feet away.” However, there are a handful of students who feel that, to fully fit in, you have to be “part of either Greek life or a sport.” Naturally, other undergrads vehemently disagree, emphatically stating that “students find their niche quickly and make friends easily.” A history major helps clarify by relaying that “roughly 25 percent of students are athletes and 17 percent are involved in Greek life. However for the most part students from every range of the spectrum interact and support each other.” And one immensely proud and satisfied speech communication major triumphantly sums up, “We are all awesome. There’s no other way to describe it besides awesomeness.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,084
Out of State
51%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
12

Demographics

55% female
45% male
51% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview

Students Say

There is always something exciting to seek out at Susquehanna! To begin with, “there are over 100 clubs and organizations (academic, cultural, religious, arts, service, special interest, etc.)” in which students can participate. Additionally, “the Student Activities Committee [sponsors] a lot of free events—including the occasional trapeze and gyroscope!” Many undergrads also enjoy the “on-campus nightclub [which] hosts free dances on the weekends.” Moreover, Susquehanna is a fairly athletic school. Indeed, “varsity sports are huge on campus; we have a large number of athletic teams for such a small school. Students love “tailgating [at] sporting events” as well. Undergrads also flock to “Charlie’s coffee house to watch movies or hang out with friends during the week.” And, for students looking to unwind, “every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night there is usually off campus partying happening.” If students are itching to escape for a bit, they can take advantage of several “recreational places off campus (Bounce Plex, bowling alley, racetrack, rock climbing, hiking, etc.)” And though Selinsgrove “is a small town, it’s got everything you need.” A senior confidently proclaims that “there are plenty of places to eat and shop!”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
90%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
145
Number of Honor Societies
22

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
9

19% join a fraternity
14% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

29% participate in intramural sports
26% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Crusaders)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Crusaders)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: The Sisterhood, The Brotherhood, Asian Student Coalition, Black Student Union, Hispanic Organization for Latino Awareness, Student Association for Cultural Awareness http://www.susqu.edu/studentlife/11266.asp

Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Bucknell University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
94

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, Verizon Wireless

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Torey E. Reichenbach
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
514 University Avenue
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Phone
5703724260

Email
susquvisit@susqu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Sports and Fitness Complex
Business and Communications Center
Blough-Weis Library
Trax (campus nightclub)
Starbucks

Most Popular Places Off Campus
BJ's Steak and Ribs Restaurant
Susquehanna Valley Mall
Kind Cafe Coffee House
Isle of Que on the Susquehanna River
Emma's Food For Life

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9-12 and 1-4 M-F; 9-1 Saturday during academic year
Average Length: 30 min.

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
9-1 on Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
susquvisit@susqu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Sunday-Thursday

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Harrisburg International Airport is 50 miles away. It is served by several major and commuter airlines and the major rental car agencies. Greyhound and Capitol Traillways provide bus service to Selinsgrove. Amtrak provides passenger service to Harrisburg.

Driving Instructions to Campus
I-80: From the east take exit 224 Danville,, then take PA 54 east to US 11 south; from the west, take exit 210A, Lewisburg, then take US 15 south. The Pennsylvania Turnpike I-76: From exit 236, Gettysburg Pike, follow US 11 and 15 north; from extit 242 Harrisburg West Shore. or exit 247 Harrisburg East, follow routes I-283 and I-93 north/US 322 west to US 11 and 15 north.

Local Accommodations
Selinsgrove Inn Holiday Inn Express Hampton Inn Quality Inn Phillip's Motel Potteiger House Bed and Breakfast
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Key Stats

4,510
Applicants
2,084
Size
78%
Acceptance Rate

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