Susquehanna University campus

Overview

Applicants
5,304
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.46

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 610
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 27

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Decision II
December 15

Early Action
November 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
260
with Terminal Degree
161

142
Men
118
Women
31
Minority
3
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
71%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

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, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • 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

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

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

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Policy Analysis

  • 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


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.”

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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Donna di Ianni '78
Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Seward Prosser Mellon '65
Chairman, President, Richard King Mellon Foundation

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

Dr. Richard Caruso '65
PhD, Founder, Integra LifeSciences

Dr. Joann Suzich '77
PhD, VP Infectious Disease, MedImmune

Kip Hollister '84
CEO, Hollister Staffing, winner of E&Y award for New England in 2012

Chelle McIntyre-Brewer '01
Founder, Soldier's List, Presidential Citizens Medal Recipient in 2011

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
71%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

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


Colleges that Create Futures

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
$30,505

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,023

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,166

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
83%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,918

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$29,031

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$43,780
Required Fees
$560
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$800
Transportation for Commuters
$1,010

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,620
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

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


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,196
Foreign Countries Represented
20

Demographics

1.79%
Asian
6.02%
African-American
6.07%
Hispanic
81.23%
Caucasian
1.83%
International

55% female
45% male
96% are full time
4% are part time

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.”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
92%
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

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!”

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
23

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
9

18% join a fraternity
14% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

34% participate in intramural sports
24% 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
Army ROTC Offered 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
Taylor Clark
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
514 University Avenue
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Phone
5703724260

Email
visit@susqu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Sports and Fitness Complex
Ele's
Charlie's
Blough-Weis Library
Starbucks

Most Popular Places Off Campus
BJ's Steak and Ribs Restaurant
Dynamic Wings
Kind Cafe Coffee House
Isle of Que on the Susquehanna River
Target

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 30 min.

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
10:15am and 2:15pm Monday-Friday

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@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
Selected dates in Spring for admitted students only

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. Susquehanna Trailways provides bus service to Selinsgrove. Greyhound provides bus service to Sunbury. 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-83 north to US 322 west to US 11 and 15 north.

Local Accommodations
Selinsgrove Inn Holiday Inn Express Hampton Inn Comfort Inn Econo Lodge Foxboro Bed and Breakfast