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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 off campus in a culture different from one’s own (95 percent of students choose to go 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.”

Student Body

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.”

Campus Life

There is always something exciting to seek out at Susquehanna! To begin with, “there are over [150] 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 Coffeehouse 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!”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Chantal Gadoury
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
Trax, student-run entertainment venue
Charlie's, student-run coffee house
Blough-Weis Library
Starbucks

Most Popular Places Off Campus
BJ's Market Street Tavern & Oyster Bar
Kind Cafe coffee house
Run, bike, kayak and more at the Isle of Que on the Susquehanna River
Be a kid again at Knoebel?s Amusement Resort
Enjoy the shops, restaurants and farmer?s market in Downtown Selinsgrove as well as large-scale retailers like Target and Walmart nearby

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

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 semester for admitted students only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Harrisburg International Airport is 57 miles away. It is served by several major and commuter airlines and the major rental car agencies. The Harrisburg Transportation Center (Amtrak and Greyhound) is 47 miles from campus. Amtrak provides passenger service between Harrisburg and New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Fullington Trailways provides bus service between Selinsgrove and Harrisburg, as well as service to other cities.

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

Admissions

Applicants: 4,863
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Average HS GPA: 3.67







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