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International Profile

You are an exceptional student—are you ready to study in the U.S.?

In our evolving global community, the only constant is change. Anticipating what your future will hold is complicated. But finding the right path to get there doesn’t have to be.

At Susquehanna University we focus on helping you develop the skills you need to succeed in your personal and professional lives. You will be academically challenged. Socially engaged. Mentally prepared. Ready to succeed in a global economy.

80% of Susquehanna students complete one or more internships or conduct research or student teach before graduating.
We educate enterprising, independent thinkers in the School of Arts and Sci
ences and the Sigmund Weis School of Business, including business, accounting, finance, engineering, and pre-med advising. With more than 60 majors and minors available, you can easily combine your talents and interests with your career aspirations.

Academic excellence
Attending college in the United States is a sound investment in your future, and you want to choose wisely. No matter your major or career plans, you will graduate from Susquehanna University with the broad-based academic foundation and 21st-century job skills—critical-thinking, writing, teamwork, and communication skills—that employers and graduate schools seek.

96% of Susquehanna graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees six months after graduation.

What makes the academic experience at Susquehanna distinctive?
Small classroom sizes and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Close interactions with faculty who serve as academic advisors, research collaborators, and lifelong mentors. Strong employment, graduate, and professional school acceptance rates after graduation and a strong alumni support network.

Global learning
At Susquehanna we understand the value of cultural competence. All students are required to complete an off-campus learning experience in a new culture—our award-winning and nationally recognized GO (Global Opportunities) program—and reflect upon that experience when they return. Seeing how different social and cultural forces shape the world around us creates a campus learning environment that embraces diverse perspectives and experiences.

If English is not your first language, our English Language Learning program can help you prepare for a successful college career. In addition to intensive English preparation, Susquehanna will help you make a seamless transition into University degree programs and allow you to participate in all the cultural, recreational, and social experiences the University has to offer.

Sigmund Weis School of Business
The Sigmund Weis School of Business is among the top 5% of business programs worldwide to have earned AACSB accreditation, a marker of excellence. Other AACSB schools include Harvard Business School, The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Peking University in Beijing, Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo, National University of Singapore, and Indian School of Business in Andhra Pradesh.

About one-third of our accounting majors have job offers before they begin their senior year, and 100% are employed within six months of graduation.

Alumni from renowned companies such as Goldman Sachs, Prudential, Fidelity, JPMorgan Chase, and Merck & Co. visit campus regularly to judge student presentations, speak as guest lecturers, and seek out prospective interns and employees.

3-2 engineering
In conjunction with Columbia University, Susquehanna offers a cooperative program in engineering and applied science. Students spend three years at Susquehanna taking courses for a major in physics, mathematics, or computer science and pre-engineering foundation courses prescribed by Columbia University. Approved candidates enroll at Columbia for two years, earning both a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics, or computer science from Susquehanna and an engineering degree from Columbia.

A welcoming campus community
Located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, close to the cities of New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., Susquehanna University is near the beautiful Susquehanna River. Selinsgrove is one of many small, safe communities in the area.

On-campus student housing is guaranteed for all four years. The freshman and sophomore residence halls are very pleasant and spacious. Upperclassmen live in contemporary apartments and townhouses at almost the same cost as their freshman and sophomore housing.

Travel to and from Susquehanna is easy! We offer pick-up services for students at the Harrisburg international airport, and we have transportation to major airports in New York City and Newark during the major U.S. holiday seasons or when the campus is closed for summer and winter vacation.




Nestled on the banks of the Susquehanna River, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, is a picturesque and safe community with shops and restaurants located within walking distance of campus. Only one hour from the state capital, Harrisburg, and within three hours of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., students have easy access to major airports and rail stations on the East Coast.


Type of University: Susquehanna is a four-year, private, national liberal arts undergraduate university, founded in 1858, that prepares students for achievement, leadership, and service in a diverse and interconnected world.

Size of Campus: 306 scenic acres featuring Georgian architecture spanning nearly 150 years with more than 60 facilities, including a state-of-the-art science building (under construction), performance and recital halls, an art gallery, a fitness center, and student recreation facilities     

Number of Students: About 2,200 undergraduate men and women (Two percent of Susquehanna students are members of the international population, ensuring close interaction with each other and with American students in a variety of settings.)

Number of Faculty: 123 full-time faculty with 93% holding doctorate or highest equivalent degree

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
Bachelors of Arts, Music, and Science are offered within the School of Arts, Humanities, and Communications; the School of Natural and Social Sciences; and the Sigmund Weis School of Business. Pre-professional programs are offered in dentistry, law, medicine, ministry, teaching, and veterinary medicine. Accreditations include the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Geographic Diversity:
Students come from 30 states, the District of Columbia, and 12 countries to study in the scenic Susquehanna River valley.

International Student Services: International students enjoy participation in all campus activities, but they can also choose from special interest groups, including Asian Student Coalition, Black Student Union, Hispanic Organization for Latino Awareness, and SUInternational. Students can also find support in the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Presser International house.

International Student Budget: (2009–2010)
Tuition: $32,450
Room and Board: $8,800
Total: $41,250

Financial Aid: Limited tuition scholarships are available, and international students may also compete for academic achievement–based scholarships.

Test Score Requirements: A TOEFL score of 80 (Internet), 213 (computer), or 550 (paper)

Application Deadlines and Fees: Applications are free to complete online and are due by March 1. Students who submit their application by December 1 will be given priority consideration for admission and scholarship consideration.