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Undergrad Profile


“During your Susquehanna experience, you will strengthen your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, collaborate with faculty and classmates, explore your creative nature, and learn to make ethical decisions—skills and abilities that are highly valued in today’s marketplace.”

— Linda McMillin
Provost and Dean of Faculty


Your future starts here—are you ready? 
Susquehanna University educates enterprising, independent thinkers. No matter your major or career plans, you will graduate 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 our students find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation.

Susquehanna educates nearly 2,200 students from 35 states and 22 countries in liberal arts and science or pre-professional programs offered by the School of Arts and Sciences and the Sigmund Weis School of Business. With more than 60 majors and minors—and self-designed majors—available, you can easily combine your talents and interests with your career aspirations.

A global perspective
Nine out of 10 employers cite intercultural skills as a desirable trait for new employees, and Susquehanna’s nationally recognized Global Opportunities (GO) program will prepare you for the cultural competencies needed in today’s global marketplace. We are one of only a handful of universities to require a domestic or overseas study-away experience. You will be more culturally aware and better prepared to be a leader in a diverse, dynamic, and interdependent world. You will see firsthand how different social and cultural forces shape the world around you—and discover how you can make a difference.

Dedicated faculty
Susquehanna faculty are dedicated scholars and passionate teachers. Because Susquehanna is an undergraduate-only institution, you will learn from expert faculty members and not graduate assistants. Many disciplines offer hands-on collaborative research opportunities beginning in the first year of study.

92% of full-time faculty have earned the highest degrees in their fields.

Our faculty members are committed to your success. Susquehanna’s student-faculty ratio is 12:1, and the average class size is 19, allowing for close interactions with faculty and classmates. Our classroom spaces are designed to encourage collaborative learning and intellectual and social engagement.

Inside or outside the classroom, you will encounter professors who become mentors and lifelong supporters.

Total collegiate experience
You will experience our deep-rooted commitment to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of every student on Susquehanna’s residential campus. Outside the classroom you can choose from more than 140 student organizations and cocurricular activities, collaborative research, service learning, internships, student leadership opportunities, and 23 NCAA Division III sports. You will discover an inclusive and increasingly diverse community where you will gain valuable leadership, social, and interpersonal skills . . . and memories to last a lifetime.

In the town of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, students access first-rate learning and living facilities on our beautiful 325-acre campus. Just two and a half hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore; within three hours of New York City and Washington, D.C.; and one hour away from the state capital of Harrisburg, Susquehanna gives you access to these metro areas to network with alumni, pursue internships, and explore professional opportunities.

Visit Susquehanna
Come discover all Susquehanna has to offer by visiting campus. We’ll introduce you to our dedicated faculty and staff. You’ll meet current students. Sit in on a class or lab. Take in a theater production or sports event. We can’t wait to meet you!

 


 

AT A GLANCE

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna is a selective four-year residential college that educates students in the liberal arts and sciences and provides them with real-world professional experiences, preparing them for a lifetime of personal and professional success.

General
• 2,200 undergraduate men and women from 35 states and 22 countries
• Located in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley town of Selinsgrove (regional population: 170,000)
• About one hour from the state capital of Harrisburg and three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Academics
• Two schools: the School of Arts and Sciences and the Sigmund Weis School of Business
• Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music
• More than 60 majors and minors
• Student-faculty ratio of 12:1

Student Life
• More than 140 student organizations serving a wide range of interests
• More than 32,000 community service hours contributed by students annually

The Campus
• 325 scenic acres with a compact, easy-to-walk campus
• More than 94 facilities, including a state-of-the-art science building, performance and recital halls, art gallery, fitness center, student recreation facility, and residences
• About 90% of students living on campus

Athletics and Recreation
• 23 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports; member of the Centennial Conference (football and women’s golf), Empire 8 (men’s golf), and Landmark Conference
• Active intramural and club sport programs
• Garrett Sports Complex, housing a swimming pool, fitness center, basketball courts, racquetball courts, indoor track, and snack bar

Results
• 96% of students working full time or enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation
• 80% of students completing at least one internship or other professional experience before graduation

Admission
• Competitive

Class of 2019 Statistics
• Average GPA: 3.48 in a college preparatory curriculum
• SAT middle 50% in Math and Critical Reading: 1030–1200
• ACT middle 50%: 23–27
• More than 98% of students receiving financial aid

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