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Undergrad Profile


Your future begins now—are you ready? 


Are you an enterprising, independent thinker? No matter your major or career plans, you will graduate from Susquehanna 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.
Nearly 2,200 undergraduate men and women from 34 states and 22 countries study in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Sigmund
Weis School of Business. Our business school is AACSB accredited, placing it among the top 5% of business schools worldwide and providing a great return on your investment.

With more than 100 majors and minors—and self-designed majors—available in liberal arts and science or pre-professional programs, you can easily combine your talents and interests with your career aspirations.

Prepared for success
Susquehanna faculty are dedicated scholars and passionate teachers and are committed to your success. 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.

90% of our students do at least one internship, conduct research, or student teach before graduation.
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.

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 see firsthand how different social and cultural forces shape the world around you—and discover how you can make a difference. Whether you decide to go for two weeks or an entire semester, you will return more culturally aware and better prepared to be a leader in a diverse, dynamic, and interdependent world.

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 150 student organizations and cocurricular activities, service learning, student leadership opportunities, and 23 NCAA Division III sports. You will gain valuable leadership, social, and interpersonal skills in our inclusive and diverse community...and make memories to last a lifetime.

Our beautiful 325-acre campus is located in the town of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, just two and a half hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore; within three hours of New York City and Washington, DC; and one hour away from the state capital of Harrisburg. You will network with alumni, pursue internships, explore professional opportunities, and have fun!

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 University 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 34 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 within three hours of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC

Academics
• Two schools: the School of Arts and Sciences and the AACSB-accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business
• Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music
• More than 100 majors and minors
• Student-faculty ratio of 12:1

Student Life
• More than 150 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 rec
reation 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 work full time or are enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.
• 90% of students complete at least one internship, conduct research, or student teach before graduation.
• 99% of graduating seniors finish in four years or less.

Admission
• Competitive

2016 Incoming Class Statistics
• Average GPA: 3.51 in a college preparatory curriculum
• SAT middle 50% in Math and Critical Reading: 1020–1200
• ACT middle 50%: 23–27


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