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Tuition & Fees

$45,470

$45,470

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,488
Declined + 2,141
Total Received 6,629
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Private (nonprofit)

2,195

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Communication
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 2820
ACT 3720

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
27%
500-599
47%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
51%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
0
400-499
0
300-399
0
30-36
22%
24-29
46%
18-23
25%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
30-36
2%
24-29
55%
18-23
37%
12-17
6%
30-36
6%
24-29
61%
18-23
33%
12-17
0
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School Facts

Susquehanna University, founded in 1858, is a private, national liberal arts college. Its 325-acre campus is located in Selinsgrove, 50 miles north of Harrisburg.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,195
Established in 1858
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Selinsgrove, PA

325-acre campus in Selinsgrove (population: 5,890), 50 miles north of Harrisburg. Airport and train serve Harrisburg; bus serves Sunbury (10 miles). School operates transportation to New York City, Washington, DC, nearby colleges, and airport on request. Local transportation options organized by Student Activities Office.

Susquehanna University
514 University Avenue
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
91%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 20% of male students
 
5 sororities 15% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
27%
500-599
47%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
51%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
0
400-499
0
300-399
0
30-36
22%
24-29
46%
18-23
25%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
30-36
2%
24-29
55%
18-23
37%
12-17
6%
30-36
6%
24-29
61%
18-23
33%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,488
Declined + 2,141
Total Received 6,629

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Geographical residence
State residency

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Phil Betz
Director of Admissions
P: 800 326-9672
F: 570 372-2722
suadmiss@susqu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,971,857
State $2,048,593
Institutional $43,103,369
Other external $949,277
Total $49,073,096

Non-need-based

Federal $188,699
State $11,193
Institutional $11,442,083
Other external $862,236
Total $12,504,211

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Landmark Conference (Division III), Centennial Conference (Division III for football and women's golf), Empire 8 Conference (Division III for men's golf)
Mascot
River Hawks
School colors
orange and maroon
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Ecology
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Finance
French
Geological/Environmental Sciences
German
Global Management
Graphic Design
History
International Studies
Italian
Luxury Brand Marketing/Management
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Policy
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Writing
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Undergraduate

100%

2,195
students

Female
56%
1,227

Male
44%
968

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

96%

2,129
students

Female
56%
1,185

Male
44%
944

undergraduatePart-time

4%

66
students

Female
64%
42

Male
36%
24

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

38%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

65

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

65

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 14
Countries most often represented Argentina
China
Germany
Italy
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special orientation

International Student Contact

James Goonan
Associate Director for International Recruitment
570 372-4153
goonan@susqu.edu

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