Located in the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley, the town of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, is a safe community with shops and restaurants you can walk to from campus. Enjoy the rich culture of major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC, within just three hours and have easy access to major airports and rail stations for travel.
Type of SCHOOL: 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.
Size of campus: 325 scenic acres with a compact, easy-to-walk campus; 94 buildings; on-campus housing for all four years
Number of students: 2,200 undergraduate students
Number of faculty: 260 full-time and part-time faculty; average class size: 19 students; student-faculty ratio of 12:1; 90% of the full-time faculty hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field.
Colleges, programs, and degrees: The AACSB-accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business and the School of Arts and Sciences offer undergraduate degrees in more than 100 majors and minors. In collaboration with Columbia University, Susquehanna offers a 3-2 Engineering and Applied Science program.
Geographic diversity: 34 states and 22 countries
International student services: International students receive support from our Office of Global Programs. We also offer intensive English preparation through our English Language Learners program.
International student budget: (2017–2018)
Student Fees$ 580
Health Insurance (estimated)$ 1,100
Room Fee$ 6,320
Meal Plan$ 5,770
Books and Supplies (estimated)$ 1,800
Travel (estimated)$ 1,500
Financial aid: Susquehanna considers all admitted international applicants for partial merit scholarship awards based on academic achievement and test scores. Need-based financial aid is not available for international students.
Test score requirements: If English is not your first language: TOEFL—80 (Internet based), 213 (computerized), or 550 (paper) or IELTS (minimum 6.0) or Cambridge English (minimum 170); ACT (minimum 19 in English) and/or SAT (minimum 450 in Critical Reading) scores accepted in lieu of TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge; English Language Learners program and conditional admission are available.
Application deadlines and fees: March 1 for international students starting classes in August; no online application fee
You are an exceptional student—are you ready to study in the US?
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.
90% of Susquehanna students complete one or more internships,
conduct research, or student teach before graduating.
With more than 100 majors and minors available from our School of Arts and Sciences and the AACSB-accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business, including Business, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, and Pre-med advising, you can easily combine your talents and interests with your career aspirations.
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 the essential 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.
At Susquehanna, we understand the value of cultural competence. We are one of only a handful of universities in the United States that require all students 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 Learners 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.
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, DC, Susquehanna University is near the beautiful Susquehanna River. Selinsgrove is one of many small, safe communities in the area.
On-campus student housing is available 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 the freshman and sophomore housing.
Travel to and from Susquehanna is easy! We offer pickup services for students at the Harrisburg International Airport, and we have transportation to major airports in New York City and Newark during the major US holiday seasons or when the campus is closed for summer and winter vacation.