Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

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.

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Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

Tuition & Fees

$51,140

$51,140

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
45%
500-599
40%
400-499
6%
700-800
7%
600-699
40%
500-599
47%
400-499
6%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
0
400-499
0
300-399
0
30-36
19%
24-29
48%
18-23
24%
12-17
9%
30-36
5%
24-29
46%
18-23
39%
12-17
10%
30-36
19%
24-29
45%
18-23
35%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Extremely Selective

8%

acceptance rate

Accepted 422
Declined + 4,441
Total Received 4,863
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Private (nonprofit)

2,312

undergraduate students

3

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Communication
  3. Creative Writing
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Codes

SAT 2820
ACT 3720

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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 2,315
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: 5,922), 50 miles north of Harrisburg. Air 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
89%
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 19% of male students
 
5 sororities 17% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
63%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
45%
500-599
40%
400-499
6%
700-800
7%
600-699
40%
500-599
47%
400-499
6%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
0
400-499
0
300-399
0
30-36
19%
24-29
48%
18-23
24%
12-17
9%
30-36
5%
24-29
46%
18-23
39%
12-17
10%
30-36
19%
24-29
45%
18-23
35%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
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 Reasoning only Considered if submitted
ACT only Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Extremely Selective

8%

acceptance rate

Accepted 422
Declined + 4,441
Total Received 4,863

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

Financial Aid

82%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$39,750.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,500
Room $7,320
Board $6,360
Additional fees $640
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $66,020
Average Financial Aid - $39,750
Total with Avg. Aid $26,270
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
May 1

State aid form
May 1

Other
May 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 570 372-4450
F: 570 372-2722
sufinaid@susqu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Justin Rummel
Assistant VP for Student Financial Services
rummelj@susqu.edu

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Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

boxing, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

boxing, equestrian, karate, rowing, rugby, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, crew, equestrian, flag football, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, western equestrian club

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Athletic Directors

Crystal Gibson (men's)
Interim Director Of Athletics

Crystal Gibson (women's)
Interim Director Of Athletics

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Landmark Conference, Centennial Conference
Mascot
River Hawks
School colors
orange and maroon

Majors

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

  1. Business Administration
  2. Communication
  3. Creative Writing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,315

total students

63%

in-state

37%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,312
students

Female
56%
1,303

Male
44%
1,009

0%

3
students

Female
100%
3

Male
0%
0

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

2,200
students

Female
57%
1,235

Male
43%
965

5%

112
students

Female
61%
68

Male
39%
44

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

88%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: first day of classes

Spring: first day of classes

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 21
Countries most often represented China
Japan
Kuwait
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Adam Guo
Associate Director for International Recruitment
570 372-4153
guot@susqu.edu

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