Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$51,140

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,122
Declined 741
Total Received 4,863
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Private

2,312

undergraduate students

3

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,315
Established in 1858
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Harrisburg International

Susquehanna University
514 University Avenue
Selinsgrove, PA
17870

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
89%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Student Activities Committee
  • SU Dance Corps
  • Club Sports

Top Events

  • Candlelight Service
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Spring Weekend Carnival
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
44%
500-599
40%
400-499
5%
700-800
6%
600-699
40%
500-599
47%
400-499
5%
30-36
18%
24-29
44%
18-23
35%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.67

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,122
Declined 741
Total Received 4,863

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

first generation
geographical residence
state residency

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 21
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Basketball, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Cognitive Science
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Ecology
Economics, General
Economics, Other
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
History, General
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Legal Studies, General
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Philosophy
Photography
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Publishing
Radio and Television
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

2,315

total students

65%

in-state

35%

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 87%
Student 4 year graduation rate 69%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

30

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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