About Susquehanna University

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 2,195 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Susquehanna University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 135 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Susquehanna University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate67%
Application Deadline1-Dec
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at SUSQU are considered Selective, with ,32% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

84% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 55% were in the top quarter, and 22% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Susquehanna University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
15%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
22%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
7%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
30%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
27%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
23%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
26%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
44%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
30%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
15%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
81%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
7%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
56%
“We only party on weekends”
37%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
4%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
22%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
7%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
15%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
22%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
7%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
30%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
27%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
23%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
26%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
44%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
30%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
15%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
81%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
7%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
56%
“We only party on weekends”
37%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
4%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
22%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
7%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Susquehanna University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    92 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    62 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    96 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    95 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    96 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    96 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    96 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    96 Students rated academics 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Susquehanna University?

34 Students rated Susquehanna University

Matthew

I am very happy here. The overall atmosphere here at Susquehanna University is one of serenity and growth. The academics here are very well designed to allow students like myself to find their own path to success. The inclusion of a required, scholarly, cross-cultural experience through their GO program pushes them ahead of the competition.

Jordanne

The campus is gorgeous, I've made a great deal of friends here who are really important to me, and my professors have largely been really positive and strong teachers. My largest complaint would be how politically "neutral" our administrators can be when it comes to scary social issues – recently our school invited Ben Shapiro to speak on campus, an infamously controversial conservative speaker known for smearing trans people and making racist remarks. For a time on campus, minority students felt greatly unsafe, especially with police presence at the event to protect Shapiro. The school made no apology to these students. This kind of centrist politics allows privileged, liberal-minded students to feel happy that the campus isn't overtly bigoted while putting minority students in an uncomfortable position, as their safety and peace of mind are often compromised for this "neutral" image. These hot-button political debates on campus frequently come up in class, and often minority students must sit in class and listen to their peers talk about the importance of "free speech" which silences and harms those same minorities. In short, academically Susquehanna is a fine school, but its choices in handling difficult political issues leaves minority students constantly reminded that they are not prioritized or, in many cases, directly considered at all.

Cassandra

It's not a terrible school, but the food is pretty sucky and the way they assign rooms is horrible and way behind the times. The people are nice, and they're very good at pretending that they like Susquehanna, but many people don't like it very much. The tuition is way too high for the little compensation the students get, even with the scholarships, and I recommend the potential students look elsewhere. Unless you didn't think about college and just need one to accept you, as long as you went to high school, Suskie will accept you

Donovan

This school is an excellent place to learn and mature. While there may be some flaws in certain aspects of campus life, it is a place that provides many opportunities and will be my home for the remainder of my collegiate education. I especially appreciate the faculty and staff around campus because it is easy to build a relationship with them and they care about the well-being of students. The food in the dining hall could use more selections and more seasoning but overall there is always a place to go on campus to eat.

Susquehanna University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Susquehanna University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Susquehanna University is 67%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    You are the change that you want to be in the world. There are endless opportunities out there, if you open the doors to create those opportunities. Life is a journey, not a destination. Take time to sit and talk with people, you will learn so much from the wisdom and experience of others, so don't rush through situations. Always enter every experience with an open mind because you never know what new skill, fact, or story you will learn from the experience. Also, remember, you don't need to reinvent the wheel. Take your background knowledge and combine it with what you have you learned from others, so that you can apply it and make it better for a new experience.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    They are energetic, attentive, hard-working, and intelligent.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The person who should attend Susquehanna should be an academic- wanting to get the best out of their education. They should be career-focused, like a small school setting, prefer one-one-one with professors. They should not expect a lot of social activity, especially off campus since this is also a small community. You should also want to be involved in volunteer work and organizations. The study abroad programs offered are amazing, in my opinion.The person should also be willing to work hard and often.

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It's old (est. 1858), well known business school, known music department, largest rotating stage in PA.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Over the past few years as well as continuing into the future, my school as been growing in size by increasing the number of incoming freshman. I find this to be the worst part of my school because as a freshman I enjoyed how small the classes were . Small classes allowed for more discussion. The smaller the classes the more comfortable the class is with each other. As my classes have now grown in number the discussions have lessened. I have found that having the students talk with each other clarifies the material that is being taught.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    That even in such a small community as Selinsgrove, we have a ton to offer.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known that it really is small. There are no other schools within a half an hour drive and the larger cities, Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore, are very far.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who does not want everyone to know their business or doesn't like knowing everyone's name or really just wants to get lost in a crowd should definintely not come here. It is a small school, there isn't much else to talk about other than each other.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is small, close, happy place.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I actually attended another university before transferring to Susquehanna my sophomore year. I found very unique characteristics at SU that I felt were better fit me me as a college student. I love that the class sizes were smaller than at my other university. This allowed for classes to be more of a personal discussion rather than a long boring lecture. The professors really make an effort to get know the students and it is very encouraging to me, knowing that they care so much about my success. I also loved the small town atmosphere that Susquehanna University offers me.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    My friends and the people at SU.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    What I might the most frustrating thing at school is something that is probably universal among colleges: incompetent professors. It doesn't happen often, but I've had one or two teachers who just didn't know their course material, and didn't know how to connect to students, and everyone in the class felt like the course was a chore they had to suffer through. But these professors tend not to last in the school, and the majority of professors know their field extremely well and skillfully connect with the students.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

2,195

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

47%

Out-Of-State

52%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

145

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

5

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

82%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
7%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
78%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Susquehanna University receive some sort of financial aid. 26% were awarded federal grants. While 74% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$43,720

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$900

Books and Supplies

$11,620

Room and Board

56,240

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$17,207
$30 - $48K
$17,168
$48 - $75K
$20,948
$75 - $110K
$25,041
$110K & UP
$31,534

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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