B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Susquehanna University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
514 University Ave
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Website

Susquehanna University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Scores Range
1020-1230
ACT Scores Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Susquehanna University

Cost

Net Price
$26,531/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,893/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,477/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,200/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,932/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,691/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,010Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Friendly nice fun outgoing
    53%
  • Well-rounded, personable, and outgoing
    20%
  • Sweats, uggs, a northface fleece and backpack
    13%
  • Straight out of Vineyard Vines
    7%
  • Friendly, but preppy for the most part
    3%
  • Quiet, sticks mostly to small social group
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
70%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.54 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    28%
  • Friendly Home
    24%
  • Pretty
    17%
  • Living and Learning Community
    14%
  • Small needs more kids
    10%
  • Liberal
    7%

After Susquehanna University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses

Susquehanna University Reviews

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Susquehanna is a Div 3 school, so varsity athletics don't take precedence here like they do at bigger schools like Penn State. However, our athletes and the rest us are enthusiastic about their performance. Our Jacobs' Fitness Center is being renovated this summer to create a varsity only conditioning center that will be under the direct supervision of a full time strength and conditioning coach. The rest of the Fitness Center is also being updated, so that it can serve nonathletes and club athletes just as well as the conditioning center will serve the varsity athletes. As a member of the Rowing team here at Susquehanna, which is registered as a club sport, I can say that club athletics are very popular here and perform just as well as our varsity teams. For example, my team is consistently competes against Div 1 schools at regattas and our men's rugby club team just finished their season third in the nation!
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As a member of the SU Dance Team, I appreciate the genuine support and enthusiasm of our student section whenever we perform at basketball games and volleyball matches. While our DIII and intramural athletics definitely are not the primary emphasis of student life at Susquehanna, our athletes are recognized and appreciated by the student body and faculty. Additionally, our men's basketball team competed recently in the first round of the NCAA DIII Basketball Championship which was a huge accomplishment for the team and Susquehanna Athletics as a whole!
The university does a good job of drawing students in to apply, but once students are accepted and begin, the school does not pay much attention to students. The university has also made many significant changes since I entered as a student in the Fall of 2013, most changes were not for the better. Very few changes that I have seen have been beneficial; however, programs that have stayed consistent and have not made unnecessary changes have been very successful. For example, the main reason I chose to study at Susquehanna was due to the study abroad program. Susquehanna helps students significantly with financial aid, especially for studying abroad, and my dreams of spending a semester in another country came true.