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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C
514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Landmark Conference
From Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University educates independent thinkers, emboldens entrepreneurs and inspires future leaders. No matter your major or career plans, you will graduate with the broad-based academic foundation, intercultural competence and transferable career skills — the critical thinking, writing, teamwork and communication skills — that employers and graduate programs seek. Our challenging and innovative academic preparation, plus international internships and uncommon undergraduate research opportunities, result in 96% of new alumni employed or in grad school within six months. Susquehanna offers 100+ majors and minors in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Sigmund Weis School of Business. Our business school guarantees international internships and is AACSB accredited, placing it among the top 5% of business programs worldwide, providing a great return on your investment.

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

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,079/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$35,078/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B+
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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Biology Major at Susquehanna University

Hands-on research is a hallmark of our biology program. Most undergraduate programs limit you to a semester-long senior research project, but here you can choose to study for a full year alongside a faculty expert. Do so in our state-of-the-art science center equipped for workshop-style classes, an 87-acre field station right on campus or our dedicated laboratory for freshwater research.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,311Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
82
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Friendly nice fun outgoing
    46%
  • Well-rounded, personable, and outgoing
    26%
  • Sweats, uggs, a northface fleece and backpack
    10%
  • Friendly, but preppy for the most part
    8%
  • Straight out of Vineyard Vines
    5%
  • Quiet, sticks mostly to small social group
    3%
  • STUPID
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
  • Friendly Home
    24%
  • Interesting
    21%
  • Living and Learning Community
    18%
  • Pretty
    13%
  • Liberal
    8%
  • Small needs more kids
    8%
  • Home away from home
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $54,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    72%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    96%
    National
    83%
    75%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses

    Susquehanna University Reviews

    784 reviews
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    Academics and opportunities are amazing! Being required to go abroad can be a good or bad thing at some points.

    Administration can be tough to deal with when a problem arises for students. Students often have to either accept the fact they won't get the help they need or go above the faculty/staff in order to get something accomplished.

    For the most part, the faculty is great and helpful for students and the atmosphere is welcoming, but not enough to make up for the lack of assistance.

    If you don't put any effort in, you won't get anything out.
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    Susquehanna is often underrated for its academics and opportunities. Many of my professors have been great in advancing me through my majors and encourage you to do as much as you can, which I also strongly advice if you come here! There's also so many clubs and activities to participate in it's hard to choose just a few. Greek Life is also super strong, and is something I didn't expect to be a part of, but found it enlightening regardless.

    Downsides include a meh party scene at times. Housing has also become a nightmare in recent years, since Res Life keeps trying to compact more people in less space. The food can also be pretty mediocre at times.

    Despite that, I recommend Susquehanna. There's a lot of opportunity here if you just take the initiative to do it.
    This was the best place for learning! The environment is so energetic and fun, there’s never a dull moment! I would really recommend this college for other students looking for a fun and easy to be around environment. Although there was this one teacher, I won’t name I didn’t think particularly liked me but other than that everything was amazing,. Including the food mmmhm. It’s also very easy to pay off ! Campus is always clean and presentable.