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
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  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
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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
68%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$26,561/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,207/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,168/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,948/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,041/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,534/ year

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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,118Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Friendly nice fun outgoing
    52%
  • Well-rounded, personable, and outgoing
    19%
  • Sweats, uggs, a northface fleece and backpack
    13%
  • Friendly, but preppy for the most part
    6%
  • Straight out of Vineyard Vines
    6%
  • Quiet, sticks mostly to small social group
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.55 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Interesting
    27%
  • Friendly Home
    23%
  • Living and Learning Community
    17%
  • Pretty
    17%
  • Small needs more kids
    10%
  • Liberal
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
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
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The students at Susquehanna University will come to be wonderful friends of yours. When our tour guides say that SU has a wonderful community, they're telling the truth! You will get to know your professors, and will likely work closely with multiple professors. The school offers a wide variety of jobs to students, especially those receiving work study. Unfortunately, like all colleges, there are issues with the administration, in that they sometimes have a misguided view of what the student body wants or needs. However, a wonderful pro of this is that this brings the students closer together.
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Professors care about students and about teaching. Very supportive and helpful staff.
Mostly upper middle class white students from PA and NJ, mostly from suburbia. Foreign students are somewhat isolated. Very few non-traditional students.
Beautiful and historic location but area around campus is rural and economically depressed. The lack of organized weekend activities and options off campus for entertainment leads to a lot of drinking, pot smoking, and boredom. However, most students participate in clubs, sports, fraternities, and volunteering too. People do get to know each other well and form strong bonds. Everybody does one semester as an exchange student, which is unique and necessary.
Part- time jobs off campus can be hard to find. Career services are generally bad. Alumni career services are poor.
Again, the best thing about SU is the supportive and close-knit community. Very few people drop out or transfer and most everybody graduates on time.
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!