Susquehanna University

514 University Ave, Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1025
Tel: (570)374-0101
Private not-for-profit | 2,215 students
Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating undergraduate students forproductive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse and interconnected world. Theuniversity is located in Selinsgrove, Pa., a town of about 5,000 situated on the banks of the Susquehanna River, 50 milesnorth of the state capital, Harrisburg.

School Overview:

Susquehanna University
CountySnyder County, PA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
170 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,215 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,149 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
66 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
2,197 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
18 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted76%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)510-610450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)510-600460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)490-590440-570
ACT English (25-75%)21-2819-25
ACT Math (25-75%)22-2718-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)23-2820-25

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1858, the university enrolls approximately 1,900 students in the School of Arts, Humanitiesand Communications, School of Natural and Social Sciences, and Sigmund Weis School of Business. A Susquehanna education isdistinguished by a strong liberal arts program enhanced by equally strong professional programs in areas such as business,education and communications. Degrees are offered for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science.
  • Susquehanna is small enough to be flexible, yet large enough to offer a wide variety of choices - morethan 50 major emphases, 45 minors and 850 courses. Susquehanna offers a challenging Honors Program for exceptional studentsand emphasizes experience-based learning, including internships, study-abroad semesters and the university's award-winningcommunity service programs. Small classes and a student-faculty ratio of about 14 to 1 offer students personal attention andchallenging assignments.
  • Susquehanna is one of only 10 national liberal arts colleges in the country to have a business schoolaccredited by the prestigious AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which setshigh standards for curriculum and faculty.
  • Students are also offered extensive opportunities for involvement and leadership in university life.They can choose from more than 100 student organizations, 23 intercollegiate sports, numerous intramural sports, and a fullschedule of lectures, concerts, films, plays and social events.
  • Susquehanna University is recognized in several guidebooks to selective colleges including The FiskeGuide to Colleges and Peterson's Competitive Colleges. Since 2002, U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" hasincluded Susquehanna in its list of National Liberal Arts Colleges, which represent the best 217 institutions forundergraduate learning in the country. Previously, in the 1995-2001 editions, U.S. News ranked SU as the number one regionalliberal arts college in the North.
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