Susquehanna University, located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, was founded 1858 by Lutherans. The school currently offers a liberal arts education for individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs supported by the Lutheran practice of free and open exploration of ideas. The school is a member of the Annapolis Group, an organization of leading liberal arts colleges. The school averages 2,300 undergraduate students annually and provides them a quality education stressing open mindedness and flexibility.
Students at Susquehanna University will enroll on one of the three schools that comprise the university. These are the S0chool of Arts, Humanities and Communications, the School of Natural and Social Sciences, and the Sigmund Weis School of Business. Each offer programs in their area of focus and in total provide over 50 majors and minors students may choose from. The school focuses on providing a core liberal arts education the develops critical thinking and analytical skill, stresses flexibility, and assists in providing well rounded graduates.
Majors offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to enroll at Susquehanna University must submit an application and application supplement, provide all relevant transcripts, an evaluation by a guidance counselor, teacher evaluation, and test result from the ACT or Sat exam. Graded writing samples may be used in lieu of test scores. Once this information is received, it will be reviewed and the student notified shortly after if they accepted to the university. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and work study programs. Students interested in receiving financial aid or assistance may contact the financial aid office to determine what they are eligible for.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Susquehanna University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Susquehanna University is around 2,200 students, where graduate students make up roughly 30% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $46,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,300 to $1,600 per unit
- May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$25,308|
|Receiving Student Loans||75%||$7,564|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Susquehanna University may provide services to students like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
- Day care
With a graduation rate of around 75%, Susquehanna University is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||71%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||3%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.5%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- English Language Program
- * Accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (since 2013)
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1961)
Susquehanna University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Landmark Conference)
- Basketball (Landmark Conference)
- Track and Field (Landmark Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Centennial Conference)
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Susquehanna University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Susquehanna University for official up-to-date information.