72%

Acceptance Rate

$32,636

Avg.Financial Aid

003369

FAFSA Code

About Susquehanna University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,396

Website

www.susqu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Evangelical Lutheran Church

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Located in Selinsgrove, PA, Susquehanna University is a private, Evangelical Lutheran Church university. Susquehanna University covers an area of 325 acres. Susquehanna University was founded in the year 1858. The motto of the Susquehanna University is Achievement, Leadership, Service and its official colors are orange and maroon. Out of total 2,351 students enrolled at SU, 2,351 belong to undergraduate courses while 3 are postgraduate students. The school has a total of 133 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Susquehanna University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At SU around 76% are white, 6% are Black or African American, and 6% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Further, around 98% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 56% of the students are females and 44% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 162 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are John Strangfeld, Richard Caruso, Jay Feaster, and Harold Norman Moldenke. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. A total of 82 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by SU. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education), and NASM (National Association of Schools of Music). The total endowment of the Susquehanna University is around $173 million (2019).

Location & Contact

Address

514 University Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5703740101
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Susquehanna University at the 453rd position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

72%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admission to Susquehanna University is easy as the university takes in a few number of students. The students are required to submit a fee along with the admission form, in order to be considered for admission at Susquehanna University. It is a non-refundable amount. As a general rule, securing a good score in a standardised test like SAT or ACT improves an applicant’s chances of securing admission. However, at Susquehanna University, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 514 University Ave, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania 17870-1025, or call (570) 374-0101.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$26,868

Average Annual Cost

$46,690

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$600

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$12,630

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,360

Total One Year Cost

$62,480

Before applying to SU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $65,320. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($49,180), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($13,140), and budget for other expenses ($1,800). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

80%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$458

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Communication and Media Studies

75 Graduates

Biology, General

40 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

38 Graduates

Psychology, General

34 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

31 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

28 Graduates

Marketing

27 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

16 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

16 Graduates

Economics

15 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

14 Graduates

History

14 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

11 Graduates

Music

10 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

10 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

9 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

9 Graduates

Political Science and Government

9 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

8 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

7 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

7 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

7 Graduates

Mathematics

7 Graduates

Publishing

7 Graduates

Sociology

7 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

6 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

6 Graduates

Business, Management, Marketing, an...

6 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

6 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

5 Graduates

Business/Corporate Communications

4 Graduates

Chemistry

4 Graduates

Physics

4 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

4 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

3 Graduates

Philosophy

3 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

2 Graduates

International Business

2 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

2 Graduates

Anthropology

1 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

1 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

1 Graduates

Public Policy Analysis

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,393

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

26%

Full-time

97%

Part-time

3%

Students Gender

Male

43%

US National: 44%

Female

57%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

76% White

3% Unknown

7% Black

7% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

36%

Out Of State

62%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$72,676 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 94% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

94%

Undergrads in College Housing

91%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,630/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,000/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,000/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

River Hawks

School Colors

orange and maroon

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Centennial Conference

Total Male Athletes

341

Total Female Athletes

235

Intramural Sports

14

Sports Club

14

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At SU, $13,140 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at SU costs around $6,000 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At SU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 44% and 56%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$39,000/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$54,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$23,250

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$241 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$32,636

Students Receiving Federal Grants

32%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,418

Students Receiving State Aid

32%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,489

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$30,083

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$41,366

$30K - $48K

$39,906

$48K - $75K

$37,214

$75K - $110K

$32,982

> $110K

$28,011

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$49,073,096

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$14,060,036

The financial aid department of Susquehanna University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,849, whereas the financial aid is $32,340. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $3,642 as well as institutional aid worth $32,340. At SU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $49,073,096 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $14,060,036.

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