Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

Website: www.susqu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,266
Undergraduate
Students
(56.0%) 1,270 Women
(44.0%) 996 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 4,896 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.55
SAT Math
530-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$62,480
Tuition and Fees
$47,290
Room and Board
$12,630
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Freshman Award
$37,399
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,757
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
139
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Selinsgrove Population
5,583
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Crusaders
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
5.6% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.1% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students
1.5% from 21 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
66.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.2%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted April 1
SAT Only Considered if submitted April 1
ACT Only Considered if submitted April 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
514 University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Phone
(570) 372-4260
Fax
(570) 372-2722
E-mail
suadmiss@susqu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1, December 1
Early Action Notification
December 1

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Writing portfolio, audition for music programs recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
85% of 4,896 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
364 admitted students enrolled
Men
292 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
59% of 93 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
84% of 1,991 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.55
3.75 and Above
29%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
530-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
31%
Score of 500 - 600
57%
Score of 400 - 500
9%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
39%
Score of 500 - 600
49%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
12%
Score of 24 - 29
54%
Score of 18 - 23
31%
Score of 12 - 17
4%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 26%
Top quarter: 57%
Top half: 88%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$62,480
Tuition and Fees
$47,290
Room and Board
$12,630
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,360
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 1
Final deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003369
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
594 (93.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
539 (90.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
539 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
125 (23.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$37,399
Need-Based Gift
Received by 539 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,781
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 428 (79.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,555
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 102 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
93 (14.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $25,557

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,961 (86.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,796 (91.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,796 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
324 (18.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$36,552
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,795 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,799
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,489 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,754
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 260 (14.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
456 (20.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,119

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,757
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Education
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Creative Writing, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,023
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
139
Part-Time Faculty
121
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
48%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 73% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
627,000
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
183
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Selinsgrove Population
5,583
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
325 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
140 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Sunbury
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
7%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Crusaders
School Colors
Maroon and orange

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, rugby
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, rugby, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, alpha phi omega, student activities committee, su dance corps, intramural sports
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,266
Women
1,270 (56.0%)
Men
996 (44.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,198
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
5.6% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.1% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students.
1.5% from 21 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
66.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
70.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
70.6%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Average Starting Salary
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.2%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 2%
Theology 1%
Dentistry 0.5%
Arts and Sciences 13%
Medicine 0.5%
Education 2%
Other 4%

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