Susquehanna University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Susquehanna University
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Susquehanna, in 2016, admitted around two-thirds of applicants; students with good grades and a strong application have a good chance of being accepted. With test-optional policies, the university doesn't require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of the application. Applicants will need to submit high school transcripts, a personal essay, and a letter of recommendation. For more information, including important guidelines and deadlines, be sure to visit Susquehanna's website, or get in touch with the admissions office there.

Admissions Data (2016):

Susquehanna University Description:

Susquehanna University is a private liberal arts college located in the town of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles from Harrisburg. Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City are all about three hours away. The college is affiliated with the Lutheran Church, but students come from all backgrounds and beliefs. Students can choose from over 50 major programs, and the school boasts of a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Business is by far the most popular field of study. High achieving students should look into Susquehanna's interdisciplinary Honors Program. In athletics, the Susquehanna Crusaders compete in the NCAA Division III Landmark Conference for most sports. Football competes in the Liberty League.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,195 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,720
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,620
  • Other Expenses: $1,340
  • Total Cost: $57,580

Susquehanna University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $28,650
    • Loans: $7,748

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 69%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Lacrosse, Tennis, Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Field Hockey, Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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