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Susquehanna University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,222
Total Undergrads
Including 75 Part-time
642
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Landmark Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Centennial Conference

  • Football

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

9
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $70,888)
10
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $55,134)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 154 123 - -
Baseball 32 - - -
Basketball 20 17 - Yes
Field Hockey - 23 - Yes
Football 93 - - -
Golf 11 7 - -
Lacrosse 40 22 - -
Soccer 27 26 - -
Softball - 23 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 19 19 - -
Tennis 14 17 - Yes
Volleyball - 16 Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.9%
Hispanic 2.7%
Non-resident alien 1.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.8%
Two or more races 1.2%
White/non-Hispanic 86.3%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 8%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 4
Liquor Law Violation 12
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 9

Notable Alumni

  • Jay H. Feaster [Class of 84], General manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning
  • John R. Strangfeld [Class of 75], CEO of Prudential Global Asset Management
  • Signe Gates [Class of 71], Senior vice president and general counsel of Barnes Group Inc.
  • Toni Davis [Class of 04], Member of the 2004 U.S. Paralympics swimming team; first female African American member
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Elizabeth from Harrisburg, PA
  • 4
  • while the dorms get significantly better as you become an upperclassman, be prepared for lots of noisiness, drugs, alcohol, and stupidity (particularly by boys) in the freshmen dorms. however, after…

  • Mar-04-2012 Read More
  • Emma from Martinsville, NJ
  • 3
  • There's not much going on in the dorms but it's easy to make friends in the freshman dorms and when you get older the dorms get nicer. After freshman year…

  • May-13-2012 Read More
  • SU Senior
  • 4
  • I lived in Reed which was great because it was quiet enough to get my work done but I could go hang out in the common room which not all…

  • May-21-2012 Read More
  • Shannon
  • 4
  • Freshman year dorms are great. You get to live with friends and crazy strangers and each dorm is known for something different: Smith- wild, Reed- chill, Hass- crazy, Aikens- nerdy.…

  • May-22-2012 Read More
  • Danielle from Sunbury, PA
  • 5
  • Dorm life at Susquehanna is great. They allow you to choose what type of environment you want to be living in. They also make sure you become comfortable around those…

  • Jun-05-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Germantown, MD
  • May-29-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food here is great, I have eaten there every visit I go to and each time there are different meals. There is a variety of meals and they are absolutely delish and that is coming from someone who is picky with food.

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  • 3
  • Madison from Yonkers, NY
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is good but its college food so you get what get. There is Benny's which is like a burger king, Ele's located in the Science building which is like a Panera bread, then there is Clydes where it's like a taco bells, and then Degenstine Cafeteria where there is different options and your able to get 5 plates of food if that's what you want!

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  • 3
  • Hope from Savona, NY
  • Jan-31-2014 I am a current student here

    I was really torn between 3- and 4-stars on this one. The food is not spectacular. It's inconsistent - some days it's really good, and other days it's really bad. This just goes for the dining hall, where there are a good number of options, but sometimes the staff really just misses the mark on a good meal. However, there are other options. There is a cafe that offers made-to-order burgers, sandwiches, fries, wraps, and other foods. Also, there is a cafe with Mexican food (tacos, burritos, quesadillas) and a cafe like Panera Bread that serves fresh bread sandwiches, soups, and pastries. There is also a campus coffee house that creates its own drinks (like a variation of butterbeer) Campus also added a Starbucks recently. WOOH!

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  • 4
  • Rebecca
  • Nov-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Food is better here than other campuses I've been to, but not the best. There are a lot of different places to eat on campus and Ele's (The Periodic Table) in the basement of the science building is definitely the best! It has Panera Bread style soup and salads and sandwiches. However, it is pretty expensive comparatively. Healthy food options like salads in Benny's can also go over the exchange limit (making you spend flex or cash) if you add protein, which is disappointing. Overall, there is great variety, but limited healthy and vegetarian foods. It is nice that the director of our Food Services is willing to work with students in order to take their feedback into account when making menu changes.

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  • 3
  • Delilah
  • Jul-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Aramark is the food provider. Their seem to have a wonderful selection at first, but soon you find there is a rotation that gets old. The food does not digest without a bit of a fight. I would have given the food two stars, but I added an extra one for the desserts, which are usually amazing.

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  • 4
  • Laura from Wallingford, PA
  • Feb-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Though it isn't your mom's home cooking, Susquehanna's food and dining is a really great service. There are a variety of meal plans that can be chosen to fit your eating habits, along with many options. Vegetarian students and Vegan students do not have to worry about finding options, because there are plenty!

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  • 4
  • Valerie from North Wales, PA
  • Jan-02-2013 I am a current student here

    There are technically five places on campus to get food. There is a cafeteria with a variety of options, a bistro with many made-to-order sandwich and wrap options as well as snack items, a coffee place, a Mexican food place, and a place that offers paninis and sandwiches. Between the five places, there is always a place to go. Also, there are many eateries off campus that are in walking distance if you want to grab a bite when the dining places aren't open. In addition, there are several restaraunts and places to get food that are only about a five minute drive away.

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  • 4
  • Danielle from Coal Township, PA
  • Oct-14-2012 I am a current student here

    Pretty good. A lot of people like to go to Benny's since it tends to have more options. The cafeteria's food isn't bad but it gets a bit repetitive. There's also a Starbucks- like place called Java City which is pretty popular.

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  • 4
  • Sarah from Pennsylvania
  • Sep-30-2012 I am a current student here

    For me personally, the caf is a hit or miss kind of deal. You might hit the jackpot and they serve your favorite food, or you might just end up grabbing something. However, the food is not terrible by any means, and the salad bar is phenomenal. There are other places to eat: Clyde's in the athletic complex does Mexican, and Benny's in Deg does sandwiches and grill. The Periodic Table has notoriously great paninis, and there is a Java City on campus also.

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  • 4
  • Julia from Duncannon, PA
  • Aug-25-2012 I am a current student here

    There are several places to eat on campus, and they are unique enough to prevent dining from being boring.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Madison from Yonkers, NY
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Rush in the spring! Since it's more formal :) Greeks have their own houses right outside of campus if you become interested in living in one.

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  • 0
  • Hope from Savona, NY
  • Jan-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is extremely prominent here. There are tons of fraternities and sororities on campus, and if you're interested in Greek life, you'll be able to find a cause that suits you. Since students here are so approachable, it's easy to meet and get involved with members of fraternities or sororities.

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  • 0
  • Rebecca
  • Nov-30-2013 I am a current student here

    If you are interested in Greek Life, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. If you have a good GPA it is easy to get into a sorority/fraternity. However, they don't have a huge influence on social stuff-- you don't have to be in one to be someone or have fun.

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  • 0
  • Danielle from Hooksett, NH
  • Jul-23-2013 I am a current student here

    About 20% of our campus is Greek and most people love it. It does not overwhelm campus and you don't feel like you have to go Greek to fit in, but the opportunity is available and I've never heard of anyone having a negative experience with it. The Greek community is very active and not your movie-scene Greek life - they take their organizations very seriously. In addition to the social Greek communities, there are two professional music Greek organizations(Phi Mu Alpha, Sigma Alpha Iota) and one co-ed service fraternity (Alpha Phi Omega).

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  • 0
  • Laura from Wallingford, PA
  • Feb-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is very evident here on campus. Many people are involved in Greek Life. There is a Greek Organization for pretty much everyone who comes here. It allows for many service opportunities, and is a great way to meet friends you'll keep for a lifetime!

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Pennsylvania
  • Sep-30-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is fairly popular here, but not expected by any means, and is a lot of fun if that's something you're interested in. The school holds a fairly unique view, however, that hazing is really unnecessary because breaking someone down in the name of brother/sisterhood does not empower them in brotherhood. That being said, the hazing policy is a little strict, but it serves a very good purpose.

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  • 0
  • Julia from Duncannon, PA
  • Aug-25-2012 I am a current student here

    I personally am not involved in Greek Life, but have several friends who are and enjoy it very much. Those who do participate in Greek Life are often involved in community service projects or Susquehanna activities.

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  • 0
  • Past Student
  • Jul-28-2012 I am a past student here

    Greek Life even though it does not take up a huge portion of the student body, is very prevalent on campus. There is about 5 sororities and 5 frats. They are super friendly and associate with other clubs or sports on campus.

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  • 0
  • Grace from Ringtown, PA
  • Jul-18-2012 I am a current student here

    About 25% of our students are a part of Greek life. It's a large number for such a small campus but it's definitely worth getting into. We have a no hazing policy on campus that's firmly instituted, so you shouldn't feel afraid of giving Greek life a chance! I personally am heavily involved in my sorority and hold many leadership roles. It is a great way to meet people and gain leadership positions.

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