Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate
5,684
Students Applied
49%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
30
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020 January 15, 2019
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2021 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019 June 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018
Test Optional
Yes
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
36%
Out-Of-State Students
35%
US States Represented
30
Countries Represented
21
14%
Submitting ACT
60%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1175
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
540
75th
640
Reading
25th
560
75th
650
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
49%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
25
Top 25%
63
Top 50%
88

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-326-9672
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
If you are looking to attend Susquehanna, please do not be discouraged by the price tag. As I mentioned before, the Financial Aid Office is more than willing to work with you. They will help you in every way they can - trust me!
Another piece of advice: before you decide that SU is for you, visit! This is above all the most important thing you should do. Make sure that the college you choose in the end has the right feel. Choosing a college is a very, very personal matter that should not be taken lightly, or else one could find him/herself at a place that he/she dreads for four years.
Joe from Pennsylvania
Watch your Flex money. Most new students run out of it three weeks before the end of the semester, if not sooner. Ask the cashier on your way out of Benny's or Clyde's so you can keep tabs on it. Be prepared to work hard, but have fun at the same time. The Student Activities Committee plans several bus trips to NYC and Washington, D.C. for a small bus fee throughout the year, and hosts free concerts and comedians as well (Spring 2009 consisted of comedian Josh Blue, and two concerts, Ryan Star and David Cook, and Fabolous)
Megan from Wilkes-Barre, PA
My only tip is for you to come here! It's actually a really great school and I'm not just saying that because I go here. Like I said before, the professors really care about their students and you should take advantage of that and talk to them. Also, if you got into the honors program, accept it even if you don't want to continue it. You'll be happy to have taken Thought instead of the 100 level writing course.
Writer in PA
If you're thinking of applying here, don't be afraid to visit - specifically, schedule an overnight visit so that you can see what it would be like to live here and meet people here. Whomever you stay with will make you feel at ease and at home, introducing you to friends who will remember you if you do decide to go to school here.
One thing to take into account when deciding whether or not to come here is the school's location. It is in a fairly residential area, and the street on which it sits it filled with fraternity and sorority houses (a plus if you're looking for that). If you're looking for something to do off campus though, you're limited. There is a street about a half a mile away with locally owned shops and restaurants, but beyond that there is a main strip about a mile and a half away with a mall, Walmart, shopping complex, and countless franchises. There are shuttle buses every Saturday that go to this strip, but if you're looking to be able to go somewhere whenever you want, you'll need a car (which freshmen are allowed to have).
Hope from Savona, NY
Keep track of your flex because it goes pretty quickly if you're not careful. You can always add more (called Crusader Cash), but that;s not always something parents are willing to do since it costs them more than they are already paying. Java City was definitely the cause of me running out of Flex so quickly, so just pay attention to how much you're spending!
Natasha from Poland, ME
Get to know the professors! They will really show you what a great school this is and how people really care about you personally here. If you visit the beautiful campus you are bound to fall in love with it!
Rebecca
1. don't be discouraged by the high tuition, SU's financial aid office works with every financial situation to make a Susquehanna education possible.
2. don't be discouraged by the central PA location - there is always lots to do!
3. if you are to go to Susquehanna - embrace EVERY opportunity (there are a multitude!) because you only get out what you're willing to put in.
Danielle from Hooksett, NH
Be aware that it is a small school and you will get to know many people very quickly because you will see the same faces around all the time.
Be open-minded because there are so many clubs and organizations offering events all the time.
Valerie from North Wales, PA
If you are still deciding on schools and have only looked at SU based on academics, I urge you to take a tour of the campus and schedule an interview. The campus is absolutely gorgeous, and the atmosphere is very pleasant. When I personally visited, I was very nervous about the interview, but anyone who is conducting your interview is not there to grill you, or ask you silly abstract questions. They want to see if you are a good fit for them, and, especially, them for you. It was by far the most pleasant interview I had in the college process. On the way out, grab some food at Benny's in the lower level of Deg!
Sarah from Pennsylvania

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