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Susquehanna University Overview

Susquehanna University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. The surrounding location of Selinsgrove is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Susquehanna University Known For?

597 Undergraduate Awards
$34,989 Avg Cost After Aid
70% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at Susquehanna is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Susquehanna is the master's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 59% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Susquehanna makes roughly $54,100 a year. This is 33% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Susquehanna student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Susquehanna University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Susquehanna.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Publishing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Writing Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Susquehanna has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#43 Highest Paid Visual & Performing Arts Graduates College Factual
#85 Highest Paid Accounting Graduates College Factual
#184 Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates College Factual

Where Is Susquehanna University?

Location of Susquehanna University

Contact details for Susquehanna are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 514 University Ave, Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1025
Phone: 570-374-0101

How Do I Get Into Susquehanna?

You can apply to Susquehanna online at:

Admission Requirements for Susquehanna

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Susquehanna?

70% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
Susquehanna has an acceptance rate of 70%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.

Can I Afford Susquehanna University?

$34,989 Net Price
79% Take Out Loans
4.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Susquehanna is $34,989. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Susquehanna, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $8,718 a year. That adds up to $34,872 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Susquehanna is 4.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Susquehanna University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,199 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,312 undergraduate students at Susquehanna, with 2,199 being full-time and 113 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Susquehanna

There are also 3 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,199 full-time undergraduates at Susquehanna, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Susquehanna

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Susquehanna University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Susquehanna Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 45
Black or African American 132
Hispanic or Latino 145
White 1,741
International Students 38
Other Races/Ethnicities 98

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Susquehanna University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 12 countries are represented at Susquehanna. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Susquehanna University

0 Took All Classes Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years

This is the #2,028 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Susquehanna regardless of major.

Susquehanna University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Communication & Media Studies 69 69
General Biology 42 42
Finance & Financial Management 41 41
Writing Studies 39 39
General Psychology 38 38
Marketing 26 26
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25 25
Business Administration & Management 23 23
Accounting 21 21
Political Science & Government 20 20
Design & Applied Arts 19 19
International Relations & National Security 16 16
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 15 15
Romance Languages 14 14
Music 14 14
Drama & Theater Arts 13 13
Economics 12 12
Other Business, Management & Marketing 11 11
Computer Information Systems 11 11
Publishing 10 10
Geological & Earth Sciences 10 10
Public Policy 10 10
Fine & Studio Arts 10 10
Natural Resources Conservation 9 9
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 7 7
History 7 7
Philosophy 7 7
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 6 6
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6 6
Mathematics 6 6
Business/Managerial Economics 5 5
General English Literature 5 5
Chemistry 5 5
Physics 5 5
Religious Studies 4 4
International Business 3 3
Germanic Languages 3 3
Anthropology 3 3
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 2 2
General Education 2 2
Sociology 2 2
Business/Corporate Communications 1 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0
Journalism 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0
Information Science 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0
Other Physical Science 0 0
TOTAL 597 597


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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