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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?

576 Undergraduate Awards
$35,401 Avg Cost After Aid
73% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Susquehanna is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at Susquehanna is the master's degree.
  • In 2019-2020, 63% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Susquehanna with a bachelor's degree make about $57,789 a year. That's 42% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average Susquehanna student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate 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
#44 Most Popular Writing Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#120 Best Business, Management & Marketing 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
#95 Highest Paid Marketing/Marketing Management, General Graduates College Factual
#97 Highest Paid Marketing Graduates College Factual
#99 Highest Paid Accounting Graduates College Factual
#117 Highest Paid Accounting Graduates College Factual
#148 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is 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?

73% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
Susquehanna has an acceptance rate of 73%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.

Can I Afford Susquehanna University?

$35,401 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
3.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Susquehanna is $35,401. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Susquehanna, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $10,056 a year. That adds up to $40,224 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Susquehanna is 3.3%. 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

2,214 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,239 undergraduate students at Susquehanna, with 2,214 being full-time and 25 being part-time.


There are also 2 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,214 full-time undergraduates at Susquehanna, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 45
Black or African American 124
Hispanic or Latino 164
White 1,752
International Students 28
Other Races/Ethnicities 101

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

14 Took All Classes Online
14 Took At Least One Class Online
325.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 14 students took at least one online class at the school.

Online Growth Rankings of Susquehanna

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Susquehanna University was 325.0%. This is the #210 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Susquehanna regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Susquehanna University Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Biology 56 56
General Psychology 41 41
Finance & Financial Management 40 40
Writing Studies 33 33
Marketing 32 32
Public Relations & Advertising 25 25
Accounting 24 24
Business Administration & Management 24 24
Teacher Education Grade Specific 24 24
Political Science & Government 22 22
Publishing 20 20
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 17 17
Geological & Earth Sciences 14 14
Music 13 13
Romance Languages 12 12
Teacher Education Subject Specific 11 11
Design & Applied Arts 11 11
Drama & Theater Arts 11 11
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 10 10
Other Business, Management & Marketing 10 10
Communication & Media Studies 9 9
Computer Information Systems 9 9
General English Literature 8 8
Mathematics 8 8
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 7 7
General Education 7 7
History 7 7
Natural Resources Conservation 7 7
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 6 6
Journalism 6 6
Physics 6 6
Sociology 6 6
Public Policy 6 6
Philosophy 5 5
Economics 5 5
Germanic Languages 4 4
Anthropology 4 4
International Relations & National Security 4 4
Fine & Studio Arts 4 4
International Business 3 3
Religious Studies 3 3
Business/Managerial Economics 1 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 1 1
Business/Corporate Communications 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0
Special Education 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0
Chemistry 0 0
Other Physical Science 0 0
TOTAL 576 576


*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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