Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University was founded by Lutherans in 1858. This national liberal arts institute sits on a 306-acre campus in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Susquehanna University's recent enrollments have been over 2,000 students including men and women from more than 10 countries worldwide.

Students at Susquehanna University can choose from over 50 majors and minors. Bachelor's degrees in arts, science, and music are offered through the following academic divisions:

  • School of Arts, Humanities & Communications
  • School of Natural & Social Sciences
  • Sigmund Weis School of Business

The sports teams of the university are nicknamed the Crusaders. They are members of NCAA Division III, and participate in football, golf, basketball, rugby, ice hockey, volleyball, and crew. Besides, there are more than 100 student clubs and organizations in Susquehanna University, including the fraternities and sororities of Phi Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Delta Pi, Zeta Tau Alpha, and Sigma Alpha Iota Professional Music Fraternity for Women.

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Contacting Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University
514 University Ave
Selinsgrove , PA 17870-1025
General Phone: (570) 374-0101

Susquehanna University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts125German language, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology courses, economics, ...
Business and Management121business management, accounting, business communications, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, international business, marketing ...
Media66communication studies, mass communication, journalism, radio and television, public relations
Science43biology, biochemistry, ecology, biopsychology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling38psychology
Education and Teaching15elementary school teaching, early childhood education, music teaching
Design14graphic design
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science, information science
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Music6music, music performance
Fine Arts1fine arts, art history and criticism

Number of programs and degrees for Susquehanna University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree75
Bachelor's degree45549

Susquehanna University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Susquehanna University had a total enrollment of 2,039 students (2,206 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 50%
20-21 38%
22-24 8%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Susquehanna University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %

Susquehanna University Room and Board (2007)

Susquehanna University offers campus housing for 1,605 of its 2,206 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Susquehanna University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500610
SAT Math520600
SAT Writing500610
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT82%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT16%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Susquehanna University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 31,080
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 31,080
Room and board $ 8,400
Room charge $ 4,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,000
Books and supplies $ 850
Other expenses $ 1,070

Financial Aid:
Susquehanna University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 336900)

Susquehanna University Faculty

Susquehanna University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2421
Non-tenured and not on tenure track65

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year19$84,7314$69,658
Associate professoracademic year28$70,33525$64,685
Assistant professoracademic year24$62,30422$58,405
Instructoracademic year2*4$47,735
All faculty totalacademic year73$70,83055$61,302

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Susquehanna University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Commonwealth Conference
Basketball Commonwealth Conference
Baseball Commonwealth Conference
Track Commonwealth Conference

Susquehanna University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Anthropology, Other
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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