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Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University

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Susquehanna is a residential undergraduate university located in the small, safe town of Selinsgrove, PA, about three hours’ drive from New York City or Washington, DC. With just 2,200 men and women, Susquehanna University maintains an average class size of 19. Students may choose from four-year programs in the arts, business, communications, social sciences, and sciences. Recent graduates include doctoral and masters candidates at Dartmouth, Cornell, Princeton, Syracuse, Penn State, Columbia, and Yale. Recent campus additions include a LEED-certified science building, townhouse-style residence halls and a new health center. Internships, study abroad, research projects, student clubs and organizations, extensive volunteer service opportunities, student government, and NCAA athletics all round out the Susquehanna experience.

Areas of Expertise

Susquehanna offers more than 40 majors in the School of Arts, Humanities and Communications; the School of Natural and Social Sciences, and the AACSB-accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business. The most popular programs include Business, Communications, Creative Writing, Biology, and Psychology. Newer majors include Information Systems, Graphic Design, and Ecology.

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Co-ed:1,550 bedsLowest: $2,740Highest: $3,940

Amounts are in US dollars. Susquehanna students are required to live on campus unless they commute from family homes, are at least 23 years old, are married and living with spouse and/or have children, or they submit their names and do well in the annual "off-campus lottery”.

Off Campus Housing

The University does not administer off-campus housing.

Incoming Students

The Director of First Year Programs coordinates orientation activities and non-academic advising. Each student is assigned to a faculty advisor who aids in course selection. The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the International Student Club offer an international orientation before the First Year Program.

Career Planning

Susquehanna University includes a career planning course in its required core curriculum. Students usually take this class in the sophomore year. Career services available include aid with resume writing and presentation skills, internship resources, graduate school and career fairs, and employment interviews.


Susquehanna fields 23 intercollegiate teams in the NCAA Division III Middle Atlantic Conference and encourages athletic participation at all levels. About 25% of SU's students compete as varsity athletes.


Many Susquehanna students are active in community service. Those participating in recognized service projects might choose to live together in special interest project houses on campus. Music and theatre are also important to Susquehanna students.


More than 100 clubs and organizations range from academic clubs to student publications, such as the weekly newspaper to the radio station, music ensembles, volunteer projects, fraternities and sororities, and cultural groups. Opportunities for leadership abound.

Information Technology

Every residence hall room is connected via the campus LAN and every student has free access to the Internet, cable TV, voice-mail, e-mail, and space for personal web pages. Approximately 300 student-access computers are available in 11 labs and other locations on campus.


The three main theatrical venues are always busy because of SU's active theatre and music departments, visiting artists, and writers. The coffee house features movies and live entertainment every weekend. Student groups sponsor special events throughout the year.

Special Services

Susquehanna assesses the special needs of each individual student and tries to meet those needs in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. On-campus housing for mature students and those living with dependents is not available, but the Dean for Residence Life may provide help in finding an apartment nearby. The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers support, advising, and programming for First Nations students, international students, people of colour, and anyone seeking a "home away from home”.

Campus Tour

Campus tours led by students are usually offered on the hour between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and on selected Saturday mornings. An online virtual tour is available at

Modified on May 18, 2010