Your Future Starts Here. Are You Ready?
Susquehanna University educates enterprising, independent thinkers. No matter your major or career plans, you will graduate with the broad-based academic foundation and 21st-century job skills—critical thinking, writing, teamwork and communication skills—that employers and graduate schools seek.
More than 90 percent of students find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation.
Susquehanna educates 2,100 students from 35 states and 22 countries in liberal arts and science or pre-professional programs offered by the School of Arts and Sciences and the Sigmund Weis School of Business. With more than 60 majors and minors—and self-designed majors—available, you can easily combine your talents and interests with your career aspirations.
A Global Perspective
Understanding the importance of cultural competency in today’s economy, Susquehanna prepares you for the global marketplace with its nationally recognized Global Opportunities (GO) program. We are one of only a handful of universities to require a domestic or overseas study-away experience to make you more culturally aware and prepare you to be a leader in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. You will see firsthand how different social and cultural forces shape the world around you—and discover how you can make a difference.
Susquehanna faculty are dedicated scholars and passionate teachers. Because Susquehanna is an undergraduate-only institution, you will learn from expert faculty members and not graduate assistants. Many disciplines offer hands-on collaborative research opportunities beginning in the first year of study.
92% of full-time faculty have earned the highest degrees in their fields.
Our faculty members are committed to your success. Susquehanna’s student-to-teacher ratio is 13:1, and the average class size is 19. Our classroom spaces are designed to encourage collaborative learning, and intellectual and social engagement.
Inside or outside the classroom, you will encounter professors who become mentors and lifelong supporters.
Located in the town of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, you will enjoy first-rate facilities on our beautiful 325-acre campus. Just two-and-a-half hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore, three hours from Washington, D.C., and New York City, and one hour away from the state capital, Harrisburg, you can use these metro areas to network with alumni, pursue internships and explore professional opportunities.
About 78 percent of Susquehanna students have a professional experience—including internships and research opportunities—before graduation.
Interested in the natural sciences? The nearby Susquehanna River provides unparalleled access to field research as does our state-of-the-art Natural Sciences Center, an on-campus Center for Environmental Education and Research, and the 400-acre George A. Hepner Ecology Laboratory, located only 35 minutes from campus.
Susquehanna recently received a $2.25 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to establish the Freshwater Research Institute and continue three years of research assessing Pennsylvania’s streams.
Residential Learning and Campus Life
Susquehanna guarantees four years of on-campus housing that ranges from traditional residence halls to suite-style living to townhouses. The sports complex, music and art center, natural sciences center, business and communications building, townhouse-style residence halls, dining hall and social spaces have all been recently built or renovated.
Just as importantly, you will build social and leadership skills through active participation in our 145 student-run clubs and organizations, 23 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, fraternities, sororities and service groups.
Each year Susquehanna students log more than 30,000 service hours in response to needs on campus and in the surrounding communities, arranged through the Johnson Center for Civic Engagement. Service-learning trips over breaks include SU CASA trips to Nicaragua and Honduras, Hurricane Relief Team efforts in the Gulf Coast and New Jersey coast, and work in Washington, D.C., at the country’s largest homeless shelter.
Cultural activities on campus include visiting writers and Artist Series events throughout the year, as well as lectures, concerts, student and faculty recitals, talent shows, dance performances, student theatre productions and art gallery exhibits. TRAX, our student-run nightclub, is also a popular spot. The Center for Diversity and Social Justice and International Student Services encourages exploration of issues of diversity and support the many cultures represented at Susquehanna as they celebrate Passover, Diwali, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Lunar New Year on campus.
We are committed to working with families to try to make a Susquehanna education affordable. More than 95% of Susquehanna’s students receive some form of financial support, and all admitted students are automatically considered for academic merit scholarships. Last year we awarded more than $61 million in scholarships, grants, loans and work-study jobs. I encourage you to contact us with your questions.
- Madeleine rhyneer, Vice president for enrollment and marketing