Susquehanna University is a selective, residential undergraduate university which is committed to providing students with the means to achieve their full potential for academic achievement, leadership and service to others. Susquehanna is distinguished by its rich curricular diversity and its active student life.
Most institutions of higher education choose to be a college or a university. Susquehanna University chooses to be both. It blends the pre-professional and career preparation common at a university with a personalized and broad-based liberal arts experience usually found only at a small college. Susquehanna strives to provide students with a personalized experience and a rigorous university education.
Highlights Founded: 1858
Enrollment Approximately 1,400, almost equally divided between men and women. 80% of students live on campus in seven residence halls and 15 smaller living units for special interest groups.
Academic Structure Undergraduate university with three schools. School of Arts and Sciences, School of Fine Arts and Communications, Sigmund Weis School of Business. Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Sciences, Geoscience and Elementary/Early Childhood Education.
Beautiful Rural Setting: Located in Selinsgrove along the scenic Susquehanna River, the University has a beautiful campus of 190 acres with more than 40 buildings spanning a period of 130 years. Students give many reasons for choosing Susquehanna University.
Faculty: The student-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Average class size is 20. Susquehanna has a full-time faculty of 100, of which 85% hold the doctorate.
Preprofessional Programs: Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Ministry, Teaching and Veterinary Medicine.
International Study Program: England, Germany, France, Denmark, Japan, Russia, Spain and more.
Urban Study Programs: Washington, Philadelphia and New York.
Afilliation: Lutheran. Individuals of all religious backgrounds and those with no religious commitments are welcome.
Campus Life: More than 100 student organizations and 20 varsity sports for men and women. Nationally-recognized Project House volunteer program.
Financial Aid: Scholarships and need-based financial aid are awarded to talented and deserving students offered admission. About half of Susquehanna students receive some fonn of financial assistance.
Serving the Residents of the Central Susauehnnna Valley Susquehanna values its relationship with the community of Selinsgrove and surrounding areas. In addition to offering a wide variety of cultural and athletic events, the University offers an Evening Program for the adult student who may wish to re-enter the job market, improve skills related to a current job, or change careers.
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