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Susquehanna University is a private institution that was founded in 1858. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,261, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 325 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Susquehanna University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 124. Its tuition and fees are $37,280 (2012-13).
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Susquehanna University is a distinctive, national liberal arts college committed to academic excellence. Its mission is to prepare undergraduates for productive and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse and interconnected world. Susquehanna University provides a collaborative and inclusive community, which offers students a balance of liberal arts and professional programs, led by passionate faculty mentors, and access to exceptional facilities. The university fosters a results-oriented education strong in experiential learning. Students broaden their educational experience and make themselves more marketable to employers through a distinctive cross-cultural requirement called Global Opportunities, the only program of its kind in the nation, which takes students out of their comfort zone and exposes them to cultures different from their own. They gain transferable skills from numerous transformative experiences that include internships, service learning and leadership opportunities.
The university also puts a premium on close interaction and collaboration between students and faculty. Faculty, for example, work closely with students on research, encouraging discovery and understanding of the theoretical and applied, concrete and abstract, known and unknown. These interactions help prepare students for graduate school or their chosen profession. Susquehanna graduates are also invested in students??? success and help them through numerous internship and job opportunities. Many Susquehanna students are service-oriented; they participate in and even initiate a variety of projects that make a difference close to campus and around the world. This service instills a heightened sense of responsibility and commitment that persists long after graduation.
The university offers its students the best qualities of a residential college, combined with the rigor of a challenging university. A dedicated faculty and staff help students develop self-confidence, intellectual skills, independence and an appetite for learning. Beyond academic commitments, Susquehanna students enjoy an active and comfortable lifestyle on campus and in the borough of Selinsgrove, which is located on the scenic Susquehanna River. Their experience is enriched by a Division III sports program, as well as an array of intramural and club sports, visual and performing arts, clubs and service organizations. After graduation, students become part of an increasingly proud and supportive alumni community that attests to the value and the many benefits that Susquehanna students gain from their undergraduate years.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Susquehanna University, it's important to note the application deadline is March 1, and the early decision deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Susquehanna University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||73.2%|
|Application deadline||March 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Susquehanna University is 12:1, and the school has 53.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Susquehanna University include: Business/Commerce, General; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Psychology, General; Creative Writing; and Social Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||74|
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Susquehanna University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,261, with a gender distribution of 45.7 percent male students and 54.3 percent female students. At this school, 16.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 24.0 percent of students live off campus. Susquehanna University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Susquehanna University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Susquehanna University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Susquehanna University, 49 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Susquehanna University.
|Students who have cars on campus||49%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Susquehanna University, 69.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,359.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$37,280 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,000 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data