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Achieve. Lead. Serve.

In our rapidly changing world, it’s hard to imagine what the future will hold. It’s complicated. But getting there doesn’t have to be.

Grow as a Responsible Citizen of the World

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that gives you the tools you need to achieve, lead and serve, in both your personal and professional lives. To be academically challenged. Socially engaged. Mentally prepared. Did we say more aware of yourself and the world around you? Susquehanna prepares you for whatever life challenges come your way. Are you ready?


Stand out in class. Land an internship. Go to grad school. Get a job.

You'll acquire the 21st century skills you need and that employers want. As a Susquehanna graduate, you'll be able to do anything you set your mind to.


Chart your course. Find your place. Make an impact.

Lead with confidence. In the classroom and through clubs and organizations, you'll find yourself growing more capable with each passing day.


Volunteer. Help those in need. Change the world.

At Susquehanna, you'll quickly learn that we're not just about working hard and having fun. You'll be able to give back — gaining a sense of ethical responsibility and growing through service to others.

Think critically. Express yourself clearly. Gain in-demand skills. Make enlightened connections.

No matter what your interests and goals are, Susquehanna University has academic programs that will give you a rock-solid foundation, plus you’ll develop the skills that employers and graduate schools say you need to succeed in the 21st century. At Susquehanna, you’ll get to know your professors and they’ll get to know you. In fact, most faculty mentors stay connected to their students for many years after graduation.

  • Mark Fertig, M.F.A.
    Associate Professor of Art
  • Rick Davis, M.Tax, J.D.
    Professor of Accounting
  • Geneive E. Henry, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Lynn Palermo, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of French
  • Kathleen Bailey, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Patrick Long, D.M.A.
    Associate Professor of Music

Click on the photos to meet our amazing faculty.

GO Pioneers - Watch the reach and impact of the Global Opportunities (GO) Program on Susquehanna’s Class of 2013.

Where will you go?

At Susquehanna, you are guaranteed an opportunity to study away from campus—for as little as two weeks or as long as a semester. The Global Opportunities (GO) program is the only one of its kind in the country, and has received national recognition for its value to students.

You can GO abroad, or GO to a different area in the U.S. You can even design your own learning or service trip.

You’ll see firsthand how different social and cultural forces shape the world around you. You’ll come back feeling more self-confident and independent. Who knows? It might even change your worldview.

  • Degenstein Campus Center

    Check out some of the 150-plus campus organizations during the annual Student Activity Fair. | Watch your roommate star in a student-directed play in the Degenstein Center Theater. | Grab a quick cappuccino from Java City before your 9 a.m. class.

  • Blough-Weis Library

    Take an upper-level course in a seminar room. | Consult with a reference librarian on secondary sources for a Senior Scholars Day political science research presentation. | Track down citations for your history midterm paper.

    Blough-Weis Library
  • Stretansky Concert Hall

    Sit first chair with the University Orchestra. | Sit in on a masterclass delivered by renowned musicians visiting campus. | Hear your roommate nail a performance at a senior recital.

    Stretansky Concert Hall
  • Natural Sciences Center

    Prepare ecology field equipment to research water quality of a nearby creek that feeds into the Susquehanna River. | Conduct independent summer research in a dedicated student research lab on the wolf spider’s predatory habits. | Meet with your premed adviser to develop a short list of medical schools you’ll apply to.

  • Kurtz Lane

    Catch up with friends after your French class ends on a sunny Friday afternoon. | Carefully step by the Ginkgos’ fragrant seeds as they ripen and fall from the trees in autumn. | Process into the Field House for commencement with faculty applauding your accomplishment.

  • James W. Garrett Sports Complex

    Get a 45-minute cardio workout on an elliptical after classes. | Cheer on Susquehanna football under the lights at a packed Homecoming game. | Represent your residence hall team in the intramural racquetball tournament championship.

  • Apfelbaum Hall

    Work on a video project in a sophisticated recording studio, including a state-of-the-art green screen like those used in Hollywood. | Manage a real investment portfolio with funds from the Student Government Association in the Student Investment Center. | Meet in a study room with your Global Business Perspectives team to nail down a winning presentation strategy.

  • Seibert Hall

    Review your student teaching assignment with your education department adviser. | Hang out with your fellow Seibert residents in the atrium lounge. Take in a lecture in Isaacs Auditorium, an historic, 200-seat performance hall.

  • Smith Field

    Battle other sororities in Tug-of-war, footraces and other contests during Greek Week. | Get a jump on your summer tan as you study for your spring semester economics final. | Toss around a football with friends after class.

  • Whatever your passion, you’ll find ways to pursue it, and friends to share it, at Susquehanna.

  • Master your game. Get in the zone. Cheer on your friends.

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  • Explore your interests. Share your excitement. Do what you love.

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  • Refuel and reconnect with a quick bite or a casual sit-down with friends.

    Dining More
  • Live well and learn. Thrive in a true residential community.

    Residence Life More
  • Embrace your surroundings. Explore your environment.

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Find a pathway to success. Launch your life of achievement.

By working with accessible experts in the Career Development Center, from the moment you set foot on campus, you’ll have the help you need to chart your course, whether it’s

  • deciding on a major
  • landing an internship
  • applying to graduate school
  • discovering the best career choice for you

Along the way you’ll acquire the 21st century skills you need and that employers want. As a Susquehanna graduate, you’ll be able to do anything you set your mind to. Before you know it, you’ll be joining other alumni who are leading lives of personal and professional accomplishment.

Holly Belkot
Fulbright Scholar

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Kellie Nebiker
Promotion Associate, Glamour Magazine

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Baktash Ahadi
Military Adviser, Graduate Student

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Are you ready?

Susquehanna seeks exceptional students attracted by our challenging curriculum and extracurricular opportunities. Admission is competitive. We look forward to exploring what Susquehanna can do for you and how you might enrich the Susquehanna community.


Susquehanna offers the convenience of completing the Common Application, which is free to complete online. Apply now! »


  • Early Action 1 — Nov. 1
  • Early Decision — Nov. 1
  • Regular Decision - Feb. 1
  • Early Action 2 - Dec. 1
  • Financial Aid - March 1

SAT/ACT Optional

Susquehanna offers the Write Option, enabling you to substitute SAT or ACT scores with two graded writing samples from your junior or senior years in high school. Find out more about the Write Option. »


Expenses for the 2013–14 academic year at Susquehanna include tuition and fees of $38,780 and room and board of $10,390, for a total cost of $49,170. More than 90 percent of our students receive financial aid based upon need, merit, or both.

A Susquehanna education is an investment in your future long-term success and we work with every qualified student to make Susquehanna an affordable option. Learn more about financial aid options. »


All students applying for admission to Susquehanna are considered for scholarships regardless of their financial need. Scholarships range from $5,000 to $20,000, and are awarded based on academic achievement, community involvement background or intended major. Explore scholarships. »


Seeing is believing. Let us welcome you.

See the first-rate facilities and lush open spaces of a campus that has been named as one of the most beautiful in the country.

Learn more about the remarkable programs and people that make Susquehanna unique. Visit campus. »

We will make it worth your while! Students who visit Susquehanna’s campus between March 1 of their sophomore year and May 1 of their senior year will receive an annual $1,000 visit grant when they enroll, renewed annually. Learn more. »

Distances to Major Cities

  • City of Brotherly Love 2.5 hrs Philadelphia
  • Charm City 2.5 hrs Baltimore
  • The Big Apple 3 hrs New York City
  • The District 3 hrs Washington D.C.
  • The Steel City 4 hrs Pittsburgh

Contact Us

Office of Admissions

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

P: 570-372-4260 or 1-800-326-9672