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Susquehanna University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Susquehanna University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Susquehanna University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Susquehanna University was awarded 99 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Susquehanna is ranked #447 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Susquehanna also holds the #34 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

See all of the rankings for Susquehanna University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Susquehanna?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Susquehanna University is 73%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Susquehanna is a good fit for you.

Learn more about Susquehanna University admissions.

Susquehanna University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Susquehanna University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Susquehanna University is 62%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  62 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Susquehanna University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 88% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Susquehanna University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Susquehanna the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 65%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  65 out of 100
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Susquehanna University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,239 undergraduates at Susquehanna with 2,214 being full-time and 25 being part-time.

How Much Does Susquehanna University Cost?

The overall average net price of Susquehanna is $25,724. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Susquehanna

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,823 $19,548 $23,123 $24,933 $32,069

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Susquehanna, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Susquehanna, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $10,056 a year. That adds up to $40,224 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Susquehanna is 3.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Susquehanna Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Susquehanna make about $54,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Susquehanna students since it is 36% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Selinsgrove is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for Susquehanna are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 514 University Ave, Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1025
Phone: 570-374-0101
Website: www.susqu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SusquehannaU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/susquehannau

Susquehanna University Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 71 $29,685
General Biology 50 $26,933
General Psychology 41 $28,598
Writing Studies 37 $26,353
Marketing 37 $52,107
Finance & Financial Management 29 $56,114
Business Administration & Management 27 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 19 $25,194
Publishing 18 NA
Romance Languages 18 $28,960

Learn more about the majors offered at Susquehanna University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Susquehanna

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 14 students took at least one online class at Susquehanna University. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 14 14
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Susquehanna University.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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