A Comprehensive Undergraduate University

Susquehanna University educates enterprising, independent thinkers—about 2,300 students from 29 states and 25 countries. Students graduate with the broad-based academic foundation and essential 21st-century job skills—critical thinking, writing, teamwork and communication—that employers and graduate schools seek. Challenging academics, plus internships and research opportunities, result in 96 percent of seniors employed or pursuing advanced degrees within months of graduation.


At Susquehanna, you'll choose from more than 100 majors and minors, as well as pre-professional programs and an interdisciplinary honors program. The School of Arts and Sciences and the AACSB-accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business offer Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Music degrees. You'll benefit from our exceptional faculty and small classes that facilitate participation. Our innovative curriculum encourages breadth and depth of study as you develop your skill set, and participation in our Global Opportunities program develops your cultural competence. In essence, the world is open to you when you choose Susquehanna University.

Residential Life

Living and learning happens day and night at Susquehanna—much of it in and around our residential housing communities. Whether you live in a traditional dorm, suite, townhouse or on-campus apartment, you'll find it easy to make yourself at home. All feature lounges, kitchenettes and study areas, in addition to student rooms. They're equipped with Wi-Fi and cable and are within a 10-minute walk of our academic buildings. SU is a residential campus with housing guaranteed for all four years. All non-commuter students live on campus.

Extracurricular Life

You will experience our deep-rooted commitment to the intellectual, personal and professional growth of every student on Susquehanna’s residential campus. Outside the classroom you can choose from 160 student organizations and co-curricular activities, service learning, student leadership and 23 NCAA Division III sports. Go River Hawks! You will gain valuable leadership, social and interpersonal skills in our inclusive and diverse community ... and make memories to last a lifetime.

Admission Website

Please visit the Susquehanna University Admission website for additional information.

Deadline Information

  • Nov. 1 – Early Action 1
  • Nov. 15 – Early Decision
  • Dec. 5 – Early Action 2
  • Feb. 1 – Regular Decision

Admission notifications are as follows: Early Action 1 and Early Decision – Dec. 1; Early Action 2 – Jan. 15; Regular Decision – March 1. Early Decision applicants have until Jan. 15 to accept an offer of admission. Early Action and Regular Decision applicants have until May 1 to do so.

Required Application Materials

  • The Coalition Application, Susquehanna Success Application or Common Application

  • Official High School Transcript

  • School Report & Counselor Recommendation

  • SAT/ACT Scores*

  • Portfolio Submissions/Auditions for graphic design, art, creative writing and music majors

* You may choose to apply test score optional by indicating this preference on your application.

Financial Aid

Financing a college education is a major investment for your family. All applicants are automatically considered for a comprehensive academic merit scholarship ($10,000–37,000) by the Admission Committee. Susquehanna offers grants, loans and work-study based on demonstrated financial need. To qualify, you must file a FAFSA by Feb. 1.

  • Net Price Calculator
  • 2019–20 Total Sticker Price: $62,320
  • 2019–20 Average Scholarship & Grant Aid: $33,894
  • 99% of students receive financial aid
  • 98% of graduates finish in four years or less

Please visit the Susquehanna University Tuition & Financial Aid website for additional information.

Additional Information