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Susquehanna University

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Overview
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Acceptance Rate

69.5%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$45,470

Average Salary in 10 Years

$60,900
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers undergrad programs. It has 2,351 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 69.5%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, English Language and Literature/Letters, and Visual and Performing Arts. 71% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $40,200.

About
🗺 514 University Avenue
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania 17870
Mission Susquehanna University educates students for productive, creative, and reflective lives of achievement, leadership, and service in a diverse, dynamic and interconnected world.
🌐 www.susqu.edu
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Admissions
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Susquehanna University has around 5,927 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 15% decide to enroll at Susquehanna University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 5,927 applicants 45% are men and 55% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 123 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 81 men.

Susquehanna University's acceptance rate is 69.5%. The acceptance rate for men is 65.8% and the acceptance rate for women is 72.6%.

Applicants
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Who applies to Susquehanna University?

Number of Applicants

5,927

Number of Applicants per Spot

9
per spot

Male Applicants

45%

Female Applicants

55%
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Getting into Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University Acceptance Rate

69.5%

Getting in

Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

65.8%

Female Acceptance Rate

72.6%
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Do Students Want to Go to Susquehanna University?

Susquehanna University Admissions Yield

15%
of accepted students choose to go to Susquehanna University

Male Admissions Yield

16%

Female Admissions Yield

15%
Application
Admission Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Required
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
College Requirements
Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

71%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

68%

Women Graduation Rate

73%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Susquehanna University?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$25,045
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$45,470
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$57,560
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$57,560
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$27,000
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$287
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Susquehanna University would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Susquehanna University Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

99%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

72%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Susquehanna University you can visit www.susqu.edu/admission-and-aid/tuition-and-financial-aid.

Susquehanna University Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $57,560
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $57,560
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Susquehanna University?

Susquehanna University students, on average, make $60,900 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 11% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Susquehanna University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Susquehanna University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

10.9%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Susquehanna University.

Median Earnings of Students from Susquehanna University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Susquehanna University.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Susquehanna University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Susquehanna University.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Susquehanna University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Susquehanna University.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Susquehanna University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Susquehanna University.
Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Susquehanna University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.1x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Susquehanna University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Susquehanna University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.9x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Susquehanna University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Susquehanna University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

13
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$90,117
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Susquehanna University?

No
Highest degree: Bachelor's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

2,351

Total Students

2,351
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

1%

Students over 25

1%

Student Median Household Income

$72,676
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

56%
of undergraduates

Men

44%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Susquehanna University has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 79 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 127 women.

International Students

2%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Susquehanna University

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Susquehanna University study?

Susquehanna University Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Susquehanna University are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  3. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  4. English Language and Literature/Letters
  5. Visual and Performing Arts
Approximately 69% of students choose to study one of these majors.
Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Susquehanna University?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

87%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Susquehanna University has a retention rate of 87% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

21
1% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Very Low

Susquehanna University has around 21 students who transfer into the school each year. This is very low at approximately 1% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Susquehanna University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

708
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

67
in 2017
Source: FBI
Politics in Pennsylvania
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Pennsylvania tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 48% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 48% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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