You may have chosen Susquehanna University because of its affiliation to the Evangelical Lutheran Church or maybe you liked something else about it. This is a private, not-for-profit university located close to the border of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Selinsgrove is a small community, which allows you to become familiar with it fairly quickly. Once you’re done with studies for the day or on a weekend you can leave campus and visit one of the local restaurants or, if you prefer, go shopping.
Overview of Susquehanna University
Susquehanna University was founded in 1858, which means it’s been around for more than a few years. Student enrollment is 2,396, most of which consists of undergraduate students; a recent graduate class was made up of only three students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12 to 1, which is a comfortable ratio for those who like to be able to easily reach and communicate.
You’ll be able to live in campus housing since the university does have dorms available for most, if not all of the student population. Additionally, if you have decided to begin college while still in high school, you’ll be able to earn dual credits for both high school and college. Students who have passed their AP exams may also receive credit for those exams.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||Town: Distant|
|Student Faculty Ratio||12:1|
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|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Recommended|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies||Recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||August 1|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
The total price is the amount that you and your family are going to have to consider when you decide whether or not to attend school at Susquehanna University. This includes in- or out-of-state tuition, books, supplies, room and board, and other various costs such as food at the cafeteria. The final price is $65,000.
The cost of attendance after financial aid has been applied is called the average net price. This amount is $27,079. Susquehanna charges the same cost to everyone, but the net price is affected by income, based on a family’s annual income. Families earning up to $30,000 pay around $19,823; families earning between $75,001 and $110,000 pay around $24,933, and families earning more than $110,001 pay around $32,069.
Freshmen students who receive financial aid numbered 608 in a recent academic year. About 97% of those students (603) receive an average of $35,078 in grants and scholarships. The same number of students receive $32,340 in institutional grants and scholarships.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$35, 078|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||98%|
|Room & Board||$13,140|
- Tuition In-State - $49,180
- Tuition Out-of-State - $49,180
- Books and Supplies - $1,200
- Room & Board - $13,140
- Other - $1,480
As an incoming freshman student, you should know what retention rate means and what that percentage is for your university. This refers to the rate at which freshmen become returning students for their second year of school; this is 80% for Susquehanna University, which is a great rate.
The 4-year graduation rate is 68% and the 6-year graduation rate is 72%. Students preparing to graduate may have chosen to stay on for two more years so they could earn additional credits toward their major, especially if they attend part-time or if they are taking particularly difficult classes. The 6-year rate is becoming the new norm across the country, so these are solid rates all around. The average is around 65%.
If you need to earn extra money during the day, you may be able to free up that time. While evening classes are not offered distance (online) learning is offered, though you’ll want to discuss using these classes to shift your scheduling with an academic advisor.
Some of the more popular degree programs the school offers are business, management, marketing and related services; biological and biomedical sciences; communication, journalism and related programs; visual and performing arts; and social sciences.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Business Majors||130 Total Graduates / 25%|
|Finance, General||40 Graduates|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General||26 Graduates|
|Business Administration and Management, General||23 Graduates|
|All Biological & Biomedical Majors||70 Total Graduates / 13%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General||31 Graduates|
|Biomedical Sciences, General||11 Graduates|
|Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs||69 Total Graduates / 13%|
|Speech Communication and Rhetoric||66 Graduates|
|Visual and Performing Arts||46 Total Graduates / 9%|
|Graphic Design||16 Graduates|
|Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General||10 Graduates|
|Music Performance, General||6 Graduates|
|Art History, Criticism and Conservation||5 Graduates|
|Music, General||5 Graduates|
|All Social Science Majors||45 Total Graduates / 9%|
|Political Science and Government, General||17 Graduates|
|International Relations and Affairs||13 Graduates|
|Economics, General||10 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||31%|
Outcome & Salary
After graduation, you’ll be ready to find a job and start earning money. Susquehanna graduate’s early-career salaries are about $52,500 and their average salary is around $60,920. Graduate’s mid-career salaries take a solid jump up to $103,600.
The 4-year cost of your education is likely to average around $108,316 altogether. This figure is important for figuring out your return on investment (ROI). A graduate’s 10-year salary earnings potential is $609,200 and their 20-year salary earning potential is $1,645,200. After deducting your cost of education, your 10-year projected ROI could be as high as $500,884. The 20-year projected ROI with a degree from this school is $1,536,884.
A high school graduate earns an average salary of $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$52,500|
|College Grads Average Salary||$60,920|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$103,600|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$609,200|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,645,200|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$108,316|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$500,884|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,536,884|
|No College Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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