Who We Are

We are...

  • 2,300 involved students, who will be your roommates, classmates, teammates and friends.
  • A network of nearly 19,240 accomplished alumni, who offer advice and open doors to your internships and future career opportunities
  • Hundreds of dedicated faculty and staff who will challenge and support you on every part of your Susquehanna journey.

Our students thrive, and you will too, as you are mentored by professors who are both experts in their fields and exceptional teachers. Coursework at Susquehanna is intense – you will enjoy personalized attention from your faculty as they help you learn and develop the skills you need to be job and/or graduate school ready.

Many schools talk about study abroad but at Susquehanna, everyone does it. We are nationally recognized for our commitment to global experiences and cultural competence through our innovative Global Opportunities (GO) program.

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We educate students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world.

Learning Goals

Our learning goals articulate a vision of our students as competent, liberally-educated people who develop the skills they need to succeed in the job market post-graduation and to pursue advanced degrees.

Our students engage in an ongoing processes of cross- and multi-disciplinary education to develop depth of knowledge; examine ideas within the context of their academic major and from the perspectives of other disciplines as well; and synthesize all facets of their educational experience to frame a way of thinking about their major area(s) of study, their potential career path, and their lives as a means to achieve, lead and serve in their communities and around the world.

We want our graduates to possess:

  • An awareness of creative, natural, societal and cultural forces that shape the world
  • An integrated set of intellectual skills
  • A mature understanding of self-mind, body and spirit
  • An understanding of personal ethical responsibility

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.

Susquehanna is an accredited, not-for-profit institution which means that our programs are both certified and recognized for their excellence. Our accreditations include the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), American Chemical Society, and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. We're also a member of the Annapolis Group, an organization of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges.

You'll never have a shortage of things to do at Susquehanna!

With 160 student organizations, you'll have lots of options to choose from when exploring life beyond the classroom. You'll find that much of learning occurs outside the classroom.

You may choose to join other dedicated student volunteers, who, including our Greek organizations, contribute more than 32,000 community service hours each year.

If you're interested in campus ministry, we have active programs serving many faiths.

And you won't want to miss the numerous music and theatre performances, concerts, lectures, barbecues, festivals and more offered throughout the year.

Interested in athletics? We offer 23 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports in the Centennial Conference (football and women's golf), Empire 8 (men's golf) and Landmark Conference and have many active intramural and club sport programs.

And there's plenty of room to stretch your muscles, become a leader and have some fun with our 26 acres of grass and turf playing fields; a sports complex with a swimming pool, fitness center and more; and the nearby Susquehanna River, scenic roads and mountain trails.

Learning Goals

The learning goals of Susquehanna University articulate a vision of our students as confident, liberally educated, and committed to multidisciplinary education as global citizens, working within and across their academic disciplines. They productively gather and apply all facets of their educational experience to personally and professionally frame their vocations, areas of study, and lives, demonstrating achievement, leadership, and service in the world.

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SU students investigate the creative, natural, social, economic, and cultural forces that shape the world, and gain familiarity with:


the richness of human thought and expression across time and into the present;

the ongoing ways humans seek to explain the natural world; and

the breadth and depth of global human interactions, including belief systems, values, practices, and ways of organizing life.

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SU students develop an integrated set of intellectual skills that empower them to:


think creatively and critically to analyze issues, consider solutions, and make effective decisions;

incorporate methods of analysis from a broad range of academic disciplines to understand and explore conflict, and solve problems;

engage effectively with others through gathering, evaluating, synthesizing, and articulating information to generate informed opinions and arguments through multiple avenues; and

work effectively within a team, function with professional and digital competency, and understand and navigate problems that often elicit complex and ambiguous responses.

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SU students develop a mature, integrated sense of themselves through a holistic liberal arts experience, including:


appreciating the limits and contexts of their own experience, and the ability to value the experiences of others with diverse backgrounds;

critically examining their strengths and struggles, and realistically evaluating the potential positive or negative impact of inputs and activities; and

committing to ongoing development of one’s intellectual, physical, and spiritual life.

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SU graduates develop and internalize their own integrated vision of the common good, and how to pursue it in the context of their lives, including:


pursuing sustainable relationships with their natural and social environments;

continued growth to discern and pursue improvement in themselves, their communities, and the world;

understanding and valuing both the universality and diversity of human experience; and

willingness to strive for responsible personal and interpersonal actions that serve the greater good.

13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
98% of graduating students finish in four years or less 100+ majors and minors
$54K median salary 10 years after enrolling (College Scorecard)

Our Campus

  • 325 scenic acres in Selinsgrove, Pa., featuring first-rate facilities, including a state-of-the-art science center, an Environmental Education Center focused on sustainability as well as river and land research, and premier performing venue Stretansky Concert Hall.
  • On campus housing is guaranteed and includes typical corridor-style residence halls to townhouses and apartments for more independent living
  • Exceptional athletic facilities including a sports complex, fitness center, pool, and 26 acres of grass and turf playing fields
  • A comfortable walk to shops and services in downtown Selinsgrove and the Susquehanna River
  • One hour from the state capital of Harrisburg and three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
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History and Traditions

Our traditions bridge distance and time to connect generations of Susquehannans to each other and this special place.

Our Leadership

Meet our President, Jonathan D. Green, and other members of senior leadership, including the Board of Trustees and the provost.

In the Community

Learn more about community programs, events open to the public and our work with community partners.

Newsroom

The latest news from Susquehanna, as well as tools and resources for the media and the online edition of our alumni magazine, Susquehanna Currents.

Offices and Services

Need to find an administrative office? Look no further than this directory of offices and services.

Federal and Institutional Disclosures

Key information about Susquehanna, as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.

While often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than athletics. It applies to other programs here as well, including academics and administration.

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