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Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

About Sesquehanna

Susquehanna University Overview

Susquehanna University is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Sesquehanna was founded in 1858 and the school presently has around 2,202 students a year, which includes 2,197 undergrads. Sesquehanna offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by October 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Sesquehanna!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Sesquehanna's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Sesquehanna students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Sesquehanna has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Sesquehanna has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Sesquehanna on the Student Life page.

2022 Sesquehanna Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 45%
Tuition $54,440
Percent of Need Met 83%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $41,518

Is Sesquehanna a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Sesquehanna offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Susquehanna University

Sesquehanna is moderately difficult to get into. Around 88% of applicants get into Sesquehanna each year. Last year, 4,688 students applied to Sesquehanna and 4,127 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Sesquehanna

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Sesquehanna, around 87% return for the next year. 71% of Sesquehanna undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Sesquehanna Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Sesquehanna by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 68% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Sesquehanna grads have an average starting salary of $36,500 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Susquehanna University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Sesquehanna's endowment was valued at $173.4 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Sesquehanna spends about $12,653 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Sesquehanna

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Sesquehanna meets 83% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $41,518 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $43,633 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Sesquehanna.

Based on this information, is Sesquehanna the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Sesquehanna a good school for you?

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Where is Susquehanna University Located?

Sesquehanna is located in the small town setting of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

If you would like to see Sesquehanna for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80 to Selinsgrove, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Harrisburg International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Sesquehanna and Selinsgrove are like without leaving home.

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College Info

514 University Avenue Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Campus Setting: Small Town

Sesquehanna Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Sesquehanna is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Sesquehanna is Continuous processing.

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Sesquehanna ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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28 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Sesquehanna is 26. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Sesquehanna. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Sesquehanna SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1250


Math SAT Range

540 - 630


Reading SAT Range

550 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1250 and Above


1090 to 1250


1090 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Sesquehanna students is 1150. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Sesquehanna, while applicants with SAT scores between 1090 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1090 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Sesquehanna.

Sesquehanna Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Sesquehanna is like? There are approximately 2,202 students enrolled at Sesquehanna, including 2,197 undergraduate students and 5 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 62% percent are from PA and 38% percent of students are from other states.


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