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About Sesquehanna

Susquehanna University is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Sesquehanna was founded in 1858 and now enrolls around 2,315 students a year, including 2,312 undergrads.

Sesquehanna offers housing for up to 0 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

Sesquehanna's endowment was valued at $173.414 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Sesquehanna spends about $12,653. Sesquehanna employs one full-time professor for every 13 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Sesquehanna Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 87%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 82%
Average GPA 3.7
Mean ACT score 26
Mean SAT score 1150
Tuition $52,380

2022 Sesquehanna Regular Decision Application Deadline

Sesquehanna Early Admission

Susquehanna University offers early decision and early action.

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The deadline to apply early to Sesquehanna is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!
82% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Sesquehanna.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Susquehanna University

It is moderately difficult to get into Sesquehanna. The acceptance rate at Sesquehanna is 87%. Out of 4,594 applications received in 2021, 4,013 students were offered admission.

Sesquehanna Waitlist 2021

Sesquehanna reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Susquehanna University?

Sesquehanna is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Sesquehanna, applicants must submit the following items.

Sesquehanna Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5 3
Other Requirements writing portfolio for creative writing program, audition for music programs, design portfolio for graphic design programs
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

Sesquehanna Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1150 on the SAT. The mean ACT score for Sesquehanna students is 26.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Sesquehanna.

Is Sesquehanna Test Optional?

Sesquehanna is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 83% submitted the SAT. 15% submitted the ACT.

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Does Sesquehanna Provide Student Housing?

Yes! Sesquehanna provides on-campus housing for students.

Sesquehanna students are active in the school's Student Government Association, Alpha Phi Omega and Student Activities Committee. Candlelight Service, Thanksgiving Dinner, and and Spring Weekend Carnival are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Sesquehanna.

Financial Aid at Sesquehanna

Sesquehanna meets 85% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $39,184 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Sesquehanna a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Sesquehanna

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Sesquehanna, around 87% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 589 students who started at Sesquehanna as first-time freshman, 404 graduate within four years.

Sesquehanna's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 72%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 68% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $36,500 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $43,366 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Sesquehanna sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! 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 want to see Sesquehanna for yourself, 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 transfer applications to Sesquehanna is Continuous processing.

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Sesquehanna ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

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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

1070 - 1230


Math SAT Range

530 - 610


Reading SAT Range

540 - 630

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Sesquehanna students is 1150. Applicants with SAT scores of 1230 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Sesquehanna, while applicants with SAT scores between 1070 to 1230 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1070 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 2,315 students enrolled at Sesquehanna, including 2,312 undergraduate students and 3 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 65% percent are from PA and 35% percent of students are from other states.


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