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Sesquehanna Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Sesquehanna, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Sesquehanna Admissions Stats at a Glance

Sesquehanna 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 25%
Mean SAT Score 1150
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 83%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 15%

Considering Applying Early to Sesquehanna?

Susquehanna University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Sesquehanna will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Sesquehanna is 82%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 87%. In 2021, Sesquehanna admitted 50 of the 61 students who applied early decison.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Sesquehanna?

It is moderately difficult to get into Sesquehanna. Sesquehanna evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Sesquehanna accepted 87% of students, around 4,013 of the 4,594 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Sesquehanna, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to Sesquehanna?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Sesquehanna

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important

Sesquehanna Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Sesquehanna must submit the following items. Double check with Sesquehanna's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5 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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Sesquehanna?

Students admitted to Sesquehanna have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 70% submitted a class rank. At Sesquehanna 25% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 63% were in the top 25% and 88% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Susquehanna University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 70%

Sesquehanna does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2021, 83% of Sesquehanna's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 15% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Sesquehanna?

To be competitive with other Sesquehanna applicants, you should strive to earn between 1070 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Sesquehanna 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Sesquehanna student is 1150.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Sesquehanna students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Sesquehanna students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Sesquehanna?

To be most competitive at Sesquehanna, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Sesquehanna's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Sesquehanna students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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Transferring to Susquehanna University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Sesquehanna. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Sesquehanna during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

Sesquehanna Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Sesquehanna?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Sesquehanna.

Does Sesquehanna accept transfer credits?

Sesquehanna accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Sesquehanna accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Sesquehanna accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Sesquehanna accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Sesquehanna?

No, Sesquehanna is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Sesquehanna's acceptance rate?

Sesquehanna's acceptance rate is 87%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Sesquehanna?

Sesquehanna's early decision acceptance rate was 82% in 2021.

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Sesquehanna Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Sesquehanna? Sesquehanna is a somewhat selective institution. The Sesquehanna acceptance rate is 87%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.



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Sesquehanna Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Sesquehanna ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


22 to 28


22 and Less


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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 Score

Estimated Chance

1230 and Above


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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Sesquehanna, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.67. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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