Consult with Susquehanna University's admissions department for more information on applying.
Students who apply to Sesquehanna for fall should anticipate a decision by October 1.
The following is an overiew of some of Sesquehanna's admissions stats.
|Sesquehanna 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||22%|
|Mean SAT Score||1150|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||45%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||5%|
These are the application deadlines for Susquehanna University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||December 1|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 1|
Susquehanna University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Sesquehanna directly for more information about early applications.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Sesquehanna will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.
➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to get into Sesquehanna.
In 2021, Sesquehanna accepted 88% of all applicants, about 4,127 of the 4,688 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.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Sesquehanna has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important 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.
What does Sesquehanna consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with Sesquehanna for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Sesquehanna, all applicants 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)|
|Other Requirements||√||writing portfolio for creative writing program, audition for music programs, design portfolio for graphic design programs|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5||3|
Students admitted to Sesquehanna have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 63.4% submitted a class rank. At Sesquehanna 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 53% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.
At Susquehanna University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||18.3%|
|3.50 and 3.74||22.46%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12.68%|
|3.00 and 3.24||9.6%|
|2.50 and 2.9||7.8%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Sesquehanna directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Sesquehanna looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
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.
In 2022, 45% of Sesquehanna's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Sesquehanna applicants, you should strive to earn between 1090 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Sesquehanna 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1090, 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 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Sesquehanna students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.
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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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
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
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 it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting 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?
✅ The acceptance rate for Sesquehanna is 88%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Sesquehanna?
🟨 Sesquehanna may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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How hard is it to get into Sesquehanna? Sesquehanna is a somewhat selective institution. The Sesquehanna acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
28 and Above
22 to 28
22 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1250 and Above
1090 to 1250
1090 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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