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Colleges / Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University

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

Sesquehanna Admissions

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.

Sesquehanna Admissions Stats at a Glance

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%
Waitlist No

Susquehanna University Application Deadlines

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

Applying Early to Sesquehanna?

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.

More on Susquehanna University Admissions

How To Get Into Susquehanna University

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.

Transferring to Susquehanna University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Sesquehanna

Sesquehanna has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Sesquehanna Look For in an Applicant?

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.

Admissions Factors at Sesquehanna

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.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important
Geographical Residence Considered
First Generation Considered
State Residency Considered

Make sure to check with Sesquehanna for more information on admission factors.

Sesquehanna Application Requirements

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

GPA and Testing

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, 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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Susquehanna University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 29.16%
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.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

What is a Good SAT Score for Sesquehanna?

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.

What is 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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

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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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 88%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


Sesquehanna Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

1090 - 1250


Math SAT Range

540 - 630


Reading SAT Range

550 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

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 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Campus Setting

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