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Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, United States
Many schools talk about study abroad but at Susquehanna, everyone does it. We are nationally recognized for our commitment to global experiences and cultural competence through our innovative Global Opportunities (GO) program.

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



  • We opened on Sept. 1, 1858, as The Missionary Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Our sister school was known as the Susquehanna Female College. 
  • Benjamin Kurtz was the first president, and the school had two departments: theology and classical. 
  • In 1895, we officially became Susquehanna University.


You'll choose from more than 100 majors and minors, as well as pre-professional programs and an interdisciplinary honors program.

The School of Arts and Sciences and the AACSB accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business offer Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Music degrees.

You'll benefit from our exceptional faculty and small classes that facilitate participation. Our innovative curriculum encourages breadth and depth of study as you develop your skill set, and participation in our Global Opportunities program develops your cultural competence.

In essence, the world is open to you when you choose Susquehanna University.


We've secured a $2.25 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation for a dedicated laboratory and state-of-the-art equipment for river research. Awards of more than $170,000 have been given to partner institutions with funds made possible by the Mellon grant.

And most importantly, our faculty and students are working collaboratively with a network of nonprofit groups, government agencies and other academic institutions within the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds to ensure broad and compelling long-term impacts. 


Today's career paths are full of exciting challenges and new opportunities, so you'll need the skills to last a lifetime of job searches and career shifts.

We approach successful outcomes from a liberal arts perspective, empowering you to shape your own future.

Career development is a campuswide effort, with many faculty and staff professionals personally helping you find internships, apply to graduate schools or just understand your options.

Good career planning starts from the moment you first step foot on campus.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

The division of student life is dedicated to developing compassionate, confident, and respectful community members. Through our carefully planned programs, services, and individual interactions, the division of student life prepares students for success in a diverse, global society.

Integrating academic learning and student development, the division of student life challenges students to acquire an awareness of creative and cultural forces that shape the world, an integrated set of intellectual skills, a mature understanding of self, and an understanding of personal ethical responsibility. 

Housing services

Living and learning happens day and night—much of it in and around our residential housing communities.

Whether you live in a traditional dorm, suite, townhouse or on-campus apartment, you'll find it easy to make yourself at home. All feature lounges, kitchenettes and study areas in addition to student rooms. They're equipped with Wi-Fi and cable, and are within a 10-minute walk of our academic buildings.

We're a residential campus with housing guaranteed for all four years. All non-commuter students live on campus.

Library services

The Blough-Weis Library supports the academic vibrancy of Susquehanna University by providing quality resources and services that help members of the campus community pursue their intellectual and cultural interests.  

ICT services

  • The majority of campus is covered by Wi-Fi, including common outdoor spaces. Residence halls are 100% wireless featuring the eduroam Wi-Fi network.
  • Support is provided, on a limited basis, for viruses and networking.
  • There are nine general computer labs on campus for student use, including one with 24-hour access. Additionally, there are eight specialty labs and seven mobile notebook labs.

Medical services

We partner with Geisinger Medical Center physician providers to offer high quality, compassionate and confidential medical care in a safe and supportive environment.

Our team of physicians and nurses are available for same-day urgent care needs, for physical exams, women's and men's health issues, nutritionist care, preventive care, and much more. 

Student Life

Campus life

Located near the banks of the beautiful Susquehanna River, we are situated on 325 scenic acres in the charming town of Selinsgrove, Pa.

We're home to 2,200 undergraduate men and women and are known for our safe and welcoming community and dynamic learning environment.

Sports facilities

We consider wellness to be a way of life. We can help you make good decisions that affect not only your time at Susquehanna, but well beyond.

Whether you're looking to quit smoking, train for a 5K or start eating healthier, we offer helpful online pointers, programs and in-person classes on fitness or nutrition.

A registered dietitian is available to assist you with questions regarding nutritional health, such as weight loss or gain, food allergies, sports nutrition, healthy snacking and hydration. Workout classes or individual fitness training sessions are available on campus and can be tailored to your individual needs. 

Student clubs

What goes on at Susquehanna? Plenty!

More than 150 active clubs and organizations give you opportunities for fun, leadership, service and more.

Take your pick from student-run groups, club sports, honor societies, academic clubs, volunteer organizations and more. Find your place in student-operated media. Or join a professional organization or Greek chapter.

Get involved and get ready for memories and experiences that last a lifetime!

Don't see a club for you? Then start a new one! Contact the Office of Leadership and Engagement for more info. 


Susquehanna is an accredited, not-for-profit institution which means that our programs are both certified and recognized for their excellence. Our accreditations include the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), American Chemical Society, and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. We're also a member of the Annapolis Group, an organization of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. 

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, United States