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Why Susquehanna?

A Liberal Arts and Science University Is a Wise Investment

  • Susquehanna University campus outside Degenstein Campus Center One-third of all Fortune 500 CEOs have liberal arts degrees.
    • Choose a major in arts and sciences or business. You’ll be prepared for the road ahead.
  • Experts predict you’ll hold as many as 29 jobs in your lifetime.
    • Gain critical skills and practical experience to pivot as needed.
  • More than 9 in 10 employers want their hires to demonstrate ethical judgment, integrity, intercultural skills and capacity for continued learning.
    • All of our programs emphasize these important skills.

Susquehanna University is not your typical liberal arts college.

Academic Success

  •  We offer a traditional liberal arts and sciences curriculum, and professional experiences—a winning combination that prepares you for our increasingly fast-moving and interconnected world.
    • You immerse yourself in your major and gain broad-based knowledge across many academic areas that interest you.
  • 78% of our graduates have professional experience—including internships and research opportunities—before graduation.
    • Our history and English majors are just as likely to have an internship as our business majors.
    • Science majors enjoy research opportunities with faculty members, with outside agencies during the summer and also independent projects.
  • Our Sigmund Weis School of Business is AACSB-accredited, a marker of excellence which places it among the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

Career and Personal Success

  • Eight Susquehanna graduates were named Fulbright scholars in 2013 and 2014 alone—their international experiences will enhance their personal development and future career opportunities.
  • 94% of our graduates are employed or in graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.
  • 94% of alumni say they would likely attend Susquehanna all over again, a true testament to the education they received here.

Financial Independence

When considering the return on investment, the long-term value of a private liberal arts college is clear.

  • Graduation rates are much higher than the national average. Full-time faculty—not teaching assistants—work with students in small groups. They mentor students individually, helping them be successful academically and in getting a job after graduation.
  • More graduates complete their degrees in four years; compared to five or more years at many larger institutions. That’s a significant savings in tuition dollars. Plus you can enter the job market and begin earning a salary sooner.


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Kelly Jockwer '16

Kelly Jockwer '16

Kelly Jockwer '16

Accounting, Spanish
Metuchen, N.J.

Whether she’s on the links or in the classroom, this student-athlete understands how to keep her head in the game.

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