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Reviews 657 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are a few bars nearby that upperclassmen go to, most in walking distance.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Trax has parties every weekend, however there are only a few big ones that everyone goes to. 18th Street is definitely a big party scene on the weekends. Easier to get into parties if you're either on a sports team or in a sorority/fraternity.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Classes here are small so student-professor relationships really have the opportunity to exist. Also, counselors vary on how helpful they are but the scheduling process isn't difficult. Workload is pretty average, you can't slack off but it doesn't feel like way too much work either, and if it is talking to the teacher may help. Some of them move deadlines/test dates if you have like 3+ other assignments/tests around the same time.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is diverse in terms of diversity, sexual orientation, and political beliefs. Though we're not very mixed, the community is accepting of anyone and everyone. Everyone is accepting of people's choice and there are no acts of intolerance as far as I've witnessed. People definitely fit in as whoever they are, and everyone is open to new things.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I definitely know people who don't use drugs and don't feel extremely pressured too, so it's always a choice here. However, if you go out then as long as you control yourself most people are fine. There have been some alcohol problems, but the school is clear about communicating the rules and listening to everyone's side of the story before taking action.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt in danger, however if something happens Public Safety isn't always quick to respond. Also, upperclassmen have complained about them using fire alarms or invalid reasons to search rooms, which makes it a little questionable. School said they're working on it though. There's not much campus crime so I wouldn't say it's bad.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel so safe on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very clean and the peopl are nice and great to live with.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: From what I can see they are very important and people love to play wand watch.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great people yo be around. Also a wonderful learning environment and a beautiful place to live.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Susquehanna is a Div 3 school, so varsity athletics don't take precedence here like they do at bigger schools like Penn State. However, our athletes and the rest us are enthusiastic about their performance. Our Jacobs' Fitness Center is being renovated this summer to create a varsity only conditioning center that will be under the direct supervision of a full time strength and conditioning coach. The rest of the Fitness Center is also being updated, so that it can serve nonathletes and club athletes just as well as the conditioning center will serve the varsity athletes. As a member of the Rowing team here at Susquehanna, which is registered as a club sport, I can say that club athletics are very popular here and perform just as well as our varsity teams. For example, my team is consistently competes against Div 1 schools at regattas and our men's rugby club team just finished their season third in the nation!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Susquehanna has become a second home to me. So many people here, from fellow classmates, to upperclassmen, to staff and faculty work to engage you as a student and make you feel welcome. And they work to create more and more programs, from Preview Days in the summer before your first year to yearly events like our Thanksgiving Dinner, to ensure that this engaging attitude remains a Susquehanna staple. I also love that Susquehanna is dedicated to preparing students of all majors for life and work outside of college. From professional grade science instrumentation and an intensive first year business program to a tenacious Career Development Center, I'm confident in saying that Susquehanna will best prepare me and my classmates for whatever the future holds for us.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had some of the greatest professors ever while at this school and some of the worst, it really just depends on who you get.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The connections and job placement coming out of this school in the real world are the only reason im still at the school and even considering staying.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The RAs are the ones you hear about that are out to get you, Public Safety goes beyond their call of duty harassing students, and you never really get a sense of family unless you live in Hassinger, which is a very boring hall.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Our Greeks somehow manage to party less than the average student. They're SO lame, it's dissapointing

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our teams are VERY good in almost every sport, just no one seems to have any school spirit or want to go to the games

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a nice school, but its small, strict, and theres not much to do off campus

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience wasn't the worst at Susquehanna, I just think it wasn't the school for me which is okay. The increase in class sizes however made me feel like I was paying too much for what I was promised.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have never taken steps to become employed on campus so i can't really comment

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: No body trusts public safety on campus and measures have been taken as of the end of the year to resolve these issues. I have never felt uncomfortable walking or running around campus by myself however as a female student.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing experience depends on where you live. I lived in Smith hall, second floor and it tended to get pretty gross. The rooms aren't big either and a lot of people were forced into triples which made it even tighter.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's a small campus and greek life isn't a major role in the social scene. Non-greeks and greeks are friends though, there doesn't seem to be a barrier.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The facilities are up to date and the teams are very close. The fan base for female sports isn't the best though.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I wouldn't choose this school again as a biology major because it is very liberal and does not have many opportunities for internships in this field. You're lucky if you get to participate in faculty research but that's really your only option. Otherwise the school is beautiful and very homey, just not the best for science majors.


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Susquehanna is an amazing place to go to school. While some people see it as their worst nightmare, for those who want a small liberal arts school, there aren’t many better places to go than SU. The academics are impressive, the faculty is caring, and the atmosphere created by the students is amazing. A good motto for SU students is “work hard, play hard.” Everyone is here to succeed, but having fun never hurt anyone. While there are always a couple of students who forsake the work part, the majority of campus has its priorities straight. It’s easy to strike a balance between work and a social life.

While there are shortcomings on the SU campus, they pale in comparison to the positives. There are a lot of catch-22s. Campus security is really strict, but at the same time, the campus is incredibly safe. Professors live close so there are rarely snow days, yet they care deeply about their students and open up their homes to them. As already mentioned, if you are looking for a city atmosphere or a large campus, then SU would not be your ideal spot. However, if you want a smaller school, or better yet, have no idea what you want in a school, then Susquehanna really is the place to be. You can’t get lost in the shuffle on this campus; there will always be someone looking out for you, be it professor, roommate, or peer.

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