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| I personally hated Susquehanna University and I am in the process of transferring schools. A very large majority of the students are white, fairly conservative, and religious (they practice some form of Christianity). There have been multiple instances with swastikas being posted around campus. The surrounding town of Selinsgrove is practically microscopic; the only thing to do is to go a restaurant called BJ's and order Bongo Bongo Dip (which is actually delicious). A "fun" outing is to take the school's shuttle bus and go shopping at the local Target. The campus food is awful; I actually got Irritable Bowel Syndrome from it. The dorms are okay... but beware of incredibly large spiders infesting your room. If you are lucky to not have a spider issue, you will have an ant issue. Or both. So, keep a can of Raid handy. Classes and professors are wonderful, though the art program here is unbearably small. On weekends, many students go to parties. They are often disgusting. 100 people crammed into a small space is not exactly fun. Girls get in for free, guys sometimes have to pay. The male students are typically disgusting at these parties. I myself have been raped twice during my freshman year. There was one reported rape on campus which did get handled by the local police. The university's counseling center and the health center are absolutely wonderful. They are so helpful and caring. I think that the health and counseling centers are better than what any other college has to offer its students. |
|Feb 14 2013|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| Susquehanna is a particular school. Their positives are really positive (Beautiful campus, friendly students, good academics) and the negatives are really negative (little to do in the surrounding area, money grabbing at every possible chance). So it really depends on your personal interests if you have a good time or not. Are academics your primary concern? This school could work. Is experience your primary concern? ehhh... Is the social aspect your primary concern? This school probably won't work.|
Partying? Well, if you don't party this may not work, if you do party, this may not work. The non partiers get bothered by the fact thats all people do here on weekends (cause there's little else to do). The partiers get bothered by the fact the parties aren't usually crazy enough. No one wins.
Academics is this schools strongest point. At least for me (and my major of 8 people in my class) the professors are always there if we need them by email, in-person, in class, whenever. Classes are actually useful not just busywork. Opportunities aplenty (half of my major got internships or jobs for the summer on campus that directly apply to our major).
Weakest point is the area. It really is in an isolated area. Although there is a stretch of rode that has a mall, movie theater, and plentiful shopping centers, the main street of Selinsgrove is small and insignificant and the immediate area surrounding Selinsgrove is nearly non-existant.
One underrated aspect of SU is clubs. There are clubs, lots of clubs. Maybe not as many as a larger university, but for a small one of about 2.5K students, there are a lot. You got sports clubs (I'm an ultimate frisbee guy myself), service work clubs, common interest clubs, activity clubs, charity clubs, etc. It's easy to start clubs, it's easy to run clubs, it's easy to join clubs. So if you like clubs, you GOT clubs.All in all, its a good school that may be lacking if someone is looking for more than a good education.
|Aug 02 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2015 |
| I think the English and Creative Writing program at SU is one of the most welcoming and essential parts of this campus. The Creative Writing professors in particular are enormously helpful and if you're willing to put in the work, they're willing to work to help you. I think the campus staff gets a lot of flak, but as a member of Residence Life as an RA and HR, I believe they do have the students constantly in mind. The worst part of campus life is the food. |
|Mar 29 2012|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2013 |