Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating undergraduate students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse and interconnected world. The university is located in Selinsgrove, Pa., a town of about 5,000 situated on the banks of the Susquehanna River, 50 miles north of the state capital, Harrisburg. The campus is about 90 minutes from the Pocono ski areas, and about a three-hour drive from New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1858, the university enrolls approximately 1,900 students in the School of Arts, Humanities and Communications, School of Natural and Social Sciences, and Sigmund Weis School of Business. A Susquehanna education is distinguished by a strong liberal arts program enhanced by equally strong professional programs in areas such as business, education and communications. Degrees are offered for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science.

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United States

514 University Avenue
PA 17870-1164
Phone: 570-372-4260
Fax: 570-372-2722

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Sample Student Art Work (10)

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Location and Getting there

By Automobile
Selinsgrove is about 90 minutes west of the Pocono Mountain resort areas.

From route 80, exit 224 (formerly 33), Danville, take route 54 east to 11 south; from exit 210A (formerly 30A), Lewisburg, take route 15 south.

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike, exit 236 (formerly 17), follow routes 11 and 15 north; from exit 242 (formerly 18), follow route 83 north to routes 11 and 15; from exit 247 (formerly 19), follow routes 283 and 83 north/322 west to routes 11 and 15 north.

From routes 11 and 15 north and south, follow signs to Downtown Selinsgrove and Susquehanna University.

By Bus or Train
Greyhound and Capitol Trailways provide bus service to Selinsgrove. Amtrak provides passenger service to Harrisburg. The Harrisburg Terminal houses both the train and bus lines.

By Plane
The Harrisburg International Airport is about 60 miles away and is served by American, United, Delta Northwest, USAir, several commuter airlines, and the major rental car agencies. The Penn Valley Airport in Selinsgrove provides good facilities for private and charter aircraft.  

Department and information about the department

The Susquehanna University Departmment of Art offers:

Bachelors degrees in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Art History.
Minors in Photography, Studio Art, and Art History.
Small classes: art sections are capped at 18 students maximum!
A vibrant, diverse university of approximately 2000 students and 75 art majors; built around the idea of small classes and individual attention.
A dedicated and professionally active full-time faculty, as well as a team of professional artists, designers, and art historians who teach part-time.
Regular field trips to New York City, Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg.
Opportunities to visit Europe during Spring Break. Recent destinations include Rome, Paris, Normandy, Berlin, Vienna, Krakow, and Prague.
Semester abroad opportunities in abundance: France, Italy, England, Australia, and more.
The chance to exhibit your work in juried competitions and gallery shows.
Opportunities to see exhibits and hear lectures both on- and off-campus by some of the top artists and designers in the world.
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Academic Staff and Description  

News and Events  

Information For  Undergraduates

Studio Art

Graphic Design

Art History  

Information For  International Students

International Students Are Welcome to Apply to Susquehanna University  


Susquehanna art students have a great record of success following graduation. One of the strongest aspects of an SU education is our focus on getting students into professional settings on a regular basis. Our students attend lectures, openings, portfolio reviews, and exhibits, both on- and off-campus. They exhibit their work in juried competitions and complete internships in galleries, museums, art studios, design firms, ad agencies, and so on. They regularly visit museums in New York, Washington, Philadelphia, and even Europe.  

Student Facilities

The department of art is located in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art,completed in 2002.
A few highlights of the facility are:

A totally dedicated graphic design computer studio with electronic card-swipe entry so that only art students have access.
22 Apple Macintosh dual processor G5s with wide format cinema displays.
G5 X-Serve with dedicated storage space for each and every student.
3 ultra large format color printers, with no charge for prints!
4 scanners and 5 digital cameras dedicated for student use.
Overhead digital projection.
The fully equipped photography studio, with 20 Beselar enlargers, processing and drying rooms, studio lighting, and dedicated lecture, critique, and production space.
The dedicated art history classroom, with dual projection and accompanying slide library.
The CCMA common area, the place to find art and music students between classes.
24 hour access to Cunningham Hall and the graphic design studio.
Additional art courses are offered in the Art Studio Building, where we teach foundations, painting, drawing, and printmaking.  

Student Support

The Division of Student Life fosters student development by promoting intellectual engagement, personal accountability, and civic responsibility. Through internal and external collaboration, we create a challenging and supportive campus community.  

Student Life

Office of Campus Activities  


Approximately 1,900 students are enrolled at the University with 80% living on campus in a variety of residential options.  

How To Apply

If you are smart, creative, outgoing, ambitious, and thinking about majoring in art, we want to hear from you! Please contact Nick Stephenson in the admissions office to arrange for a campus visit and some time with art students and faculty members.


Visit us (open days)

The very best way to get to know Susquehanna (or any college) is by visiting the campus. We strongly recommend that you and your family come and see everything we have to offer!

Prospective students are encouraged to visit Susquehanna for an interview with a member of the admissions staff. Our counselors are a great resource as they can explain academic programs and answer your questions. Visiting campus provides you with a chance to see the facilities and speak with faculty, coaches and students.  

Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)

Please contact Mark Fertig if you have any questions.