Princeton Review, Forbes, Name Susquehanna Among Top Colleges
Published on August 12, 2011
SELINSGROVE—The Princeton Review has ranked Susquehanna No. 8 among the nation’s universities for the quality of its student health services. Last fall marked the opening of the Geisinger Clinic at Susquehanna University, which serves as the university’s student health center as well as providing pediatric urgent care for the Selinsgrove community.
The ranking, published in the 2012 edition of The Best 376 Colleges, is based on The Princeton Review's survey of 122,000 students attending the colleges in the book. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their own schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences.
Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the United States are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of the top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories. Susquehanna was also ranked the sixth Easiest Campus to Get Around.
Forbes.com recently ranked Susquehanna No. 148 on its list of America’s Top 200 Colleges. The rankings are based on five general categories: Postgraduate Success (30 percent), which evaluates alumni pay and prominence; Student Satisfaction (27.5 percent), which includes professor evaluations and freshman-to-sophomore-year retention rates; Debt (17.5 percent), which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates; Four-Year Graduation Rate (17.5 percent); and Competitive Awards (7.5 percent), which rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships and fellowships like the Rhodes, the Marshall and the Fulbright.
Karen M. Jones