July 08, 2021

Susquehanna University has been recognized as an innovator and national leader in promoting socioeconomic diversity in the 38th edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges, a longstanding guide to the top 300-plus universities throughout the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Ireland.

The guide notes Susquehanna’s challenging academics, small class sizes and internship and research opportunities, as well as its emphasis on service, Susquehanna’s competitive athletic teams and students’ access to study-abroad programs.

“Professors expect students to be active, visit during their office hours and ask questions,” one student told the guide.

“Students are challenged to take initiative with their learning in a friendly, open environment,” said another.

The guide also recognizes the university’s “prestigious business program” in the AACSB-accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business. Also singled out are Susquehanna’s Common Reading program, which has been highlighted by the New York Times, 3-2 engineering program and socioeconomic diversity — 99% of students receive financial aid.

Students quoted on behalf of Susquehanna praised the university’s volunteer opportunities, rich campus life and traditions like Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Candlelight Service and senior hike.

Among prospective students, their parents and their high-school counselors, the Fiske Guide to Colleges is considered one of the most authoritative sources for college information. The guide’s selection process is based on questionnaires completed by current students and administrators, as well as campus visits and supplementary research conducted by the editorial staff.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges was originally compiled by Edward B. Fiske, who served as education editor of The New York Times for 17 years, and is updated annually by the Fiske editorial team.