July 23, 2020

Susquehanna University has been recognized as an “innovator” by 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 competitive athletic teams, as well as students’ access to study-abroad, internship and research opportunities.

“Students are challenged to take initiative with their learning,” one student told the guide.

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, and the university’s socioeconomic diversity — 99 percent of students receive financial aid.

Students quoted on behalf of Susquehanna praised the university’s volunteer opportunities, campus life and sexual violence prevention programming.

Among prospective students, their parents and their high-school counselors, the Fiske Guide, now in its 37th edition, 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 his editorial team.