SU Named One of Nation’s Best by Princeton Review

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August 25, 2020

Susquehanna University is recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates and one that “thrives on building strong leaders and independent thinkers” and “is invested ... in the success of [its] students.”

Susquehanna is one of only 13% of the nation’s 3,000 four-year colleges profiled by The Princeton Review, which chooses colleges based on surveys of college students who rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences exclusively for this project. The Princeton Review’s 29th annual college rankings are based on surveys of 143,000 students at the 386 colleges in the 2021 edition.

In their survey responses, Susquehanna students pointed to a variety of academic offerings that make Susquehanna stand out, including the university’s “top-notch” creative writing program, “outstanding” music education program and “strong” science departments.

Students also praised the cross-cultural immersion they receive through the Global Opportunities program, which offers a wide range of off-campus educational programs in both domestic and international locations. Susquehanna was among the first in the nation to require every student to have a meaningful cross-cultural experience followed by scholarly reflection.

One senior shared, “I believe that every young adult should have access to a cross-cultural experience, and I value Susquehanna for making such an experience a priority for its students.”

In addition to being named as one of the "Best Northeastern Schools,” Susquehanna is also recognized as one of the nation’s best "Green Colleges." The list takes into consideration whether students have a quality of life on campus that is both healthy and sustainable, how well a school is preparing students for employment in an increasingly green economy and how environmentally responsible a school's policies are.

Susquehanna has been recognized by several external organizations as an institution that is dedicated to sustainability, including a bronze certification by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. Additionally, the Sierra Club has listed Susquehanna as one of its Cool Schools and the university was the first in Pennsylvania to become affiliated with Bee Campus USA for its commitment to protecting pollinators.

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