July 11, 2023
Susquehanna University has been recognized as an innovator and national leader for its business and study-abroad programs in the 40th edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges, a longstanding guide featuring the top 300-plus universities throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The guide recognizes the university’s AACSB-accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business, making particular note of its international internship opportunities and semester-abroad program in London. Also singled out are Susquehanna’s Common Reading Program, which has been highlighted by the New York Times, its 3+2 cooperative engineering programs and the socioeconomic diversity of its students.
“Students are challenged to take initiative with their learning” in a friendly, open environment, said a senior. “Professors expect students to be active, visit their office hours, and ask questions,” said another.
The guide also notes Susquehanna’s challenging academics, making particular note of the university’s business, communications, creative writing, music, psychology and science programs. Also highlighted are Susquehanna’s Central Curriculum, small class sizes and internship and research opportunities, as well as the university’s emphasis on service and Susquehanna’s competitive athletic teams.
Students quoted on behalf of Susquehanna praised the university’s study-abroad program, which guarantees students the opportunity to study away from campus for at least two weeks and to reflect on their experiences when they return. As one senior explained, “The goal is for students to experience a new culture before they graduate, and this requirement adds to the culture of diversity at Susquehanna.”
Students surveyed for the guide also highlighted Susquehanna’s rich campus life and time-honored 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.