August 15, 2023
Susquehanna University is recognized by The Princeton Review’s The Best 389 Colleges for 2024 as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates.
The Princeton Review also named Susquehanna as one of the Best Mid-Atlantic Schools, which includes 97 colleges and universities that the publication deems “academically outstanding” in five states and Washington, D.C., and one of the nation’s Best Green Colleges based on the university’s sustainability-related policies, practices and programs.
Susquehanna is one of only 15% of the 2,500 four-year colleges profiled by The Princeton Review. The list is based on surveys of 165,000 college students (about 424 per school on average) who rate schools on dozens of topics and share their campus experiences. The 85-question survey asked students to rate their professors, administrators, financial aid, campus amenities, school services and other aspects of life at their colleges.
In their survey responses, Susquehanna students characterized the university as an institution that “thrives on building strong leaders and independent thinkers.” Students pointed to the variety of academic offerings that make Susquehanna stand out, including the university’s “strong” science departments, “outstanding” music education program and “top-notch” creative writing program. Students noted Susquehanna’s “fantastic” professors who “take a personal interest in their students.”
Students praised the cross-cultural immersion they receive through the Global Opportunities program, which offers 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. They also noted Susquehanna’s extensive alumni network that supports students through the student-alumni networking conference Break Through and the university’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, which offers an annual discussion panel and symposium.
Students also highlighted the university’s campus life, noting its more than 150 clubs and organizations, NCAA DIII athletic teams and active Greek life. “Students find their niche quickly and make friends easily,” one student shared. “Students from every range of the spectrum interact and support each other.”
Information on the survey and the methodology for the ranking lists is here on PrincetonReview.com.