July 31, 2017

Susquehanna University is ranked No. 9 among The Princeton Review’s Top 20 Most Popular Study Abroad Programs in the nation, up from its No. 11 ranking last year and No. 13 the year before that. The university is also ranked No. 20 for Best Science Facilities and is listed as one of the “Best Northeastern Schools” in the U.S.

The Princeton Review’s 2018 edition of The Best 382 Colleges guidebook recognizes Susquehanna’s Global Opportunities (GO) program in which students study off campus in a culture different from their own, for at least two weeks or as long as a semester. Susquehanna was among the first in the nation to require every student to have a meaningful cross-cultural experience, followed by scholarly reflection. In a time of geopolitical and economic complexity, cultural competency in the workplace is an essential skill.

Susquehanna’s outstanding science facilities include a LEED-certified Natural Sciences Center and a separate freshwater research lab. Students have full access to state-of-the-art equipment in both facilities.

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two colleges outside the U.S. are selected for the guidebook.

The rankings list the top 20 colleges in 62 categories, from study abroad, academics and financial aid to student political leanings, housing and food. The lists in this year’s rankings are entirely based on The Princeton Review’s 80-question survey of 137,000 students (358 per campus on average) attending the colleges.

Other recent national recognitions for Susquehanna include:

  • Money magazine for the upward mobility of Susquehanna’s graduates;
  • Forbes business magazine for the value of a Susquehanna degree;
  • The Fiske Guide to Colleges for the university’s challenging academics, small class sizes, access to study-abroad opportunities and competitive athletic teams;
  • Zippia Inc., which ranked Susquehanna ninth nationwide for job placement;
  • Universities.com, which ranked Susquehanna in the top 10 best colleges with publishing degrees.