The Daily Item
SELINSGROVE — Susquehanna University earned top marks in four categories in the latest edition of the Princeton Review’s guidebook, released Aug. 6.
The ranking, published in the 2014 edition of The Best 378 Colleges, is based on The Princeton Review’s survey of 126,000 students attending the colleges in the book. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their own schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences.
Susquehanna ranked No. 9 among the nation’s “best health services,” for the Geisinger−Susquehanna University Student Health Center, a unique partnership with Geisinger Medical Center that serves both students and the greater Selinsgrove community.
Surveyed students also praised the green construction and faculty-student research collaboration at the Natural Sciences Center, which earned a No. 14 ranking for “best science lab facilities.”
The GO (Global Opportunities) program was lauded as a top-15 “most popular study abroad program,” by the guidebook. The cross-cultural program, which was recognized by the Institute for International Education with the 2013 Andrew Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus, exposes students to cultures different from their own, either in the U.S. or abroad for short-term trips as well as semester-length studies.
Finally, Susquehanna’s beautiful campus earned high marks (No. 17) as an “easy campus to get around.”
Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the United States are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of the top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories.
Susquehanna University has appeared in the Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” guide for more than 10 years.