Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a residential, national liberal arts college that focused on an undergraduate education integrating the liberal arts and preparation for professions and careers.

Susquehanna University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Sigmund Weis School of Business is accredited by AACSB International. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of School of Music. The Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. Programs for the preparation of elementary and secondary education teachers at the bachelor's level are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The University is also a member of: The American Association of Colleges and Universities; The American Council on Education; The Council of Independent Colleges; The Annapolis Group; The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; The Lutheran Educational Conference of North America.


- Susquehanna University is ranked 116th among National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News 2012.

- The Princeton Review has ranked Susquehanna 8th among the nation's universities for the quality of its student health services. The ranking, published in the 2012 edition of The Best 376 Colleges, is based on The Princeton Review's survey of 122,000 students attending the colleges in the book.

- ranked Susquehanna No. 148 on its list of America's Top 200 Colleges. The rankings are based on five general categories: Postgraduate Success (30 percent); Student Satisfaction (27.5 percent); Debt (17.5 percent); Four-Year Graduation Rate (17.5 percent); and Competitive Awards (7.5 percent).

- Susquehanna University is one of the best values among private colleges according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. The university is ranked 86th among the top 100 liberal arts colleges and private universities in the nation that Kiplinger's credits with delivering high-quality education at an affordable price.

- It was named one of the most beautiful colleges in the nation, as profiled in "The Best 331 Colleges - 2002 Edition." A survey of 65,000 students from the 331 colleges profiled in the publication served as the basis for the national rankings.

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