Southwestern Earns a Place on Fiske Guide to Colleges 2024
The University is recognized as one of “the best and most interesting” four-year colleges and universities.
July 11, 2023
July 11, 2023
Southwestern University has again been featured in the latest Fiske Guide to Colleges, a bestselling guide to the top 300-plus universities throughout the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. The Fiske Guide, now in its 40th edition, is considered one of the most authoritative sources for college information among prospective students, their parents, and their high-school counselors.
In this year’s profile, Southwestern is hailed as providing “a flexible and innovative brand of teaching and learning.” The guide highlights SU’s interdisciplinary and inquiry-based learning model, its picturesque and historic campus, and its commitment to sustainability. The nationally recognized Center for Career and Professional Development also earns accolades for providing one-on-one counseling, alumni panels, and campuswide internships and job fairs.
Among small colleges and universities, SU is recommended for providing exemplary academic programs in psychology, biology, communications studies, and business. The students of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts are specifically noted as producing graduate-level creative work. SU’s proximity to Austin is noted as an advantage to both political science and STEM majors.
The guide’s selection process is based on questionnaires completed by current students and administrators, campus visits, and additional research conducted by the editorial staff. Each school profile spotlights valuable details such as academics, campus environment, student life, cost, financial aid, average debt, and admission rates.
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 his editorial team. Fiske’s other books include his Guide to Getting into the Right College and What to Do When for College.