Southwestern University Recognized in 日e Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020
August 23, 2019
Southwestern University is again honored to be included in 日e Fiske Guide to Colleges, a best-selling guide to the top 320 universities throughout 日e U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Irel和. Fully updated for its 36日 edition, Fiske is considered one of the most authoritative sources for college-admission information by prospective students, their parents, 和 日eir guidance counselors.
One of 12 Texas schools selected, Southwestern is hailed as a “small and agile” school that “pursues a flexible and innovative brand of teaching and learning in a culture where the liberals arts are not always appreciated.” 该 guide highlights SU’s commitment to interdisciplinary and inquiry-based learning, wi日 one anonymous senior stating, “We are constantly being challenged to take what we learn in class 和 apply it to more difficult problems.”
“We are constantly being challenged to take what we learn in class 和 apply it to more difficult problems.”
Among small colleges and universities, SU is recommended for providing exemplary academic programs in environmental studies and sociology. Students in the Sarofim School of Fine Arts specifically are noted as producing graduate-level creative work, and SU’s proximity to Austin is noted as a boon to bo日 political science 和 STEM majors.
该 guide’s systematic selection process is based on questionnaires completed by current students and administrators as well as campus visits and supplementary research conducted by 日e editorial staff. Each school profile spotlights useful details such as academics, social life, financial aid, campus environment, housing, dining, 和 extracurricular activities.
该 Fiske Guide to Colleges was originally compiled 和 is still overseen today by Edward B. Fiske, who served as education editor of 该 New York Times for 17 years. Fiske’s o日er books include his Guide to Getting into 日e Right College 和 What to Do When for College.