Susquehanna University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (2)
When one pursues a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, one does not do it for the some job that they think will be supplied on the other end. They do it because they are a creative that wants to study and hone their craft. One of the big benefits of attending SU if you want to pursue Creative Writing is that they have created a writing community on campus. It's not just a major, but entire environment of learning. Due to it's smaller size, you are able to get personal feedback from the creative writing professors over the course of your academic career, and they definitely built the Writers Institute on campus into more than just a couple classes, but a learning experience with workshops, visiting writers series, a writers house, and other involved practices. I left Susquehanna University with a well-rounded liberal arts education particularly when it comes to strong writing and communication skills.
When I attended SU, my classmates and I were the guinea pigs of the new curriculum. One that forced you to attend part of the GO program (I. E. travel for a minimum of two weeks). For all that I learned at Susquehanna, and after all of the time my teachers invested in I and my fellow classmates, I felt like my classes only prepared me in my own talents and skill, not in how I would use it for the world. Or how to find jobs with my skill set. Or how to write a cover letter. We had one half semester class for where we will go after college. Over half the class was for graduate school. After all the years of telling us that writers make very little and it will take hours and hours to make something acceptable you would think they would help us figure out of next steps a little more. This program is not worth the 40+ K a year.