Thursday, May 24, 2012

Some of the reasons I love Utah State University-

Plain and simple, people who have been to Utah State University love it. Just ask them. No other place provides the complete package quite like USU: top-notch academics, nationally recognized research, Division I athletics, and more than 200 student clubs and organizations, all on the oldest residential campus in the state.
And the mountains. USU is just 15 minutes from two mountain ranges and within a half day's drive of six national parks, including Yellowstone. It's big-school opportunities with a small-school feel, and it's all for a great value.
In fact, USU is the #1 public university in the West (and top five in the nation) for lowest tuition on Forbes' list of America's Best College Buys (2011).
Fast Facts

Did You Know?

SpaceUSU has sent more student experiments into space than any other university in the world.
heartUSU students are admitted to medical and dental schools at a rate of nearly 30 percent above the national average each year.
10 ski resortsTen major ski resorts, many of which hosted sites for the 2002 Winter Olympics, lie within a two-hour drive of campus.
Undergraduate ResearchUSU's undergraduate researchprogram is the second oldest in the nation, behind only MIT.
Caine College of the ArtsUSU's brand-new Caine College of the Arts is headed by Craig Jessop, longtime director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Statewide LocationsUSU has provided distance education for more than 110 years. Now, the program offers nearly 50 degrees statewide, including the only distance-delivered doctorate.
Prominent USU AlumniProminent USU alumni include U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Football Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen, Nike Brand president Charlie Denson, and more.
Huntsman School of BusinessThe Huntsman School of Business is the West's oldest continuously operating business college.
Study AbroadUSU students study abroad in more than 140 partner institutionsaround the globe.
USU LibraryDedicated in 2006, USU's Merrill-Cazier Library ranked #1 in the nation in the “Smart Classroom Category,” just above Harvard's.
USU BasketballDuring Stew Morrill's tenure as men's basketball coach, the Aggies have the fourth highest winning percentage in the nation.
Aggie Blue BikesThe student-run program Aggie Blue Bikes lends bikes to students free of charge. The program helped decrease commuter traffic by more than half from previous years.

1 comment:

JoLynne Lyon said...

I love it, too. So much that I went to work there 16 years after I graduated.