Why ֱ State?

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ֱ is one of a kind, combining big school features with small school advantages.

We have high-quality academics and a gorgeous campus—and we have accessible faculty, providing personal attention.

You'll join motivated fellow students ready to make the most of this experience through active participation. Become part of a caring and committed community that understands and embraces the bridge between academic study and civic responsibility.

Broad Intellectual Development

ֱ‘s comprehensive liberal arts options are anchored by a core programs approach and enhanced by a challenging Honors Program. In addition to gaining proficiency in a major, every ֱ student also pursues common core studies in writing, the arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and global and national diversity.

  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio means more access to your teachers, more personal attention, and guidance from our strongly committed group of experienced instructors.
  • 92%+ of our full-time faculty hold doctorates or the equivalent in their field.
  • The Honors Program offers intellectually challenging courses with an interdisciplinary perspective and/or a specialized topical focus.
  • Immersive study-abroad programs in more than 36 countries help you become a global citizen through life-changing academic and personal experiences.
  • Faculty-student collaborations on intensive research projects give you opportunities to push the boundaries of knowledge and understanding.
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Solid Preparation for a Profession

Experiential learning at ֱ goes far beyond the classroom.

  • 89% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school
    (2021 Post Graduate Report)
  • Over 60% of our students participate in one of 700 internship and field experience opportunities available every year with leading-edge companies, government institutions, and nonprofits.
  • Popular programs include The Washington Center (live and work in the nation’s capital) and the Disney Internship at Disney World.
  • On-campus assistantships and off-campus employment, community service, and cooperative education.
  • The Career Center provides assessment tools and exercises to help you identify your interests, skills, and values; assistance with resumes, and preparation for job interviews.
  • Our mentor program matches ֱ students with practitioners in their field of interest.
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"The best thing a college can do for you is set you up for success, not only during the years you are there but beyond those years. That is exactly what ֱ State has done for me."

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Corey, Mathematics and Education Major

Significant Community Service

ֱ fosters a variety of civic engagement activities that lead to positive social change.

  • Students volunteer more than 60,000 hours each year.
  • 49% of the student body participates in more than 300 different service projects each year.
  • Local volunteer options include food drives, environmental protection and conservation, and annual fundraiser walks and runs.
  • Examples of international service include working in Nicaragua to build a school and in Guatemala to teach health and nutrition.
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So much to do!

  • 70+ active recreational, social, and academic student clubs and organizations.
  • The Student Government Association, and service and volunteer opportunities
  • 2 well-equipped fitness centers with free weights, strength training, cardio, racquetball, aerobics, an indoor running track, basketball courts, a rock wall, a dance studio, and more
  • 11 varsity sports for women, 9 varsity sports for men, and 40+ competitive and structured intramurals and club sports
  • Student and guest artist exhibits, music performances, and theatre productions
  • 7 different campus eateries
  • Ideally located for skiing, hiking, white-water canoeing and kayaking, rock climbing, mountain and road biking, fishing, and other outdoor activities
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Undergraduate:

Ready to transform your life? A ֱ State education has the power to do that.

Graduate:

Interested in furthering your education or standing out in the job market? If you've already earned your bachelor's degree, you can complete your master's degree within a few years!