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Dr. J.C. Sanders/ Assistant Professor of Physics / Division Chair of Science and Physical Education

As a faculty member, the small class sizes allow me to engage and challenge students on an individual level. I am able to help my students outside of class on a daily basis as they work through...

Rachel Sears / Pre-Medicine

USAO professors not only teach, they uplift and motivate their students to reach their potential.

Dr. Zach Simpson

Interdisciplinary study allows us to discuss and engage a topic from a number of different angles. In doing so, we hope to more realistically represent the complex and changing world in which we live.

Erin Siobhan Smith/ Art / Alumni / Museum Curator

USAO is a model for what other universities should strive to be: genuinely invested in the future of its students, diverse enough to foster success for all students and committed to being a source of...

Lyssa Snow / Psychology

USAO is like Hogwarts. The campus is magical, the students are diverse, and USAO is always there to welcome you home.  

Shannyn Spaulding

The people at USAO are great! I enjoy going to class and learning something new in a supportive environment.

Tyrone Tarbitt

USAO has some really good housing. The classes are great, too! I walked away from USAO as a better, well-rounded person.

Jacquelyn Tideman / English

The English department at USAO is phenomenal.

Ginger Tinney

 I loved USAO … I chose it mainly for two reasons: I wanted that one-on-one with professors and the summer trimester options.

Molly Tracy / Political Science

I came to USAO from the East Coast, wondering if I’d find friends or fit in. I am excited to have found life-long friends and opportunities to grow. USAO’s rich history and outstanding reputation as...

Preston Vasquez / Pre-Medicine

USAO’s scholarships allow me, and others, to achieve great success through great education.  

Justin Voight

Justin Voight/ Art (BFA)

I have found in these past 12-plus years since graduating a person needs every advantage to truly make it in this world. USAO gave me many of the intellectual tools that are essential to live an...

Dr. Chris Walker/ Associate Professor of Psychology / Division Chair of Social Sciences and Business

Since arriving at USAO in 2004, I have been able to work with an incredibly gifted set of colleagues and interact with bright and curious students. In short, USAO has offered me a wealth of...

Matt Watson / Economics

My liberal arts education taught me how to succeed in nearly any situation in which I find myself.

Dr. Stephen Weber/ Professor of Music

Students gain valuable critical thinking, analytical, creative problem solving and synthesizing skills through the IDS core. These skills give them a decided edge in the workplace.

Laura Wijkowski/ USAO Staff

My professional life has always been mission driven and centered around working with people. 

Kyle Yocham / Chemistry

I’m glad I transferred to USAO because the tuition is really affordable and the faculty are brilliant. The small classes really allow me to easily communicate with my instructors. I didn’t know how...

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