USAO's Commitment to Students and Families

When it’s time for your kids to choose a college home, they aren’t the only ones who will be making a big transition. We understand that with the decision to study away from home come worries not only about their academic success but also about their physical and psychological well-being. USAO is designed from top to bottom to address the whole needs of the student and we’re proud of our success record in contributing to the development of educated, motivated and creative graduates who excel in their chosen field.

Our model is simple. We work hard to cultivate a welcoming and vibrant residential campus where your student will have the chance to receive a rigorous education nationally recognized for both quality and value. 90% of our faculty hold the highest degree in their field and, with a student-to-teacher of approximately 13:1, your student’s success is their number one priority.
Today, more than ever, classroom excellence is not the only predictor of future achievement. Our leadership development seminars teach important soft skills to help our students stand out from their peers. Our research-endorsement certification hones the kind of practical application of degree studies that both graduate program and employers are seeking in applicants. As a result, USAO graduates are setting goals and meeting them, whatever their aspirations may be.

Of course, the college experience is about more than studying and the future. Our campus offers a diverse collection of clubs and organizations, nationally-ranked athletics programs, opportunities to see some of the greatest minds of this generation in person among other informal get-together opportunities. All on a campus that enjoys 24/7 security protection.
As a parent, you already know that no amount of planning can predict every possible outcome in your child’s life. But, like you, we do everything in our power to maximize the potential for success. Our graduates, and their families, will tell you that this attention to detail and genuine concern for your transitioning student’s well-being, met with his or her own talents and ambitions will go a long way towards helping to create a future that is as boundless as the imagination.