I am a proud graduate, lifetime alumni member and former employee of this institution.
I found a love of life and diverse cultures I had never dreamed possible.
The Communication department at USAO provided a firm foundation for my career objectives.
My time at USAO deepened my appreciation for education and life-long learning, something that I hope to pass on to my students.
“It was a great education at a great price with a great faculty. Everyone one who works there really wants to help their students succeed.”
The most important accomplishment I have ever done has been my fulfilling career.
Learning is not a means to an end. It is not mere vocational training. It is the end, the goal, the only important thing.
Having a liberal arts background helped me look at problems from more than just one approach.
From public speaking, to technical writing and precise laboratory work, USAO gave me a broader range of knowledge to feel confident with participating in a variety of different social settings. These...
I would recommend USAO for the broad, liberal arts education and the amazing flexibility in terms of tailoring your educational experience … USAO gave me that well-rounded foundation, which I have...
The education I received at USAO, especially the IDS classes, in the way it tailored my thinking, it helped me get a wider world view of how things work together.
I liked the idea of a university that integrated the different branches of academia, and I was excited to have small classrooms and professors with the time to actually build relationships with their...
USAO gave me the personal care and attention that I needed. A larger school would have been overwhelming and I would have been lost in the crowd.
One of the main things I learned at USAO was to never give up on my dreams.
Knowing how to speak, create and think are important qualities that everyone should learn in school and use in their every day life - even if their field of study is math or science.
Every good start needs a foundation and my professors in the speech pathology program gave me that. My education will forevermore affect what kind of clinician I am.
I wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t gone to USAO. There’s no question about it. You don’t think so at the time at you are being molded, but that’s why I am where I am.
USAO is a wonderful place that makes everyone feel at home. Everyone is accepted here regardless of how they live.
Education lives or dies by the strength of its teachers, and USAO’s warrant particular mention for their unflagging dedication to the interdisciplinary idealism that defines the university.
My IDS instructors were passionate about their disciplines. They challenged me and they made me raise my standards on what I expected out of myself. I really feel like I learned how to think...