Drover Proud

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.

Gregg Standridge

I have always recommended USAO because of its commitment to its students.

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...

Rob Vollmar

If you have a dream that travels along the ‘road not taken,’ a liberal arts education will be the perfect companion. It prepared me for the unknown, taught me how to be adaptable, educable and,...

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.

Dr. James Welch/ Associate Professor of History / Division Chair of Social Sciences and Business

The atmosphere of warm collegiality, engaged students and interdisciplinary collaboration make USAO such a wonderful place to teach and learn. Its extraordinary liberal arts curriculum empowers...

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...