1. I absolutely love the location of Utah State University. It is in a smaller city, so you get more of that "small town" feel. The people of the community are very kind and it really is just a cute town. It is great for people who enjoy the outdoors. Bear Lake is less than an hour away, and on the way there are plenty of great hikes, campsites, and a ski resort. Not to mention natural hot springs, and national parks all within a 2 hour drive. And if you are looking for a "big city", Salt Lake City is only an hour and a half away! The size of the school is just right. The campus is pretty small, but in a good way! It only takes about 15 minutes to walk from one side to the other. The library is phenomenal! It's very modern and bright, the same atmosphere is felt throughout the whole campus. It doesn't have that old, dingy, 50's-70's feel that a lot of schools in this area have. The school pride of Utah State is out the wahzoo! Next to Duke, we are known for having the craziest, most pumped fans. Going to games of all sports is a blast, but I prefer the basketball games because they are the loudest, and some of our best cheers happen there! One thing I would change is the technology system. Utah State has been trying to update and renovate it's system, but it still has a few flaws. I'm sure they will be breaking through these within the next few years. I love the classes. I feel comfortable. I feel like I am able to excel, yet I am still pushed by others to become better. I have a very good experiences with all of my professors and many of the programs a very highly ranked in the United States. There is also a high population of international students. This is one of the reasons why I chose this school. I love that atmosphere and the diversity of Utah State. It's more diverse than other schools in Utah, and I love it!
2. The best thing about Utah State is the students involvement. Not many universities give their students so much freedom to make things happen. The ability to start clubs, make something a tradition or to plan and hold an event on campus etc is open to any student. One thing I would change is the weather in Logan, Utah. Once the first snow fall happens in November it stays until May and with the canyon winds it is freezing as you would imagine. However the chilly bitterness still doesn't put a damper on school pride. Utah State is the perfect size. Our campus is spread across a perfect size of land with building buildings and walkways. On the main Utah State Logan campus there are roughly 16,000 students. Compared to other universities this is very small but it is just the right amount that when walking on campus you recognize many faces. The greatest thing is that Utah State students are all friends and everyone gets together to hang out. Last thing I'd like to say is about our faculty. They amaze me with how willing they are to help the students. Professors, advisors, administrators etc... are all here for the students.