Cost and Academically Friendly Colleges: Rocky Mountains Region

Colorado 

University of Denver 

    • Tuition: $57,498 (With room and board)
    • Graduation Rate: 76%
    • Female/Male percentage: 55/45
    • Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
    • Acceptance Rate: 76%
    • Notable Alumni:
      • Peter Coors (C.E.O of Coors Brewing Company)
      • George Casey Jr (U.S. Army General)

Although the tuition is one of the highest on this list, Denver’s curriculum is among the top when comparing the other thousands of universities. Several of the academic buildings are newly renovated and tremendous for student learning. The university has taken a environmental initiatives to protect our world and make it a cleaner place.

Idaho

University of Idaho

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    • Tuition: $33,160 (Out-of-State with room and board)
    • Graduation Rate: 58%
    • Female/Male percentage: 47/53
    • Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
    • Acceptance Rate: 67%
    • Notable Alumni:
      • Sarah Palin (Former Governor of Alaska and Politician)
      • Mark Schlereth (Former NFL player and ESPN analyst)

If you’re looking for a college where you can explore the great outdoors, Idaho may be the place for you. With world-facilities and a great campus culture, students come together to do all sorts of activities. The university has programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. Idaho will tend to your every need during your stay at the university whether it’s research opportunities, internships or academic structure.

Montana 

Montana State University

    • Tuition: $34,351 (Out-of-State with room and board)
    • Graduation Rate: 50%
    • Female/Male percentage: 46/54
    • Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1
    • Acceptance Rate: 84%
    • Notable Alumni:
      • Steve Daines (U.S. Representative from Montana)
      • Mary Schweitzer (Famous paleontologist)

Montana wants to create an adventurous environment for students and give them an opportunity to work with the community. Through learning, discovery and responsibility, students excel in and out of the classroom while developing relationships with faculty members. Students have various options depending on the activities they’re interested in such as hiking, sports or even rodeo.

Utah 

University of Utah 

    • Tuition: $39,959 (Out-of-State with room and board)
    • Graduation Rate: 62%
    • Female/Male percentage: 44/55
    • Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
    • Acceptance Rate: 81%
    • Notable Alumni:
      • Ed Catmull (President of Pixar Studios)
      • David Neeleman (Founder of JetBlue Airways)

The University has a great mix between academics and athletics. Many students participate in sporting events whether its football games on saturdays or basketball games. Known for its innovation and creativity, students find what they’re most interested in through discovery and learning.

Wyoming 

University of Wyoming

    • Tuition: $28,921 (Out-of-State with room and board)
    • Graduation Rate: 54%
    • Female/Male percentage: 52/48
    • Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
    • Acceptance Rate: 98%
    • Notable Alumni:
      • Dick Cheney (Former Vice President of U.S. under George W. Bush)
      • Peter Schoomaker (35th Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army)

Students will often take trips to the well-known Yellowstone National Park because of its close proximity. With an undergraduate class of a little more than 10,000 students, there’s plenty of networking going on around campus. Whether it’s collaborating on a group project or sharing general thoughts, students are willing to connect with the community.

 

 

 

 

 

Article Written by,

Michael Eglow

 

Great Outdoors Schools

One way to capture the true beauty of the great outdoors is by taking a hike. Students can walk along the trail taking in all the beautiful colors and sounds of nature. Hiking is a great way to let go of everything going on in your life and relax. This is a great activity to do with multiple students because of all the interesting views around the trail. Although this can be dangerous at times, if you go with an experienced hiker they will know what to bring so everyone stays safe. Here are some colleges with an outdoors culture:

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Colleges with Excellent Off-Campus Housing

Although living on-campus is a great way to meet everyone, off-campus housing has its perks as well. If the college you choose is based in a major city, living off-campus is a great way to get in touch with the environment surrounding you. As a student, you can find hidden gems whether they be resturants, museums, or even park spots. Living off-campus builds a sense of responsibility and development into the real world. Whether it’s a mile or five miles from campus, finding a place to call your home gives any student a sense of achievement. Here are some colleges/universities that provide great off-campus housing.

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Discover Schools with a Beach Scene

Do you grow up on a sea shore or frequently go to the beach? It would be a pain if go to college far from the beach. They’re a number of schools along the east and west coast near the beach. Being able to rub your feet in the sand or play volleyball with your friends are moments you will never forget. Nothing is better than catching some sun and going to college at the same time. Here are some colleges that near beaches:

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5 Kept Secrets About Early Decision

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  • While millions of high school seniors are conducting their college search, they seem to find that one school that sticks out from the rest. Making the choice to apply early decision is based on you strong desire to become apart of that school’s student body. They represent everything you believe in and maybe a little more. If your grades and test scores are close to the requirements needed and have strong extracurriculars or vice versa, that dream school may not be a dream anymore. Students can attain this  based on the personality and character they exemplify during the interview or campus tour. Colleges/universities understand that every student has that aspect that separates themselves from one another. Many students are often on the cusp of their dream school and do not apply. If students are that close and choose not to apply, they could be missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime.  Applying early decision is for the students that are 100 percent sure this is the school for them. Be adventurous and reach for the stars. Grab a hold of those dreams and aspirations by applying early decision.

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