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Schools near mts in Utah/Colorado

post #1 of 18
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Wasn't sure what section to put this under but I'm currently a soph.-Bio Major at a university in New Jersey, and was looking at transferring to another school since mine is kinda dead end and meh. I'm looking at some schools out west and was thinking of getting my undergrad there.

I'm looking at some schools near a mountain but at the same time are pretty good education wise, University of Colorado-Boulder seems to be looking pretty good so far, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for schools in the Utah or Colorado area.
post #2 of 18
Denver University is a pretty good school, though quite on the expensive side. It's close to downtown and is about 90 minutes from the ski resorts. As far a cool college atmosphere you can't beat University of Colorado at Boulder though, always fun stuff going on and you get a pretty good education as well.
post #3 of 18
Montana State in Bozeman! Otherwise, Weber State in Ogden, UT.
post #4 of 18
Weber State targets in-state students, and is not close to comparable to CU academically. You might look at Westminster in SLC. Good academics and nice setting on the edge of Sugarhouse.
post #5 of 18
University of Denver is fantastic, CU-Boulder is great. there is also Western State in Gunnison, 30 minutes from Crested Butte. Not quite the school DU and CU are but it's in the mountains
post #6 of 18
Colorado State has good biology/ pre vet program. While it's not quite as close to the major resorts as DU and CU, it's got incredible access to the BC up Cameron Pass. Ft. Collins is really nice if you’re into water sports, Horsetooth Reservoir and Poudre River offer a lot of options.
post #7 of 18
Undergrad at University of Utah has very low out of state tuition. It is really close to some of the best skiing in America.
post #8 of 18
Westminster is better known for their business program, which is quite good (my daughter is there now). How's their science program?

CU is a good school, but funding is pretty dismal at this point in time.

Mike
post #9 of 18

DU and some other alternatives

Denver University has a great campus/facilities and programs and a very active community that thrives in the mountains but as has been pointed out... it's expensive. Maybe your well off and can afford it. If not, why not also check California? California state schools are an incredible bargain for residents (1 year residency... get a ski job next year and work/ski while you establish residency...) and the proximity from Sac or UC Davis (world-class university there) to the mountains ( Sugarbowl, Alpine, Squaw, Northstar, Homewood among others) is great. California also has great community colleges which are not typical of the usual characterization of community colleges that we often hear and they're about 20.00 a credit hour for residents (yes 20 bucks, and 15 credits is 300 dollars a semester for fees/tuition (check out Sierra College online). UN-Reno could also be an option... close to Northstar, Diamond and Mt. Rose.: Enjoy! Ski now--work and worry later...
post #10 of 18

We have enough people here

But you might want to look @ UNR. I believe its a pretty strong school and needless to say there is allot of mountain very close
post #11 of 18

A Professor's view

For someone interested in the biological sciences, you might consider the University of Washington, the University of Colorado, and the University of Utah. These are all excellent undergraduate schools. For agricultural sciences, Colorado State University is very good (veterinary school is a graduate program, not undergraduate). The other schools being mentioned here are not even just one category down from these (I don't count the California schools, as none of these really are near the mountains).
post #12 of 18
Boulder to Vail--108 miles
Davis to Squaw--113 miles (both per google maps...I was curious)

The mountains of Utah are much closer to the universities than either UCD or UC or DU, but good grief... you can't ski 24/7.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Incahoots View Post
Weber State targets in-state students, and is not close to comparable to CU academically. You might look at Westminster in SLC. Good academics and nice setting on the edge of Sugarhouse.
yes, I was just skiing at alta for a week and I took a trip down and looked at westminster and University of Utah. I am a junior in HS, and those are the only two colleges I have looked at so far (going to seattle pretty soon) and I just loved Westminster. Yeah its a pretty small school, but University of Utah is like 5 minutes away, and it took us half an hour to get there from Alta, definately worth a look
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by raspritz View Post
For someone interested in the biological sciences, you might consider the University of Washington, the University of Colorado, and the University of Utah. These are all excellent undergraduate schools. For agricultural sciences, Colorado State University is very good (veterinary school is a graduate program, not undergraduate). The other schools being mentioned here are not even just one category down from these (I don't count the California schools, as none of these really are near the mountains).
I will take exception to DU, Westminster, and Colorado College. All have better academic results for undergraduates that CU.
post #15 of 18
I think the good news here is that there are plenty of decent schools, of all size and shape, near the mountains.

I'm going through this now with my son who's bound and determined to go to college near the Rockies. He's a D1 football recruit who plans to major in engineering. Until CSU canned Sonny Lubick, that's where he was headed. Now he's expanded things and is considering CU & Univ. of Utah and Utah State. Who knows where he'll end up

As a side note, if he wasn't a football player the decision would be easy. He'd go to the Co. School of Mines in Golden, which is a very good engineering school and an easy day trip to good skiing.
post #16 of 18
Univ of Utah.... seven great resorts within 45 minutes at most....

GO UTES
post #17 of 18
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For someone interested in the biological sciences, you might consider the University of Washington,
I'd second this. I know you initially said you wanted to be in CO or UT.

I belive the residency requirement in Washington is 1 year of living without learning. UW is a great school and only about 50 miles from summit/alpental with night skiing. Additionally, Seattle is a great town. Easy access to several great ski areas within 2 hours.

If you're not opposed to leaving the US you could even consider University of British Columbia. Public transit to skiing (Cypress) can't be beat and students get great deals at Whistler including cheap access to a convenient lodge and cheap season passes. I'm not sure about the specifics of the paperwork involved in studying in BC but it's not tough.

Good luck with your search.
post #18 of 18
How about doing some exchange programs? now that you're done with core- perhaps not the best timing. But at least then you wouldn't have to gain residency just to pay in-state. Exchange programs are not just for going abroad, btw. Although, I can't believe I waited until I graduated before heading overseas to ski. That's my only regret from my uni days... not going abroad.
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