Psychology

Lyssa Snow

USAO is like Hogwarts. The campus is magical, the students are diverse, and USAO is always there to welcome you home.

 

USAO is like Hogwarts. The campus is magical, the students are diverse, and USAO is always there to welcome you home.

I discovered USAO my freshman year of high school at a college fair and it was love at first sight. When I visited USAO my sophomore year, I knew this was the college for me. I didn't even apply anywhere else (which, looking back, was pretty stupid) because I knew USAO was where I belonged. My sense of belonging was heightened when I arrived at USAO in the fall of 2010 and began to make friends and developed a relationship with a fellow freshman. Now that I'm a sophomore, I've definitely found my niche with Lit Club and a circle of good friends. One of the great things about USAO is how you can really find a place where you belong. Your voice can really be heard in clubs because the student body is so small. You can also make a name for yourself academically because the professors know who you are and care about your success. I can't imagine being anywhere else and I will be so sad to leave USAO, my second home, on graduation day.