6 Outstanding Colleges And Universities In The Mountain Time Zone

America has so many wonderful natural areas, there's no reason you should spend your college years trapped in a concrete maze. These schools, all of which are just a stone's throw from incredible wildlife and outdoor activities, boast impressive academics while offering students real-world applications for the things they're learning in the classroom. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

6 Great Schools Operating on Mountain Time

Name Location
Utah State University Logan, UT
Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO
Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, CO
The College of Idaho Caldwell, ID
Montana State University Bozeman, MT

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Get to Know The College of Idaho

In Depth

The U.S. states in the Mountain Time Zone, such as Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Utah, are known to have some of the most spectacular national parks and outdoor recreation areas in the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that many students want to attend college there, and lucky for them, there are several distinguished schools from which to choose. This list, presented in no particular order, highlights some amazing educational institutions.

#1: located in the town of Logan, Utah State University has seven degree-granting colleges, in addition to the Huntsman School of Business, offering a spectrum of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and specialized degree programs. The school seeks to be one of the nation's premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities. It attempts this by fostering the principle that academics come first, cultivating diversity of thought and culture, and serving the public through learning, discovery, and engagement.

The school offers 165 undergraduate academic degrees, including Agriculture, Business, Music, and Psychology. In addition, this institution of higher learning has a robust athletics program; the Aggies play football, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, and more. The school has achieved national and regional recognition for its academic programs, faculty, and students. In 2017, Utah State was ranked the fifth best public university in the nation by Washington Monthly.

In 2017, Utah State was ranked the fifth best public university in the nation by Washington Monthly.

Our #2 entry is Colorado School of Mines, located in the city of Golden. The college is small, with a student body of about 5,900. This allows for a low student-faculty ratio of 17-to-1. Undergraduate majors include Mathematics, Biochemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, and Economics. There are several graduate degree offerings as well, including doctoral programs in Data Science and Geochemistry.

The school makes available research funding and partnerships with government agencies and laboratories, such as National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Geological Survey. These provide students with opportunities to be involved in high-level research in alternative and traditional energy resources, advanced materials and manufacturing, society's infrastructure and the discovery and sustainable use of Earth's natural resources, among other areas.

At #3, we've got Southern Utah University, which calls Cedar City its home. The school offers over 145 undergraduate and 18 graduate and certificate programs across six academic colleges. Areas of study include Arts Administration, Construction Management, and Early Childhood Development. Students follow project-based learning to gain professional experience before entering the job market.

Areas of study include Arts Administration, Construction Management, and Early Childhood Development.

The campus is appealing to those interested in the outdoors, located near several nature-centric recreational areas and offering educational partnerships with the National Park Service. Southern Utah University's safe residential campus allows its over 10,000 students to create meaningful friendships and enjoy exciting adventures in conjunction with innovative academic endeavors.

#4 is Colorado Mesa University. Founded in 1925, it offers liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at the master's, bachelor's, associate, and certificate levels. The main campus encompasses 90 acres in the heart of Grand Junction. Nestled between mountains and high-desert canyons, the area is home to first-rate outdoor recreation and enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year.

Colorado Mesa University's campus features 12 recently built or newly remodeled residence halls, and nearly 2,300 students dorm at the college. The athletics department includes wrestling, basketball, and lacrosse. Its baseball field, Sam Suplizio Stadium, is home to the 20-time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Champion Colorado Mesa Mavericks.

The athletics department includes wrestling, basketball, and lacrosse.

Coming in at #5 is The College of Idaho, the state's first private liberal arts college. The school offers 26 majors and 58 minors in the fine arts and humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences and history, and professional fields. Students can participate in numerous off-campus and study abroad programs, including regular excursions to London, Paris, China, Australia, and Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains.

There are many ways for students to make new friends and become a part of the community at the College of Idaho. The school offers an array of student clubs, including those focused on history, faith, math, sports, and more. Greek Life consists of both national and local fraternities and sororities. Membership in a chapter provides opportunities for undergraduates to broaden their educational experiences during their time at the school.

Rounding out our list at #6 is Montana State University, located in Bozeman. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies MSU as one of a select group of colleges and universities in the nation that maintain "very high research activity." The school is home to the Brick Breeden Firehouse, a performing arts space that has featured many musicians, comedians, and other entertainers.

The school is home to the Brick Breeden Firehouse, a performing arts space that has featured many musicians, comedians, and other entertainers.

There are lots of volunteer opportunities for students at Montana State University. One such opportunity is Service Saturdays, a set of local projects that offer a way for community members and students to create relationships while working to enhance Bozeman. The program has developed relationships with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.