Public university in the Midwest for 20 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
Home to Most of Our Students
Our residence halls and campus suites are home to nearly all of our freshmen as well as a majority of our sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and practically everything students need is within walking distance of campus.
Students studying a range of subjects from music to communication to biology can pursue their curiosity in depth using our state-of-the-art classrooms and learning facilities that include multiple scientific teaching and research laboratories, a greenhouse, walk-in environmental chambers, production lab facilities, a music computing lab, and an electronic music studio, among others.
Sunny Place to Study
Pickler Memorial Library—complete with lots of open space, window seating, views of the Quad, and a large atrium—houses more than 500,000 volumes and features Starbucks, computer labs, group meeting and study rooms, an assistive technology lab, and many other services available for student use.
The Student Union features the University Bookstore and community spaces where students can eat, socialize, attend events, or study. And our Recreation Center provides a place for students to stay active and healthy through the use of our multiple gymnasiums, weight room, cardio equipment, fitness classes, intramural sports, and more. The Quad, a large grassy area in the heart of campus, is a fun and relaxing place with all kinds of spontaneous events from Frisbee, to yoga, to an energetic game of Humans vs. Zombies.
In all, our comfortable, welcoming community features everything students need to stay active, learn, develop, and grow.
"I love the easiness to get to know your professors and the resources that are available for students. It is easy to see the faculty’s dedication toward the students’ success, and I especially like that we are constantly challenged to be better."
– Roberto R., Psychology & Biology Double Major