Snow College
Ephraim, UT, USA

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Snow College
3.79 Average Rating

Kaycee

a current student here
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In three sentences
Snow is so great! The class sizes are small which makes it easy to receive personal help from professors. It is very affordable as well.
Academic Rigor
Academically, Snow has many different classes. The generals classes are nice to take here instead of at a big university because of the small class size.
Dorm Life
Snow has several housing options. Everything is close to campus, which is really nice. Most housing places try to put you with students who you are similar to.
Food and Dining
There aren't many options for eating out, but the ones they do have are pretty good, like Melana's and Snow Dragon. Everything is pretty close by, which is super nice.
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Amanda from North Logan, UT

a current student here
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In three sentences
Snow College is a fantastic school to start your college path. I love the small classes and campus. I Would recommend this school to anyone getting ready to attend college.
Tips for prospective students
If you want a job come down early and look. Live on campus your first year, I love it.
Academic Rigor
The classes can be hard but because of the small classes it is easy to get to know your professors and get the help you need. Snow college has good curriculum to get you ready to transfer to a larger university.
Dorm Life
I love living in a dorm. The roommate aspect is hard but it helps you to get to know who you really are. If I did my freshman year over again I would pick to live in a dorm again. Each week the residence life puts on a program that gets you to know the RA's and the other students living in your building.
Food and Dining
Honestly, the food isn't the best. It isn't bad but it isn't my favorite.
What to do for fun
In the small town location, it is hard to find entertainig stuff to do. The student life tries to put on activities that are fun and get students out and active.
Bang for the buck
Snow college is known for the affordable price. I definitely think that the education i have received is definitely worth what i have paid to be here.
Great for these types of students
Any!
Clubs and Activities
Snow college has many clubs that are open to many students.
Greek Life
Snow college does not have a greek life program.
Campus Safety
I feel relatively safe on the campus.
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Alison from Cedar Hills, UT

a current student here
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In three sentences
A quality education that is affordable and fun.
You basically live in a neighborhood of 4,000 kids who are all your age and want to be your friend.
As a freshman, I get to do things that at bigger institutions I would have to wait till I was a junior or a senior.
Tips for prospective students
Just be yourself. Don't be afraid to ask questions. And I know that you want to get the 4.0 and not gain the Freshman 15. You can do all that and more, just don't forget to be social.
What to do for fun
What do you do for fun back at home? Most answer hang out with friends. You do that here too, just with about 4,000 more kids. We have movie theaters and places to explore. Our awesome student council has something going on with the campus almost every week, so there is always something to look forward to.
Bang for the buck
We have the cheapest tuition in the the state of Utah and with only 19 students on average in a class, your professor knows you and you aren't just a number.
Great for these types of students
Not looking for too big of a shock with coming right from high school. Someone who cares about their education and wants to learn.
Clubs and Activities
Saturday Morning Cartoon Watching, True Badger Night, Western Swing- we have something for everyone.
Campus Safety
Prime. I have never felt scared walking around campus at night.
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Brie from Highland, UT

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Snow gives ample opportunities to learn. The class sizes are small and therefore students learn a lot more. The teachers tailor the classes to their students instead of making them so general. At Snow it feels as if the employees are teachers, not just professors. Teachers care about their students. I love that each teacher I have takes time for me. They learn my name and want to see me succeed. They are very willing to help students outside of class and each class I don't only learn about the subject but I also learn about life. Snow is a great place to learn about yourself as well as other things pertaining to school.
Am enjoying being here
I absolutely love Snow College. The atmosphere is great and everything is close to campus. The people are fun and nice. Even though Ephraim is a small town, there are many ways that students face the boredom. The school puts on a lot of activities for the students and there are a lot of great hiking spots here. There are also many ways to get involved otherwise with the school. There is an endless amount of clubs that a student can join, and the LDS institute near campus puts on activities for the students to do as well. If Snow was a four-year college, I would definitely stay here. Yet being a two year college is what makes Snow, Snow.
Bang for the buck
This is probably the cheapest school you can find for the quality that you get. It's only about $1200 for instate tuition a semester. The classes are great and like I said before, the campus has such a great atmosphere. The people here are so friendly and you really make great friends while you are here. The teachers care about you and there is a lot that you can do down here on campus that don't cost much. There is also Western Swing every Wednesday night for 2 or 3 $. This is part of the culture down here and it's wonderful!
Tips for prospective students
Apply for scholarships, you will most likely get one. There are a few classes that are most everyone likes and recommends. Courtship and Marriage with Lynn Poulson, Bowling with Bob Trythall, Western Swing with Bob Trythall, Human Development with Kim Cragun, Intro to PE with Bob Trythall, and more. All the teachers I have had I have loved. Snow has wonderful teachers, just ask around and you'll find one that fits what you like. If not, you'll probably get a teacher that's great anyway.
Great for these types of students
Most students will absolutely love Snow, but if you don't like small towns and want easy ways to entertain yourself (for example, walk down the street and go to FatCats or a water park), this just may not be for you. Many of the students here are from other small towns in central Utah. If you are a person who likes to feel like you are not just another body in a classroom, this place is for you. You will feel included and build great friendships.
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Trenton from Salina, UT

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Well I am learning a lot every time I go to class. There is so much that I need to still learn. But one thing that will help me is my Communications 2110 class that will help me to better communicate with family, friends, co-workers, and other acquaintances.
Am enjoying being here
My classes are very small. And there is a lot of interaction between me with the other students and the teacher.
Bang for the buck
I think that it is a great way to get any general education credits and a great start in your major. And the prices are not that much.
Tips for prospective students
Get all your generals done at Snow College while still attending all your classes needed for your major.
Great for these types of students
Needing to get a head-start with your college credits and classes, Snow College is a good place to go for a start before a 4-year college/university.
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Chay from UT

a past student here
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Did learn a lot
I actually didn't go to the Snow College of Ephraim. I went to Snow College Richfield. My field of study was drafting and the Ephraim campus didn't have it, but the Richfield campus did. I did learn a lot, our professors were very professional and hands on.
Did enjoy being here
I enjoyed it very much, the campus was smaller than Ephraim, which made it easier to get around and navigate. The classes were smaller too, so the professor could give you more attention if needed.
Bang for the buck
Since it is technically part of Snow College, the prices were some of the cheapest in the state. I compared them to quite a few different colleges and universities.
Tips for prospective students
This is not high school, you're playing with the big kids now. You don't have your mother to help clean-up after you anymore and the dorm rooms have surprise cleaning inspections at least once a month.
Great for these types of students
Snow College Richfield is more of a technical kind of college. They have other majors like business, nursing, and cosmetology and those majors do great, but they also have majors for drafting, mechanical engineering, car restoration, diesel mechanics, machining technology, and artistic endeavors.
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Natalie from Ephraim, UT

a current student here
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In three sentences
Snow College is a great quality school! If you're looking for a small, intimate school that still gives you a highly academic classroom setting, then Snow is definitely the place for you. The teachers can get to know you as a person, the extracurricular activities are endless, and job opportunities are everywhere.
Tips for prospective students
Apply for scholarships early! Although scholarships are plentiful, missing the deadline puts you at the very end of a long list.
Academic Rigor
For the most part, you are expected to study rigorously to do well at Snow. Homework and study time can be heavy, especially in the sciences. However, if you balance your time well, you have nothing to fear!
Dorm Life
The Academy Suites (where I stayed last year) is very clean and convenient. There's an exercise room, lounges, and kitchens for student use. It almost feels like a fancy hotel. There are activities held every week. I recommend student housing to every freshman student.
Food and Dining
Like most on-campus dining, the Badger Den is quite expensive. However, there are many food options and the food is good quality. Snow also features a monthly International Food Day. A specific country is featured each month. International students from that country help make the food which is that day's food special. It's super fun!
What to do for fun
There are tons of clubs and activities to be involved in (water polo, science, recycling, service etc. etc. etc.). There are mountains everywhere. If you're an adventurous person there are plenty of places to hike, rock climb, mountain bike, go 4-wheeling and ride horses. There are 3 movie theaters in town and one outdoor drive-in theater. There are plenty of great restaurants around town. There's also a bowling alley.
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Sorine from Grantsville, UT

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
While at Snow College I learned so much! All the professors were willing to help me outside of class and had an environment inside of class set up in a way where students weren't afraid to speak up. Not only did I learn a lot about math, English, film, education, and other such subjects, I also learned a lot about myself. Snow has activities going on almost every weekend and interacting with other students was a great way to learn.
Am enjoying being here
The best part about Snow college is the location. Sure, there isn't a lot out there, but don't let that discourage you. I grew up in a small town and love the atmosphere of Snow. Because there isn't a lot we found inexpensive ways to have fun. From night games to all night card game tournaments to dance parties, there was always something to do. Plus, the long car rides for Denny's runs, late movies, or a spontaneous shopping trip can turn into great memories. The people are all very nice and accepting. It's almost impossible to walk on campus and not have someone say hello.
Bang for the buck
Tuition at Snow is very low. I actually spent the most of my money on housing. Depending on where you live, though, that can be avoided. I learned and enjoyed way more than enough for the money that I spent. There are free labs for every subject, free activities, and free friends.
Tips for prospective students
My advice to those thinking about Snow College - APPLY! I never thought I'd go to Snow until a friend convinced me to apply. After applying, visit the campus. Find out if it's something you really want. Finding a college for you is a hard process, but worth it. Talk to those who have attended Snow and get more opinions about it. But most of all find out for your self and have fun! GO BADGERS!!!
Great for these types of students
Snow is great for anyone. While there I met farmers, city people trying to get away, and people from all over the world. There weren't cliques at Snow like there were in high school. I got along with everyone. Anyone looking for a fun, inexpensive way to start college should check out Snow.
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Ambrilee from Arimo, ID

a current student here
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In three sentences
Snow is a great junior college, especially if you like a small campus and a small town vibe. The professors and advisors are friendly, a great help, and usually easily accessed. Also, there may not be much to do, but the things available are enjoyable.
Tips for prospective students
My top would be to get involved. There are quite a few options in clubs and activities and there is a wide variety, from horticulture club (Snow Roots) to Japanese club. There is also the Honors club, which is a great opportunity and really isn't hard to join and be in.
Academic Rigor
So far the course load hasn't been too hard. Obviously there is going to be some difficulty and challenge as that is part of college, but the work makes sense and is doable. The professors are helpful and let you know when they're available. There is also tutoring available for most subjects and courses.
Dorm Life
Dorm life at Snow is really fun, especially if you get involved. The resident life members try really hard to have activities that are interesting and engaging and they are always there for you.
Food and Dining
There sadly aren't a lot of options when it comes to dining in Ephraim, but there are some awesome places like Roy's Pizza and the Snow Dragon. However there are Denny's Runs, in which students drive 30 to 40 miles to the nearest Denney's in the middle of the night.
Great for these types of students
Snow College is great for students who are apprehensive about college. This is because the campus is small, the locals are friendly, and it really isn't that expensive. If you are questioning if college is for you, and want a taste of what it would be like, without spending a fortune, Snow is for you.
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Raquel - Smithfield, UT

a past student here
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Dorm Life
Most students live in some kind of dorm. I lived in a sleep/study dorm, which worked great for me. The showers were shared with the rooms on my floor (all female) never had to wait to shower. The kitchen and laundry were shared by everyone in the building. Free laundry, parking, and internet. Internet was faster in my building than most other buildings. I also had a TV in my room. And one of the only buildings with air conditioning. They allow emotional support animals in my building. The light in the hall and by the front door was always on. I constantly had a light shining through my window, to avoid this, choose an odd number room. Great RAs! The closest building on campus was the library. Close to the business building. I lived in Anderson Hall. I hope this was helpful.
Academic Rigor
I was studying biology and the classes for this subject seem to be known for being very rigorous. Don’t be afraid though, the professors have a small enough class to know everyone’s name and really care about students passing the class. I had a friend who was failing once and the professor contacted him and he helped him figure out what he could do to pass, and he did! Pay attention to office hours, because using those really help. The material was explained very carefully and the tests were always exactly what the professor said it was going to be. My classes were hard and I studied a lot, but I also really enjoyed them.
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