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Snow College

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Snow College is a rural, two-year state college located in Ephraim, Utah, U.S. It offers certificates and associate degrees in a number of areas. Snow College is operated as part of the Utah System of Higher Education.

Founded in 1888 by local citizens as Sanpete Stake Academy, the school was later renamed Snow Academy to honor The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) leaders Lorenzo Snow and Erastus Snow. It is one of the oldest junior colleges west of the Mississippi. The name was changed to Snow College in 1923. The college was transferred from the LDS church to the State of Utah in 1932.

Current enrollment is approximately 3,365 students. In addition to the main 70 acres (280,000 m2) Ephraim campus, Snow College maintains the Snow College Richfield Campus in Richfield, Utah. Snow College athletic teams, known as the Badgers, are consistently highly ranked; its football team won the National Junior College Championship in 1985, and finished #2 in 2006. Its football players often go on to play at Division I-A schools, including Brigham Young University, where many of the athletes transfer.

In addition to athletics, Snow College has a notable music program. The Horne School of Music has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1997, and is also very proud to be an All Steinway School. Some Snow College music graduates go on to play in some of the finest groups and colleges in the world. Snow College is affiliated with the Juilliard School of Music in New York.In addition, Snow host some of the finest music camps in the nation, such as the Juilliard Jazz Rhythm Workshop and the Manhattan to the Mountains Chamber Workshop, held annually.

Snow College also has an accredited Art program, being highly recommended and many connections to colleges through out the US. Some of their students have gone on to Cornwall, BYU, New York Art Academy, and various other institutions. Their professors are all highly qualified, and low class numbers give one-on-one advisement time. They have gallary space that is visited by many accredited artists, they have a weekly student Alt Space, and connections to the CUAC.

Snow prides itself on having some of the lowest tuition rates of any accredited institution of higher education in Utah, at just $1,076 per semester (for year of 2009-2010).

The Snow College undefeated football team of 1985 were National Champions that year and the team was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in 2010.


Rickey Jewkes

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Best educational experience I’ve had! It’s a quality education where you can finish your generals for a fraction of the cost that other universities charge. Plus Ephraim has the lowest student housing costs in Utah, so you really do save a lot by going here. Plus, this campus is beautiful and quaint, with really helpful professors and administrators dedicated to helping you succeed. Being in a small town is a challenge for a lot of people from big cities, but at least from my prospective, it helped me study better since there were fewer distractions. The student body is overall very good and friendly, more-so here than other universities and colleges in the state due to its smaller enrollment size (about 4,000 when compared to tens of thousands elsewhere). So you’re likely to make close friends here, get better grades, and transfer to a larger school with the possibility of getting great transfer scholarships! This really is the best junior college in the country! I’d recommend at least everyone to look into it.

Keith Gee

Saturday, March 3, 2018
I can't say enough about my experience at Snollege. I had great experiences with all of my professors and made so many friends. The atmosphere at Snow is like nowhere else. Ephraim is essentially run by college kids. It's a little town, but the school and LDS wards always has awesome activities and things to do. I never hesitate to recommend it to anyone. I will always look back at my time at Snow as "the good ol' days." That being said, you get out what you put in. People have bad experiences when they don't get out of their apt or dorm to get involved in anything. If you can't handle the small town Utah feel, then it probably isn't for you. To sum it up-- Don't be a nerd or weirdo who does nothing but stay in your room or the library all day and you'll have a great time.

Gabriel Iwuala

Friday, July 6, 2018
Best school ever, that gives the student the power of education.

Abby Wyatt

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Snow College is a fantastic way to start college. Its small size is perfect because you get a lot of one-on-one time with professors. You also know that your professors care and they go out of their way to be helpful and make it the best experience possible.

Sinful Creator

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
Nothing to do here at all! Dorms are tiny, and this college is really over hyped... I went to a snow blast and they made this college seem cooler than it actually is. The only way to have fun is to have a large group of friends who will hang out with you daily. Other wise you’re stuck in your “jail sized” bedroom if you don’t want to go to the library. I found it really hard to make friends and I felt like they didn’t give you enough time to make any at all. The badger den had mediocre food and they don’t advertise a lot of the activities on campus ever... Choosing a roommate is practically impossible and I didn’t have a great way of communicating with them at all. And don’t get me started on the administration...

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