February 22, 2012
Logan: Most underrated college town in the nation
(Faith Heaton, KSL.com) — College is that exciting time in life when people get that first opportunity to be on their own without parental supervision. The college you choose can really impact that experience- for better or for worse. According to the Nextgen Journal, Logan ranks as the most underrated college town in the U.S.
Here are a few reasons why the home of Utah State University is one of the nation’s best kept secrets:
According to the university’s website, over a third of the population of Logan is between the ages of 18 and 24, which means the town revolves around students.
The town has a great bus system which helps transport students and the public to campus, grocery stores, hospitals, the downtown area and other locations making their travel more cheap and efficient.
Utah State University has true school spirit which is manifest in every sporting event. One of the fans (legendary ‘Wild Bill’ Sprout) had such Aggie pride that he was interviewed on ESPN for donning his outrageous costumes at every home basketball game. The Spectrum has been ranked one of the toughest venues in the nation for visiting opponents.
One of the other great attractions to Logan is the ideal location and surroundings of beautiful mountain ranges and canyons.
“We are not well known, but it is a special place,” said Tim Vitale, Director of Public Relations Marketing at University State University. “Many people don’t realize that we are about five minutes away from world class biking trails.”
Vitale also discussed some of the other perks Logan has to offer college students because of its excellent environment.
“Utah State is one of the few true residential campuses in the nation,” said Vitale. “Students stay here, and they don’t just go home after class. We have innovative students that are always plotting something fun- there’s an electricity that threads through campus.” More…Posted by: psilberman