Founded in 1923, Texas Tech University (also referred to as Texas Tech, TTU, or just Tech) is a public research university. Tech is located in Lubbock, TX. Based on the 2013 Edition of Best Colleges Texas Tech University is ranked number 165. The following programs are highly ranked: the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business administration, the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering (Best Engineering Schools number 97), and the School of Law (Best Law schools number 105).TTU offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study through 13 colleges. Texas Tech campus is known as one of the most beautiful campus west of the Mississippi. Tech is the 6th largest university in Texas. Continue reading
The University of South Carolina, also referred to as USC, SC, or Carolina is located in Columbia, South Carolina. Carolina was founded in 1801 as a public institution. Based on the 2013 Edition of Best Colleges, The University of South Carolina ranks number 115. SC offers many undergrad and graduate programs, the following are highly ranked: Darla Moore School of Business (Best Business Schools number 73), Law School (Best Law Schools number 98), Medical School (Best Research number 85 and Best Primary care number 62), Engineering School (Best Engineering Schools number 97), and College of Education (Best Education Schools number 97). Continue reading
As one of the oldest universities on the West Coast, The University of Washington was founded in 1861 as a public research university. The University of Washington, commonly called UW or Washington is located in beautiful Seattle, Washington. Based on 2013 Edition of Best Colleges, Washington is ranked number 46. Being a top research university it is no surprise that the following programs are highly ranked: School of Medicine (Best Research number 12 and Best Primary Care number 2), College of Engineering (Best Engineering Schools Number 25), and Micheal G. Foster School of Business (Best Business Schools number 23). Continue reading
West Virginia University, or also referred as WVU, was founded in 1867 as a public institution. West Virginia University is located in the small city of Morgantown, in the northern part of the state, along the Monongahela River. Based on the 2013 Edition of Best Colleges, WVU ranks number 165. West Virginia offers nearly 200 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional programs within 14 colleges. The following graduate schools are highly ranked: College of Business and Economics (Best Business Schools ranked number 104), College of Engineering and Mineral Resources (Best Engineering Schools ranked number 105), and the School of Medicine (Best Research ranked number 85 and Best Primary care ranked number 66). Continue reading
The University of Oregon, or also called UO, was founded in 1876 as a public, coeducational research university. UO is located in beautiful Eugene, Oregon. The University of Oregon’s ranking in the 2013 Edition of Best Colleges is number 115. The following graduate schools have high rankings: College of Education- Best Education School number 8, Law School- Best Law School number 94;Dispute Resolution number 7; Environmental Law number 8; and Legal Writing number 5, Business School- Best Business Schools number 91. Continue reading
Kansas State University, or otherwise called K-State, KSU, or Kansas State, is located in Manhattan, KS. Manhattan is refereed to as the “Little Apple”. Founded in 1863, K-State is the oldest public university in the state of Kansas. Based on the 2013 Edition of Best Colleges, Kansas State University is ranked number 139. As a student at K-State, you can chose from more than 250 undergraduate majors and more than 60 master’s degrees. KSU has 9 colleges: agriculture; architecture, planning and design; arts and sciences; business administration; education; engineering; human ecology; technology and aviation; and veterinary medicine.
As part of the NCAA’s Division I, Big 12 Conference, K-State is very successful when it comes to their sports teams! In the 2012-2013 school year KSU was Big 12 Conference Champs in Football, Men’s Basketball, and Baseball. Kansas State’s mascot is the Wildcats. They have only one official color, royal purple. You might see silver, black or white added to the royal purple! As a Kansas Jayhawk fan it is always fun seeing a crowd with red, blue and purple! Attending the Kansas/K-State is one of the best games to attend! Kansas State University’s rivalry with The University of Kansas is a a passionate one! They have been rivals since the early 1900’s! They play each other in the Sunflower Showdown in both football and basketball each year.
I always love seeing who attended what school! The following were some of the alumni that I thought was interesting: Actress Kristie Alley, environmental activist (whose story was featured in the movie “Erin Brockovich” staring Julia Roberts) Erin Brockovich, Band member of The Black eyed Peas Tim Izo Orindgreff, Emmy Award winner and actor on ABC comedy “Modern Family” Eric Stonestreet, Father of golfer Tiger Woods and one of the first African Americans to play on a college sports team earl woods, U.S. Senator and current Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, NBA player for the Phoenix Suns Michael Beasley, and NFL player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Josh Freeman.
Manhattan, KS is a great college town. You could head to a football or basketball game and then head out to one of it’s many restaurants or bars. If sports are not your thing you can always walk the Konza Prairie trails, go to an area lake to look at the stars, or even view the beautiful fall colors from KS Hill or Bluemont Hill. You could also visit one of the many museums there!
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, best known as Virginia Tech or VT, was founded as a public land-grant university in 1872. Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, Virginia. Based on the 2013 Edition of Best colleges, VT is ranked number 72, and with more than 70 undergraduate majors, 76 masters, and 62 doctoral degrees, you are sure to find your area of study! Virginia Tech has 10 colleges, including their highly ranked Engineering program. The most popular majors at Virginia Tech include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Biological and Bio-medical Sciences; Social Sciences; and Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences.
Students at Virginia Tech are known as The Hokies, a term that was the original rally cry when the school was known as the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. VT competes in the NCAA’s Division I Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). One long-standing rivalry is with The University of Virginia and each season they play each other in football for the Governor’s “Commonwealth Cup”. Besides football, Virginia Tech also has the following sports: baseball, men and women’s basketball, cross country, men and women’s golf, lacrosse, men and women’s soccer, softball, swimming and diving, men and women’s tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling, and spirit programs.
A few notable Virginia Tech alumni include television news anchor and correspondent for NBC (Today Show and Dateline) Hoda Kotb, Armani CEO Bridget Ryan Berman, Actress Collette Wolfe, Movie and TV producer Rudd Simmons, NFL player Michael Vick, and Miss America 1979 Kylene Barker. If you meet a Hokie graduate, their pride for their school is huge! When you watch Hoda on The Today Show, she talks about her school pride and how proud she is to be a Hokie!
As a student at VT, you will never have a problem finding something to do! You can walk around the Virginia Tech’s beautiful campus and make a stop at The Duckpond and take in the amazing sites, head to a football or basketball game, or even head down to Main Street to go to one of the numerous bars and restaurants and shops. Another fun thing to do is to take a tour of The Smithfield Plantation- home of Revolutionary War patriot William Preston, Drive the scenic Catawba Road, or stop by the more than 200 wineries or more than 40 breweries. I’m ready to hit the town in Blacksburg! How about you?
At some point while attending Virginia Tech you may need to rent a self storage unit near 24060. Students can find gated self storage near Virginia Tech. These might offer 24 hour access that provide direct drive up to the storage unit. A 5’X5′ storage facility should be able to accommodate the contents of a typical dorm room. You might also consider renting a bigger unit and sharing the costs with a friend. We hope to be adding more storage facilities soon!
The University of Tennessee, more commonly referred to as UT, is located in beautiful Knoxville, TN. UT was founded in 1794 as a public institution. The University of Tennessee is ranked 101, based on The 2013 Edition of Best Colleges. There are nine undergraduate colleges and 11 graduate colleges. The following programs are highly ranked: Graduate School of Business- Best Business Schools number 67, Law School- Best Law Schools, number 61, College of Engineering- Best Engineering Schools number 65, and college of Education, Health, and Human Sciences- Best education Schools number 51.
Tennessee competes in the NCAA’s Division I, Southeastern Conference (SEC). With 18 men and women’s intercollegiate teams, the Vols and Lady Vols (short for Volunteers), are competitive in all of their sports! Tennessee has 114 men’s SEC championship teams titles and 36 women’s team titles, for a total of 150. Since 1987, the following 23 UT teams have been crowned NCAA Champions: Lady Vols basketball team, track and field team and the Vols football, track and field, cross country, and swimming and diving teams. The Vols team mascots are Smokey (a live hound dog) and the Volunteer, which are regulars on the UT sidelines and basketball court.
There are more than 450 registered student organizations serving a variety of interests and providing options for those interested in social activities, cultural issues, service, arts, sports, government/politics, and Greek societies (20 sororities and 26 fraternities). The university has 2 radio stations: student-run The Rock (WUTK-FM 90.3) and National Public Radio affiliate WUOT-FM 91.9, as well as a student newspaper and a student-run television station where students can work! There are also many things to do in Knoxville while attending The University of Tennessee. You can head out to one of their many museums or even to the zoo, or at night head to one of the many bars and listen to live music. Downtown Knoxville is bursting with activity all day and night long! If you need a get away for the weekend with your friends you can head a little more than an hour away from Knoxville to the Great Smokey Mountains! If you have never been to the Smokey Mountains, it is a must! I have to say that was one of my favorite vacations and we plan to go back again!
As a student at the University of Tennessee, you might need a storage facility to store all of your belongings! If you are moving from a dorm to the sorority or fraternity or maybe even to an apartment a storage unit can help you out a lot. Also if you are heading home for the summer and have no place to leave your things finding the best storage deals for UT students can be very easy! You can look for storage units in 37996 that might have 24 hour access and even a free truck rental to help you move your things!
Louisiana State University, most commonly called LSU, was founded in 1860 as a public institution. LSU is located in beautiful Baton Rouge, Louisiana near the Mississippi River. Based on the 2013 Edition of Best Colleges, Louisiana State University ranks 134. LSU is also ranked as the 151st best research university in the nation by Forbes magazine. Several of LSU’s graduate schools, such as the E.J Ourso College of Business (Best Business Schools number 61), the Paul M. Hebert Law Center (Best Law Schools number 76), and The College of Engineering (Best Engineering Schools number 97) have received national recognition.
LSU is known for their dominant sport teams. As a member of the NCAA’s Division I Southeastern Conference (SEC), LSU has 21 varsity sports (9 men’s and 12 women’s). Louisiana State University has won more than 40 team national championships across all of their teams. LSU’s biggest rivals are Arkansas, Florida, and Alabama. The official nickname for LSU’s sports teams is “Fighting Tigers” or “Tigers”, which comes from a Confederate brigade known as the “Louisiana Tigers” that served in the Confederate infantry during the American Civil War. LSU’s mascot is Mike the Tiger.
LSU also boasts many famous alumni. A sampling includes the 38th Vice President of the United States and United States Senator Hubert Humphrey, American alternative rock band Better then Ezra, HGTV host of “reDesign” Kenneth Brown, NFL players for the Kansas City Chiefs Dwayne Bowe and Eddie Kennison, NFL player for the St. Louis Rams Claude Wroten, MLB player for the San Francisco Giants Brian Wilson, and former NBA Star and one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players Shaquille O’Neal.
LSU has over 350 student organizations. including a student government and a total of 38 fraternities and sororities. LSU has a student newspaper, The Daily Reveille, to keep students informed on the news. There is also a non-commercial educational college radio station, KLSU, as well as a campus cable channel that reached around 6,500 students who live or congregate in common areas on campus.
If you need to move from the dorms to an apartment or to a fraternity/sorority or even studying abroad you will need to find a place to store your belongings! It is very easy to find a storage space near LSU. You can find storage facilities that have cheap storage, 24 hour access or maybe even a truck to help you move for free. Look for affordable storage in 70803.
The University of North Carolina, often referred to as UNC, is located in Chapel Hill, NC. UNC was founded in 1789 and is the first public university in the United States. According to the 2013 edition of Best Colleges, The University of North Carolina ranks number 30. Through its 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences, Carolina offers 77 bachelors, 107 masters, 69 doctorate, and 6 professional degree programs. They are highly ranked in the following programs: Kenan-Flagler Business School, School of Education, School of Law, School of Medicine, Gillings School of Global Public Health, School of Social work, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and School of Government.
UNC has a rich tradition when it comes to their sports! Carolina competes in the NCAA’s Division I Atlantic Coast Conference, or otherwise known as the ACC. The Tar Heel’s mascot is Rameses, a Bighorn Ram. North Carolina has won 40 team national championships in 7 different sports, good for 9th all-time, and 51 individual national championships. UNC is known for their great basketball team. One of the best games to watch is the annual grudge match against Duke, which often has major national title implications.
UNC is known for its strong academics and great sports teams. Chapel Hill alumni are proud to have attended The University of North Carolina! A few alumni you might have heard of are actor and former NBA player Rick Fox, President James K. Polk, U.S. Senator John Edwards, country music singer George Hamilton, actor Andy Griffith, Hollywood director Peyton Reed, NBA great Micheal Jordan, college and NBA coach Larry Brown, former NBA star Vince Carter, world champion runner Marion Jones, UNC coach Roy Williams, Olympic soccer hero Mia Hamm, and the inventor of Pepsi, Caleb Bradham.
If you decide to study abroad or are heading home over the summer, you will have to find a place to keep your belongings safe! A self storage unit is your best bet! There are plenty of self storage units close to UNC. Students can find gated self storage facilities that offer 24 hour access that provide direct drive up to the storage unit. You should be able to find convenient self storage options near 27599.